Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA

Client Markets Intern

About the role

We are looking for a Client Markets intern to take part in the Middle East and Africa Life and Health team. The team is responsible for managing key insurance clients and stakeholders across various markets and to present the Swiss Re value proposition in the right players at the right time. 


About the opportunity

The role will be working directly with the Client Markets team in Cape Town as well as collaborating with other functions and departments including local underwriting, actuarial, claims, accounting and finance teams. 


A successful candidate must be able to work at a high standard on their own as well as in a variety of project teams. They also will ensure good communication and within the Client Markets team as well as other local functions they work with. 


Tasks to be performed could include: 
• Assist with the development of client, client relationship, strategy and action plans 
• Working with Excell models/code and data to price employee group schemes
• Monitor the Insurance and reinsurance industry for market trends and developments including competitor intelligence. 
• Liaise with the Business Unit & local peers to ensure complete and accurate information is captured from existing systems 
• Provide services to internal customers (ad-hoc analyses, client meeting presentations, stakeholder consulting) 
• Collaborate with specialists to develop innovative solutions to the client needs 
• Assist with internal scheduling and planning for the Client Markets team across the Life and Health 



• Degree in Mathematics or Statistics
• Excellent oral and written communication skills 
• Self-motivated, hardworking, analytical and proactive 
• Able to work well with individuals at all levels within the organization and be able to articulate ideas 
• Fluent in English 


About the team 

The Client Markets team is tasked with delivering Swiss Re's reinsurance solutions to clients; setting strategy and ensuring effective communications between the members of cross-functional account teams to execute strategy. We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic team member to join the group. 


About You 

• Strong verbal and written communication skills 
• Strong interpersonal skills and team-oriented approach 
• Willingness to be flexible, to learn a variety of new skills and understand new systems quickly 
• Strong analytical background 
• Strong excel and power point skills 
• Ability to work in global and multi-cultural environment 
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and tasks at once 
• Ability to take a holistic approach with the appropriate attention to detail 
• An enthusiastic self-starter, able to run on your own. 
• You face challenges in a persistent and persevering manner #LI-Hybrid


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Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates.


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. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and their passion for sustainability.



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