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Business Development Manager

Swiss Re Tokyo, Japan
Posted 24 days ago Permanent Competitive
Business Development Manager
Corporate Title: Assistant Vice President

Division: BMD-Globals (51004015)

Department: BMDO-Globals Sales & Operations (51004016)

Recruiter: Yoko Tezuka

Hiring Manager: Sylvia Anna Pleskot

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About the role

The Business Development (BD) Manager, Tokyo has a relentless focus on understanding clients' needs today and tomorrow, developing corresponding client solutions, driving innovation as well as the transaction pipeline with relevant opportunities.

You are strategic and forward looking - someone who is continuously identifying the next opportunity to maximize the value creation for both Swiss Re and our clients, thereby constructively challenging the status quo. You are also comfortable navigating ambiguity and managing change.

Your primary work focus is to support on ideas generation, origination, development and execution of transactional business opportunities in Japan. You are expected to prioritize, advance, and challenge business themes with a commercial mindset. You generate ideas and client dialogue to maximize client impact.

You will work closely with various functions across Swiss Re, including Client Markets and structuring units, to drive both transactional and other business growth in Property & Casualty as well as Life & Health.
  • Achieve in-depth insights into client strategy & financial condition utilizing publicly available data (e.g. financial statements, research reports, etc.) as well as insights garnered from discussions with client managers and market participants
  • Research & Analysis of market themes and industry trends in Japan which may develop into business opportunities (e.g. capital efficiency and management, regulatory and accounting changes, M&A activities)
  • Uncover and analyse the implications of the new ESR regulations (Economic value-based solvency ratio) on insurers financial KPIS and work with the Swiss Re team to ideate reinsurance solutions to solve clients needs
  • Identify new market needs/ themes in order to generate meaningful business opportunities and push these ideas ahead several steps within BD and in a deal team
  • Understand how different Swiss Re offerings may affect a client in terms of accounting, rating agency, and equity valuation aspects
  • Build financial models for individual clients, projecting financial statements to assess the impact of our solutions for the clients
  • Produce high quality, replicable analytics & client presentation materials (including, but not limited to, visually attractive and compelling pitch books) of a standard comparable to investment banks or management consultants
  • Act as BD partner for key client accounts; be a trusted advisor on specific deal teams, developing new transactional growth ideas and helping Cross Functions Team (XFT) sell the value of solutions to the clients
  • Support Japan strategic initiatives with strong client focus

About the team

BD sits within the Reinsurance Business Unit and focuses on originating profitable reinsurance business across all client segments (Globals, Large and Regional & National).

BD is a global function and collaborates frequently across locations and regions. You would benefit from interacting and collaborating with other BD colleagues who have diverse background such as actuarial, science, finance or economics. Besides, we work closely together with client managers, structurers, underwriters and other functions.

BD Japan team aims to make the most impacts for Japan based clients through developing research, analytics, and client presentations around financial/ capital aspects of Swiss Re's clients.

By joining us, you will gain an in-depth understanding of reinsurance and its capacity to help our clients to manage their risk and capital position. You will develop solid foundations for a successful career in reinsurance.

About You

Technical skills/ experience
  • Superb quantitative (financial) and qualitative analytical capabilities (e.g. through degree course and/or professional qualifications)
  • Strong knowledge and interest in the areas of (re)insurance, corporate finance, accounting as well as company valuation drivers
  • Insurance experience either in Property & Casualty or in Life & Health is preferred
  • Written & verbal communication in Japanese and English
  • Proficient PowerPoint, Excel and good computer aptitude
  • 5 years or more of work experience would be preferred, but not required

Soft skills
  • Open-minded, inquisitive, proactive and committed team player with aptitude for sales and origination
  • Strong communicator able to listen/ understand needs and concerns from clients as well as present/ deliver complex information and key messages to various stakeholders in a confident, simple and concise way
  • Takes pride in and enjoys working with clients as much as with own ideas
  • Ability to sustain high level of work output and deadline pressure
  • Desire to move the company ahead including pushing the envelope in areas of future success for Swiss Re with forward looking mindset

About Swiss Re

Swiss Re 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. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime. We cover both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and their passion for sustainability.

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Job ID  129428
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