Head of Operations & Governance - Investment Management Switzerland (m/f) 80-100%

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Zurich, Switzerland
Aug 19, 2019
Aug 30, 2019
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Does the idea inspire you to develop, establish and implement strategic frameworks for a whole business department? Are you interested in governance, operational risk management and compliance topics?

If you possess a team-player mentality, you are creative and innovative while having a strong business acumen, then this might be your next career step:

Zurich Switzerland's Investment Management (IM) department is looking for a thought leader and challenger of the IM business strategy. The goal is to ensure that all internal procedures / policies are fully adhered to and operational setups are efficient, effective and provide the business a solid foundation for future opportunities.

We are looking for your application until latest August 25 th 2019 .

Your Role

As Head of Operations & Governance within IM Switzerland you will act as the central implementation and management lead and be responsible to/for:

  • Ensure adherence to legal regulations and to internal guidelines (Z urich R isk P olicy , T ied Asset Principles , Investment Guidelines etc.), initiate change, follow-up, reporting and escalation
  • External and Internal Audit - key point of contact, planning, coordination, follow-up
  • Actively manage outsourcing and servicing relationships / partners, both internal and external to deliver best outcome (excluding asset managers) including oversight and regular review of S ervice L evel and Investment Management A greement s
  • Oversight and regular review of IMS processes
  • Collaboration with local and Group Investment Management assurance functions
  • Operational Risk Management and Control Framework
  • Manage/support IMS projects and other IMS related projects
  • Compliance and reporting activities within IMS
  • Technology (information management, tools to improve efficiency and decision making, automation and digitization)
Your Skills and Experience

As Head of Operations & Governance your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Master's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Finance
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and / or Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation is recommended
  • 7 years of relevant work experience in investment / asset management, preferably including exposure to the insurance industry and / or audit
  • Understanding of regulatory and reporting environment governing (insurance) investments in Switzerland
  • Existing or capability to quickly acquire knowledge of Zurich compliance and reporting requirements, procedures and control framework
  • Analytical mind with a focus on detail, high self-motivation, strong interpersonal and stake holder management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (C1-C2) in German and in English

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