Head of Product - Retirement Income | NSW - Sydney

Job reference number: ALL/EXT11297634

When you work at Allianz, you’re part of a strong global insurer, helping to protect over 3 million Australians. You’ll have opportunities to grow and drive your career your way, work with people from all different backgrounds, and feel free to bring fresh thinking. And you’ll get the support you need to have an enriching career and enjoy what really matters to you.

About the opportunity

A new business opportunity has arisen to develop a suite of retirement products in the Australian market. The opportunity includes developing a business from inception to full implementation within a fast paced, dynamic and agile operating environment. Key to the success of the opportunity is the ability to leverage global assets within the specifics of Australian market.

About the role:

In this role you will join a project team to oversee the development and implementation of a new product for the Australian retirement market. The role will initially focus on the detailed design of the new product concepts and then shift towards implementation for the Australian market including all regulatory approvals.

Additionally, you will be required to build a new team to support and maintain all aspects of product development post launch in close collaboration with Sales and Distribution, as well as identify new product opportunities for the Australian retirement income market.

Key Duties:

  • Be the SME for retirement products and act as the point of reference for other areas of the business
  • Identifying opportunities within the relevant compliance and legislative environment
  • Participate in advocacy at institutional and government level
  • Lead product innovation leveraging all available sources for feedback including adviser feedback, customer behaviour and global product innovation
  • Responsible for product design to maximise market penetration
  • Ensuring a level of currency with market trends, research, and competitor developments
  • Participate in the development and implementation of other wider organisational and marketing initiatives
  • Make decisions around pricing based on actuarial team advice and assumptions

Skills & Experience:

  • Currently working in a Senior Product Analyst capacity or Actuarial role within the superannuation, wealth management and/or life insurance industries
  • Deep expertise in the financial services sector (10+ years)
  • Tertiary qualified professional with relevant industry qualifications e.g. ASFA, DFP
  • An understanding of the current challenges facing the retirement industry
  • A collaborative and consultative approach, with a level of self-direction
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Management and leadership skills
  • A customer centric approach and the ability to create and operate in a highly collaborative team.
  • Experience in dealing with regulators

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