Oliver Wyman - Engagement Manager

Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 60 cities across 29 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. The firm has more than 5,000 professionals around the world who work with clients to optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies [NYSE: MMC]. For more information, visitwww.oliverwyman.com. Follow Oliver Wyman on Twitter @OliverWyman.

The Insurance Practice

Oliver Wyman’s Insurance practice supports its clients with leading edge topics

Our client list includes almost all top global insurers in both life and non-life, along with all major domestic insurers as well as other market participants such as investors or distribution companies.
The Oliver Wyman Insurance practice uniquely combines deep strategy expertise, a thorough quantitative understanding and rich implementation experience.

We set ourselves apart by providing our clients with specialist knowledge in topics across the entire insurance value chain from top of the house strategy to finance and risk to operations.

The following list is a sample of recent topics from our project work:

  • Global Strategic Transformation through reorganisation of headquarter, cost programme, sales programme, defining digital ambition and strategy for a leading composite insurer

  • Development of a new non-life strategy including planning and supporting a comprehensive implementation program for a leading Austrian insurance group

  • Digital distribution strategy: Re-invention of distribution approach based on customer centricity mindset and current by insurtech developments.

  • Bancassurance Strategy: Strategy development for 5 main markets in Europe and definition of initiatives to implement for a global leading re-insurer

  • Strategy development for meeting Solvency II requirements and a transformation of risk management for a global Financial Services conglomerate

Comprehensive cost efficiency assessment for a continental European life insurer

THE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Experienced professionals bring us the know-how to make lasting change for our clients and our company. We are not typical ‘management’ consultants. We provide industry- and discipline-specific knowledge and expertise, which amplifies our impact and helps us shape the future for our clients. Oliver Wyman is a diverse, entrepreneurial, non-competitive partnership of individuals who like to pursue new opportunities or build a unique franchise doing what they do best in a collegial, fun environment.

ENGAGEMENT MANAGERS are the on-scene leaders who run our projects day to day. You will lead the team through an efficient and effective problem-solving process from initial thought process through convergence on a solution. You will ensure that recommendations are correct, practical, sensible, relevant and cohesive. It’s a role that demands thought leadership at the strategic level – and command of all the technical and operational details of execution. You will need great communication skills and the ability to forge strong relationships.

YOUR ATTRIBUTES AND EXPERIENCE

Clients hire Oliver Wyman for specialized expertise, the ideal candidate will have most of the following:

  • Minimum of 6 - 10 years of relevant experience, ideally with a top-tier strategy consulting firm, inhouse consulting or project focused work with insurance sector company experience on topics such as:

    • Top of the house strategy

    • Target-Operating Model design/re-design

    • Financial Management

    • Risk Management and Transformation

    • Process and Programme Improvement

    • Digitalisation

    • Data Analytics

  • Track record of leading and managing teams, and delivering against tight deadlines in fast-paced, demanding environments

  • Ability to apply depth of content knowledge for thought leadership in project execution

  • Strong background in strategic problem solving with demonstrable analytical skills

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in both formal and informal settings

  • Fluent in English (oral and written), additional European languages a plus (Specifically German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish)

  • Undergraduate or advanced degree from a top academic program

  • Willingness to travel

  • Know how to take the initiative, seeking out opportunities to learn new skills and put the ones you’ve already got to good use.

  • Are not just intelligent, but creative too: ready to come up with novel ideas to solve our clients’ biggest problems.

  • Have an aptitude for analytical work, like sniffing out clues in massive data sets or hunting down the key issues in a hugely complex challenge.

  • A willingness to work fluidly and respectfully with our incredibly talented team.

OUR VALUES & CULTURE

We’re serious about making OW a rewarding, progressive, enjoyable and balanced place to work.

  • Self starters and free thinkers who work well in a team

    We are individuals who are self starting, motivated, energetic, entrepreneurial about what we do

  • Common aspiration, collective endeavour, shared success

    We have the common aspiration to have an impact, leave a legacy and change the world. We have no interest in running a steady-state business. We want to build, grow and shape the environment around us

  • Straightforward, open, respectful interaction

    We value an environment where every member of Oliver Wyman is encouraged and expected to voice his or her opinion

  • Opportunity without artificial barriers, anti-Kudzu

    We value merit and believe that to create a true meritocracy we need to remove artificial barriers to opportunity

  • Balanced lives
    We value people whose lives balance work and non-work activities because we believe they are both more interesting colleagues and are able to make better contributions to the Firm. We push ourselves hard to deliver excellence, but we also work to extract the maximum benefit from the flexibility of a project-based business. We provide the ability to take career breaks for personal or family reasons. We fundamentally value each other’s time, and are sensitive to how it is used. We are an output not input-based culture, have respect for people’s personal decisions, and believe that one's workload must be sustainable. We seek balance for ourselves and our colleagues.

HOW TO APPLY

If you like what you’ve read, we’d love to hear from you.

If you’d like to learn more about the firm during your application process, please visit www.oliverwyman.com/careers,

Oliver Wyman is an equal opportunity employer.

Our commitment to diversity is genuine, deep and growing. We’re not perfect yet, but we’re working hard right now to make our teams balanced, representative and diverse.