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  • Posted: Jul 30, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    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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    Actuary (Technical Marketing) - Invest Actuarial

     

    Key Purpose

    If you have an entrepreneurial mind-set, a passion for innovation and can bring strategic projects to life, then Discovery Invest can liberate you to realise your full potential. The role is based in Johannesburg and will comprise of marketing, technical marketing, data analysis, investments research, distribution support and digital tool development.

    Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

    • Working with product development to develop solutions for clients and tools for intermediaries in an environment where Discovery competes head-to-head with other product providers.
    • Developing research material that can be used to position Discovery as a thought leader in the market.
    • Compiling material that can be rolled out through PR campaigns and to technical intermediaries.
    • Designing the marketing campaigns for both clients and brokers and a framework to measure the effectiveness of different marketing campaigns.
    • Developing actuarial level papers.
    • Compiling communications and technical presentations for intermediaries.
    • Presenting to various intermediaries on technical product information.
    • Meeting with various intermediaries and business representatives to form key partnerships and drive new business.
    • Liaising with investment specialists, consultants, brokers and financial advisers in handling technical product queries and performing calculations.
    • Working with the new business team and the Chief Digital Officer to propose and help build digital solutions for clients and brokers and bring actuarial insights into these solutions.
    • Internal training to invest staff on invest products, technical details and calculations.
    • Working within the product development and the Digital team to establish a position of brand leadership.
    • The candidate must be able to liaise at different levels and build relationships. This liaison will include interactions with:
    • Discovery sales consultants, agents and IFA intermediaries
    • Back-office operations
    • Legal and compliance
    • Training teams
    • Marketing services
    • Product development
    • Distribution heads
    • Discovery management and executives

    Personal Attributes And Skills

    • Drives Results
    • Values Driven
    • Optimistic
    • Learns on the Fly
    • Resilient
    • Instils Trust
    • People Savvy
    • Problem Solver
    • Manages Complexity
    • Business Acumen
    • The ability to multitask various projects effectively
    • Ability to plan, organize and deliver on individual deliverables
    • Ability to deal with pressure, tight deadlines and setbacks in order to deliver results and meet customer expectations
    • Must be able to present and communicate information effectively
    • Able to convey complex concepts in a simple, effective manner that instills trust and builds a positive brand image
    • Data Analytical Skills - ability to understand and work with big data sets in order to achieve desired outcome. Excel proficient.
    • Self-starter – able to show initiative and drive projects to completion with guidance.

    Education And Experience

    • Matric
    • Completed qualification with a strong analytical focus in Actuarial Science / Mathematical Statistics / Engineering, Business Science or related qualification
    • Completed actuarial qualification with Fellow designation
    • Track record of innovation, delivery and performance
    • 5 – 10 years working experience in an Actuarial position with at least 2 years within a Technical Marketing or consulting environment (Preferable)
    • VBA, SQL and/or Python coding experience (Preferable)

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    Security Architect

    Key Purpose

    The Enterprise Security Architect (ESA) is a senior-level individual that operates in the Information Governance and Security team and is responsible for designing, building, testing and driving implementation of privacy and security systems. The ESA is expected to have a thorough understanding of complex IT systems and stay up to date with the latest security and privacy standards, systems and authentication protocols, as well as best practice capabilities.

    Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

    • Enhances the Information Governance and Securit y teams accomplishments and competence by planning delivery of solutions; answering technical and procedural questions; teaching improved processes; mentoring team members.
    • Determines requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements; researching information privacy and security standards; conducting system security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments; studying architecture/platform; identifying integration issues; preparing cost estimates.
    • Plans systems by evaluating network and security technologies to adhere to industry standards.
    • Implements appropriate systems in line with the Information Governance and Security strategy
    • Updates job knowledge by tracking and understanding emerging practices and standards; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
    • Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value and enhance the security and privacy posture.
    • Provide guidance to Information security officers, managers, privacy and governance officers

    Personal Attributes And Skills

    • 10 + years of experience in the Information technology and Information Security fields across multiple domains.
    • Working knowledge of and experience with security frameworks and architectural principles.
    • Working knowledge of and/or experience with Risk and Compliance.
    • Working knowledge of applicable industry standards, legislations, etc.
    • Proven experience of driving enterprise wide security programs, projects, or solutions.
    • Relevant Information Security and Architecture Qualification/s.

    Education And Experience

    • IT qualifications (A+, N+ or equivalent)
    • Advanced Security qualifications (CISSP,CISA or equivalent)
    • Security Architecture (SABSA or equivalent)
    • IT related Diploma / Degree (advantageous)

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

     

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