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Data Product Owner



Guildford, UK · Guildford, UK
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

Location: Guildford/hybrid

Salary: Dep on exp + annual bonus + benefits

Who we are

Allianz is a global insurance company serving across 70 different countries, but from the very first day you join our team you’ll know that your contributions are valued. We offer world class learning and career development opportunities, while we celebrate an inclusive culture.

In line with our Global strategy and purpose, we have an internal opportunity for a Data Product Owner to join the Commercial Data Team working on our UK Transformation Programme, helping to shape and implement the target operating model for our Commercial business.

Our ambition is to transform the End-to-End experience and journey for our policyholders, intermediaries, internal users and other parties, through a combination of modernising core systems, data-led digital asset development and integrations (internal and external).

The role:

The Data Product Owner will act as a voice of business and customer with an Agile Data team, supporting change throughout the full development process from concept to delivery. You will provide the team with the strategy and direction and will evaluate all opportunities and prioritise what gets built through a well-managed, prioritised product backlog.

You will collaborate closely with a diverse range of stakeholders, including Pricing, Underwriting, Architecture, Information Security, Data Protection, IT & Change, to gather key input and feedback. You will regularly discuss the progress and plans with stakeholders. You will support and engage your dedicated team on the daily basis throughout the development lifecycle and be comfortable getting close to the detail e.g. have a detailed understanding of the data sets that your team are working on and challenges with ensuring suitable data quality within them.

About you:

To be successful for the role you will have strong technical understanding of General Insurance end to end processes and products. Given your team will be Data focused it is important that you have exposure to databases / data warehousing, use of Structured Query Language (SQL) i.e. be comfortable running queries on databases, the Extract Transform Load (ETL) pattern and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You will also ideally have experience of working with external parties as part of your product roadmap delivery.

You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to explain complex or technical information in a simple way and when required the ability to Influence, negotiation when required.

You will have leadership skills with the willingness to lead, motivate and inspire others to achieve their full potential and to challenge a status quo when required.

You will be a self-motivated and driven to deliver and not afraid to take a risk-based approach to decision making.

What we will offer you

Recognised and rewarded for a job well done, we have a range of flexible benefits for you to choose from- so you can pick a package that’s perfect for you. We also offer flexible working options, global career opportunities across the wider Allianz Group, and fantastic career development and training. That’s on top of enjoying all the benefits you’d expect from the world’s number one insurance brand, including:

  • Annual bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life cover
  • Group Income Protection
  • Flexible buy/sell holiday options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • A discount up to 50% on a range of insurance products including car, home and pet
  • Retail discounts

Our ways of working

Do you need some flexibility with the hours you work? Let us know as part of your application and if it’s right for our customers, our business and for you, then we’ll do everything we can to make it happen.

Here at Allianz, we are signatories of the ABIs flexible working charter. We believe in supporting hybrid work patterns, which balance the needs of our customers, with your personal circumstances and our business requirements. Our aim with this is to help innovation, creativity, and you to thrive - Your work life balance is important to us.

Our Purpose and Values

We secure your future

Be Brave | With Heart | Everyone Counts | Inspiring Trust

Our purpose and values are more than just words on a website - they are the why and how of Allianz. They influence everything we do and guide us how to do it. Created by our people, for our people, they shape our culture, bring us together, and inspire us to be the best. Building an inclusive culture for us all to succeed.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Allianz, we value diversity and inclusion and back this up with our accreditations. Allianz is EDGE certified for gender inclusion, members of the Women in Finance Charter, members of the Stonewall Diversity Champion programme, signatories of Business in the Community’s Race at Work Charter, and an Armed Forces Covenant gold standard employer.

We have a range of employee networks focusing on gender inclusion, cultural diversity, LGBTQIA+, disability and long term health conditions (including neurodiversity), intergenerational and life stages, parents and carers, mental wellbeing, menopause support and armed forces and veterans, all supporting you to bring your best and authentic self to work.

Join us - let’s care for tomorrow