Extrovert life insurance experts looking for a career change should consider this lively option in the industry. AXA China Region Insurance is hiring a senior marketing officer to work with the product manager in managing and leading new product development. 'The marketing officer is responsible for assisting the product manager to handle the tasks in all product related projects,' said senior manager Quinney Tang. The officer will monitor market conditions and conduct internal and external market research to help identify and propose any new product opportunities. 'In addition [the incumbent will be] required to take up some regular jobs such as conducting market intelligence and answering inquiries from distribution,' she said. This golden opportunity exists for banking or insurance professionals with two to four years' experience. Ideally, bullet points on your resume should include knowledge of marketing, product development and individual life products. Positive, gregarious characters will succeed in this role, as will those who can speak clearly and feel comfortable making cold calls. Regular communication with distribution channels on new product launches means hopefuls should excel at presenting themselves positively in writing and by phone. Applicants should be 'outgoing, have an analytical mind, be good team players and be aggressive', Ms Tang said. AXA is a global organisation with good promotion prospects.