We are seeking an experienced Product Manager to join our Global Product team and become a regional expert in our strategic technology platform, Global Gateway, built in Microsoft Azure and servicing our regional and global client base within the Insurance industry. The role is focused on French speaking markets, so motor industry knowledge specific to these markets is critical. As well as ensuring we successfully position the platform within a complex industrial technology environment and our broader platform capabilities to our internal teams, customers and prospects.
The role requires a candidate who is fluent in both French and English.
The candidate can be based anywhere in Europe however, being a global role, you can expect international travel between our main operational centres. The role reports in to our Global Head of Product and will be a key member of a team of 25+ Product and Design experts located around the world. This is a highly visible and critical role within the organisation.
Drive the stream of Product primarily related to the development of our strategic Motor Platform including Network Operations, Supplier Management and associated Industry Integrations. You will be responsible for the strategic roadmap of this stream within the context of the wider global strategic product roadmap.
Be the market voice within Product ensuring that we are delivering a platform that is a fit for the French Motor insurance industry.
Guide our Product Owners in the development of this roadmap – working within an agile framework and working alongside our regional and global development teams.
Understand and explain the opportunities presented by Innovation Group’s Gateway platform.
Work closely with our regional business teams to help define modern operating models related to Insuretech and processes related to your product stream, relevant to their operations but also inline with our strategic positioning on automated, digital and self-service technology.
Expertly position and demo our solutions, while highlighting the ease of use and configuration options of the platform.
Help customers understand the capabilities of our strategy technology Platform and how they can extend Innovation Group beyond its core functionality.
Drive usage and adoption of our broader platform capabilities including our APIs and digital services.
Provide regular updates to our internal customers (sales/ support /marketing) on our Platform messaging.
Items we are looking for in your CV and will be assessing you on include:
Practical experience and working knowledge of the Insurance industry and this may include InsureTech, FinTech, core platforms and industry integrations.
Understanding of the French market and specifically motor industry integrations like DARVA.
5+ years previous experience in a product management, solution architecture or relevant technical role.
An understanding of cloud technologies – ideally Microsoft Azure.
Understanding of connecting to enterprise solutions with RESTful APIs, Web Services, Backend integrations, database design, data modelling, etc.
Built web applications and are familiar with most current web development technologies.
You enjoy working with customer Enterprise Architects, recommending best practices and challenging the perceived status quo.
Passionate about rapidly evolving new technologies and keen to promote in 1:1 and 1:M environments.
Excellent written and oral French and English communication skills.
A bias towards action and the ability to work well in a dynamic and constantly changing environment.
Previous experience as a product owner, product manager or another role where technical, commercial and interpersonal skills are required.
Demonstrable evidence of creating a market leading product with customers consuming it.
Self-motivated with an entrepreneurial mindset.
Demonstrable curiosity, with a specific personal interest in technical problem solving and providing creative, best-in-class technical customer support.
Experience of working within an international team.
Innovation Group manages critical incidents in the car and home on behalf of the world’s leading insurers, brokers and fleet managers, together with warranty and service plan provision for many automotive manufacturers globally.
We believe in going beyond expectations for our clients and their customers at every turn. Our aim is to inspire positive change in the sectors we serve. To do this we are clear, visionary, can-do, together and transformational.
We are a recognised leader in the Insurance services space. We are currently in the process of a company-wide technology transformation programme which strategically will enable us to evolve and continue to support some of the largest insurance companies in the world.