Wallace Myers International Executive Recruitment & Professional Staffing

Ken Harbourne

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Insurance Product Manager

€70,000 - €80,000

The role of the Product Manager represents an exciting opportunity to join my clients growing commercial products management team. Taking a leading role in the development of winning products and managing the extensive portfolio of existing products, to meet my client’s growing business. The Product Manager will work across multi- disciplinary teams to manage all aspects of the product development and product lifecycle management.

As Product Manager you will:

  • Drive the delivery of winning products, in conjunction with other key business stakeholders.
  • Support the development of our product portfolio, by researching and understanding agreed target markets, and evaluating customer requirements.
  • You will use your experience and skills to help define the product strategy, including core product positioning and messaging in various markets and channels.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of our markets, competitors, and their product offerings.
  • Provide Product expertise in support of new business and Sales activities as required.
  • Contributing to define the 4Ps (products, place, promotion, price) maximizing the value for all stakeholders and end consumers
  • Contributing to the overall product strategy and shaping new product propositions and innovations.
  • Fully understand the technical details of our product range, our policy terms, enrolment procedures, claims process, etc., as well as those of our business partners.
  • Manage product reviews for the existing product portfolio. Ensuring existing products are fit for purpose and continue to meet client needs.
  • Provide inputs to press launches and market communications, as well as product training.
  • Leading B2B2C communication actions to promote Company products and to defend values

Required Experience:

  • Proven experience in the B to C relationship
  • Experience in the delivery of insurance product propositions for life and / or non-life protection sector and preferably related to financial services distribution
  • Must have proven product management and or product development background in an international environment
  • At least 5 years’ experience within Financial Services and 3 of those in a product management role.
  • Experience in insurance or financial services industries would be of a particular advantage.

Required Education

  • Hold a third level business degree or appropriate professional qualification
  • Fully proficient in English
  • Competence in other relevant European languages would be an advantage

Required Behavioural Traits:

  • Customer focused
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to adapt to a fast paced and changing business environment.
  • Understanding of customer centric design techniques
  • Strong commercial perspective – understanding of, and ability to communicate to stakeholders the commercial consequences of proposition design decisions
  • Proven ability to influence design decisions where required
  • Effective negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel within Europe to execute responsibilities as necessary.


This position was pPosted on 09 Oct 2020

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