Operations Strategic Initiatives Senior Manager (Ref. No.: 87066)

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Contract type
Wage (gross)
Minimum base salary for this job from 2500 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions.

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

About the Role
In this role, you will develop an excellent understanding of core underwriting processes such as UW standards and referrals, gain hands on experience across a host of operational and strategic topics as well as work closely with senior leaders.

You will interact with the Group CUO, as well as senior leaders in the BUs to drive Group Underwriting contribution to the efficient execution of core group-wide underwriting operations.

Management of Group UW Standards and referrals processes:
• Maintain the group-wide repository of UW standards
• Maintain EC approved UW Standards updated in Compass in a timely manner. Initiate changes where required. Perform annual review
• Process Manager for Group-level referrals in eBoard
• Manage and maintain the group-wide tool for referrals including definition of workflows
• Maintain a transparent and auditable referral process that is compliant with external governance and regulations
• Ad hoc tasks on request of CUO/Head Operations & Strategic initiatives

Divisional Operations Office & Strategic Initiatives Tasks:
Support the Head of Operations & Strategic Initiatives in:
• Managing the internal communications activities including newsletters, interviews, announcement; defining, setting up and managing events
• Coordinating the preparation and submission of presentations to the Group Committees
• Overseeing and monitoring the Functions 's performance against Key Performance Indicators
• Other governance tasks (budgeting, FTEs monitoring etc.)

About the Team
We are looking for a professional, motivated and ambitious Operations & Strategic Initiatives Senior Manager to join the Operations & Strategic Initiatives Team. You will work in a team of diverse professionals who coordinate, lead and execute the Swiss Re Institute (SRI) mandate on behalf of the Group Chief Underwriting Officer& Chairman Swiss Re Institute and the SRI Executive Team.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

About You
• Bachelor, Master or equivalent degree

• 5-7 years' work experience within a multinational financial services / insurance organisation, as well as a career that shows growing levels of responsibility
• Knowledge and experience of underwriting processes is necessary
• Group-wide governance experience beneficial

Business computer skills:
• Strong MS PowerPoint (primary communications medium), Excel and Word skills

• Excellent command of English, written and spoken; an additional language would be advantageous

Expected behaviours:
• High level of collaboration inside and outside the team, and ability to constructively contribute to the overall team spirit
• Highly client service focused, making it easy and satisfying for internal clients to work with you
• Aligns quickly to the Team's mandate and actively supports the Team in translating it into actions and processes. Supports the Team in executing the Team's mandate, and effectively contributes to the Team's success
• Highly participative, engaged and reliable player. Open to learn new tasks and take on different responsibilities
• Challenges the status quo in a positive way, assimilating new points of view and adapting to change. Proposes pragmatic solutions to tackling challenges, and with dedication supports the Line Manager in executing process improvement and optimization on both design and execution. Takes personal accountability on results
• High level of resilience, and ability to successfully drive change in spite of resistance
• Understands the big picture and the strategic direction of SRI, and translate it into action
• Fast, solution oriented thinking
• Highest level of integrity towards the other team members, and comfortable dealing with confidential and/or sensitive information
• Hands-on approach to work, and ability to deliver under pressure and against deadlines
• Ability to manage and complete the assigned work independently and with high accuracy
• Inspires and engages by actively seeking, and providing honest, fair and constructive feedback in a team environment. Focus on continuous improvement

We are looking forward to your application!

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.

We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re.

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Brief description of the company

As the world's leading reinsurance company, Swiss Reinsurance Company, based in Zurich, Switzerland, we specialize in covering concepts in capital and risk management.
We combine financial strength with experience, knowledge and creative thought to exploit new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders. Opportunities for you. Opportunities for us.
Website: www.swissre.com

Number of employees

1000 and more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Business Services (Slovakia) s.r.o.
Mlynske nivy 12
821 08 Bratislava


Contact person: Tomas Balogh

ID: 1914887  Dátum zverejnenia: 27.11.2019  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny: Minimum base salary for this job from 2500 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions.