Head of IPZ Reinsurance Solutions, 80-100% Head of IPZ Reinsurance Solutions, 80-100% …

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
in Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Permanent, Full time
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Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
in Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Head of IPZ Reinsurance Solutions, 80-100%

For the "International Programs Zurich" (IPZ) Reinsurance Solutions Team, we are looking for the Head of IPZ Reinsurance Solutions to manage a team that is responsible for executing the closing and handling the second level support. Additionally, the team is responsible for the operational aspects on the system such as execution of UAT for new implemented functions and corrections. The team acts as a link between operational and project teams.

The system is based on SAP and mainly uses modules Basic System, Risk Manager, FS-CD, General Ledger and SAP Business Warehouse, which internally is referred to as ZIRIS (Zurich Integrated Reinsurance System). Its specific purpose is to provide reinsurance of the "International Programs Zurich".

Your Role

As the Head of Reinsurance Solutions your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Manage the monthly closing (planning and execution)
  • Handling various technical interfaces and ensuring the systems are fully reconciled
  • Resolve issues and problems which cannot be solved by the operational teams (2 nd level support)
  • Perform analysis on existing and new IPZ reinsurance structures (mainly complex or non-common structures), in order to define how to reflect them best in the system
  • Understand, design, implement and test change requests
  • Participate at special non-standard ad-hoc reporting for projects and business insights
  • Ensure knowledge transfer to different departments
  • Evaluate financial impacts caused by required clean-ups / enhancements and liaise with Finance and Actuaries
  • Participate at different projects and trainings

Your Skills and Experience

As the Head of Reinsurance Solutions your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance is preferred
  • Solid knowledge of the finance area and 5 or more years of experience in the insurance and/or reinsurance business are must criteria
  • Very good practical knowledge of Basic System and Risk Manager SAP modules, while
    FS-CD, General Ledger and SAP Business Warehouse would be a further asset
  • Team leader experience for a few years or project management experience with people coordination responsibilities
  • A good understanding of International Programs business
  • Underwriting knowhow/background would be a benefit
  • Team player with strong intercultural and communication skills, able to manage a team and drive changes
  • Flexible and dynamic person who is capable to handle a constantly changing environment
  • PC literate with advanced MS Office skills, especially in MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Fluent in English, while any further language is an asset
Company Overview

Who we are

Zurich is a strong brand - more than 1.4 million Swiss customers place their trust in our products and services. Our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 170 countries to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee, you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.

At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Information for recruitment agencies

Zurich accepts no unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We therefore request that recruitment agencies do not submit any candidate documents either via our employees or through our online career portal.

We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Thank you for your understanding.