Job Opportunities

1.     Underwriting Manager

Job Description/Requirements

We are looking for a motivated and qualified professional to fill the position of Underwriting Manager.

Overall Purpose of the Job: The role holder is responsible for overseeing the underwriting department and ensuring compliance with industry best practice and regulations.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • General supervision of underwriting staff
  • Management of the company’s general business book and the renewal budget
  • New product development and review of existing products
  • Development of an underwriting manual and update it as and when need be.
  • Establishing and fostering good working relationship with intermediaries
  • Preparation, management and analysis of underwriting reports
  • Ensuring that all documentation in the underwriting department i.e. policy documents, endorsements, renewal notices etc. are correctly issued and dispatched to the intermediaries/insured/policyholders as applicable.
  • Facilitating continuous training of staff and intermediaries to build capacity
  • Ensuring compliance with the regulatory and other underwriting guidelines
  • Management of motor certificates by ensuring proper records is maintained.
  • Recommending to management effective underwriting systems and procedures for proposals and policies, drafting policies and endorsements and renewals.
  • Work closely with risk department to establish procedures for surveys, initiating risk management programmes and compliance with recommendations on risk improvement.
  • Ensure that new risks accepted and/or renewed with the company are vetted to meet the basic quality standards.
  • Prepare the table of minimum rates as required by the commissioner of insurance and ensure it is lodged with the office
  • Ensure that AKI circulars and communications from the commissioner’s office relating to underwriting functions are well attended to and responded to on time.
  • Risk profiling on suspect claims to establish under writing gaps.
  • Ensuring that all risks insured by the company are subjected to the pre-insurance valuations and those values /defects and /or any findings are
  • communicated to policyholders /intermediaries on time.

Person Specifications

Academic Qualifications

  • University degree in insurance, business administration or related field from an institution recognized by Commission for Higher Education
  • Master’s Degree will be an added advantage

Professional Qualifications

  • AIIK Diploma/CII Diploma or any insurance related qualification will be an added advantage

Experience

  • 8-10 years of working experience preferably in the insurance or banking industry
  • Experience in underwriting general insurance products will be an added advantage.
  • Proven ability to manage, coordinate and supervise teams

Skills and Attributes

  • High level of integrity; Able to maintain utmost confidentiality of information in their possession
  • Excellent negotiation, communication and presentation skills
  • Risk management experience
  • Must be competent in Planning and organizing departmental functions with a keen eye and attention to details
  • Excellent Analytical/Research Skills
  • Strong Leadership and skills

 

 

2.     Marketing Manager

Job Description/Requirements

We are looking for a motivated and qualified professional to fill the position of Marketing Manager.

Overall Purpose of the Job: The role holder will be responsible for promoting the company’s businesses, services, products and brand awareness.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Development and generation of new market business leads & pricing strategies
  • Promote the company’s products & services to increase market share, increase brand awareness and oversee the company’s attendance at major industry-related events.
  • Identifying and implementing innovative sales strategies, business development and coordination of marketing activities
  • Oversee design, branding, advertising and productions of promotional materials such as website and brochures
  • Writing and delivering content and social media plans
  • Analysing or market trends, preparation of forecasts and liaising with third-party marketing agencies
  • Development and management of the marketing team’s budgets
  • Promoting strong client engagement, retention and attraction strategies
  • Provide leadership, direction, mentoring and professional development to the marketing team
  • Establish and maintain business partnerships with key stakeholders both internally and externally

Person Specifications
Academic Qualifications

  • University degree in sales/marketing, finance, communication, business administration or related field from an institution recognized by Commission for
  • Higher Education
  • Master’s Degree in relevant field will be an added advantage
  • Minimum Overall Grade of C+ in KCSE

Professional Qualifications

  • AIIK Diploma/CII/CIM Diploma or any insurance related qualification will be an added advantage

Experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience as a marketing manager preferably in the insurance or banking sectors
  • Experience in identifying and developing new market opportunities
  • Extensive knowledge in marketing strategies, channels and branding
  • Strong commercial business acumen with an innovative and entrepreneurial mind-set
  • Demonstrated ability to communicating effectively at all levels of the company including reporting to Board of Directors

Skills and Attributes

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and client relationship skills
  • High level of integrity; Able to maintain utmost confidentiality of information in their possession
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving kills
  • Strong organizational and creative thinking skills
  • Excellent leadership, team building, decision making and presentation skills

 

 

Method of Application

If you qualify for the above advertised role, kindly send us a detailed CV and Application Letter clearly demonstrating your fit as per the roles & responsibilities and the person specifications (academic/professional qualifications, experience, skills & attributes) listed above.

Applications that do not conform to the Application Instructions will not be considered.

Kindly send your application documents to human.resource@directline.co.ke to reach us on or before 5.00pm Friday, 30th July 2021.

 

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