• Job Opening at Discovery Limited

  • Posted on: 2 March, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • As a proudly South African company with a rapidly expanding global footprint, Discovery is a shared value insurance company. Our shared value insurance model centres on making people healthier and having a positive long-term impact to deliver better health and value for clients, superior actuarial dynamics for the insurer, and a healthier society. We are passionate about innovation in financial services and assurance products that integrate with our trend-setting wellness programme, Vitality.

    Executive Associate to the CIO

     

    Job description

    About Discovery

     Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.

    Discovery Life - Umbrella Funds

    Discovery Invest is an ever growing fast-paced and dynamic environment that provides innovative products. This environment thrives on customer engagement and customer experience as well as mutually beneficial relationships with our brokers and other stakeholders. It is important for our employees to provide world class service to our internal and external clients, thereby ensuring long and sustainable relationships

    Key Purpose of the role

    The CIO of Discovery Employee Benefits is looking to recruit an Executive Associate (EA) who will work closely with him and other members of the Employee Benefits Executive Team. The Discovery Executive Associate programme is renowned for providing a unique opportunity for the best Black talent to enjoy accelerated growth and development through work with and exposure to our best and most senior leaders.

    If you have an entrepreneurial mind-set and appreciate calculated risks and can assume responsibility for bringing strategic projects to life, then the Discovery Invest environment will liberate you to realise your full potential.

    Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

    The successful applicant will be responsible for but not limited to the following broad job functions:

    • Assist with setting objectives and strategies for the department.
    • Conduct feasibility studies for new and existing projects.
    • Access and analyse information to produce reports for EXCO meetings.
    • Analyse and report on performance trends of internal systems.
    • Assist with strategic systems planning in accordance with business strategy.
    • Research and report on industry trends and latest technology
    • Liaise with Corporate governance to ensure alignment with corporate goals.
    • Facilitate internal audit interactions.
    • Have oversight of project schedule priorities and project management.

    Skills and Attributes

    • Exceptional analytical, problem solving and research skills;
    • Creative thinking and the ability to operationalize innovation;
    • 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 ;

    • A thorough understanding of business dynamics and strategic challenges;
    • Advanced written and verbal communication skills for executive-level internal and external delivery;

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Relevant IT honors degree and MBA (in progress or completed) preferred.
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience with a preference for systems/project management experience.
    • Minimum 5 year experience in Employee Benefits and  Life Insurance industries

    Employment Equity
    The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply
     

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Discovery Limited career website on www.linkedin.com to apply

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