Head of Business Transformation, Asia Pacific
Hong Kong

Our opportunity

Being part of the team, you will apply your professional knowledge and expertise to lead the planning and execution of key transformation and change programmes across our P&C and Life businesses.

If you are interested in working in a dynamic, challenging environment, for a company that recognizes and rewards your creativity, initiative and contributions, just simply click "Apply online"

Your role

As a Head of Business Transformation, y our main responsibilities will involve :

  • Provide leadership or oversight to APAC's transaction planning and execution activities (including M&A, divestiture, partnership, startup, etc.
  • from pre-deal through to completion and integration / separation

  • Develop the programme of work, and establish the necessary governance framework to achieve the integration objectives
  • Develop and coach in country capabilities to support execution
  • Support the business unit on regulatory filings and engagements
  • Serve as the regional lead to drive the planning and coordination of cross business unit transformation programme of work involving process, compliance or IT led change, or complex / large scale strategic initiatives to translate strategic vision to realizable and defined business results
  • Provide advice and hands-on support to the APAC Exco and business units to drive major programme delivery
  • Develop and agree shareable operating models and solutions across countries, where appropriate
  • Liaise with Group Business Transformation colleagues to promote the sharing of lessons learnt and best practices
  • Collaborate with operational excellence, solution and infrastructure design SMEs to analyse and assess business problems and needs, and propose options / solutions to addressing the requirement
  • Support the business units in the design and development of the target operating model and enterprise architecture landscape to facilitate product, process, organisation, system and infrastructure changes
  • Provide oversight to the APAC business unit's project portfolio from inception through to implementation and closure
  • Facilitate the coordination of project approvals by the relevant authorities
  • Safeguard the quality of the project delivery, governance and reporting to ensure compliance to Group's planning and control requirement
  • Promote and champion the adoption of Zurich's project management discipline and framework, and development of practitioners within the business units
  • Your Skills and Experience

    As a Head of Business Transformation, your skills and qualifications will ideally include :

  • Educated to degree level, preferably in the areas of business administration, economics, engineering or finance with minimum 10 years of experience in a senior management role with project, change and people management accountability
  • Project management (PMP / Prince2) certified
  • Good verbal and written English communication and presentation skills to all levels, knowledge of additional language in Asia preferred but not mandatory
  • Enterprise architecture design qualification added advantage
  • Demonstrated experience, and credentials to leading large scale, complex, cross country programme of work, preferably in the insurance business, consulting or financial services sector
  • Transaction (M&A, divestiture, partnership, startup) execution experience
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the insurance business flows, preferably both life and general
  • Experience in building and leading teams with counterparties within APAC countries
  • Experience in working in Asia, preferably across both developed and developing countries, and mindful to APAC's diversified operating culture
  • Ability to explain complex ideas and processes to non-technical teams / staff
  • Additional Information

    Primary work location is Hong Kong. You can apply by clicking on the button "Apply online"

    Who we are

    Looking for a career that will excite, challenge and inspire you? Thinking about insurance? Perhaps you should. Working for us is a totally different experience to what you probably expect.

    How do you feel about the things you truly love? Don't you want to protect them in the best way possible? Imagine if you could help people do this all over the world.

    You'd give them confidence and reassurance by protecting what they love most. This is no easy task. In today's interconnected world, tackling risk is fast, unpredictable and invigorating.

    You'll have to think on your feet as you manage risks big and small, from flooding to cyber crime. You'll be tackling issues like these in over 170 countries.

    It's a big challenge, but you'll have a truly diverse network helping you. As part of an international team, every day would provide opportunities to learn, grow and share ideas.

    As you make an impact across borders, you'll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.

    So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.

    Zurich Insurance has the policy to be an equal opportunity employer. We aim to attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to criteria such as race / ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

    At Zurich we believe that having a culture of inclusion is essential in delivering good results. Attracting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce where employees feel valued, respected and empowered allows people to reach their full potential.

    As a business this diversity helps us to better reflect and understand our 4 million customers' needs to allow us to drive better outcomes.

    As a global organisation, with an increasingly agile workforce, we're happy to consider flexible working arrangements.

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