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Johannesburg, GT, ZA

MEA P&C Solutions Business Development Manager (teleworking)


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


The opportunity:


Are you passionate about shaping new solutions (products, services, platform & tools, etc) that meet end-consumer demands? Then keep reading!

Our team is looking for a highly motivated, innovative colleague to join us in developing Solutions that redefine how P&C insurance is distributed in the Middle East & Africa.

We offer you an innovative environment where you can use your out-of-the-box thinking to make a meaningful impact!


Main responsibilities:


  • Identify, originate and execute business development opportunities that leverage our solutions suite, insurtech and technology partnerships for our reinsurance clients

  • Own client deals from origination to implementation including governance post close.

  • Engage with clients on their primary business along the value chain to uncover opportunities and craft differentiated solutions for our clients.

  • Build and maintain a successful network with alternative distribution partners at key levels (C-suite, Product Development, Digital Transformation, Innovation and Underwriting).

  • Develop an ecosystem of new non-insurance innovative partners for co-creation opportunities.

  • Keep abreast of market developments, innovations and opportunities in the MEA region.


About the Team


You will a core member of a diverse and energetic team operating in various locations in Middle East & Africa. You will collaborate closely with all relevant internal functions such as client managers, underwriters and innovation specialists that are passionate about our market and exceeding client expectations. One Solution at a time!


About You


  • You have a minimum of 8 years in the Insurtech sector with expertise in product development, distribution and business development strategy.

  • You maintain a good network within the technology and venture capital space and bring valuable distribution partner insights and can translate these into opportunities for Client Solutions.

  • You have extensive and demonstrable knowledge of evolving consumer behaviour in MEA region and are able to identify emerging product needs.

  • You have deep experience in sophisticated sales processes and are comfortable presenting to C-Suite and Public Sector officials.

  • You have experience leading innovation projects, product development, tariff design, go-to-market strategies, consulting, etc.

  • You have strong lateral thinking ability and can successfully develop and sell your unique ideas to varied audiences.

  • Your English is excellent and proficiency in Arabic and/or French would be a plus.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of  religion,gender, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates.

Swiss Re offers modern work models and attractive work places that allow all employees to adapt to changing work preferences and life phases.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Reference Code: 100841 


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