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Assistant Manager, Strategy

Great Eastern Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Closing date
Jul 18, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Discover the GREAT in your career.

As a LIFE company, our customers are at the heart of all that we do. Being one of Asia's leading insurer for over a century, we have built a long-lasting legacy of trust with our customers over many generations. At the foundation of this trust is Integrity, Initiative, and Involvement - from the way we treat every customer relationship with honesty and transparency, to our proactive approach of delivering the best possible solutions in both life and general insurance.

Integrity, Initiative, and Involvement is what guides us. It is what makes us do the right thing, take the lead, and choose 'we' over 'me'. Our mission is to make life great for our customers because we understand what matters most to them, and we know how to help them protect it.

If you are looking to grow in an exciting career filled with opportunities and potential, we are seeking a professional to join our team as Assistant Manager, Strategy.

Job Purpose

Define objectives, action plan, and metrics for strategic projects, set ownership and timelines while responsible for executing projects from ideation/ conceptual phase to closure, by maintaining a high standard of performance through facilitating collaboration across stakeholders.

The Job

  • Project Management role to support and add value to projects assigned by defining project plans, resolve discrepancies arising from differences in opinions from various stakeholders, apply good judgement to deal with uncertainties and actively track the progress of projects.
  • For complex projects, co-own and lead certain workstreams with stakeholders to support the achievement of milestone phases.
  • Provide PMO and secretariat support and follow up on action plans for various strategic management initiatives.
  • Responsible for supporting the development of the company strategies and business plans with respective stakeholders.
  • Brainstorm and actively participate in the co-creation of long-term ideas and support the eventual implementation.
  • Resolve occasional ad-hoc administrative matters to a high standard.
  • Takes accountability in considering business and regulatory compliance risks and takes appropriate steps to mitigate the risks.
  • Maintains awareness of industry trends on regulatory compliance, emerging threats and technologies in order to understand the risk and better safeguard the company.
  • Highlights any potential concerns /risks and proactively shares best risk management practices.

Our Requirements

  • Undergraduate or postgraduate degree from any field of studies including Business/Commerce, Engineering, Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, Finance or Economics.
  • Able to cope in a fast-paced environment, resilient in the face of challenges, committed to achieve a common alignment with stakeholders, and willing to go the extra mile/ put in additional effort to achieve desired results.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years working experience, preferably experience in business consulting, project/ programme management, operational management, corporate finance and/or post-merger integration.
  • Core Behavioural Competencies including integrity, relationship-building, passion for excellence, customer service orientation, proactiveness, collaboration, analytical thinking, emotional intelligence & organization awareness.
  • High level of integrity, takes accountability of work and good attitude over teamwork.
  • Takes initiative to improve current state of things and adaptable to embrace new changes.

About Great Eastern

Established in 1908, Great Eastern places customers at the heart of everything we do. Our legacy extends beyond our products and services to our culture, which is defined by our core values and how we work. As champions of Integrity, Initiative and Involvement, our core values act as a compass, guiding and inspiring us to embrace the behaviours associated with each value, upholding our promise to our customers - to continue doing our best for them in a sustainable manner.

We work collaboratively with our stakeholders to look for candidates who exhibit or have the potential to embrace our core values and associated behaviours, as these are the key traits that we expect from our employees as they develop their careers with us.

We embrace inclusivity, giving all employees an equal opportunity to shine and play their role in exploring possibilities to deliver innovative insurance solutions.

Since 2018, Great Eastern has been a signatory to the United Nations (UN) Principles of Sustainable Insurance. Our sustainability approach around environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations play a key role in every business decision we make. We are committed to being a sustainability-driven company to achieve a low-carbon economy by managing the environmental footprint of our operations and incorporating ESG considerations in our investment portfolios; improving people's lives by actively helping customers live healthier, better and longer; and drive responsible business practices through material ESG risk management.

To all recruitment agencies: Great Eastern does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our email or our employees. We will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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