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    Managing Director (Life Assurance)

     

    Our client is a leading global financial institution offering Life Assurance and Short-Term Insurance services and provides a wide spectrum of insurance solutions tailored to meet unique individual and corporate clients' circumstances.

    Job Description

    Job Purpose

    To control and oversee all business operations, people and ventures. Strategically steer the company to the most profitable direction by establishing goals and formulating plans to make sure those goals are met while also implementing its vision and mission.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Prepare a corporate plan, annual business plan and monitor progress against these plans to ensure that the company attains its objectives as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible.
    • Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate.
    • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization
    • Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Director on all aspects of the organization's activities
    • Develop and maintain Research & Development programmes to ensure that the company remains at the forefront in the industry, applying the most cost-effective methods and approaches to provide leading products and retain its competitive edge.
    • Develop and maintain Total Quality Management systems throughout the company to ensure the best possible products and services are provided to customers.
    • Prepare, gain acceptance, and monitor the implementation of the annual budget to ensure that budget targets are met, that revenue flows are maximised and that fixed costs are minimised.
    • Develop, promote and direct the implementation of equal opportunities policies in all aspects of the company’s operation.
    • Ensure that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of its clients and Board.
    • Establish and maintain effective formal and informal links with major customers, relevant government departments and agencies, local authorities, key decision-makers and other stakeholders generally, to exchange information and views and to ensure that the company is providing the appropriate range and quality of services.
    • Ensure effective forward and feedback communication systems between Management and staff are established and disseminated to all staff members to inculcate coherence and a team spirit.
    • Develop and maintain an effective marketing and public relations strategy to promote the products, services and image of the Company in the wider community.
    • Oversee the preparation of the Annual Report and Accounts of the Company and ensure their approval by the Board.
    • Provide strategic advice and guidance to the Chairman and the members of the Board, to keep them aware of developments within the industry.

    Key Indicators:

    • Policy sales growth
    • Net client gains
    • Employee Satisfaction Index
    • Return on Investment Ratios
    • Claims Ratio and Time-to-Settle

    Qualifications

    Educational qualification and experience

    • University degree in relevant field.
    • Master’s degree in a management discipline.
    • At least 15 years’ senior level experience of management of people and resources both local and foreign.
    • Must be an active member of the necessary insurance professional bodies e.g. CIIN
    • A wide knowledge of the insurance industry.
    • Must have hands-on experience in Actuarial, Finance, Technicals (claims, life, etc)
    • Demonstrable experience in developing strategic and business plans.
    • A proven record of success in senior level general or commercial management, preferably in the insurance industry.

    Knowledge & Skills

    • Political and presentation skills with an appreciation of the demands of conflicting interests and of meeting statutory requirements.
    • Must have excellent consulting background and people management skills and deep Life assurance Industry expertise.
    • Excellent leadership, communication, organisational and problem-solving skills.
    • Thorough knowledge of market changes and forces that influence the industry.
    • Strong understanding of corporate finance and measures of performance
    Personal Characteristics
    • Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Good business drive, good accent, well composed and ability to represent the brand anywhere in the world.
    • Understand ethical behaviour and business practices, and ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with standards and values of the organization.
    • Develop unique ways to improve operations and create new opportunities.
    • Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
    • Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
    • Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
    • Assess options and actions based on the trends and conditions in the environment.

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    Senior Manager, Marketing

     

    We have been mandated by a client of ours to source for a top notch individual to fill the role of Senior Manager, Marketing

    Our Client, provides investment, savings, insurance and banking services in Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia with 18.9 million customers and approximately 64,000 employees.

    They began in 1845 in Africa as the first mutual life insurance company, offering financial security in uncertain times. Today, 171 years on, the Group is made up of four strong businesses operating successfully in their respective markets and enabling positive futures for their stakeholders. They have been listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges, among others, since 1999.

    They commenced operations in Nigeria in March 2013.

    Their area of interest in Nigeria include Life Assurance and Short-Term Insurance business and a wide spectrum of insurance solutions tailored to meet unique individual and corporate clients' needs.

    Job Description

    Key Focus

    This role manages marketing unit, develops and ensures implementation of a marketing strategy. This role is individually accountable for achieving results through efforts of other managers over periods of 1-2 years.

    Descriptor

    · Provides detailed input and assists in the compilation of Company and BU's strategy.
    · Takes accountability for overall marketing strategy.
    · Develops and communicates clear and executable marketing business plans taking cognisance of the respective BU's strategies.
    · Devises marketing strategic plan and ensures implementation.
    · Devises and implements marketing plans for customer segments.
    · Ensures that marketing strategy/business plan and targets are aligned with overall business strategy.
    · Oversees implementation of all internal and external communication plans in consultation with BU's.
    · Devises brand integrity in the organisation through communication brand governance within the organisation.
    · Manages staff and aligns staff performance contracts to business plans.
    · Engages with BU’s to identify and deliver on opportunities for synergy with regard to marketing.

    Key Result Areas

    Communication:

    · Oversees implementation of all internal and external communication plans in consultation with BU's.
    · Devises brand strategy to position company as a leader in the financial services industry.
    · Ensures brand integrity in the organisation.
     
    Marketing Service Management:
    · Individually accountable for marketing strategy through others over a 1-2 year period.
    · Provides detailed input and assists in the compilation of business strategy.
    · Develops and communicates clear executable marketing business plans taking cognisance of the respective BU's strategies.
    · Devises marketing strategic plan and ensures implementation.
    · Devises and implements marketing plans for customer segments.
    · Defines performance parameters (including balanced scorecard) and measurement for area under supervision.
    · Drives operational excellence throughout area of supervision.

    Stakeholder Management:

    · Engages with BU’s to identify and deliver on opportunities for synergy with regard to marketing.
    · Manages key external relationships as required in the business, government, media etc.

    Team Effectiveness:

    · Individually accountable for staff time, tasks and output quality, over periods of up to a year.
    · Balances own priorities with directing and motivating others.
    · Plans and assigns work over periods of 3 months to a year.
    · Guides and directs staff to achieve operational excellence standards.
    · Creates a climate for optimal performance.
    · Manages performance.
    · Selects potential staff to sustain customer / client service delivery.

    Qualifications

    · Relevant tertiary Marketing qualification. .
    · Minimum of 15 years’ experience
    · Individual must have multinational experience.
    · Insurance industry experience an advantage but not critical.

    Skills

    • Individual must have multinational experience.

    Method of Application

    To apply, visit Fosad Career Page

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