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Strategy Consultant

Job Introduction

Fantastic opportunity to gain experience as a Strategy Consultant in a fast-developing market for Bupa. We are keen to hear from applicants with a background in Strategy and the ability to converse fluently in business English and mandarin with proficient Chinese writing skills highly advantageous. 

Based in either Beijing or Shanghai, the Strategy Consultant will work closely with the China Business Development team to help form and deliver sales strategy across the China market. 

This person will be actively involved in business negotiations with potential acquisition targets, government and other constituents and heavily involved in financial and market intelligence analysis. This Strategy Consultant will help to ensure that Bupa China is consistent with International Markets' (IM) and overall Bupa strategy. Internally, the Strategy Consultant will work closely with IM and have frequent business communications with Bupa Global team in China. 

Role Responsibility

  • Overall China strategic planning
  • In-depth market intelligence collection and analytics
  • Financial modelling and analysis
  • Identify meaningful opportunities (greenfield JV or acquisition) and drive the process, with support from IM MU as appropriate
  • Support negotiations with all government agencies and JV partners

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a background from various areas/companies including:

  1. strategic planning from consulting firms/corporates
  2. investment from consulting firms/corporates
  3. industry related experiences (healthcare/insurance) 
  4. an understanding of China healthcare/insurance market not a must but preferred
  5. Fluency in English and mandarin to business level required to converse in business meetings and proficient Chinese writing skills advantageous

About the Company

Bupa’s purpose is longer, healthier, happier lives.

As a leading global health and care company, we offer health insurance, medical subscription and other health and care funding products; we run care homes, retirement and care villages, primary care, diagnostic and wellness centres, hospitals and dental clinics. We also provide workplace health services, home healthcare, health assessments and long-term condition management services. We have 32M customers globally. With no shareholders, we invest our profits to provide more and better healthcare and fulfil our purpose. We employ 84,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, New Zealand and Chile, as well as Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, and the USA.

We have grown significantly, particularly through 2013 to 2015, when we accelerated execution of our strategic vision. We are similar in revenue and profit to Marks & Spencer, and larger than Heinz in revenue. Because Bupa does not have shareholders it does not have a listing, but if it did it would be in the FTSE 100. Bupa is not a mutual or a charity but a company limited by guarantee that seeks to maximise its profits in order to fulfil its purpose. With customers in virtually every country in the world and 70% of its revenues now generated outside the UK, Bupa is a truly international organisation. 


Bupa's Strategic Framework

Our strategy has three pillars: Customers, People, Performance. It puts our customers front and centre in the context of today’s digital age. As a service organisation, everything we do for our customers relies on our people and partners, so being a place where people love to work is critical to our success. This, combined with disciplined risk and capital management, is how we will deliver strong and sustainable performance.

We are looking for individuals who share in our values and this strategy, and are capable of delivering outstanding results for the business.

International Markets
Bupa’s International Markets (IM) unit has 16 million customers across all continents around the world. It manages a portfolio of businesses, including a large international health insurance, travel insurance and medical assistance business called Bupa Global, as well as established domestic health insurance businesses in Hong Kong and Brazil, two associate health insurance companies in Saudi Arabia (34.25% Bupa ownership) and India (49% Bupa ownership), and Hong Kong’s largest private clinic network.   


Bupa Hong Kong

Bupa Hong Kong is the largest health insurance specialist serving both individuals and corporate customers.   For the past 40 years we have supported customers’ health and wellbeing through our comprehensive health cover, customer-centric services and expertise in guiding customers in healthcare.  We have also been recommended by the Hong Kong Government for 20 consecutive years for providing quality health insurance to civil servants.

Application process:

Timescales for reviewing applications will differ between regions, but you will always receive a response to your application. The recruitment process itself will vary per role and region, but you will be updated along the way via  phone and email (so please look out for these!). To view what stage of the process your application is currently at, you can also log in and view your dashboard.

If you are invited to an interview, a member of the resourcing team will be able to advise you on what to expect. This will vary in region, but will likely include an initial phone or digital interview, followed by one or more of the following depending on the role: Core capability interview; Technical/function specific interview; Online profiling assessment; Presentation, written task, role play; Assessment centre.

If your application is successful and you’re invited to join the team, the resourcing team will guide you through your on boarding journey.

Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made or facilities provided to enable you to attend an interview, please do not hesitate to contact us prior to the interview at bupaglobalcareers@bupa.com, so we can make adjustments accordingly.



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