Head of Product, Design & Engineering Insurance (f|m|d) (80-100%) - Zurich, Switzerland - Hybrid Wor

SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG

SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG


Infos sur l'emploi

  • Date de publication :

    09 June 2023
  • Taux d'activité :

    80 – 100%
  • Type de contrat :

    Durée indéterminée
  • Lieu de travail :


Welcome to SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG
We are a pioneering network of online marketplaces and a leading European digital company that simplifies people's lives with forward-looking products.

Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced person to lead the product development team for our FinanceScout24 Insurance products, consisting of a Product Manager, Product Designer, and Engineering Manager.
As the Head of Product, Design & Engineering, you will be responsible for driving the vision, strategy, and execution of our car insurance comparison marketplace.
The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the car insurance industry, a passion for building great products, and a track record of delivering results in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. You will work closely with the Managing Director and other members of the leadership team to develop and implement the overall product roadmap, ensure seamless collaboration between cross-functional teams, and continuously drive innovation and customer value.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Develop and implement a product vision, strategy, and roadmap for our insurance comparison marketplace based on the FinanceScout24 vision and strategy
  • Lead, coach and be a mentor a team of Product Manager, Product Designer, and Engineering Manager to ensure the successful execution of the product roadmap
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Marketing and Data Analytics, to drive successful product launches and ensure continuous product improvement 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including partners and industry experts, to drive business growth and product innovation
  • Setting up business goals and objectives
  • Prioritising the initiatives you and your team will be working on based on customer feedback, market research, and industry trends
  • Co-responsible for budgeting & forecasting of your area of responsibility together with Controlling & Leadership Team
  • Define and track key performance metrics, and use data-driven insights to inform product decisions and drive continuous improvement
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, competitors, and emerging technologies to identify new opportunities and ensure our product offering remains competitive and innovative
  • In this role you will be part of the FinanceScout24 Leadership Team


  • Strong understanding of car insurance market OR strong understanding / experience in comparison marketplaces
  • Experience in building or managing insurance products is a plus
  • Master's degree in Business, Computer Science, or a related field
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire cross-functional teams to achieve business goals
  • Creative problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and overcome obstacles to product success
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Analytical mindset, with the ability to use data and metrics to make informed product decisions
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, with a high degree of adaptability and resilience
  • 8+ years of experience in leading cross-functionals with a proven track record of building and launching successful products in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Experienced in customer relationship management

Additional Information

Your first 3/6/9 months

  • Three months - thoroughly understand our existing car insurance comparison marketplace, establish relationships with your team and our partners and contribute to the strategic planning and vision for future enhancements
  • Six months - Contribute to the product roadmap, leveraging customer feedback, market research, and industry trends to prioritize and drive the development of new features and improvements that increase user engagement and satisfaction
  • Nine months - successfully launched product enhancements, developed a deep understanding of the car insurance industry landscape, and collaborated effectively with cross-functional teams to drive measurable business growth

In addition, SMG offers you:

  • 6 weeks of holidays (with the possibility to buy up to 10 additional days)
  • 40-hour week (flexitime with a cap at 45 hours ? We take work-life balance seriously)
  • 4 months' notice after the probationary period
  • SBB Half-Fare Card
  • You travel 1st class between SMG sites in Switzerland
  • 18 weeks maternity and 6 weeks paternity leave (also in case of adoption)
  • Professional accident and supplementary insurance (100% covered by SMG)
  • No fixed office days (you work where you feel most comfortable)
  • Independent counselling centre for personal and psychological problems
  • Gender-neutral fair pay with clearly defined career profiles
  • Choose your hardware (Mac Windows or Linux + 2 monitors for home)
  • Choose your mobile phone (iPhone, Samsung, Pixel)

About Us

SMG Swiss Marketplace Group Ltd. is a pioneering network of online marketplaces and cutting-edge European digital company that simplifies people’s lives with innovative products.

SMG Swiss Marketplace Group Ltd. provides customers with the best tools to meet their life decision needs. The portfolio includes Real Estate (ImmoScout24HomegateImmostreet.chhome.chPublimmoAcheter-Louer.chCASASOFTIAZI), Automotive (AutoScout24MotoScout24CAR FOR YOU), General Marketplaces (anibis.chtutti.chRicardo) and Finance & Insurance (FinanceScout24). The company was founded in November 2021 by TX Group AG, Ringier AG, La Mobilière and General Atlantic.


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