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Head: Innovation – SA1053

Our client is searching for a qualified actuary to define the mission and develop and implement a framework for the Innovation business unit’s strategic and business plans.

The successful candidate will be responsible to:

  • Demonstrate leadership and management of product development through the following actions:
    • Provide the structure for appropriate research, ensuring solid bases for improvement of current product offerings as well as new product development.
    • Create an environment for creative thinking, benchmarking, scouting, networking and a culture of excellence.
    • Follow customer responses to new ideas, track and analyse the success of new products/services.
    • Find, develop and create new, original “out-of-the-box” products and benefit offerings.
    • Test newly developed products and benefits for viability, sustainability and cost-effectiveness.
    • Develop a pipeline of new products/services and development projects by proactively directing and encouraging sustainable partnerships with service providers.
    • Obtain continuous involvement of internal stakeholders to ensure cross-functional alignment during product development.
    • Lead the introduction of the approved new products, monitor their success and ensure adaptation.
  • Demonstrate leadership and management at the Innovation unit through the following actions:
    • Ensure that clear clinical protocols are drafted for all defined benefits and are written into the IT system.
    • Identify and formulate innovative wellness and disease management programmes to reduce healthcare costs.
    • Form alliances and contract designated service providers to ensure access to quality healthcare services.
    • Coordinate efforts with Product Development, Business Intelligence and Business Risk to ensure product design is sustainable and marketable.
  • Draft, review and negotiate contracts with third-party service providers to ensure delivery of services required to manage healthcare costs.
  • Establish an appropriate structure to achieve objectives and manage the business unit’s actions, staff complement and resources.
  • Compile and monitor a risk register.
  • Ensure constant operational efficiency through innovation within areas under control.
  • Ensure adherence to all legislative and regulatory prescripts.
  • Continuously evaluate plans, actions and resources to ensure that objectives are achieved.
  • Manage the budget in order to utilise resources effectively and achieve objectives.


For more information, please contact Wilhelm ([email protected] or +27 (0)82 823 9978)

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