We are looking for an exceptional strategic mind who wants to help shape how we use AI to reinvent a $320bn Asset Manager.
The AIG Science team builds AI-first products (apps and services that use machine learning to inform and assist their users) for the investment arm of AIG. This is mainly achieved through:
Incubation of ideas where scientists, engineers and designers work together to turn them into innovative products
Machine learning R&D and publication in top AI/ML conferences and journals
Machine-learning advisory / consultancy to AIG's global businesses
We aim to reinvent how AIG creates value both through internal processes and through our offerings to clients.
As a critical role in Sciences success, we are looking to hire an experienced Strategy professional and/or Business Analyst to join our team and contribute to and guide the development of innovative products and delivery of scientific advisory " to stakeholders, both inside and outside AIG.
This is an exciting opportunity for those who want to enjoy state-of-the-art R&D and be challenged and grow in FinTech and AI-first product innovation; along the way this role will contribute to game-changing products for the multi-trillion-dollar asset management industry and use AIGs global netwo...
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This is an exciting opportunity for those who want to enjoy state-of-the-art R&D and be challenged and grow in FinTech and AI-first product innovation; along the way this role will contribute to game-changing products for the multi-trillion-dollar asset management industry and use AIGs global network to deliver impact and change
Responsibilities and Performance Objectives
Work closely with our head of Strategy to develop Sciences overall strategic direction as an innovation function as well as the strategic direction of our product portfolio (including AI products for equity, fixed income and other asset classes).
Support the end-to-end product development lifecycle: From high-level business case development and opportunity identification, to fine-tuning of assumptions and product valuations pre- and post -launch.
Conduct and oversee market, customer and industry research, including market sizing and segmentation, user pain point and customer experience insights, innovation / disruption / new technology trends, financial analysis and forecasting, as well as assessment of data, content, and legal implications on product development.
Lead workshops and interviews to capture and document business needs and existing business processes, in order to determine how the Science team can best address those needs.
Participate in cross-functional projects and collaborate with various AIG stakeholders to ensure detailed understanding of the requirements, which therefore results in timely and accurate delivery (e.g., collaborate with machine learning scientists in building effective business solutions, or work with business stakeholders to deliver solutions that fulfil their needs).
Come up with creative solutions (sometimes drawing from knowledge and experience gained in other industries) to business challenges and translate them into tangible deliverables " from product innovations to rethinking business models.
An advanced degree in business-strategysuch as an MBA or related topic (e.g., Finance, Economics, Marketing, Business Studies), or other degrees with relevant work experience (e.g., at top tier management consulting firms)
A good general understanding of and interest in how financial markets work
A good general understanding of and interest in digital and disruptive technologies
Demonstrated ability to methodically solve complex business problems and communicating those strategies in a compelling manner
Excellent presentation skills including the ability to clearly explain complex analyses to various audiences and levels of seniority (including Directors, Executives and Board level)
Expert at using Microsoft Office tools for analytical and reporting purposes " using advanced techniques (e.g. Pivot tables, data queries, and complex formulas)
Project experience that has generated direct, measurable, financial benefits
Work experience in projects that have utilized very large datasets
Excellent interpersonal skills to work with and influence scientists and engineers, as well as senior business stakeholders
Excellent communication skills (e.g., explaining technical concepts to a diverse audience groups) with the ability to actively engage others
Ability to solve problems creatively and pragmatically
Comfortable and effective in working in teams and on own initiative where required
Prepared to take ownership and accountability for deliverables
An ideal candidate (is not required to, but) will also have
Experience at a top tier management consulting firm, start-up and/or venture capital firm
Experience working with modern software development methods such as Lean and User-Centred Design
Passionate about developing effective and efficient AI and software solutions, as well as a strong interest in digital products and innovation
Interest in the insurance business and processes (e.g., asset management, underwriting, claims, risk management and operations)
Experience collaborating with diverse teams of global resources to deliver projects
Experience in product-related business analytics, with tangible hands-on experience in a product development lifecycle
It has been and will continue to be the policy of American International Group, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.
At AIG, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our future and our mission " creating a foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation, growth, and profitability. Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, we invest in each employee, seeking to ensure that our people are not only respected as individuals, but also truly valued for their unique perspectives.