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IT Strategy Manager (m/f/d)

Job Level:  Management

Saint-Ouen, 93, FR, 93400 München, DE, 80335

Due Date:  as soon as possible
Area of Expertise:  IT & Tech Engineering
Unit:  Allianz Partners
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  3376

Job Purpose/Role


The IT Strategy Manager defines, maintains and monitors Allianz Partners (AzP) perspective, position, plans and patterns with regard to its IT services. You will work to assist with the management and delivery of those services with the support from the internal Allianz Technology team and external Service Providers. You will establish a holistic view of the current business and IT environment, the future direction, and the initiatives required to migrate to the desired future environment.


Current challenges include: Understand business cases and define IT integration strategy for Allianz Partners (AzP) entities which are not part of the ACM B2B2C transformation and future M&As. Create a tight partnership with key LoBs, Functions and Transformation Office. Define the IT strategy related to: convergence with ITMP, B2C/B2B pricing strategy, management of health data, front-end strategy, new interaction channels strategy (chatbots, voicebots, call-center)


Future challenges include: Adjust the AzP IT strategy in close partnership with the Transformation office, LoBs, Functions and in alignment with Allianz Group IT strategy. Define iteratively the future IT evolutions to meet the business transformation strategy by bringing new technology/ market trends aligned with Allianz IT standards.


Key Responsibilities


  • Develop a strategy plan which consists of objective(s), principles and tactics relating to use of IT capabilities and technologies.
  • Responsible for close alignment of the IT strategy to the business strategy by performing a strategic assessment of the current state in order to generate and document overall IT strategy
  • Perform a recurring internal and external environment analysis to refine and validate defined strategy
  • Ensure that overall the IT strategy is communicated and understood throughout the organization as well as with the Allianz Technology (AzTech) team.
  • Validate and define strategic initiatives in order to implement the defined IT strategy Perform continuous monitoring and reporting against the execution of the strategy
  • Where necessary, define and drive innovation that supports the implementation of the strategy
  • Translate Allianz Group IT strategy into AZP specific IT strategy, and perform prioritization and budget review processes in order to implement the strategy effectively
  • Coordinate the identification and assessment of new and emerging hardware, software and communication technologies, products, methods and techniques. Evaluate likely relevance of these for the organization and provide regular briefings to staff and management.


Key Requirements/Skills/Experience


Technical Skills:

  • Ability to understand complex technical information and communicate effectively at all levels to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Understand the implications of new technologies
  • Perform highly complex work activities covering technical, financial and quality aspects Leads the formulation and implementation of IT strategy


General Skills:

  • Interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Excellent written, presentation and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate complex concepts in simple ways
  • Independently follow-up with stakeholders to aid in solution development
  • Stakeholder management: ability to influence, guide and build relationships at a senior level within AZP Demonstrates excellent analytical and problem-solving skills


Required Experience:

  • Demonstrated relevant experience in IT Leadership
  • Preferred Multi-Year Experience as Architect (e.g. Infrastructure or Enterprise Architect)


What We offer


Our employees play an integral part in our success as a business. We appreciate that each of our employees are unique and have unique needs, ambitions and we enjoy being a part of their journey.
We are there to empower and encourage you with your personal and professional development ensuring  that you take control by offering a large variety of courses and targeted development programs. All that in a global environment where international mobility and career progression are encouraged. Caring for your health and wellbeing is key priority for us. This is why we build Work Well programs to providing you with peace of mind and give the flexibility in planning and arranging for a better work-life balance.


Allianz Partners is a world leader in B2B2C insurance and assistance, offering global solutions that span international health and life, travel insurance, automotive and assistance. Customer driven, our innovative experts are redefining insurance services by delivering future-ready, high-tech high-touch products and solutions that go beyond traditional insurance. 


Our products are embedded seamlessly into our partners’ businesses or sold directly to customers, and are available through four commercial brands: Allianz Assistance, Allianz Automotive, Allianz Travel and Allianz Care. Present in 75 countries, our 21,100 employees speak 70 languages, handle over 71 million cases each year, and are motivated to go the extra mile to offer peace of mind to our customers around the world.


We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.


We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.


Great to have you on board. Let's care for tomorrow.


Note: Diversity of minds is an integral part of Allianz’ company culture. One means to achieve diverse teams is a regular rotation of Allianz Executive employees across functions, Allianz entities and geographies. Therefore, the company expects from its employees a general openness and a high motivation to regularly change positions and collect experiences across Allianz Partners.