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Head of Learning & Development

Place of work
Mlynské nivy, Bratislava
Contract type
Wage (gross)
From 4 500 EUR/monthThe minimum gross monthly base salary for this role is 4500 EUR full time. Our final offer to you will be set up fairly, considering the skills and experience that you bring to the Swiss Re Group. You can look forward to extra rewards and benefits including an attractive performance-based bonus.

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Join our team as Head of Learning & Development

The Head of Learning & Development is a senior position in our Organisation & People Development (OPD) function. We are one of three Centres of Excellence within Human Resources. As our new colleague you will lead a team of talented professionals and will be a member of the OPD Leadership team.

Since we are a knowledge company, employee development is a fundamental part of our philosophy and strategy as it contributes significantly to the success of the firm.

You will be responsible for learning and development globally ensuring this is aligned to Swiss Re's strategy and business priorities. You will take care of L&D strategy, shaping learning culture, relevant governance and the eco-system required to make learning as effortless as possible and personalised for employees. Your content scope is wide including leadership skills, soft skills, sales, finance, young talent programs and more.

You and your team will also work closely with the business on technical capabilities where these relate to major initiatives or transformations. The business units will take the lead, but you will be a valuable partner using your expertise to steer the approach for learning and the architecture for solutions.

At Swiss Re we like to celebrate our achievements, and we have won many awards for our progressive learning approaches and you will have the opportunity to share and apply your passion to push the boundaries further. You will need to develop a strong peer network and are likely to be a thought leader bringing deep understanding of emerging best practices and technology.

To be successful in the role you will collaborate with other expert functions, for example Talent, Inclusion & Diversity, Strategic People Planning, Executive Leadership Development and more. You will partner with a wide stakeholder group including colleagues, for example in HR, the Business Units and IT. You'll demonstrate great leadership and will drive a culture of performance.

The team is diverse, loves to have fun and be creative. We attach a lot of importance to collaboration, sharing, diversity and agility. The team is located across several major Swiss Re offices globally and is often embedded into broader working groups in OPD, regularly working as part of agile teams on major deliverables.

Are you up for the challenge?

Information about the selection process

Swiss Re embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. 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 we work most effectively!

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 - Advanced (C1)

Personality requirements and skills

We are looking for a true team player who enjoys and is successful collaborating in our well networked company.

You will have deep expertise in L&D but it is important you can show how you can integrate this into broader HR solutions resulting in simple and seamless experiences for our employee colleagues.

You are likely to demonstrate many of the following characteristics:

- Excellent understanding of and experience in 'new ways of learning' outside of traditional learning methodologies and approaches
- Sound understanding of progressive learning trends, digital solutions and technology supporting and driving learning
- Very open minded towards new approaches and ways of working
- Analytical mind who is digital savvy and understands how to achieve results through applying best in class digital solutions and technology
- Commercially focused and able to translate business strategy into relevant learning and development interventions well connected to wider HR solutions
- Ability to influence at a senior level in the organisation supported by excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
- Great leadership and interpersonal skills in order to develop talent and to motivate colleagues across the globe to deliver at their best
- Learning agility is necessary to quickly understand the business which means specific insurance industry experience is not required
- Likely to have Master’s degree level or higher professional qualifications in any subject connected to - - People and Development disciplines


Brief description of the company

As the world's leading and most diversified global reinsurer, we offer as our core business financial services products that enable risk taking essential to enterprise and progress. Our company was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863, and operates in more than 25 countries and provides its expertise and services to clients throughout the world. We combine financial strengths with experience, knowledge and creative thought to explore new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders.

Number of employees

1700 and more employees

Company address

ID: 4202168  Dátum zverejnenia: 12.11.2021  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 4 500 EUR/month