11 September 2016

Business Development Manager Job Opportunity - CIC Insurance Group

Job Title:       Business Development Manager
Organization: CIC Africa Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
CIC Insurance Group is the leading Co-operative Insurer in Africa, providing insurance and related financial services in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Malawi. The Group offers a wide range of products including General Insurance, Life Assurance, Medical Insurance and Asset Management Services. It is a pioneer and leader in Micro-insurance. The Group’s focus on innovation and excellence in service delivery has differentiated it in the market and earned it International recognition.

Job Summary: The Business Development Manager will generate revenue for General Business to achieve corporate annual budgets through the development of assigned markets and channels as a source of profitable business for the company through development of strong relationships and partnerships

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·         Building and developing strong strategic partnerships/relationships within assigned market and channels;
·         Plan and carry out consumer education within the assigned markets and channels;
·         The jobholder will drive profitable business for the company (New and Renewal);
·         Design and develop need based products for the assigned market;
·         The incumbent will develop and deliver excellent customer experience in the market;
·         Recruit, develop and build capacity of intermediaries/sales force in the market;
·         Ensure timely collection of premiums;
·         Liaising with support functions to follow up on client queries and complaints.
·         Conduct market activations and storms in strategic locations with respective sales teams through visits or other means;
·         Prepare market intelligence reports on products and services.
·         Carry out performance appraisal, coaching and mentoring staff;
·         Resource allocation, staffing and leave approval;
·         Participate in planning and budgeting for the department and
·         Participate in various meeting and committees.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·         The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a related field.  A Master’s degree an added advantage
·         Professional qualifications: ACII or other recognized insurance qualification.
·         At least eight (8) years’ relevant experience in a similar position, three (3) of which at supervisory level
·         Excellent communication and presentation skills
·         Good problem solving skills
·         Excellent interpersonal skills
·         Excellent customer care skills
·         Leadership skills
·         Good negotiation skills
·         Computer literate in MS Office and other office applications
·         Understanding of the working environment /competitors
·         Technical competence in insurance
·         Basic knowledge of regulations by IRA

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are strictly encouraged to send an updated resume to the address below indicating the job title in the subject of your email. For example: Ref: Application for Business Development Manager to: susan.kabedha@ug.cicinsurancegroup.com.

Deadline: 12th September 2016.

NB: Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by 16th September, 2016 consider your application unsuccessful.

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