Senior Business Engineer (Insurance)
EY
Johannesburg, GT, ZA
4d ago

We are currently seeking highly motivated people for our Consulting practice, which is a leading provider of services to the banking and insurance sector as well as large corporates in other industries.

You will build valued relationships with external clients and internal peers and contribute to the growth of our team. Bringing experience and insight on one or more disciplines, you will shape solutions to a range of client challenges in risk management and finance IT for the Banking industry.

Working in this creative environment, you will be given the opportunity to take responsibility and work on challenging projects for major clients as well as major financial institutions abroad.

Your key responsibilities

The Insurance Business Engineer will take a leading role in the Insurance competency. They will be responsible for both sales and delivery of insurance related projects.

This includes sales and pre-sales activities of opportunity identification, pre-sales presentation and proposal writing and submission.

They will be responsible for the quality of client interaction including thought leadership and guidance on industry best practice, while also playing a role in the delivery of the required solution through interaction with the assigned implementation team.

They will follow project standards within established timeframes and at defined quality levels, and ensure projects are completed according to schedule and client specifications.

This position is client-facing and requires travel to the client site as the project warrants. The work performed is typically moderately complex.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Providing insurance expertise to internal stakeholders.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the Insurance practice strategy.
  • Training and mentorship of junior resources.
  • Maintain, enhance, and broaden knowledge and skills of Insurance applications, industry best practices and developments.
  • Interact with clients to provide them insights and possibilities within the Insurance domain to help shape and craft their transformation journeys
  • Interact with clients, consultatively, to determine project requirements and needs analysis.
  • Present the Insurance capabilities and specific solution required to the client,
  • Prepare proposals for clients in accordance with pre-defined standards and procedures.
  • Establish and / or assist client with controls based on client’s business practices and processes; recommend best practices;
  • review setup with clients and gain client acceptance.

  • Use subject matter knowledge to advise the client on the most suitable options.
  • Conduct process analysis and mapping activities for assigned applications if applicable.
  • Assess and report risks during project and participate in the development and implementation of mitigation plans.
  • Communicate project scope, status, and risks to all stakeholders.
  • Record accurate and timely accounting of time spent on project related activities.
  • Follow established project, departmental, company procedures and quality standards.
  • Follow established project management standards.
  • Provide activities related to the management of assigned implementation projects to bring the project to a timely close and transition the client appropriately.
  • Complete post-implementation tasks in a timely manner.
  • Update internal documentation as applicable.
  • To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Minimum of 5-10 years of experience in the insurance domain, through a financial institution or an industry software vendor company.
  • Proven industry relevant track record of in-depth knowledge of insurance domain, associated standards, practices and regulations
  • Client facing service experience required. Engagement across stakeholders and ability to run information gathering and sharing sessions
  • Experience with various project management disciplines preferred
  • Experience with technology transformation programs at various levels
  • A working knowledge of domestic and international insurance domains including : Actuarial Valuations Risk Management Finance Operations Regulatory Requirements ( IFRS, Solvency) Business Operations Customer Service
  • Business Writing Skills (business cases, proposals)
  • Presentation and Facilitation Skills
  • System Development Life Cycle (Waterfall, Agile)
  • Quality Assurance and Risk Management
  • Innovative thinker
  • Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience with Insurance domain software platforms and vendors
  • Exposure to core transformation journeys at a variety of levels (management, design, implementation)
  • Insurance technology architectural experience and understanding
  • Exposure to cloud-based technologies and solutions within the insurance domain and associated transformation / migration programs
  • What we look for

    If you’re a natural leader and a self-starter, with a talent for motivating individuals, building relationships, and solving complex client problems, we’re interested in you.

    You’ll need to be ready to listen and confident in challenging the status quo. Top performers in this role will have strong experience contributing content to pursuits, collaboratively structuring work, managing teams, developing reusable collateral, and experience working with C-suite client executives.

    If you have a genuine passion for helping businesses achieve their full potential, this role is for working at EY offers

    What we offer

    We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer :

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
  • EY is committed to be an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities.

    While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

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