• Vacancies in a Leading Insurance Corporation

  • Posted on: 29 August, 2014 Deadline: 5 September, 2014
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  • Kendor Consulting is currently sourcing the right candidates to take up strategic roles in her client organizations. Our client is a leading Insurance Corporation with a twenty three year track record in General and Life businesses.

    Head - Product Development & Channel Innovation

     

    Job Reference Number: HPDC1
    Reports To: Group Managing Director
    Internal Interface: Sales Business Units, Brand Unit, All Employees
    External Interface: Customers
    Location: Victoria Island, Lagos

    Description: To identify and commercially develop innovative business ideas across different market segments including Retail (especially the mass market), SME and Corporate.

    Responsibilities:
    • Identify clients, understand their needs and preferences, design new products and/or enhance existing ones according to customer needs, develop costing and pricing, conduct pilot tests, develop a product launch strategy, and provide marketing support.
    • Designing innovative delivery channels for current and new products and services through identifying, developing, and monitoring the product channel mix.
    • Working collaboratively with our technology, underwriting, claims and actuarial functions to develop new strategies and products by providing valuable new insights into customer needs, new technologies or business partners.
    • Managing a research programme to keep abreast of new and emerging trends and technologies.
    • Defining, building and delivering concepts for new value creation through innovation in channels, products and services.
    • Collaborating with internal and external partners to drive innovation initiatives through full process from idea to commercialization.
    • Managing the Innovation team and budgets to demonstrate return on investment within a reasonable time-frame.
    • Carrying out other assignments delegated by the Group Managing Director from time to time.

    Education Requirements:
    • B.Sc in related field, M.Sc
    • Professional Qualification

    Experience:
    • Ten years’ experience in similar role
    • Experience in the financial services sector
    • Flair for Marketing and Product Development
    • Experience in Strategic Planning

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    Integration Director/Head of Strategy

     

    Job Reference Number: IDHS1
    Reports To: Group Managing Director
    Internal Interface: All Employees
    External Interface: Consultants, Service Providers, Organisations
    Location: Victoria Island, Lagos

    Description: Provide leadership and direction in the development and implementation of best practice strategic initiatives across multiple business functions to support the delivery of the commercial and regulatory obligations of the organization to its employees, customers and stakeholders.

    Responsibilities:
    Integration
    • Providing advice, leadership and oversight for the implementation of the mergers and related activities for the Company while working cross-functionally across the whole deal lifecycle including: pre-deal analysis, the development of integration project plans and post-deal implementation.
    • Establish kick-off and training materials to communicate approach and tools to be leveraged; Facilitate lessons learned meetings to identify opportunities for continuous refinement for the methodology and toolset
    • Directly managing all planning, execution, separation, integration and organizational restructuring activities related to post merger initiatives.
    • Bringing added structure, focus, and speed to the merger integration project.
    • Deploying deep commercial and operational expertise to help teams identify and evaluate synergy opportunities and develop the integration plans to realize synergy value.
    • Using a structured post-merger integration approach to capture revenue, cost and capital synergies.
    • Program Management -Analyse and document program objectives and requirements across the organization
    • Synergy/Budget Tracking and Reporting -Collaborate with Finance and the Value Realization team to plan for synergy achievement and associated budget to achieve; Confirm and rollout synergy and budget tracking tools and templates for use across the integration team; Define process, timelines for ongoing tracking and reporting activities; Collect, refine and consolidate synergy/budget data for integration team and executive reporting.
    • Overall Program Tracking and Reporting - Define timing, tools and process for collecting updates across the integration team relating to progress on key activities, deliverable completion, issues, decision status, etc.

    Strategy
    • Developing actionable strategies that create measurable long-term value for the company.
    • Uncovering hidden opportunities and providing evidence-based analysis executive management needs to make informed decisions.
    • Working with Senior Executives to establish a framework for sustained innovation and growth.
    • Set timetable and process for review of the strategic plan, and advise on redevelopment in the run up to the next strategic period
    • Ensuring strategic plans are working effectively and that the company will remain competitive in the industry.
    • Effectively communicating the businesses strategic objectives with senior management to drive the business forward.
    • Providing high level strategic, planning and policy advice to the Group Managing Director, Executive Management Team and Board on all matters affecting the future business operations, capacity and sustainability of the services provided by the company.
    • Develop, direct and control the strategic and operational planning frameworks and planning outcomes for the company in the short, medium and long term
    • Assisting the Group Managing Director and the Executive Management Team execute approved corporate strategies.

    Education Requirements:
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Post Graduate Degree and/or Professional Qualification

    Experience:
    • 10 - 15 years experience in Business Management
    • Experience in the financial services sector
    • Significant track record of business development
    • High level understanding of strategic communications
    • Demonstrated ability to tackle complex strategic problems
    • Solid project management capabilities; comfortable working under deadlines and producing key deliverables
    • High attention to detail.

    Method of Application

    Please send qualified CVs to recruitment@kendorconsulting.com indicating the reference number. Applications without reference will not be processed. Application deadline is 5/09/2014

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