Vacancy: Risk Manager

We’re on the search for a talented, energetic and experienced Risk Manager to join our innovative team at Bidvest Insurance!

Bidvest Insurance is a Short Term insurer within the Financial Services division of the larger Bidvest Group and operates alongside other great companies such as Bidvest Bank, Bidvest Life, FMI, Compendium Insurance Brokers and others.

Bidvest Insurance is one of South Africa’s fastest growing insurance companies and was founded in 1997. With the support of the larger Bidvest Group we have successfully expanded and evolved through our dedicated commitment to our values, customers, partners and staff. Interested individuals looking to join Bidvest Insurance can expect to join a young and energetic team that challenge convention and who are intent on building long term relationships with all stakeholders.

As one of South Africans largest diversified industrial companies, your career aspirations with us are only limited by your own imagination.

Position Overview
To communicate risks policies and processes for an organisation, the risk manager will provide hands-on development of the risk models involving market and professional management. To lead on all risk management and insurance related matters to ensure the development of embedded risk management processes throughout the Organisation. This position will provide hands on development of risks models involving market and operational risk, assure controls are operating effectively, and provide research and analytical support. The Risk Manager must have excellent quantitative and analytical skills, along with the ability to apply those skills across a variety of business processes.

What You’ll Need

Our Values
At Bidvest Insurance, we’re all part of a ‘BE’VOLUTION where we live our values each and every day for the benefit of our colleagues, customers, partners, stakeholders and our enviroment.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • This position will be responsible for assessing the risks associated with the organisation’s operations, analysing current
    risks and identifying potential risks
  • Develop and maintain an effective framework for managing the organisation’s risks and to promote, support and
    co-ordinate its implementation
  • Responsible for developing insurance tools to manage and reduce potential risks
  • Responsible for gathering data, review procedures, identify ways to reduce risks and develop a strategy for
    implementing changes in the workplace
  • Identifying new areas of business risk as they arise and ensuring appropriate risk transfer mechanisms are in place
  • Ensure that the identification and management of business risk is embedded into the organisation’s cultures and
    practices, to support continuous improvement in the business
  • Build risks awareness amongst staff by providing support and training within the Company
  • Explain external risks posed by corporate governance to stakeholders
  • Create business continuity plans in order to limit risks
  • Performing risk evaluation, evaluating the company’s previous handling of risks, and comparing potential risks
    with criteria set out by the company

Experience and Education

  • Grade 12 or equivalent is a requirement
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Risk Management or Management Studies
  • Post Graduate Degree will be an added advantage
  • 5 years’ experience in a Risk environment will be required
  • Experience in a similar environment will be ideal


  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to understand business (acumen)
  • Planning and Organisational skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Numerical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer Skills

Preference will be given to PDI candidates in line with our EE strategy.
Interested candidates to please submit their CV to:

Bidvest Insurance Brokers is an authorised Financial Services Provider