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Senior Manager Group Applied Technology

IT
Belgium

Our organisation

Ageas is a listed international insurance Group with a heritage spanning close to 200 years. We offer Retail and Business customers Life and Non-Life insurance products, and we are also engaged in reinsurance activities.

Our customers are at the heart of our business, and our products and services are designed to anticipate, manage, and cover their risks through a wide range of solutions designed for their needs, both today and in the future.

We are one of Europe's larger insurance companies and we are also well represented in Asia. In total, Ageas is on the ground in 13 countries (Belgium, the UK, 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.

Ageas ranks among the market leaders in the countries in which it operates. Every day, more than 44,000 skilled and committed employees are at the service of nearly 45 million customers. Our Group has at its foundation a set of core values - Care, Dare, Deliver, and Share – representing who we are and how we work. As a “Supporter of your life” we seek to create social and economic value for our customers, employees, partners, investors, and society at large.

Ageas has been re-certified as Top Employer in 2024.

Your position

The mission of Tech Development team is to develop smart synergies & leverage technology to generate opportunities by:

  • Leading the delivery of Technology in support of Ageas strategic Business Development initiatives
  • Co-creating group technology assets delivering recognized added value in cost, speed and quality, while preserving local autonomy
  • Providing group resources locally at the conception and/or in the follow-up of local key projects
  • Provide second opinion & advisory on key & sizeable projects in Ageas companies
  • Sharing on how technology is applied to grow or expand business

To strengthen the team, we are looking for a Senior Manager Group Applied Technology.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Identify opportunities to streamline technology investments & lead the creation of group-wide digital capabilities. This includes strengthening the digitization of Ageas companies, developing group-wide AI/Generative AI assets, and defining appropriate operating models

  • Collaborate closely with the Business Development teams to lead the strategic cross-functional & strategic initiatives established by Ageas Group

  • Foster a culture of digital innovation & best practices encouraging the adoption & utilization of technologies in the Group

  • Develop & lead projects aimed at driving transformative change to enhance the Group's ability to deliver efficient & highly effective products & services, streamline operations & improve customer experiences, by developing Technology innovations with representatives of the companies of the Group

  • Define and take the necessary actions to secure resources, and identify/define required organizational changes to ensure the integration and sustainability of the described activities. This includes budget allocation, talent acquisition, and restructuring efforts as needed to support technology initiatives

  • Lead or contribute to Requests for Information (RFIs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for projects that you will lead while enhancing vendor collaboration. This involves managing vendor relationships, evaluating proposals, and selecting partners that align with the Group Technology Development’s goals

Your profile

  • Master of Civil Engineering, Sciences, Industrial Engineer, Commercial Engineer, IT or similar

  • Relevant experience: Prior experience as a Director / Senior Manager in a reputable consulting company is highly desirable. This experience provides a strong foundation in strategic technology development and management.

  • Minimum experience: Candidates must possess a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience. This ensures a deep understanding of technology trends, insurance business dynamics, and strategic leadership.

  • Flexibility: Flexibility is crucial, as the candidate should be prepared to work internationally and travel within the Group, covering both Europe and Asia. This flexibility is essential to support our global operations and collaborations.

  • Industry knowledge: The ideal candidate should demonstrate a strong understanding of the insurance industry and technology domain. This knowledge is vital for aligning technology initiatives with industry-specific needs and trends.

  • Leadership and emotional intelligence: Leadership skills and a strong emotional intelligence are essential qualifications. Effective leadership fosters collaboration and innovation, while EQ ensures effective communication and relationship management.

  • Effective communication: Candidates should have a proven track record of effective communication and collaboration at all organizational levels, from C-level executives to subject matter experts in business, data, and technology. This ability to bridge communication gaps is critical for successful technology development.

We offer

  • The possibility of (maximum 50%) home working;

  • A dynamic, multicultural working environment;

  • An interesting and extensive salary package (including meal vouchers, eco vouchers, hospitalization, disability and group insurance, additional child benefit, mobile allowance and intervention in the internet reimbursement, ...);

  • A company car with fuel/charging card;

  • The possibility to optimize part of your salary package through a flexible income plan;

  • A corporate culture where you are encouraged to share your views and opinions;

  • A flat organizational structure with close collaboration and communication with management and cross departments;

  • An extensive range of learning & development opportunities through our online learning platform;

  • The opportunity to further develop yourself and to be part of a great team at a Top employer in Belgium. Find out more about it here.

Interested?

Please apply online. We are looking forward to talking to you!