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Axis Head of Digital Ventures in New York, New York

This is your opportunity to join AXIS Capital – a trusted global provider of specialty lines insurance and reinsurance. We stand apart for our outstanding client service, intelligent risk taking and superior risk adjusted returns for our shareholders. We also proudly maintain an entrepreneurial, disciplined and ethical corporate culture. As a member of AXIS, you join a team that is among the best in the industry.

At AXIS, we believe that we are only as strong as our people. We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming culture where employees of all backgrounds and from all walks of life feel comfortable and empowered to be themselves. This means that we bring our whole selves to work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, civil union status, family or parental status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodation is available upon request for candidates taking part in the selection process.

Summary

Provide leadership, strategy, and direction for AXIS towards evolving InsurTech landscape through engagement with the InsurTech ecosystem, building relationships with and connecting AXIS stakeholders to InsurTech firms, and supporting the implementation of new digital and technology capabilities.

Accountabilities:

  • Organize, coordinate, and lead InsurTech engagement strategy

  • Develop and manage external networks with key industry participants and firms that fit with AXIS strategic themes

  • Due diligence of potential partners

  • Work with cross functional team and partners for implementing POCs and smooth transition to new technologies

  • Identify threats and opportunities brought about by evolving technology

  • Evaluating and prioritizing budget spend and resource commitments

Stakeholder Collaboration

  • Engage business leaders to develop broad understanding of AXIS capital strategy in both business segments and functions

  • Engage InsurTech Council and business leaders on key findings and emerging threats and opportunities

  • Business leaders on strategies, trends, market intelligence, and evaluation of InsurTech opportunities

  • Corporate development for support with structuring and negotiating

  • Commitment to participate in events and conferences

Success Metrics:

  • Number of conferences, events in which AXIS participates

  • Number of meetings with InsurTech firms that fit strategic and business alignment

  • Number of POCs with InsurTech partners

  • Number of successful implementations of new digital and technology capabilities through InsurTech partnerships

  • Number of successful strategic investments that accelerate, or provide significant value add capabilities

Decisioning:

  • Interface and engagement with InsurTech ecosystem

  • Negotiation and management of partnerships

  • Maintenance of partnership relationship management tool

  • Influence prioritization and selection of InsurTech partnerships

Key Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA’s):

  • Strong communication, networking, relationship management and marketing skills

  • Proven ability to generate successful partnerships, from sourcing, review and negotiate documentation, successful management of relationship

  • Curious and open minded for disruptive technology trends

  • Visionary and strategic with regards for impact of technology on the future of the Insurance Industry

Other Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • 10+ years of insurance industry experience, private equity / venture capital investment experience and/or relative military experience

  • Deep understanding of insurance processes and distribution

Rewarding. Challenging. Meaningful.

We are shaping the direction of Insurance and Reinsurance during a critical and exciting time for the industry.

Whether you are a student approaching graduation or a seasoned professional looking for a new environment, AXIS has the right challenges and career opportunities for you. At AXIS, we value each individual and recognize that attracting and retaining the right people is essential to the success of our company.

We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes medical plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and much more.

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