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Bangalore, KA, IN

Strategy Lead


About Swiss Re

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 13,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the team – Strategic Initiatives

  • We enable Swiss Re's journey towards becoming a Centre of Excellence (CoE) by shaping the strategic agenda and direction of the Business Solution Center's journey, working closely with the location leadership team and multiple business leaders and steering bodies. The team also drives various strategic location development initiatives, transitions and projects that deliver the needed impact.
  • The team comprises of experts with diverse leadership, consulting and an array of capabilities which help them manage multiple portfolios of projects and initiatives that enable management decisions and deliver high impact results to develop/strengthen the location to create sustained value for Swiss Re in the long run.


About the Role

  • In this role, as the Strategic Development Lead, you will lead a team of strategy experts, analysts and / or project managers, whose purpose is to support our business partner's to achieve their operational and strategic goals for Swiss Re.
    • The role offers coverage to a broad scope of topics and projects with high levels of exposure to senior Leaders within the Business. This includes:
    • Leading Transition Management, Advisory (in-coming teams to the BSC) and related requirements
    • Driving Locational Priorities
    • Enablement and Supporting the Locational Leadership Team / Various Locational Governance bodies / Steering committees on key strategic topics
    • Drive Industry Connects, External Branding, Community Engagement, University connects etc. for the BSC Location
  • Demonstrate a high degree of flexibility, strong collaboration skills, coupled with an adaptable application of Transitions Management, Project / Agile Management principals, enable you to understand and resolve both operational and strategic topics with a wide range of partners, from across the leadership spectrum to subject authorities.


Key Accountabilities

  • Actively support the Location Head and Business Partners by steering, coordinating and/or project managing various cross functional and high impact initiatives, engagements and strategic themes for the BSC Location.
  • Inspire, develop, and lead a team of high performing individuals and teams/squads in multi-disciplinary cross-functional set-ups in accordance to the shared leadership vision of Swiss Re Global Business Solutions (GBS)
  • Provide consulting expertise and program management to business leaders on off-shoring topics including transitions advisory / governance, risks, risk mitigation and industry best practices in the area of transitions, transformation projects, operational excellence and talent development.
  • Conceptualize, lead and/or steer locational initiatives spanning across strategic topics like growth, operational excellence, innovation, people development and stakeholder management. Build a consistent professional structured approach to improvement throughout the local office, and benchmark with Industry Best Practice. Coaching and guiding all levels of leaders and experts in order to ensure the development and implementation of improvement targets and roadmaps.
  • Any other ad hoc tasks as required from time to time.


About You

  • 10+ years of work experience (some client consulting experience preferred), with at least 3 years of exposure to working with senior management.
  • Expertise in leading Projects related to Strategic Development, People Leadership, and Change Management, preferably within the Financial Services or Re/Insurance Industry
  • Broad experience in delivering projects related to Transitions advisory, Project / Program management, Continual Improvement, Change management, etc.
  • Excellent stakeholder management and consulting soft skills
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Technical/Business Administration University degree or MBA



  • Able to translate business strategies and goals into practical action plans, coupled with a strong ability to balance ambiguous and uncertain situations.
  • Entrepreneurial attitude, high on drive and initiative. Good business insight with ability to synthesize creative solutions and consulting capability
  • Capable of working in a matrix organization and to define targets between the interests of multiple parts of the organization. Skilled at understanding clients' needs and works with them to meet these.
  • Able to make decisions within the parameters of the role and explain the business rationale behind decisions, demonstrating a methodical/rational process for decisions.
  • Able to work in a dynamic environment, adapting to changes in objectives and priorities proactively in response to changing business needs. Ability to engage and nurture dialogue.
  • Structured and well-organised with strong analytical skills, with a problem-solving attitude. Results oriented, willing to lead change, creative and dedicated
  • Able to convince, drive, challenge, sell and coach across the organization
  • Identifies development potential for him/herself


Reference Code: 103841 


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