Friday, 13 January 2012

Cannon Assurance - National Life Sales Manager, Branch Manager, Underwriters, Marketing Officers, Motor Vehicle Assessor and HR Officer

We are a fast growing composite insurance company in Kenya, based in Nairobi with a growing branch network across Kenya.

The company is looking for dynamic, creative, self-driven and experienced professionals to fill the following positions:

National Life Sales Manager

Reporting to the Managing Director, the National Life Sales Manager will develop and manage ordinary and group life business through establishing and maintaining an effective sales team.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive life business strategy to meet company targets.
  • Establish an effective and well trained sales team.
  • Establish and enforce customer service standards.
  • Spearhead marketing of the company’s life products.
Experience and Qualifications
  • A degree in a related social science.
  • Professional qualifications in life assurance.
  • Good knowledge of life sales practices and market trends.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish, develop and lead a large successful sales team.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Branch Manager – Mombasa and Other Branches

Reporting to the Senior Manager Business Development and Branch Operations the Branch Manager will be responsible to grow and establish business partners for the branch office and provide administrative oversight to branch activities.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Solicit, negotiate and acquire new business to meet branch targets.
  • Follow up on collection of premiums for the business underwritten by the branch.
  • Prepare and issue quotations for various classes of insurance.
  • Supervise and monitor the issuance of policy documents, certificates and renewal information to clients.
Minimum Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Insurance or Marketing.
  • 10 years working experience as a Senior Underwriter or Senior Marketer in the insurance industry.
  • Progression in professional qualifications in insurance.
  • A natural flair for marketing.
  • In depth knowledge of market trends and strategies.
Underwriting Officers / Senior Underwriters

Reporting to the Underwriting Manager, the Underwriters will be responsible for acceptance and maintenance of business and managing relationships with clients.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Risk assessment, rating and acceptance.
  • Prepare and process policy documents and endorsements.
  • Handle client mail and attend to enquiries.
Experience and Qualifications
  • A BCom (Insurance) and ongoing professional qualifications (ACII / AIIK).
  • 3 years experience as an underwriter at middle level in an insurance company.
  • Ability to analyse risks and make recommendations.
  • Good knowledge of industry practice.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
Marketing Officers

Reporting to the Branch Manager, the Marketing Officers will be responsible for new business acquisition and maintaining existing markets for our various branches.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist the manager in marketing and sales planning, goal setting and targeting strategies
  • Solicit, negotiate and acquire new business.
  • Identifying, targeting and penetrating niche markets.
  • Promote a positive image of the company through service protocols.
Experience and Qualifications
  • A degree in marketing or a related field.
  • 3 years experience as a marketer delivering on set targets.
  • Ability to analyse insurance risks and prepare competitive quotations.
  • Ability to successfully negotiate attractive terms and secure good business
  • Good knowledge of industry practice.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
Motor Vehicle Assessor

Under the supervision of the Claims Manager, the Motor Vehicle Assessor will assess the damage and liability of accident vehicles and monitor and ensure quality repair work while minimising costs and eliminating fraud.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assess the damage and liability of accident vehicles
  • Verify motor assessment reports and make appropriate recommendations
  • Carry out re-inspection of repaired vehicles
  • Enhance recoveries from salvages
  • Continuous management and assessment of performance of service providers
  • Procure repairs parts for accident vehicles at competitive prices
Experience and Qualifications
  • Diploma or Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 2 years progressive hands on experience in motor assessment.
  • Sound knowledge of motor vehicle insurance
  • Good working knowledge in vehicle accident assessment and vehicle claims recovery.
  • Clear understanding of the market prices of spare parts for various vehicle models.
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Energetic with the ability to work independently.
Human Resources Officer

Under the guidance and direction of the Human Resources Manager, the HRO will assist in effective co-ordination and administration of various HR functions

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in managing the recruitment and placement process
  • Secure and maintain up to date personnel records.
  • Participate in orientating and inducting new staff
  • Co-ordinate training programmes.
  • Assist in management of the appraisal processes.
Experience and Qualifications
  • A BCom or a degree in a related social science.
  • Diploma in Human Resources.
  • In depth knowledge of Kenyan labour laws
  • At least 3 years experience in middle level management in a busy human resources department.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Interested candidates should forward their application letter and CVs by close of business, 27th January 2012 stating their current and expected remuneration, email address, day time telephone contact and names and addresses of three referees to the following address:

The Human Resources Manager
P. O. Box 30216 - 00100, Nairobi
or email: jobs@cannonassurance.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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