Finance and Accounting

Innovation Product Owner

Job Specification:

We are looking for a Product Owner to join the Innovation Team, as we accelerate the company's innovation initiatives. This person will work closely with the wider Strategy team and Corporate Development function to help stimulate company growth.
As the Innovation Product Owner, you will be responsible for the execution of all innovation initiatives, covering both new product launches and the augmentation of existing products.
To be successful in the role you will also need to be organised, tenacious, have so strong verbal and written communication skills

Main duties
* Be Involved in all innovation initiatives.
* Determine who needs to be involved with new products and when.
* Determine outcomes and milestones necessary for bringing a product from idea to market-ready solution,
* Prepare communications and ensure all stakeholders (both internal and external) understand and remain aligned at all times.
* Manage the innovation process from start to finish.
* Help develop the innovation function, working with the Head of Innovation to maintain strong engagement and a smooth implementation process.
* Maintain regular interaction across the business, including Underwriting, Actuarial, Operations and Risk teams,

* Experience in product ownership or project management at an insurance company is essential
* Relevant experience in insurance, perhaps across operational activities

Technical skills
* Strong numerical skills
* Able to perform robust analysis
* Articulate written and verbal communicator
* Excellent attention to detail
* Proficient user of Microsoft Office products

* Robust academic ability essential but University not a pre-requisite
* Relevant professional training or qualifications desirable but not essential
* Understanding of Specialty Insurance desirable but not necessary

Personal attributes
* Strong organisational and presentation skills
* Self-motivated with strong initiative and proactive approach
* Collaborative with aptitude for effective flexible working
* Creative problem-solver with strong team ethic
* Energy, enthusiasm and enterprise
* Strategic mindset and strong ability to distil complexity.
* Naturally inquisitive and inclined to challenge.
* Ability to engage with staff at all levels.
* High level of integrity and resilience.
* Clear communication skills, both verbal and written, with ability to listen and interpret requirements and to communicate findings, conclusions, insights and implications concisely to interested parties.

The JM Group is operating and advertising as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for interim / contract / temporary positions. The JM Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds.