Strategic Development Manager/Actuary




Strategic Development Manager

Product innovation

Cape Town

Support the Group Assurance Executive. The incumbent will be responsible for cross-functional project teams, with the focus being to maintain GAPs excellence, as well as set the business up for future growth.

Interact with clients and stakeholders at all levels, and will drive the current and future product strategy.

Develop and maintain GAPs strategy (including product strategy) across the key segments of the group risk market

Give input into the broader Corporate Segment strategy

Develop the business plans required to deliver on the agreed strategy

Develop and maintain a framework to execute on GAP strategic projects

Perform market research & competitor analysis to inform strategy

Lead the development of new products and enhancements to the existing group range

Managing the relevant cross-functional project teams to deliver on project plans

Responsibility for GAPs operating model across the value chain with an ongoing focus on enabling future growth

Provide technical oversight and support, for group risk products in particular, to marketing, proposition, finance and servicing areas

Pricing of large and complex group arrangements

Mentoring & development of junior actuarial students

Qualifications and Experience required:

Qualified actuary

10 years experience, of which at least 6 years is within Group Risk / reinsurance actuarial experience

Exposure to products or pricing roles would be an advantage

Experience in managing teams

Strong business acumen

Ability to run large projects independently

The ability to manage several projects and priorities at the same time

Strong communication skills

Ability to work across teams and collaborate with various stakeholders

Ability to think different in developing client-centric solutions

The role is suited to candidates with a preference for working reduced hours


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