Senior Manager, Group Strategy

Senior Manager, Group Strategy

AIA Group
6-9 years
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Job Description

Bring your career aspirations to life with AIA!Drive corporate strategy development and long-term strategic initiatives for AIA Group including the identification and evaluation of potential new value pools
Act as strategic advisor and subject matter expert (SME) to group functions in relation to the workstreams of AIA's corporate strategy
Support Local Business Units (‘LBUs) on local strategy development and strategic planning
Act as an internal management/strategy/business 'consultancy' centre of excellence (COE) to provide value and impact to LBUs and Group on big strategic questions
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Through analysis, insights, and recommendations, support the formulation of the Group's longer-term strategic priorities and the identification and evaluation of potential new value pools for AIA
  • Provide strategic support across the pillars of AIA's strategy as part of agile teams
  • Perform financial and data analysis, including high-level sizing and valuation of opportunities for business case development
  • Support the development of proposals and preparation of presentation materials for senior audiences including the AIA Group Executive
  • Review and provide constructive challenge to Local Business Units strategies to ensure strategies are robust, consistent with the Group's long-term vision, and enable the LBUs to respond effectively to market trends
  • Drive adoption of the corporate strategy through advocacy and promotion of relevant initiatives
  • Strengthen strategy development and execution capabilities in LBUs and GO functions through practical support

Financial and Non Financial Measures
  • Key result areas include accuracy and relevance of information and insights, effectiveness in the communication of ideas and strategies, and innovative opportunities / ideas generated.
  • Quality of execution, including meeting or exceeding manager expectations regarding timeliness, quality, and scope of work delivered, and effectively managing own project commitments in a fast-moving and dynamic environment.
  • Quality of internal and external (where relevant) working relationships.
  • Impact on overall AIA Group growth, through adoption and buy-in for strategic recommendations, and ultimately through business results delivered for the identified strategies

Communication Requirements
  • Work across multi-functions within Group Office and the Business Units including health, distribution, marketing, finance, actuarial, country management, operations, legal and compliance, technology, human resources.

Business partners and working teams, both existing and potential, other advisors as appropriate and required.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • Undergraduate Degree in Business or related discipline. MBA is preferred. High quality candidates from other backgrounds will also be considered.
  • Minimum of 6 years relevant work experience. Strategy or management consulting experience desirable
  • Knowledge and experience across Asian insurance markets preferred
  • Ability to critically evaluate and synthesise information
  • High degree of numerical proficiency, able to effectively analyse and interpret financial information
  • Results-driven with proven track record in driving and achieving results
  • Independent and innovative thinker
  • Effective communication, influencing, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills required
  • Proficiency in other Asian language preferred
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint) required

Reporting Structure / Managerial Responsibilities
An individual contributor role and a key member of the Group Strategy team with resource access to a broader pool of internal and internal subject matter experts (SMEs) across the Group Strategy, Corporate Development and Transactions and Strategy Ventures team.
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About AIA Group

The roots of today's AIA Group can be traced to 1919 when entrepreneur Cornelius Vander Starr established his first insurance business in Shanghai, China. What followed was pioneering growth, securing AIA's position as the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group-spanning 18 markets and serving the holders of more than 38 million individual policies and more than 16 million group scheme members. AIA is based in Hong Kong and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong under the stock code '1299' (ticker symbol: 'AAGIY'). AIA's contributions have supported social and economic progress across Asia, while also advancing the reach and impact of life insurance across the region. In 2020, we paid more than US$16 billion in benefits and claims, providing essential financial protection when it was needed the most. We also take pride in the long-term relationships we have developed with our customers and agents that in many cases have continued for generations. The insurance industry plays an important role in addressing the sustainability challenges our communities face. With this in mind, AIA's ambition is to be a global industry leader in Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG), shaping a sustainable future for the communities we serve and creating long-term value for our stakeholders. For more than a century, AIA has strived to make a significant, positive impact for our customers and communities across Asia. As we look to the future, this commitment is reinforced by our Purpose: to help millions of people live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives. Our Purpose guides the decisions we make and the actions we take as an organisation-empowering and enabling people to understand and manage their health, while meeting their long-term savings and protection needs. Helping create a healthier Asia is one of the most important and valuable things we can do for our communities, today and tomorrow.

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