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Bratislava, SK

Business Operations Expert


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 Role


Does it energize you to have an in-depth understanding of how things fit together and creating that same understanding and transparency for others to support their decision making? Are you passionate about bringing the right people together to drive the right discussions at the right time? Then you are exactly the person we are looking for!


As the sole member of the Business Management Center of Expertise (CoE) in Operations Digital Product Delivery (Ops DPD), you are the go-to person for a number of domain-wide topics, like cost and budget management, contract management, audits or anyother domain support. You will be the central hub for coordinating cross-domain activities, namely the Annual and Quarterly Business Review. You will closely interact and collaborate with members of the Ops DPD Shared Leadership Team and business stakeholders as well as key contacts with the DOO office and FGO.


Your main responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination of the Annual and Quarterly Business Review process in close partnership with domain Agile Coaches.

  • Understand, monitor, provide insights on and manage the development of costs across Product Areas as well as budget allocation/shifts.

  • Establish and maintain for yourself and for the Shared Leadership Team an overview of active contracts to ensure timely and effective renewals/re-negotiation.

  • Coordinate the preparation for as well as execution and closure of audit activities across the domain.

  • Drive topics/activities/administration cross products areas to support Agile Coaches, Product- and Tech-Area Leads


About the Team


In 2021 we will bring tech and business together along the Agile principles supported by a new agile digital product organisation called Operations Digital Product Delivery (Ops DPD).


The design is structured around business services from all involved partner organisations clustered in 3 distinct Product Areas:

  • The mission of Employee Lifecycle Services is to enable employees to be their best and empower them to grow and deliver business value from first contact to leaving.

  • Group Operations Business Services will deliver and manage end-to-end digital solutions for services towards Group Operations business customers and SR Group to build sustainable business platforms, manage (external) spend, ensure compliance and drive business excellence.

  • Work Environment and Engagement will provide employees with a safe and supported environment during their working journey, making them feel part of Swiss Re wherever they are working from. Also, the team will enable client facing service excellence, with professional hospitality and an engaging digital experience.


With this set-up, we expect to be able to maximise the autonomy of squads contributing to the mission of the defined product areas and strengthen customer proximity. At the same time, we can ensure the integrity of our technology platforms.


About You


As a successful candidate for this role, you possess …

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, addressing problems in a structured way

  • Demonstrated business acumen and experience in making sound decisions based on hard and soft data

  • Strong financial acumen and experience in managing cost

  • A flair for and track record in organizing and coordinating business events

  • A solid understanding of governance, risk management and compliance standards and processes

  • The ability to communicate with impact at all levels of the organisation and across functional boundaries

  • A calm, can-do attitude and self-starter

  • Personal resilience, embracing change/new ideas and enable others to do the same

  • An unwavering dedication to the Swiss Re’s new way of working through greater collaboration and breaking down of silos


Interested in this new challenge? We are looking forward to your application!


Minimum base salary for this job from 1700 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits. We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re. 


We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.


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Learn more about GoAgile here: https://swissre.sharepoint.com/sites/GoAgile

Reference Code: 100821 


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