Monday, 29 October 2018

Strategy & Operations Intern at Swiss Re 2018

We offer a fantastic opportunity for a recent graduate with an exceptional academic record in our Swiss Re EMEA Strategy & Operations function based in Cape Town.

This role will allow you to work in a high performing Strategy & Operations MEA Team and to learn strategy analysis and business operations practices.

The Swiss Re Group 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. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime.

The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.

Specific responsibilities of this role include:

  • Working with the Sales Leader Support (Market Coordinators) to coordinate the sales efforts
  • Doing market analysis for the MEA region (e.g. competitor analysis, insurance sector analysis, economic developments etc.)
  • Supporting the organisation of client events and training
  • Supporting the production of client marketing material
  • Providing project management support

About the team

You will work closely with the Strategy & Operations MEA team and the MEA Client Markets teams, both located in Cape Town and Zurich. Strategy & Operations EMEA is made up of business coordinators, strategy analysts, marketing experts, event organisers, project managers, market coordinators and operational officers. We work hand-in-hand with the client market teams to keep the machine running, enabling the best client service and driving the definition and implementation of market strategies.

About You
  • Minimum, Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or similar
  • No more than 1-2 years' work experience
  • Strong administration skills (including PowerPoint and Excel skills)
  • Problem solving ability
  • Openness to working in a multi-cultural and international environment
  • Great attention to detail and analytical acumen
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Accountable individual
  • Strong customer focus with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates


At Swiss Re we believe in championing uniqueness in leadership, in thought and in the way we work together. If you can be who you are, and you feel included, your motivation and ideas will help us succeed now and in the future.

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