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London, GB

Head of GTS Business Solutions


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

As Head of this Unit you will directly cooperate with the CTO and lead all aspects of Business Solutions related topics. You will be a member of the GTS Leadership team and will actively contribute to the Vision and Mission of GTS, which is to transform and run our Swiss Re IT in digital speed, ensure operational stability, and drive technology and innovation.

Your role is a critical key for the GTS' success, and therefore, we encourage you to clearly demonstrate to us your experience, motivation and attitude that will help us transform the way we work in IT. We want to build a common understanding on the meaningful "must wins" in GTS; therefore, we expect you to be an integrative, honest and open – an outstanding teammate!

The GTS Business Solutions Teams will be responsible to operate existing platforms or develop new solutions, but also integrate workflows and processes for the following Services:

  •    Enterprise Content Management
  •     Workflow Management
  •     Customer Relationship Management
  •     (secure) Enterprise Data Exchange
  •     Application Development   


Main responsibilities:
 You will…

  •    manage the operation of the existing infrastructure in an agile team environment and ensure quality and flexibility
  •     define a target architecture and drive the harmonization of the current landscape, and reduce overlaps and redundancies as much as possible in collaboration with business consumers and the architecture team
  •     develop and maintain strong partner management
  •     take over running critical initiatives
  •     define and commit to performance indicators
  •     foster leadership and accountability in your team


About the Team


As part of Swiss Re's CTO Division, called Group Technology Services, the Business Solutions unit will be the tight technological interlink with the business. The GTS Business Solutions unit will deliver and manage business applications E2E and drive future alignment and consolidation with supporting platforms in line with the overarching IT strategy.


About You


  •    You have knowledge, experience and technical expertise:
  •     You hold a university degree preferably in computer science or business administration with at least 10 years of work experience
  •     You have a solid grasp of an agile IT operating model, IT service value chain
  •     You foster entrepreneurial thinking in our organization and combine it with solid financial understanding.
  •     You are ambitious, analytical, creative and an enabler for the organization


Do you relish today's rapid technological advancements, always with an eye on business opportunities and turning expertise into impactful business decisions? We look forward to receiving your application soon!


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, gen

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