Head Digital Strategy

Place of work
Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava
Contract type
Wage (gross)
From 4 000 EUR/monthMinimum base salary for this job from 4000 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.*

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

About the Role

The Digital Strategy unit will be responsible for but not limited to

Digital Strategy Process
- Articulating the 'Digital North Star' vision for Swiss
- Providing framework and moderating strategic dialogue across Swiss Re, identifying synergies and highlighting opportunities to advance the digital strategy agenda
- Driving the digital strategy process across the Group
- Operationalise the digital vision into a roadmap for Swiss Re, setting annual milestones in implementation of the strategy
- Proactively challenging digital ambitions and strategies with internal stakeholders while ensuring accountability within the business units and group functions

External Digital Insights
- Capability for scanning external market for key trends and identify relevant market developments, identify pockets of innovation and peer moves to support investment to advance Swiss Res digital capability
- Consolidate findings and external perspectives to inform strategic decisions at Swiss Re
- Steer and shape the digital strategies of the business units through external insights and perspectives

Digital Talent Strategy
- Leverage external digital insights to monitor external human capital landscape including scouting for skill set or talent profile developments in the market
- Support Group HR to translate human capital landscape into digital talent strategy
- Challenge targets of business units and group functions regarding future talent, training and development needs

About the Team

As part of Swiss Re's newly developed Division Group Digital Transformation, the Digital Strategy unit will set the ‘Digital North Star’ vision for Swiss Re to steer and evolve the company into a future-ready digital-driven company.

As Head of Digital Strategy, you and your team will collate and formulate the Group-wide digital strategy and roadmap that unites and enables the Swiss Re digital strategy and ambition. You will be responsible to connect the dots across the Group by partnering with Business Units/Group Functions to help them shape their digital ambitions relating to existing and new business models. You will also be responsible to provide strategic guardrails for innovation portfolio steering as well as establish the link to Data, Tech and People strategy as well as Research & Development.
Through its External Digital Insights capability, the Digital Strategy unit will further ensure oversight of key digital trends and strategic market moves as well as inform the digital talent strategy.

The Digital Strategy team will be responsible to drive the strategic dialogue across Swiss Re and with senior stakeholders, therefore the team will have substantial expertise in insurance and tech as well as strong entrepreneurial acumen. The team will have subject matter expertise in Insurance and tech monitoring trends with strong analytical skills and understanding of innovation and technology landscape within and beyond Swiss Re.

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

Leadership Skills

Strategic Leader:
You are known for your gravitas and executive presence as well for building high performing teams. You see the bigger picture as you develop strategy, anticipate change and have experience of shaping digital and technology agenda of organisations' as well as contributing to its implementation

Collaborating and Influencing:
You have proven experience as someone who takes other viewpoints into consideration, have an engaging style that facilitates open discussions, resolving conflicts and agreeing trade-offs. You build bridges with business stakeholders through establishing trusted relationships and negotiate for win-win outcomes through engaging and persuasive communication skills

Results and Change:
You are known for consistent delivery, client service mentality and high standards of integrity and a passion to perform.

Leadership and Development:
Proven experience to manage successful teams, you are passionate to develop talented people and you actively promote life-long learning. You have energy and enthusiasm which encourages results driven empowered teams to deliver through clear vision and direct style.

*We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. 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.

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.

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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

1700 and more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Business Services (Slovakia) s.r.o.
Mlynské Nivy 12
821 08 Bratislava
Learn more about working in Swiss Re Slovakia.

ID: 3347749  Dátum zverejnenia: 2.7.2020  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 4 000 EUR/month