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  • Posted: May 22, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Imagine a world where people live healthier, more enhanced and protected lives… A world in which each organisation is a powerful influencer and responsible corporate citizen, committed to being a force for social good. As a leading innovator in healthcare, wellness, insurance, investments, financial and life planning, Discovery works ceaselessly to...
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    Business Support Manager

    About The Area
    Discovery Health has defined as one of its key objectives – the growth of the business and its earnings from non-scheme business. This objective necessitates the development of new innovative health and wellness products that add value to employers, employees and individual members. This strategic thrust will enable richer integration of Discovery Health as a key strategic partner in the comprehensive management of the health and wellness of its clients. Leveraging Discovery’s unique IP and shared value model, Discovery Health will drive to grow in new markets and be a leader; offering superior and innovative products and achieving the greatest market share. Employee Health Solutionsis an area that houses Discovery Health’s new market businesses, including:

    • Discovery Primary Care
    • Discovery Healthy Company
    • Discovery Gap Cover
    • Discovery Healthcare Fund


    Objective of the Role
    The Business Support Manager will support the executive team of Employee Health Solutions by:

    • Providing support to the Employee Health Solutions executive team in the execution of their responsibilities.
    • Taking ownership of projects that support the realisation of Employee Health Solutions strategy;
    • Enable and operationalise the strategic initiatives of the Employee Health Solutions executive management team.
    • Provide support to ensure the acquisition of new business and activities that support new business development


    Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

    • Detailed research and analysis to provide substance to the ideas and direction of the executive team;
    • Project ownership and or project management of strategic initiatives;
    • Management of business reporting and compliance for the business to internal and external stakeholders;
    • Compilation of presentations and speeches for delivery by the executive team to both internal and external audiences;
    • Input into operational design and process efficiencies;
    • Preparation of proposals for strategic partnerships, new business and new products for both external and internal distribution;
    • Collaborating with teams such as R&D, marketing, sales and corporate relationship management to ensure that the strategy and set standards are achieved.


    Personal Attributes and Skills
    The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate

    • Exceptional analytical, problem solving and research skills;
    • Creative thinking and the ability to operationalise innovation;
    • An ability to deal with complex issues as well as migrate between detail and high level requirements;
    • Drive and commitment to exceed expectations;
    • Reliability and dependability – can be counted on;
    • Ability to influence and negotiate with impact across divisions and teams at all levels, and with external parties;
    • A thorough understanding of business dynamics and strategic challenges;
    • Sophisticated written and verbal communication skills for executive-level internal and external delivery;
    • Commitment to excellence and;
    • An ability to deal with ambiguity and continuous change.


    Education and Experience

    • A completed tertiary qualification
    • At least 2-3 years business experience with clear leadership responsibility for key business objectives
    • Extensive business and/or technical experience with a proven track record of innovation, entrepreneurship, delivery and performance
    • Management consulting experience is advantageous
    • Operations and service experience is advantageous
    • Discovery business knowledge and experience advantageous


    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Discovery Limited on to apply
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