Head of Product (Actuarial / Product Development / Investment / Management) – Cape Town

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted: 05-12-2017
Reference: DAG

Job Description:
Our client, a leading financial services institution is seeking an Head of Product (Actuarial) to join their team in Cape Town.

  • Establishing a clear vision and long term guaranteed investment solution strategy for the company across the various retail and corporate markets.
  • Providing strategic input and product development support to business units in the Group
  • Ensuring that the company’s range of guaranteed investment solutions remain optimally positioned to succeed in the changing regulatory and competitive environment.
  • Developing innovative new guaranteed investment solutions that meet the identified needs of the different market segments.
  • Effective engagement with various other support functions including Operations, Mandate and Finance to ensure optimal business outcomes across functions.
  • Ongoing product management, marketing and enhancement of existing guaranteed solutions.
  • Ensuring that the company’s guaranteed investment solutions are appropriately priced in order to meet their commercial objectives, and that appropriate pricing processes and governance are in place.
  • Supporting the delivery of appropriate advice models and processes, where appropriate.
  • Providing ongoing support to retail and corporate distribution channels, including assisting distribution channels with managing existing client relationships.
  • Building a high performance team culture.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • Qualified actuary with a minimum of 8 years’ experience.
  • An inspirational leader that enables a high performance team culture with empowered and motivated staff that are aligned behind a common vision.
  • An excellent strategic thinker with an ability to deliver winning product strategies in an increasingly complex environment.
  • The ability and desire to work across the full value chain in order to deliver outstanding and innovative end-to-end customer propositions.
  • Commercial and business acumen.
  • The ability to successfully manage and deliver multiple project initiatives.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to build constructive relationships with key stakeholders across multiple business units.
  • Past experience of guaranteed investment products, including capital markets and guarantee pricing will be strongly preferred.
  • A good understanding of adjacent investment, savings and annuity products will be beneficial.
If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Darrin Grey: darrin@caglobalint.com.

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Darrin Grey
Executive Headhunter and Finance and Banking Recruitment Consultant
The CA Global Group
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