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Market Head (Life) for United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa
Principal function is to grow the revenue and earnings of PartnerRe’s life reinsurance business.
The job holder will be responsible for helping maintain our extensive network of client and market contacts, developing new contacts and relationships, monitoring and reporting on market developments, and uncovering and prioritising business opportunities.
Working closely with the Market Head (Life) for United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa) and with support from Pricing Actuaries, Underwriters, product and legal experts, the job holder will be responsible for co-ordinating and managing all resources needed to win and retain business.
Working as part of a dedicated business development team, the jobholder is required to:
Responsibility for the execution and implementation of new transactions, and contributing to the maintenance of in force transactions, ensuring compliance with our obligations by co-ordinating our actuarial, accounting and administration teams.
Contributing to the development of expertise and know-how of the team members, and enhancing PartnerRe’s profile through conference presentations and work with professional bodies.
A good balance of technical excellence and commercial sense.
At least 5 years experience in life insurance/reinsurance ideally in a business development role in either UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand where the candidate will have established a network of contacts. Additionally experience negotiating, pricing or structuring large reinsurance transactions will be desirable.
Ideally FIA/FFA qualified or candidates with highly numerate backgrounds who have progressed into marketing/business development.
Good knowledge of the above markets is a plus.
Good communicator externally with clients as well as internally.
Ability to work effectively both within a team and also independently, with an ability to handle multiple tasks.
Position is based in Partner Re’s Zurich office, but travel to Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa and elsewhere for client meetings is necessary.
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