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IT economics manager



Posted on Monday, June 26, 2023

Allianz Trade, the world’s leading provider of credit insurance services, helps its customers around the globe to trade wisely and develop their business safely. With 6,000 employees from more than 70 nationalities, in over 50 countries, Allianz Trade offers a complete range of services for the management of B-to-B trade receivables. Allianz Trade has developed a credit intelligence network to analyze the financial stability of 40+ million businesses across the globe. Allianz Trade, a company of Allianz, is rated AA by Standard & Poor’s. At Allianz Trade, we are committed to support our employees in every step of their professional journey, provide tailor-made development programs and open gateways to international opportunities. We encourage them to take ownership and accountability, and to dare to make a difference!

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Your role as IT Economics manager is to provide the framework for steering IT change and run spend as well as the benefit realization​.

Your main tasks will be

Support the IT budget construction and follow-up​

  • Support the different IT Product Owners (Applications, Cloud, Infrastructure, Workplace) in the construction of their budget​
  • Coordinate and support AZ Technology IT Teams, AZ Trade IT Retained and AZ Trade IT Controlling in the construction of the IT Run budget​
  • Provide expertise in business case calculations for IT projects​
  • Follow-up on budget arbitration and validation​
  • Support IT Product Owners (Applications, Cloud, Infrastructure, Workplace) to steer their budget along the year​

Controls service requests to the supplier AZ Technology and support business Product Owners in challenging the cost estimations​

  • Act as the first line of contact to support Product Owners in verifying and challenging AZ Technology estimations for IT projects, leverage expertise from the IT Department (e.g., FinOps, Architecture) if necessary​
  • Controls that Service Requests correspond to the previously agreed budget and validate them when a validation from IT Retained is necessary​

Investigate on AZ Technology invoices for validation​

  • Support the Product Owners in case of mismatch on the project invoice​
  • Support and escalate to the Contract PMO in case of a dispute regarding the invoice​
  • Analyze IT run invoices and true-up/down in regard of the financial and operational reporting to detect and understand gaps​
  • Dialogue with AZ Technology stakeholders to resolve cost issues​
  • Follow-up on cost reconciliation in the following invoices​

Analyze the IT costs for performance improvement​

  • Based on AZ Trade IT Controlling reporting and AZ Technology financial operational reporting, analyze the overall IT cost structure (people, licenses & contracts, hardware)​
  • Propose and follow-up performance improvement plans​

Your knowledge/experiences

Technical/Functional Knowledge

  • Budget controlling
  • Capacity to define and to present clear and synthetic dashboards
  • Strong problem-solving, analysis and summarizing skills

Business Expertise

  • Good knowledge of IT organization and IT processes

Interpersonal skills

  • Advanced level of written and verbal communication in English
  • Capacity to communicate easily with different level of managers (COO, CIO, Finance...)

If you are interested in the position above and think you have the right profile please follow the online application process. For more detailed information on the company and our career opportunities please go to our website: Careers | Working at Allianz Trade (