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Principal Consultant (m/f/d) - Strategy and M&A in Allianz Consulting

Job Level:  Professional

Unterföhring, DE, 85774

Due Date:  28/03/2022
Area of Expertise:  Inhouse Consulting
Unit:  Allianz Services
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Home office due to Covid-19
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  3930

Job Purpose/Role

Allianz Consulting was established in 2004 as the internal consulting division of the Allianz Group. We want to be the consulting partner of choice for Allianz Group core segments. Our experienced consulting teams support all Allianz operating entities worldwide in developing their local key strategic projects.


Joining Allianz Consulting means working in an international environment alongside our consulting teams who enjoy sharing their knowledge and experiences, having increased personal responsibilities and working under a flat management hierarchy. Allianz Consulting has a reputation for focusing on growing its talent and on-the-job training from the very first day to ensure strong career development and preparation for future opportunities within the Allianz Group.


Allianz Consulting's structure focuses on competencies and delivery. Therefore, Allianz Consulting is set-up in Practice Areas that work project and expertise focused. This position is considered for the Practice Area Central Functions with the focus on Strategy and M&A.


If you are passionate about Insurance and Asset Management, would be keen to take on projects not only in Strategy and M&A but interested in also working on implementation projects together with international teams to build and shape the organization in the years to come, then Allianz Consulting is the place to be!

Key Responsibilities



  • Manage projects to define, refine and evolve strategies of multiple entities within Allianz according the Allianz Strategy process and supporting entities to develop one off strategies
  • Contribute to the implementation of key strategic initiatives cutting across insurance (Life and Health/ P&C) and Asset Management depending on project flows
  • Manage M&A projects for Allianz Business Divisions and Operating Entities including coordinating and steering the work of internal and external stakeholders, generating M&A data book, supporting the financial analysis leading to valuation, preparing presentations for management decision, supporting the post-merger integration and other closing activities
  • Complete assignments under the guidance of an Engagement Manager and/or Allianz client leadership, including all project deadlines and deliverables, troubleshooting and problem resolution, conflict management, client and stakeholder management and all other relevant aspects of the assignments
  • Oversee the day to day operations of the assigned tasks until completion
  • Analyze customer needs and develop innovative concepts to best serve them
  • Provide support to existing clients while ensuring effective and efficient key account management
  • Contribute actively to pitches, analyze and discuss with the Engagement Manager ideas of possible future client needs that may lead to projects
  • General contribution to Allianz Consulting
  • Ensure development of team members via mentoring, and personal development

Key Requirements/Skills/Experience



  • University degree or equivalent experience
  • More than 5 years of experience in insurance strategy or M&A strategy development, management, and implementation
  • More than 5 years insurance business or consultancy experience
  • Experience in Project- and Program Management methods and techniques, process development and continuous improvement
  • Strategic and operational management experience
  • Presentation, facilitation, sales and conflict management skills
  • Expertise in handling and analyzing financial data
  • Proficiency in using data analysis tools is an advantage, e.g. Python, R, Excel (can perform complex functions)
  • Experience in the entire life cycle of a project, with a focus on the conceptual and implementation phases
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Desired requirements /skills /experience

  • Experience in working with senior management and business on sensitive topics
  • Extensive project experience
  • Trained in project management
  • Prior leadership experience
  • Knowledge in data handling, understanding of insurance performance steering
  • Fluency in any other languages will help you better build your network
  • International work experience (min. 6 months)