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Beijing, BJ, CN

Innovation Manager


Innovation Manager 

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 our 15,000 employees across the world.

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


About the Role

  • Develop and lead our partnership strategy to identify, originate and execute business development opportunities that leverage insurtech, data, technology partnerships for our reinsurance clients.
  • Establish and maintain new connections to non-insurance partners and set-up new partnerships with insurtechs
  • Drive and manage  design thinking and co-creation workshops with clients to build a portfolio of new insurance solutions tailored to the needs of the end consumer and our clients
  • Take the lead role in working with our clients in their journey to digitize by designing / upselling / cross-selling innovative mass market general insurance products fit for distribution on an digital platform / mobile app.
  • Work closely with colleagues to develop the proposition across the value chain to benefit partners and our clients
  • Manage the project delivery and day to day interaction with various internal stakeholders, third party insurtech solutions providers and insurance clients.
  • Responsible for the business case of pilots and commercialization of projects
  • Drive disciplined pipeline management for all innovation opportunities and projects to ensure opportunities are appropriately prioritised and resourced

About the Team

  • You will be part of a mixed team based across multiple locations in Asia Pacific. You will liaise with all relevant internal functions such as client managers, underwriters, business development, business management, other experts passionate about meeting client expectations. You will also gain in-depth knowledge about Swiss Re's proprietary models and solutions platform.


About you

        Education background:

  • Bachelor degree and above

        Working Experience:

  • Proven track record in product development / management for digital platforms and have successfully launched innovative general insurance products in the China / Asia market.
  • Minimum 8  years  of working experience, with some of that experience coming from a digital platform / insurtech in China market or doing similar work.
  • Solid experience leading design thinking / co-creation workshops and enjoy a client facing role.
  • Ideally have some underwriting experience.

        Knowledge & Skillset:

  • Extensive knowledge of primary insurance solutions and a comprehensive understanding of the general insurance sector.
  • Familiar with the primary value chain and know how to technically implement solutions and products (end-to-end).
  • Ability to uncover client needs, ability to develop pitch decks and strong presentation skills


  • Technologically savvy and familiar with insurtech solutions.
  • Comfortable to engage with C-suite (CEO, Innovation, Digital).
  • Excited about thinking out of the box and able to inspire and influence others with your ideas.
  • Native Mandarin speaker and your English is excellent.


The role is ideal for you if you are

  • a creative, innovative team oriented self-starter with very good analytical skills, an entrepreneurial mindset and design thinking skills.
  • passionate about shaping new solutions (products, services, platform & tools, etc) that meet end-consumer demands.
  • would love to develop a solution that could disrupt and change the insurance market.
  • have the vision, breadth and depth of skills and are looking for an innovative company that supports you in out-of-the-box thinking.
  • understand the value chain of Insurance and care about the consumer's needs and buying behavior.
  • thrilled by facing a certain amount of unpredictability which you see as your chance to affect the future

Reference Code: 92462 


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