Head of Underwriting (General)

  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • Full-time

Company Description

We are a business support services firm with offerings in Human Resource Management, Expatriate and Allied Services, and Estate Management. Our client, a pace setter in the insurance Industry is seeking to hire a talented Head of Underwriting (General).

Job Description

Key Focus
This role is accountable for execution of tactical business plans at operational level through
other managers and their teams, over periods of 3 months to a year.

Description
• Accountable for execution of tactical business plans (derived from BU Strategy) at operational level.
• Manages direct (Team Leaders and Specialists) and indirect (Clerical staff) reports, usually amounts to between 40 to 100 staff.
• Owns operational efficiency and quality including an operations balanced scorecard incorporating finance, people, process and customer dimensions of the business.
• Integrates decision making across all of these spectrums.
• Contributes to projects impacting on business deliverables (Delivery of level three plans).
• Makes major operational decisions within business plan.
• Provides operational and best practice context for internal environment.
• Builds relationships with peers and or colleagues that impact across business areas. Accountable for execution of tactical business plans (derived from BU Strategy) at operational level.
• Manages direct (Team Leaders and Specialists) and indirect (Clerical staff) reports, usually amounts to between 40 to 100 staff.
• Owns operational efficiency and quality including an operations balanced scorecard incorporating finance, people, process and customer dimensions of the business.
• Integrates decision making across all of these spectrums.
• Contributes to projects impacting on business deliverables (Delivery of level three plans).
• Makes major operational decisions within business plan.
• Provides operational and best practice context for internal environment.
• Builds relationships with peers and or colleagues that impact across business areas.

Key Result Areas
Governance & Compliance:
• Accountable for governance and compliance at an operational level.

Relationship Building:
• Builds relationships with peers and/or colleagues that impact across business areas.

Management Effectiveness:
• Manages service delivery through a team of managers over periods of 3 months to 1 year.
• Manages the HR function for the department as well as all day-to-day staff administration.
• Drives operational excellence through area of supervision.
• Provides operational and best practice context for internal environment.
• Holds first line managers accountable for managerial work, including selection, performance management and talent management.
• Develops MOs and specialists under supervision.
• Selects potential MOs to sustain pipeline.

Qualifications

Qualifications and Experience
• Relevant tertiary qualification/recognition of prior learning.
• 12-15 years working experience.
• Strong technical underwriting knowledge.

Skills
• Excellent Communication & Presentation skills
• People management skills

Additional Information

only qualified candidates will be contacted