Job ref no.: CT3115703-01#9927

Health & Medical Solutions Innovation Manager

Swiss Re

About Swiss Re

Swiss Re Reinsurance provides clients and brokers with reinsurance products, insurance-based capital market instruments and risk management services. Reinsurance operates globally through two segments – Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Reinsurance revenues totalled USD 29 billion in 2016.

About the Role

The role of the HMS Innovation Manager is to drive the development and execution of solution innovations related to health and medical risks across the value chain including product conceptualisation, development, risk appetite and risk management and pricing. This role works closely with the other Solutions Groups, Client Managers and Products team of Life & Health Asia in order to drive delivery of Swiss Re Asia's Health & Medical strategy.

Job Specification:
1. Strategy, planning, management and execution
  • Work with the Head of Health & Medical Solutions to develop and execute the Health & Medical Solutions strategy and plan
  • Work together with the Head of Health & Medical Solutions, and the Marketing and Communications areas to design and launch a Health & Medical Solutions marketing approach to support the HMS Asia strategy
  • Participate and support the Regional Solutions Group overall initiatives and objectives
  • Provide input into local market strategies to ensure alignment with regional and global life and health reinsurance strategies as well as focus on delivery of key business metrics
2. Health & Medical Solution Innovation
  • Work closely across the Solutions Group team members, together with local and regional Products teams, and local client managers to develop and execute differentiated product innovations and holistic non-technology and technology-enabled propositions aligned with Health & Medical Asia Solutions strategy to grow Swiss Re's business and strengthen our market leading position in Asia
  • Organise, drive and participate in both internal and client-facing product workshops to build joint product development partnerships
  • Build strong internal regional and global network to drive an innovation culture and share and leverage innovations across Swiss Re
3. Risk knowledge, appetite and exposure
  • Work together with Global Life & Health R&D to leverage and continue to build through industry and non-industry collaborations Swiss Re's Health & Medical risk knowledge in strategic innovation areas to access new market opportunities
  • Commercially apply risk knowledge of long term trends in strategic innovation areas to future-proof Health & Medical Solutions Innovations
  • Proactively organise, drive and participate in internal forums and working groups to deliver insights to strengthen risk knowledge across the Life & Health business
  • Leverage and challenge Swiss Re's appetite for long term health guarantees and health and medical risk exposures across Asia markets to execute competitive and sustainable health & medical propositions
  • Steer Health & Medical Solution innovations to ensure sustainable growth of Swiss Re's business in Asia
4. Thought leadership
  • Work together with Swiss Re Institute, Global Life & Health R&D and other internal and external partners to drive clinical, market, regulatory and consumer research, analyse results and deliver insights in industry and non-industry forums to strengthen Swiss Re's thought leadership position in strategic innovation areas and apply these commercially to the development and execution of Health & Medical Solutions Innovations
  • Engage in industry and non-industry forums to deliver Swiss Re's risk knowledge to drive Swiss Re's market leadership in Health in Asia
  • Work together with local client markets, communications and logistics to deliver our flagship Health Symposium across Asia

About the Team

Health & Medical Solutions, Asia, works closely with the other Solutions Groups, Client Managers and Products team of L&H Asia to deliver differentiated health reinsurance solutions that apply expert risk knowledge, clinical, consumer and market insights and technology to define and access new risk pools to transform Swiss Re Asia's Life & Health business

About You

  • Minimum 8 years relevant L&H experience in reinsurance or primary insurance, with either Swiss Re or a blue chip reinsurer/insurer in Asia
  • Excellent technical knowledge and skills across product pricing and product management in Health and Medical Reimbursement risks
  • Fundamental understanding of the Asian insurance and reinsurance industry
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Skilled at building collaboration as well as constructively challenging teams to produce focused business delivery
  • Creative, able to think outside the box and challenge norms
  • Strong team ethic and ability to influence within a complex matrix
  • Fluent English speaker; able to read and speak a major Asian language a plus
  • Flexible to travel extensively. The preferred location for this role is in Hong Kong but other locations in Asia will be considered for a compelling candidate.

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Job ref no. CT3115703-01#9927
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  • Full-time
  • 8 years - 13 years
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  • Middle management level
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