Group Risk Specialist (Long Term Insurance) Employee Benefits

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary: Package R650K
Recruiter: Execuplace Appointments
Job Ref: Risk Specialist H
Summary: Group Risk Specialist (Insurance) - Employee Benefits



Job Description

Our client, a dynamic Financial Services Provider is seeking to employ a Risk Specialist to be part of the risk management team which is responsible for the overall risk rating for the Employee Benefit Risk Scheme.  Both new and renewal business, across South Africa and other African Countries.

  • The prospective candidate should ideally have a thorough understanding of Group Risk business for different products in South Africa and the rest of Africa across both Life and Short-Term Licences.  This includes understanding of Systems, Processes and Procedures
  • Liaison with all internal and external stakeholders as defined per risk specialist
  • Holistic overview of Employee Benefit Risk Business with specific emphasis on sales, quotes and operations

Overall Job Focus

The Company operates in a highly competitive market and the overall purpose of the role is to ensure business growth and client retention while ensuring profit expectations are achieved.  This requires continued engagement with relevant stakeholders and a good understanding of the market space.


  • Management of existing risk book through re-rating of existing schemes
  • Vulnerable schemes management (existing business)
  • Pricing and benefit design of large/complex new business opportunities (special partners)
  • Negotiating with clients, reinsurers, brokers, sales team on all aspects linked to the Company's Group Risk business
  • Liaise with quotes team to ensure delivery of quotations
  • Attend meetings with various stakeholders as required
  • Assist with the audit of agreements and treaties, systems and processes
  • Ensure effective communication between all stakeholders with a view to building and maintaining good stakeholder relationships
  • Ensure accurate and timeous provision of information
  • Staff and internal stakeholder training and development
  • Implementation of strategic initiatives and refining process (actuarial control cycle)
  • Resolve escalated technical queries and complaints
  • Quality control of output
  • Responsible for ongoing technical development and ongoing maintenance of the quotation system in line with the Company's Group Risk strategy including reinsurance treaty changes


  • Group Risk Teams - Admin, Sales, Strategy Partners
  • Policyholders//clients/brokers/TPA's/UMA's
  • Reinsurers


  • Preferably Tertiary qualification (mathematical/statistical or actuarial)
  • Must be figure orientated
  • At least 5 years Group Risk experience in a senior technical role
  • or Actuarial Student who would be interested in to pursue a career in the Group Risk pricing space with the CT exams


  • Strong understanding of the Group Risk Industry
  • Strong Technical acumen
  • Strong Customer Relationship Management skills
  • Knowledge of group risk products
  • Broad knowledge of legal framework
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • PC Skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal)


  • Integrity
  • Change Agile
  • Assertive
  • Ability to work under high pressure and maintain composure
  • Results and Action oriented
  • Ability to present to various stakeholders
  • Ability to engage and build relationships with stakeholders from different backgrounds
  • Ability to make decisions and take action.

EE Pref




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