Strategy Analyst


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, 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.

Ageas ranks among the market leaders in the countries in which it operates. It represents a staff force of over 50,000 people and reported annual inflows close to EUR 34 billion in 2017 (all figures at 100%).

The main objective of the Group Strategy Department is to support and influence current and future decision-making based among other things on research, analysis and assessment of future trends, opportunities and challenges.  The insurance sector faces enormous change and potential disruption in the future, challenging Ageas to constantly predict, prepare, and re-assess the status quo.  To meet this challenge the Group Strategy Department will carry out in-depth analysis across a 12 year+ horizon, leading a group-wide think tank “Think 2030” to research and analyze different scenarios.

Your function

The strategy Analyst will:

  1. Provide support to the senior strategist, helping coordinate, quantify and leverage the work of the 2030 core team, 2030 community and external experts;

  2. Assist in the preparation of annual updates of 2030 concept papers in concert with members of the 2030 core group;

  3. Challenge & make recommendations on future choices based on expert analysis and research data, assisting the work of the CDO in its transformation and development journey;

  4. Support the “Horizon Scanning” process and leverage the output & findings in many different ways to a wide spectrum of audiences;

  5. Provide fresh, unbiased input on interesting trends and important competitor developments e.g. new entrants, new disruptors, alternative strategies etc; 

  6. Dig deep & question. Conduct research detailed deep dives on inspiring successes from other markets/industries and experimental areas;

  7. Work with academic partners such as Singularity, Vlerick, University chairs, think tanks etc on research projects;

  8. Perform market research and data analysis to support 2030 statements and monitoring of the different scenarios;

  9. Assume full responsibility for a project module;

  10. Prepare strategic presentations tailored to many different (internal & external) audiences.

Your profile

  • You have a university degree (any additional degrees e.g. MBA a plus).

  • You have a first successful professional experience as a business/research analyst at a leading company or in the consultancy world.

  • You are both highly curious and creative, with a strong analytical mind, excellent synthesis skills, and an ability to work well alone and as part of a team.

  • You are skilled at tactical execution but also able to interpret and translate data at a strategic level.

  • You are sensitive to the business competences we like to promote:  entrepreneurship, empathy, excellence.

  • You are fluent in English, Dutch and French

  • You are down to earth, social and flexible

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.