Willis Towers Watson Junior Consulant (m/w) GSS in Zurich, Switzerland

Junior Consulant (m/w) GSS

Date Posted: May 18, 2018

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JOB DESCRIPTION

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

The Business

Willis Towers Watson’s GSS team is dedicated to serving the needs of the headquarters of our multinational clients. Operating in the global market place means multinational companies face a variety of different business, cultural, language and regulatory environments. Our GSS helps these companies navigate these challenges. We advise multinational companies on certain specialist topics where the GSS has unique experience, and we also act as a single point of contact to help solve client questions where we draw on the expertise of all our colleagues from around the world.

To support the growth of this innovative team located in Zurich or Lausanne, we are looking for an

Junior Consultant (m/f) GSS

(Jobcode 33345)

The Role

The role of a Consultant in the GSS is varied and challenging, encompassing a wide range of different types of work. We group our services into four main areas as follows:

Multi-country coordination and project management

  • We provide expert advice and coordination for global projects including for example:

  • Accounting consolidation for employee benefit plans globally

  • Due diligence and integration associated with cross-border mergers, acquisitions and divestitures

  • Benefit inventory, benchmarking against market practice and compliance

  • Global broking and other benefits procurement activity.

Strategic advice around the management of employee benefits

  • We provide advice to headquarters on the most efficient management of their employee benefits. Examples might include:

  • Supporting global oversight and governance procedures

  • Co-sourcing of benefits management

  • Health & wellbeing strategies

Technical expertise on global risk management

  • We advise clients on optimal risk management solutions

  • Financial, cost and risk control solutions for retirement plans globally

  • Multinational pooling and captive solutions

Consultants in our Swiss GSS team work across borders in international teams supporting multinational organizations headquartered in Switzerland and elsewhere as well as regional headquarters of other multinationals.

The Role

As one of the junior Consultants in the GSS Switzerland team, the successful candidate will operate as a project manager with a focus on delivery across the range of GSS services. He or she will support more senior consultants in the delivery of international benefit consulting services to the headquarters of our multinational clients as well as client relationship management.

The primary focus will be on global projects for corporate headquarters, coordination of local consulting teams around the world, and supporting client management activities. It would include actuarial elements such as global coordination and analysis of pension liabilities.

Key tasks associated with this role will be to work with senior consultants to:

  • Effectively manage projects using established project management processes and technology to deliver successfully across all countries;

  • Provide proactive advice around the opportunities to optimize the way benefits are managed globally

  • Provide updates on local country activities and proactively identify and escalate issues.

  • With support from our offshore support centres, engage in dialogue with in-country consultants/brokers as needed, to ensure local issues are resolved;

  • Participate in regular (as necessary) calls both internally and with the client to communicate progress and resolve outstanding matters;

  • Deal with issues that arise, and escalating as appropriate;

  • Keep abreast of changes in legislation, market practice or otherwise, to identify issues that clients should be addressing.

  • Ensure that wider client team is kept appraised of issues and brought in to conversations as necessary;

  • Support the use of WTW technology to help clients to maximize the value from the information collected.

  • Support with contracting and invoicing for our services

  • Identify opportunities for integrating our services with other consulting services offered by Willis Towers Watson and working with senior consultants to support the realisation of those opportunities.

  • Support sales and marketing activities, including development of proposals and internal network management as well as intellectual capital and research activities ways to help our clients

The Requirements

The Requirements

  • Graduate in (Business) Economics, Business Administration (preferably Finance or Strategy), Econometrics, Social Science or any other major with significant quantitative course work;

  • Basic financial acumen and strong interest for the HR field and reward matters in particular;

  • A problem solver; able to identify and solve challenging problems;

  • Analytical; able to draw conclusions from data in a logical, systematic way;

  • Pro-active and accountable with good interpersonal skills (team player);

  • Eye for detail and able to work and think in a methodical and orderly way;

  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills and knowledge of statistics;

  • Undertaken extracurricular activities in order to develop yourself;

  • Fluency in German and English, preferably also in French.

The Offer

At Towers Watson you will discover a diverse, team-oriented and flexible working environment with colleagues that take pleasure in providing value-adding advice to clients. We offer a competitive salary benefit package, a bonus scheme, support for further education (e.g. Swiss pension expert certification) and an interesting career within the leading global advisory, broking and solutions company.

For more information please visit our website on www.willistowerswatson.com at http://www.willistowerswatson.com/ .

Please e-mail your complete application (CV, Diplomas, Reference Letters if available) to

recruiting.switzerland@willistowerswatson.com and include “33435 Junior Consultant (m/f) GSS” in the subject heading or apply directly at our homepage under the Job ID 333435.

For further details please call Ivan Kutle at +49 69-1505 5256.

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunities employer.

To be considered for this role, applicants must be either Swiss citizens, EU or EFTA nationals or have the legal right to live and work in Switzerland.

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JOB SNAPSHOT

  • Employee Type:Regular Full-Time

  • Location:Zurich, Zurich, CH

  • Experience:N/A

  • Date Posted:May 18, 2018