Our client, a leading Life Insurance group is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Product Owner / Product Delivery Manager to join the dynamic team. In this role, you will be instrumental in driving the development and delivery of insurance technology across Underwriting, Claims, and Customers Technology. As a crucial member of the technology organization, you will collaborate closely with various stakeholders, including business leaders, internal technology teams, operations, and external vendors.
Ownership of Product Strategy:
Develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the market, competitors, and evolving customer needs within the life insurance industry.
Define and articulate the product vision, strategy, and roadmap for agency technology products, aligned with business objectives and customer expectations.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to translate product strategy into actionable, prioritized features and user stories.
Agile Product Ownership:
Be the voice of the customer by ensuring the development team understands and delivers on customer needs.
Create and maintain the product backlog, prioritizing features, enhancements, and defect resolutions based on business value, technical feasibility, and stakeholder input.
Communicate effectively with development teams to clarify requirements, provide necessary guidance, review progress, and ensure timely delivery.
Product Delivery Management:
Collaborate with project managers, development teams, and stakeholders to ensure timely and successful delivery of agency technology products.
Develop project plans, monitor progress, and diligently manage risks and issues to ensure project milestones are achieved.
Regularly report project status, highlighting key achievements, challenges, and risks to senior management and other stakeholders.
Continuous Improvement and Collaboration:
Proactively identify opportunities to optimize processes, tools, and methodologies to improve product delivery and elevate team effectiveness.
Foster a collaborative and transparent environment by effectively engaging and aligning stakeholders across business and technology domains.
Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and advancements in life insurance to drive innovation and competitive advantage.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Administration, or a related field.
Proven experience as a Product Owner or Product Delivery Manager in the technology space, ideally within the life insurance industry.
Strong knowledge of agile methodologies, particularly Scrum, and hands-on experience with Agile product management tools.
Exceptional analytical skills and the ability to analyze complex business and technical requirements.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and stakeholder management skills.
Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities, with a focus on delivering high-quality solutions on time and within budget.