Associate Product Owner
Howden
London
1d ago

Hyperion is made up of more than 5,000 people in 36 territories, working together to challenge the insurance status quo.

Founded by David Howden, Hyperion has always been employee-owned and driven by entrepreneurial spirit.

From day one, our mission has been to create an independent business with a unique culture one that is controlled by the people who work for it.

Finding the most talented and entrepreneurial people has always been key to our success.

People come to Hyperion for lots of different reasons, but they stay for the same one : our culture. That’s what sets us apart, and why we nurture and retain the best talent in the market.

Whatever your priorities work / life balance, career progression, sustainability, volunteering - you’ll find like-minded people driving change at Hyperion.

About Hyperion X

Hyperion X is transforming the insurance industry from the inside out.

Born in 2019, Hyperion X is the newest division of Hyperion, the world’s largest majority employee-owned insurance group.

Created with a blend of insurance industry experts and technology champions from various industries, Hyperion X focuses on Digital Products and Data Solutions including automation, business-to-business / direct-to-consumer sales, analytics and driving business value from data insight.

Hyperion X is an exciting and fast-paced place to work, with the culture of an entrepreneurial small business, yet delivering high-quality enterprise-grade industry-firsts into the global wholesale insurance market.

We’re looking for an experienced Associate Product Owner Data Services to help drive forward our portfolio of challenging and interesting projects.

Key Responsibilities :

Stakeholder Management

  • Facilitation of communication between various parties within and external to the Hyperion Group
  • Assist with requirements, project issues and queries on Product
  • Assist in resolving project issues and escalating to Product Owner as needed
  • Develop strong relationships with business units and external vendors
  • Strategic Planning

  • Supports wider business strategy by contributing expertise and advice to the Product Owner, and Head of Know How I.
  • Supports the overall growth of the Product through executing appropriate strategies; developing and maintaining relationships.
  • Contributes to Product strategy development and prioritises operational deliverables.
  • Provides support to others to achieve positive results in line with strategy.
  • Participates on ad-hoc project groups, ensuring expertise contributes to the achievement of project goals and business success.
  • Budget Management

  • Be aware of budgetary constraints for the Product day to day.
  • Product Management

  • Contributes to management of the Product Backlog day-to-day
  • Follows the Product Roadmap
  • Raises prioritisation queries to Product Owner based on the client needs and the Product integrity
  • Manages stakeholders throughout the Product lifecycle
  • Implements Product best practices under the guidance of Product Owners
  • Acts as a channel point for queries raised
  • Contributes to customer-focused product development
  • Actively seeks new business by identifying opportunities in relevant markets / countries
  • Assist the Product Owner on the Product features and functions
  • Co-operates with project managers and other delivery teams in the Centre of Excellence
  • Keeps informed of legal and regulatory developments relevant to Product
  • Input into the configuration of systems, User Acceptance Testing and other client touch points if requested
  • Creation and maintenance of training materials and production of reference documentation
  • Measure and where needed escalate for corrective action on the performance of the Product
  • Assists in pitches, lead generation and sales pipeline for Product where requested
  • Skills and Abilities needed to Perform the Role

  • Knowledge in the Product space.
  • Able to work effectively in a team.
  • Able to spot opportunities enterprising.
  • Broad vision sees connections & big picture.
  • Customer focussed approach.
  • Strong inter-personal skills.
  • Consultative and collaborative.
  • Highly organised, with good planning / prioritisation / time management skills.
  • Is proactive.
  • Negotiation and influencing skills, able to contribute to selling.
  • Analytical and able to solve problems.
  • Able to work flexibly to achieve tight deadlines / targets.
  • Able to positively react to change.
  • Knowledge and Experience

  • Demonstrable experience of personally contributing to successful Products
  • Understanding general principles of insurance.
  • Understanding legal principles of insurance (e.g. Law of Agency).
  • Understanding of London market operations (Lloyds, IUA, LPSO, LPC etc.).
  • Awareness of the regulatory environment and requirements including e.g. FCA rules, data protection,
  • money laundering, specific standards of insureds’ professional bodies

  • Specific Product area knowledge and in depth understanding of related wordings.
  • Good understanding of company objectives and how own role contributes to these.
  • Knowledge and experience of delivery in Agile projects.
  • Understanding of the Product Owner function in relation to the Agile delivery process and Product
  • development.

    Professional / Technical Qualifications

  • GCSEs or equivalent including English and Maths essential
  • Technically relevant qualifications
  • Likely to be CII Certified
  • What do we offer in return?

    A career that you define.

    Yes, we offer all the usual rewards and benefits - including great healthcare provision, a wide variety of wellbeing offers, competitive salary, generous pensions and more - but we know you expect all that.

    What you might not expect is a job where everyone has a voice, where volunteering in the community is part of the day job, and where everyone is encouraged to play a part towards our sustainability goals.

    We want people who want to make a difference - not just in the workplace, but in the industry and in the wider community.

    Our culture : People First

    Our core values dictate how we live and work. We are a group with independence and people at its heart and we are a home for talent with a unique culture : the biggest small company in the world

    The focus on being a People First business has always been at the very heart of the Group; Our vision was to create an independent business with a unique culture and one that would survive and thrive as a business controlled by the people working for it.

    And finding the most talented and entrepreneurial people to join the Group has been and will continue to be key.

    Diversity & Inclusion

    At Hyperion we consider our people our chief competitive advantage and as such we treat colleagues, candidates, clients, and business partners with equality, fairness and respect, regardless of their age, disability, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or family circumstances.

    Additional Job Details

    Worker Type : Permanent

    Permanent

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