Job Description


Head of Global Consulting


Contract:                                               Permanent

Location:                                               Gauteng

Available:                                              ASAP


About the Role:

A multinational re-insurance company based in Johannesburg is looking for a Head of Global Consulting with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in similar position in an insurance company environment. The incumbent will be responsible to provide top-notch consulting services to clients with a focus on enhancing company’s s value proposition, building new digital business models, product development, actuarial consulting, Data Analytics, and non-life consulting.

Minimum Requirements

  • University degree in mathematics, economics or similar field, with focus on quantitative analysis
  • Qualified Actuary
  • Black Belt in Data Analysis
  • Deep knowledge of primary motor insurance markets, especially the South African and other emerging markets in respect of strategy, processes and products
  • Deep knowledge of primary motor insurance markets, especially the South African and other emerging markets in respect of strategy, processes and products
  • Additional knowledge in relevant topics like computer sciences, geo informatics and data analytics
  • Proven track record in business development, lead generation to deal conclusion
  • Very good management knowledge and the ability to use company’s management tools, especially value-based management
  • High gravitas and instantly credible dealing with senior individuals both within and outside of the company
  • Experience and interest in preparing and giving technical presentations (internal and external)
  • Good negotiating skills and business entrepreneurship
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team, ideally with proven management experience
  • Ownership and good balance between hunger for business and risk awareness
  • Enjoy working with innovative questions in a very dynamic and challenging environment
  • High degree of service orientation and customer centricity
  • International travelling

Job Description

  • Identify clients’ critical issues in order to pitch perfectly tailored solutions featuring a USP
  • Consult primary insurance clients on product concepts, business development and expansion, rating, monitoring, distribution, sales, marketing and process optimization
  • Continuously ensure an attractive consulting and service offering for various client demands 
  • Study markets and identify development areas which can be filled with a company solution, with, or without co-development with cedants
  • Develop measures and processes to improve portfolio management and increase profitability; develop and implement new strategies and business models with clients 
  • Leading advanced and complex crossline consulting projects, including but not limited to, pricing support, demand modelling, new mobility and telematics
  • Take over accountability for execution of projects and delivering a superior client experience
  • Present company proposition to the top management of clients and support the respective Client Management teams with the negotiation process
  • Actively acquire client projects together with the respective market teams and actively contribute to achievement of Silk Road ambition, e.g. in the South African, and other growth markets
  • Actively contribute to marketing activities (e. g. preparation of technical publications, social media), lectures and presentations at internal and external events
  • Contribute to a positive team culture and cooperate closely with actuarial/pricing and mobility team and other stakeholders within GCU
  • Actively co-operate with connected stakeholders internal and external to company to execute on close-to-the money projects
  • Collaborate closely with clients, underwriters, client managers, the IT department, and with relevant AI and Analytics teams across the globe






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