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Head of Veygo

Cardiff

  1. Full time

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18/04/2021

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Head of Veygo

Veygo is a new business at the forefront of the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) revolution, providing transport solutions for customers with and without cars. We want to make life easier for those wishing to share cars, use their own temporarily, or for learner drivers looking to practice in a family member’s or friends’ car. In short, we want to help people be able to get behind the wheel of a car, even if they don’t own one.

Our journey started in 2016 and it has been a challenging and exciting few years to disrupt the sector and show that tech allows us to provide great products, and in a way that is in line with the modern-day lifestyle. We are building a dynamic and energizing environment where we will provide all the excitement and freedom of a scale-up but with the support and stability of an established large organisation. We treat our colleagues openly, equally, and fairly and give them a ton of opportunity and freedom to do their best work and make a positive impact. We make mistakes because building from scratch is not easy but we are curious about where we get it wrong and we take this learning forward.

Veygo is a company built and owned by Admiral, operating within the Admiral Pioneer business.

About Admiral Pioneer

Admiral Pioneer is a new business within Admiral Group with the objective of seeding, launching, and scaling new businesses that will become one of the growth engines for Admiral in the future. These new businesses will anchor around meeting customer needs in growth areas.

We are focusing on three significant domains:

  • Mobility
  • Future of Work
  • Live to 101

We will achieve this by experimenting and proving new products, business models, and partnerships.

We aim to build multiple businesses in each domain, all anchored around meeting customer needs in new and better ways. We aren’t an incubator, we are building a dynamic and energizing environment where we will provide all the excitement and freedom of a start-up, with the support and stability of an established.

About the role Head of Veygo

You will be responsible for Veygo, it’s business strategy and leading the team ensuring the products we offer and our roadmap align with our core customers.

Veygo helps young customers (17-25yr olds) gain freedom by learning to drive and then allowing them to borrow friends and family members cars. You will be responsible for moving Veygo into and through a Scale-up. It will be your responsibility to continuously innovate around our customers current and future needs. This will be achieved through improvements, taking advantage of technology changes and making radical changes to our product ranges.

Being the head of an ambitious, innovative and talented Admiral venture involves:

  • An outstanding ability to design a vision for the team that serves the customers and fits our Group’s strategy for innovative insurance and mobility solutions
  • An ability to look at all areas of the business to spot challenges and opportunity
  • A passion for your team, to make all of them better and stronger via continuous improvement of our work methods, our standards and our training tools

About You

We Are looking for someone who is passionate and motivated to scale the Veygo business to greatness. You must have experience within the Mobility domain, having led product and/or marketing teams using ‘ethnographic research’.

Using your leadership skills to maintain collaborative working and an innovative culture within Veygo. The Head of Veygo will be part of the Mobility Domain Leadership team, navigate the strategic direction alongside other new business initiatives as well as drive innovation within Veygo.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Proven growth or scale up expertise with the ability to transition a start-up business into scale up to deliver 10x profit over the next 5 years
  • Proven record of utilising new distribution channels, harnessing digital journey and data capabilities, to service directly and digitally first to our customers
  • Knowledge of the Mobility ecosystem and vision for new mobility opportunities
  • A strong desire to positively impact or make a market, not copy what exists today
  • A natural leader with the ability to envision, articulate, and scale the business
  • A proven track record of creating a great team, spotting talents and making people better
  • Familiar and comfortable with a customer-first ‘ethnographic research’ approach to product and proposition creation
  • Depth of design, marketing, data, and technology skills making you a strong business leader
  • Fantastic communication and interpersonal skills with diverse audiences and a desire to work within a fast-paced and dynamic team environment
  • An ability to initiate a compelling vision and use this to mobilise stakeholders around it
  • A hands-on approach and desire to work operationally to shape and add value to the business

Experience

  • Deep experience of customer-centric design and enhancing and scaling compelling products and propositions
  • Experience in business development/partnership development
  • Previous experience within Mobility and/or transportation domain
  • Ideally prior experience in leading a financial service product
  • A demonstrated track record of scaling a business product
  • Lead start-up/scale-up businesses and/or have deep experience as part of a founding team

Additional Information

Due to Covid, the whole Admiral Pioneer team is working remotely. We will provide you with everything you need to work comfortably from home.

We expect you to be working remotely for the foreseeable future, however, once it is safe to return to the office, we will have days when the whole team comes together to collaborate. You can decide if you want to come to the office between 2-5 days per week.

Salary, Benefits, and Work-Life Balance

We do not have a set salary for this position, as it will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience. We are happy to see CVs from all candidates who meet the requirements and will be happy to discuss the remuneration package. Do not hesitate to contact the Recruitment Officer looking after this position if you would like to discuss this further.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have a great work-life balance; it is one of the reasons we're voted no. 1 in the 2019 Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For in the UK. We want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this, so accommodate flexible hours wherever possible.

About Admiral

Admiral Group is a leading FTSE100 Financial Services company with a presence in eight countries.

The company was set up in 1993 as a car insurance specialist, but since then the Group has expanded in other countries and other insurance verticals such as household and travel insurance, in loans, price comparison platforms, and has developed innovative products.

The Group has 7 million customers worldwide and employs over 11,000 people across its operations. Admiral is a growth story with an enviable track record of strong financial performances, ROE consistently over 50%, a turnover of £3.5 bn, and a profit before tax of £520 m in 2019. Admiral’s philosophy is that ‘people who like what they do, do it better’ and Admiral is proud to offer an open culture where achievement is rewarded and recognised and where coming to work is exciting every day. In 2019, Admiral received a special award from ‘Best Companies to Work For’ as the only company to feature within their rankings since they began 20 years ago: a true testament to the Group’s culture.

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