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Risk Manager (Medical and Surgical Devices)

Business Unit:  Discovery Health
Function:  Clinical
Date:  8 Feb 2024



Discovery – Health


Risk Manager (Medical and Surgical Devices)


About Discovery

Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.


About the Strategic Risk Management team

As a member of the Strategic Risk Management (SRM) you are responsible for risk management and the relationship interface with all Health Professional disciplines.  The unit plays a key role in defining and implementing benefit changes and innovative initiatives to achieve agreed strategic company objectives.


Key Purpose

Management, tracking and implementation of risk initiatives relevant for Medical and Surgical devices within the Surgical Risk management team, with a particular focus on reimbursement models and pricing for the devices used in and out of hospital



Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to:

The successful incumbent will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

  • Develop and implement effective new commercial strategies to manage medical and surgical device costs.
  • Proactively monitors and analyses current utilization trends and costs and implements strategies to contain costs.
  • Successfully lead and negotiate favorable reimbursement agreements/models with medical device suppliers.
  • Represent DH internally and externally at MedTech forums, professional societies and hospital associations.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, to align business objectives and develop integrated strategies.


Personal Attributes and Skills

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following skills and abilities:

  • Business & Containment Strategies
  • Data Analysis & Decision Making
  • Commercial and Negotiation Skills
  • Organisational & Strategic Leadership



Qualifications and Experience:

  • Knowledge of Medtech and Pharma - Advantageous
  • Health related qualification - Advantageous
  • Risk Management skill or experience – Advantageous
  • Financial qualification- Advantageous


The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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