Senior Manager Proposition and Product Development, Individual Financial Products

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong HK
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Manulife Hong Kong
  • 20 Aug 18 2018-08-20

Senior Manager Proposition and Product Development, Individual Financial Products

Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed? With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Role Summary:

The role is responsible for :

  • Lead new product development and product maintenance of protection product based on customer needs and economic environment to achieve business objective
  • Lead the end-to-end product development process from initial product design to launch of products as well as the product maintenance.

  • Lead the development and implementation of new product initiatives and product enhancement projects for protection products as well as regular product repricing. Oversee and manage launch schedule of new products and projects.
  • Collaborate with business partners and internal parties in product planning, design and product development process to ensure product initiatives and related supports are delivered effectively and efficiently.
  • Manage both internal and external stakeholders to ensure technology infrastructure and operational processes are able to support timely and successful launch of projects according to agreed plan.
  • Support on-going projects such as product reviews, sales campaign support along with business partners.
  • Participate in the formulation of product strategies and prioritization of product initiatives.
  • Lead, motivate and develop team members and collaborate with other teams on joint initiatives.
  • Proactive monitor market development and conduct insurance market intelligence study for product update in market
  • Responsible for maintenance of value-added services for products
  • Prepare product related literature
  • Manage and communicate to key stakeholders including distribution and management on all key issues related to business lines in an effective manner.
  • Support ad-hoc projects and other duties as required

  • Required Personal Qualities/Skills/Competencies that are Critical to the Job
  • University degree in any discipline.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in insurance industry with at least 3 years at supervisory level
  • Experience in Life Insurance product development, particularly in critical illness, accident or medical products is preferred.
  • Willingness to offer expertise to create new projects or solutions.
  • Ability to leverage key relationships and build networks to work effectively and delivery results.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, Exceptional communication skills, considers diverse perspectives and uses tact to build support of own ideas.
  • Team player, passionate, matured and independent in driving and handling counterparts. Ability to facilitate attainment of mutual agreement by communicating with diplomacy and tact, and gain commitment to decisions made.
  • Strong communication, presentation and problem solving skills
  • Efficient MS application and Chinese input
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Maintains commitment to goals, measures own work to track progress, while identifying and resolving challenges.
About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers' needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2016, we had approximately 35,000 employees, 70,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 22 million customers. At the end of 2016, we had $977 billion (US$728 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made almost $26 billion in payments to our customers.

Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.

Manulife is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization. It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request an accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.