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Zurich, Zurich, CH

Senior Public Affairs Manager (80% - 100%)


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 a Senior Public Affairs Manager, you will be responsible for positioning Swiss Re as a thought leader and leading risk knowledge company. You'll be building Swiss Re's reach and influence with decision makers and engaging us in the global discussions and debates underway on the topics that matter most to our business in EMEA and the Americas. To achieve that, you'll be building networks of influence with NGOs, IGOs academia, industry associations and think tanks while also elaborating strategies to shape stakeholders' thinking and conversations on Swiss Re's Group Topics. 




•    Position Swiss Re as a thought leader and leading risk knowledge company in the re/insurance industry
•    Support the building and delivery of a comprehensive and impactful Public Affairs engagement plan for Swiss Re
•    Work with the team to reach, impress and influence key decision makers in the Public Affairs space by sharing our risk knowledge and advocating our world view
•    Establishing engagement opportunities, events and moments of dialogue that foster dialogue with key stakeholders
•    Build regionally relevant thought leadership positions and advocacy strategies on our Group Topics
•    Build effective partnerships and alliances within the Group to help maximise the impact and profile of Swiss Re’s thought leadership
•    Work in close coordination with colleagues from Regulatory Affairs and the Swiss Re Institute to identify and deliver aligned impact opportunities in the EMEA and Americas regions
•    Provide Public Affairs advice and support to senior executives, including writing content, presentations and position papers
•    Build relationships and networks with key stakeholders within and outside Group Communications and Swiss Re
•    Support wider Group Public Affairs initiatives
•    Measure success based on defined targets and KPIs


About the Team


You will join a very professional and highly motivated global Communications Community that is committed to delivering impact and driving differentiation for the Swiss Re Group. 


As one, we work together to measurably influence the stakeholders on our radar screen: clients, decision makers, and employees in order to support and enhance Swiss Re’s reputation and role as market and opinion leader. 


As individuals we collaborate and bring our diverse knowledge, skills and expertise together in teams of teams that support the Group in achieving its vision and purpose of making the world more resilient.


We are passionate about engaging and inspiring our audiences within and outside the business and about using data and technology in combination with our restless growth mindset to understand and constantly increase our performance.


About You


You have:

•    > 7 years of professional-level experience in a public affairs or advocacy role in the private or public sector and have an advanced degree in a related subject (including, but not exclusively, political science, international affairs, macroeconomics, PPE, classics or theology)
•    Excellent understanding of global issues and trends. Knowledge of re/insurance business is a plus
•    A good knowledge of the decision makers, opinion leaders and bodies that have an impact on the world stage 
•    Exceptional political judgement (personal & professional) and influencing skills
•    First class communications skills, able to present, write fluently and compellingly in English (other languages a plus)
•    Ability to quickly get an overview of complex matters and synthesise findings
•    Curiosity and a readiness to originate and implement ideas and new approaches
•    strong results orientation and ability to challenge status quo 
•    A growth mindset and are able to bring new ideas to the table
•    An ability to think innovatively and creatively about how best to engage with political and policy audiences 
•    Very strong analytical and conceptual skills
•    Solid planning/project management competence
•    Strong team mentality and can-do attitude


You are:

•    Confident in consulting internal clients
•    At ease to liaise at all hierarchical levels
•    Able to deal with stakeholders decisively 
•    A collaborative, engaging, positive team player
•    A fast-learning, results-driven, "can-do”, self-starter personality
•    Able to grasp complex processes and projects
•    Energetic, diplomatic, flexible
•    Proactive, confident, with high integrity 
•    Committed to high quality, also under pressure


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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