Head of Solution Implementation

Data analytics

Our organisation

Ageas is a listed international insurance Group with a heritage spanning 190 years. It offers Retail and Business customers Life and Non-Life insurance products designed to suit their specific needs, today and tomorrow.

As one of Europe's larger insurance companies, Ageas concentrates its activities in Europe and Asia, which together make up the major part of the global insurance market. It operates successful insurance businesses in Belgium, the UK, Luxembourg, France, Portugal, Turkey, China, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, and the Philippines through a combination of wholly owned subsidiaries and long term partnerships with strong financial institutions and key distributors.

To support the overall strategy, Ageas has decided to set-up a Center of Expertise in Data Analytics (DA CoE). The DA CoE acts as a “corporate accelerator” to help local operating companies (OpCo’s) to create value with data analytics.

 The DA CoE will achieve this objective by, among others,

  • helping OpCo’s leadership identifying business opportunities that can be enabled by data analytics practices and techniques;

  • organizing & delivering implementation project with OpCo’s leveraging multi-disciplinary teams;

  • supporting OpCo’s in implementing the required business transformations (ranging from process adaptation, product & service innovations to evolution of the end-to-end value chain or even business model disruptions);

  • collaborating with OpCo’s to assess, define strategy and execute on change management requirements;

  • monitor business impact creation & organize actions to sustain it.

Your function

To achieve this, we are looking to recruit a Head of Solution Implementation whose objectives will be:

  • To deliver data analytics projects in collaboration with OpCo’s (most important emphasis is on achieving & sustaining business impact);

  • To define and promote an agile delivery methodology for data analytics projects;

  • To animate and develop a global team of solution implementation practitioners in such a way that top talents in the field will be attracted to work for Ageas;

  • To work with OpCo’s to develop solution implementation and “maintenance” capabilities to ensure sustainability of transformation & make them progressively autonomous;

  • To bridge business leaders/intent with data analytics opportunities to ensure realization of impact.

The DA CoE Head of Solution Implementation has the following responsibilities:

  • S/He organizes, delivers and ensures implementation projects success;

  • Scope, size and plan implementation projects & get agreement from OpCo’s on project terms;

  • Assemble multi-disciplinary teams (pulling resources from data science, data management & capability building teams, as well as OpCo locals) required for project implementation;

  • Supervise and/or manage project to ensure successful delivery (including budget, plan, risk management);

  • Interact with OpCo leadership/steering stakeholders to manage and deliver on expectations;

  • Ensures optimal utilization of resources;

  • Staff multi-disciplinary teams based on project needs, available skills & individual development plans;

  • Perform capacity planning and sourcing;

  • Develop the “solution implementation” practice;

  • Define and maintain people model for solution implementation roles;

  • Drive and participate to recruitment activities to acquire top talents;

  • Drive people development of solution implementation staff;

  • Develop and promote solution implementation agile methodology;

  • Manage Data Analytics project portfolio;

  • Facilitate a cross-OpCo prioritization process (in case of resource bottleneck);

  • Ensure overall quality on all active project in the portfolio;

  • Identify and implement synergies in the portfolio (solution packaging, standardization, de-fragmentation);

  • Keep track of DA project portfolio business performance (individual and aggregated ROI);

Your profile

  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience and 5 years in similar function;

  • Experience in working in a large, multi-cultural and distributed organization;

  • Experience in building and leading a global solution implementation team;

  • Large experience and proven records on delivery impactful analytics projects end-to-end;

  • Used to interacting with business management and be able to challenge and deliver according to business expectations;

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with senior management;

  • Ability to identify the strategic issues in his/ her areas of expertise and report to the business accordingly;

  • Strong and convincing communicator/influencer. Great empathy and personality;

  • Excellent presentation skills;

  • Driven to deliver quality;

  • International mindset with a focus on Europe and Asia;

  • Fluent in English, knowledge of Dutch and/or French are a plus;

We offer

Ageas values your talent and knows how to reward it. We offer you an attractive salary and fringe benefits. You will work in a stimulating international environment, with numerous opportunities for personal development. You will work independently within a dynamic team.