Associate Director / Director, Strategy and Business Performance

  • 35024
  • Life - Actuarial
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  • Hong Kong
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  • Apr 3, 2019
  • Support and coordinate across all elements of strategy with a team of peers, senior executives from the Asia regional office, local country business units and corporate headquarters, based on a strong understanding of the company and its strategic ambitions.
  • Drive the development of business unit level strategies, including research on emerging trends and competitive landscape and understand impact on the business.
  • Synthesize recommendations with a clear articulation of how strategy translates into execution priorities and action plans.
  • Lead work-streams and be responsible for rigorous analysis to structure problems and present complex findings in a clear, concise, and decision-driven manner.
  • Support the implementation of the Asia strategic planning process across regional functions, country business units, and support the development of Asia strategic planning deliverables and timelines for Asia Executive Committee, Group executive leadership team and Group Board.
  • Develop and manage project deliverables timelines, track progress against ambitions and execution.
  • Assist in managing multiple internal stakeholders and ensure effective communication informally and for formal presentations.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Accounting/Economics/Actuarial Science.
  • At least 8 years work experience. Life insurance industry preferred.
  • Previous experience in strategy consulting or corporate strategy within a multinational firm considered an advantage.
  • Native English and fluency in an additional Asian language is an advantage.
  • Experience formulating strategy, familiar with key principles of strategy development including generating hypothesis, ability to think conceptually and creatively regarding solutions and opportunities.
  • Ability to triangulate financial data and generate key insights to test and validate hypothesis.
  • Ability to drive projects through providing appropriate project framework, clarity on content and deliverables and effectively engaging and managing stakeholders.
  • Ability to collect and collate high volumes of diverse information regarding markets, customer and risk without becoming overwhelmed. Ability to separate critical and urgent details for integration into planning.
  • Has credibility and presence amongst peers and senior management through strong verbal, written and presentation skills. Expresses ideas and shares information clearly and concisely; Ability to tell a story and provide recommendations that resonate with variety of audiences.
  • Will encourage, support and develop more junior colleagues. Be an ambassador for the team, proactively seeking opportunities to engage with colleagues across the company.
  • Has a strong sense of ownership and work ethic to see projects to completion. Is undeterred by challenges/obstacles and will remain motivated, composed and apply creating thinking to overcome them.