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Data Product Owner


Our opportunity


The Data Product Owner understands business needs and transform use cases into Products. The Data Product Owner acts as an entrepreneur who is in charge of the vision, financial sustainability and product creation. It is a collaborative work with EDAA teams and several stakeholders (internal/external) that requires leadership to introduce new products. The Data Product Owner is accountable for the “What” in terms of requirements/solutions.


The Data Product Owner has the accountability (product content/financial/customer facing) to convert initial use cases into much larger products that impact positively Zurich Insurance.  You will work and lead cross-over teams and technologies to achieve our mission.


Your role


As a Data Product Owner your main responsibilities will involve


  • Collaborating closely with the organisation leadership team, data and analytics teams and other functions such as UW, Claims, Distribution, etc., to understand business demand, identify suitable products or new use cases, and building/leading their initial implementation. 


  • Managing the Data Product creation including strategic planning, prioritisation, communication, stakeholder involvement, metrics and reporting, conveying business value


  • Active, “hands-on” participation, working directly with stakeholders to create products.


  • Defining key metrics / indicators to measure progress and success of the Products.


  • Facilitating the conversion of the initial Products into much larger roll-out cross BUs.   


  • Determining which emerging issues (internal and external) are relevant to the organization's current and future data needs and ensuring strategies, policies, programs, and processes incorporate these trends and address key issues and risks. 


  • Building and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders from BUs and Group Functions, as well as some external parties (cloud provider, fintech, etc.)


  • Planning and leading sessions with internal customers to co-create Data Products. 


  • Systematically track the added value for the Data Products, making constructive suggestions incl. e.g. stopping the Data Product creation if the business impact is not significant


  • Building and sustaining relationships with Peers, e.g Data Science Lead, Project managers, and Solution architects to design/build long lasting and impactful products.


  • Being the arm on selected strategic initiatives by bringing EDAA/Data experts together.


  • Keeping abreast of company and industry trends in data and analytics, as well as data and analytics tools and technology. 


  • Understanding leading applications of data and analytics used in the insurance and financial services sector and in other companies.



Your Skills and Experience


As a Data Product Owner your skills and qualifications will ideally include:


  • University degree in a quantitative discipline such as Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Actuarial Science, statistics and Economics ç


  • 5 or more years of experience in the insurance industry, with deep expertise in at least one or more fields of insurance practice, e.g. UW, pricing, claims, risk modelling, risk management  


  • Hands on experience with modelling, data science, visualisation tools and techniques (e.g. C, Python, R, SQL, Azure, PowerBI, etc.)  
  • Sharp business acumen, have a knack of business case building and financial planning  


  • High level influencer – excellent communication and interpersonal skills; able to efficiently and effectively translate business demands to technical requirements. Experience working with executives and/or senior management is a strong plus 


  • Experience leading and facilitating collaborative solutions end-to-end, including designing, strategic planning & prioritising, delivery and feedback 


  • Highly adaptable, able to navigate ambiguities in complex environment and formulate solutions accordingly; consulting experience preferred   


  • Strategic thinking; approaching work in a systematic fashion     


  • Innovative, curious, fast learner with can-do attitude; team player  


  • Proficient in English; German is a strong plus 



Additional Information


Primary work location is Barcelona. International travel for meetings/projects is required, depending on the project and customer needs.

Primary Location: Spain-Catalonia-Barcelona

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Up to 30 % of the time


As well as a competitive salary and a yearly bonus we offer benefits package which includes:

  • Wide range of internal and external trainings
  • Ticket restaurant
  • Option to work remotely up to 50% of time weekly
  • Pension Plan - after 1 year in the company
  • Life Insurance
  • Exclusive Employees discounts
  • Free English and Spanish classes depends on the needs


Who we are


Looking for a challenging and inspiring work environment where you can make a difference? At Zurich millions of individuals and businesses place their trust in our products and services every day. Our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, enabling, businesses and communities to face a world of risk with confidence. Imagine if you could help people do this all over the world. You’d give them confidence and reassurance by protecting what they love most. It’s a big challenge, but you will be supported by a world-class team who believe in helping you to reach your full potential and deliver on our promises.


So be challenged. Be inspired. Help us make a difference.


At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer.  We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

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