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Product Specialist Lead - Western Cape, Cape Town

Employer
Hire Resolve
Location
Cape Town Region Cape Town, Western Cape Western Cape, South Africa
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 21, 2024

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Job Role
Other
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Description Hire Resolve's Client is currently seeking a talented and experienced Product Specialist Lead to join their team in Cape [URL Removed] above-mentioned position is currently available in the Structured Solutions team. The candidate will join the ‘Structured Solutions' team and be primarily responsible for the management of retail discretionary participation business. The candidate may also assist with the development and management of corporate structured and/or guaranteed investments.

Responsibilities
  • Lead and mentor a team of Product Specialists
  • Ongoing management of retail discretionary participation business, including but not limited to the oversight, evaluation and projection of assets and liabilities;
  • Identifying improvements to the discretionary participation book or the management thereof, including obtaining approval for the changes from the various governance forums;
  • Assisting in the development of corporate structured and/or guaranteed investments including conducting the necessary quantitative analysis, solution research, stakeholder engagement, compiling detailed product specifications and preparation of product approval documents for the various governance forums;
  • Reviewing and proposing changes to discretionary participation business management actions;
  • Recommendation of bonus rates (interim, final, claim, reversionary or terminal where applicable) for discretionary participation business;
  • Review and update of the bonus philosophy which may require creating new bonus smoothing formulae;
  • Building, updating or reviewing appropriate models in order to quantify financial impacts appropriately;
  • Reviewing and proposing changes to the segment Principles and Practices of Financial Management (PPFM);
  • Managing the implementation of statutory and contractual requirements for retail discretionary participation business;
  • Mitigating financial, legal, reputational and other pertinent retail discretionary participation business risks by ensuring administration systems are continuously rigorously tested for adherence to contractual obligations;
  • Mitigating operational risks by adding a layer of governance to manual processes inherent within retail discretionary participation business;
  • Reviewing legal documentation (for example, client contracts, counterparty agreements, etc.);
  • Actuarial, compliance and performance reporting for retail discretionary participation business;
  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with various internal and external stakeholders and assisting them in analysing, supplying and translating information on retail discretionary participation business;
  • Driving projects to completion within stipulated timelines;
  • Undertaking ad-hoc actuarial tasks including the resolution of technical queries; and
  • Managing a small team. This requires delegation, review and analysis of work, and ensuring appropriate development opportunities for staff.
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
  • Qualified or nearly qualified actuary;
  • Open to Relocation to Cape Town if in another province
  • At least five (5) years' relevant experience preferred;
  • Experience with RiskAgility Financial Modeller will be advantageous;
  • Good knowledge of discretionary participation business as well as structured and/or guaranteed investments;
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure;
  • High attention to detail and quality orientation;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills;
  • Good time management skills; and
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently
Benefits
  • Salary: Negotiable


Contact Hire Resolve for your next career-changing move.

  • Salary: negotiable.
  • Our client is offering a highly competitive salary for this role based on experience.
  • Apply for this role today, contact Candice Aucamp at Hire Resolve or on LinkedIn
  • You can also visit the Hire Resolve website: [URL Removed] or email us your CV: [Email Address Removed].com


We will contact you telephonically in 3 days should you be suitable for this vacancy. If you are not suitable, we will put your CV on file and contact you regarding any future vacancies that arise.

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  • Product Specialist Lead
  • Product Specialist Lead

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