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Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, HK

Strategy Manager


About iptiQ

iptiQ is a risk tech start-up within Swiss Re Group. Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

iptiQ provides digital, bespoke and transparent L&H and P&C protection products in a B2B2C manner. Founded in 2014, we're transforming the way consumers buy insurance with a unique digital insurance engine which incorporates the latest technology with world-class underwriting capabilities. We build strong partnerships to sell insurance via trusted brands.

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


About the Team

iptiQ APAC is a newly established Swiss Re business unit created with the specific objective of building large scale B2B2C revenue streams from across the region, with a focus on High Growth Markets and scalable opportunities. The business model will revolve around the creation of in country operations, appropriate to the regulatory and market environments in place. These operations will be tasked with delivering the relevant proposition, with a small regional team providing strategic, operational, financial, risk and governance support.


iptiQ puts the consumers' needs at the centre of what we do, aim to become a digital/direct champion and build expertise in data driven acquisition and management. We will use the Swiss Re network to access state of the art technologies and capabilities, combine it with local expertise and an innovative mind-set, constantly challenging current ways of offering insurance. Our aim is to drive the digital partnerships across the insurance value chain, combining insurance know-how and e-commerce competencies, with the dynamic spirit of a start-up.


The team will evolve over the course of the next years as new opportunities arise and the need for new knowledge becomes clear. The job holder will be expected to demonstrate flexibility in thought and action, moving swiftly to take advantage of opportunities, to test ideas and theories and bring innovation to the table.


If you enjoy thinking ahead and identifying new opportunities or anticipate future challenges, if you like driving risk mitigations actions and initiatives in an agile way and enjoy pushing borders with a passion for the latest technologies. Then this might be the job for you.


​About the Role

Building on its market leading position in reinsurance, Swiss Re is now looking to build a B2B2C primary insurance proposition / business with insurance products sold under the brands of existing and new distribution partners with Swiss Re carrying the risk.


Your Role:

The Strategy Manager will be key in supporting the iptiQ business development across Asia Pacific. As a member of the regional team, the Strategy Manager would support the development of our regional long-term strategic plans and objectives by identifying issues and opportunities that could impact our business growth and profitability. 


The duties include competitor benchmarking, , industry intelligence, consumer knowledge, and development of strategic initiatives. You would be expected to project manage high-priority strategic initiatives for the region, working directly with the business leadership team.


Task Details:

  • Strategy Definition - Shape and develop the strategy by working closely with key stakeholders within iptiQ (e.g. country specific heads, marketing, finance, operations, pricing, compliance legal) and through the development of work plans, gathering and generation of relevant data, driving analyses, and the development of actionable recommendations. Identify and develop feasibility of new markets and their potential.


  • Strategic Planning - Evaluate and recommend business frameworks, practices and measures to be applied across the business through the annual planning process.  Working with various internal and external key stakeholders to create visually and verbally engaging and concise presentations and reports.


  • Strategic Risk Management - Expect to help establish KPIs that the business will measure performances against.  Drive awareness and insights of the market trends to ascertain risks and opportunities.


About You

  • Primary insurance business acumen – within a global organization is a plus; start-up experience in the insurance/insurtech space is nice to have

  • Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them concisely into a business plan

  • Strong business analytical and project management skills, able to manage multiple projects, speak to senior stakeholders

  • Proven team player with drive and initiative to push action

  • Resourceful, ability to work independently and make decisions/priorities in the face of complexity, conflicting pressures and ambiguous circumstances

  • Proven track record of building productive and collaborative working relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders

  • Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills with superb English both written and verbal

  • Solid financial acumen and understanding of financial metrics

  • Strong user in Excel, PPT, and Power Bi or other analytics tools.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

Keywords: Strategy, Market Entry 
Reference Code: 101281 


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