Business Innovation Manager (m/f/d) in Global Innovation department
Actively contribute to the AGCS Innovation Strategy
Scan and Scout for external opportunities
Look at trends and help to translate their impact to our Clients and to AGCS
Be the “tech advocate” for new technologies, specially but not exclusively for Blockchain
Work together with Product Owners from the business and support them to shape, scope and prepare to pitch their ideas to the committee
Run the Proof of Concept (PoCs) as a “Proxy” Product Owner, guiding and coaching the product owner from the development of the idea until the execution of the Proof of Concept. You act as coach, facilitator and roadblock remover for them
Drive PoCs using the Innovation methodologies (e.g. Lean start-up, Design Thinking, etc..)
Support AGCS in change management and drive change management activities via show & tell of Innovation activities
Support administrative tasks required for running the PoCs.
Prepare and conduct targeted ideation workshops with the business in order to shape ideas to be pitched
Prioritize ideas together with top management (e.g. Head of Global Innovation, local top management) and actively support to develop/maintain the global innovation portfolio
Actively foster and expand innovations network across the Allianz Group and outside
You have five to ten years working experience
You have at three to five years of experience in creating business opportunities from new ideas, either from working
o within a R&D or innovation department, or
o within a start-up company or innovation lab.
o being assigned to strategic projects
You have been successfully leading project teams for at least five years
You have a high interested in Blockchain technology and good understanding of the it.
You have, or are willing to develop a strong network on the Blockchain community within Allianz and outside
You know the insurance business. Experience within AGCS/Allianz is a plus.
You have strong leadership skills with the ability to persuade and motivate others to act, without direct authority.
You have strong communication skills as moderator, facilitator, coach and advisor. You have the ability to advise, instruct, direct, and guide as a coach to help someone manage an innovation project.
You are fluent in written and spoken English. Additional language is a benefit
You like to take the initiative and have strong communication skills.
You are dynamic, committed and enjoy working independently on fast-changing innovation initiatives.
You have a strong “make it happen” mentality and is very hands on.
You are an excellent team player with an integrative personality.
We are looking for a motivated team member who is able to think outside the box, has a passion for innovation-related topics and would enjoying to support the set-up of this new department.
1st of January 2019
preferred Munich / London can be an option
AGCS is dedicated to offering its employees an environment open for learning and development and hosts its own Underwriting Academy to drive continued excellence in underwriting and to better understand and serve our clients' needs.
Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 88 million private and corporate customers and more than 140,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers' trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.
Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is the Allianz Group's dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business. AGCS provides insurance and risk consultancy across the whole spectrum of specialty, alternative risk transfer and corporate business: Marine, Aviation (incl. Space), Energy, Engineering, Entertainment, Financial Lines (incl. D&O), Liability, Mid-Corporate and Property insurance (incl. International Insurance Programs).
Worldwide, AGCS operates in 30 countries with own units and in over 210 countries and territories through the Allianz Group network and partners. In 2016, it employed around 5,000 people and provided insurance solutions to more than three quarters of the 'Fortune Global 500' companies, writing a total of €7.6 billion gross premium worldwide.
AGCS SE is rated AA by Standard & Poor's and A+ by A.M. Best.
AGCS promotes an individual work-life balance for example the possibilit y of working part-time. Provided that the job with its respective basic conditions is suitable for this, all positions advertised on a full-time basis can also be filled on a part-time basis.
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