A challenging role in a small strategy team within a rapidly expanding business, reporting directly to the strategy director and in close contact with the CEO, CFO and other business leaders. The Strategic Development Manager will play a key role in formulating and articulating strategy, identifying and prioritising growth opportunities, providing insights that drive competitive advantage, evaluating and driving market entry strategies and supporting corporate development projects. Broad knowledge of life and retirement markets in the UK and potentially elsewhere, strong analytical and communications skills, a fast learner and with the credibility to build trusted relationships with senior managers across the business.
Monitor and report on competitors " financial results, partnerships, proposition developments, people, technology " and use this fact base to derive insights into strategy and opportunities/threats for AIG Life
Conduct analysis of alternative markets and sectors, working with external advisers as appropriate, and support the Head of Strategy and Innovation in developing market entry and growth strategies
Assist in identifying possible acquis...
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Assist in identifying possible acquisition targets and carrying out or supporting strategy and market due diligence
Provide the Propositions team (and others) with data-driven market insights to shape new propositions and develop business cases that optimise prioritisation of the portfolio of change projects
Work with the Head of Strategy & Innovation to identify and quantify relevant strategic trends and opportunities, using this to inform the AIG Life innovation strategy
Keep abreast of emerging developments in insuretech and other relevant technology fields, summarising relevant trends and implications for AIG Life as well as potential partnering or investment opportunities
Support the shaping of the overall business case framework for the portfolio of change projects
Commercial mindset and experience of strategic thinking and analysis
Strong written and verbal communication skills " able to communicate large volumes of information in a clear and well-structure manner
Experience of the individual and/or group protection market
Basic understanding of long-term savings and protection financial reporting
Ability to build relationships of trust and work with people across AIG Life, drawing out commercial insights and implications where there is a high degree of uncertainty
Ability to cover more than one stream of work in parallel, to tight deadlines with minimal supervision
Passion for the potential of the life and pensions industry to add value to peoples lives
An advantage to have:
Experience of other sectors within life and retirement
Experience of life and/or retirement markets in other territories outside the US and UK
Experience of strategic frameworks
Good experience of facilitating workshops
Experience of mergers and acquisitions and/or post-merger integration
Technical Skills and Expertise
Understanding of UK retail financial services
Strong research and analytical skills, synthesising data and deriving and articulating value-adding insight
Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills and ability to construct robust and transparent spreadsheet models
Business case development experience
Demonstrable ability to grasp relatively complex economic relationships
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