Directline Assurance Corporate Strategy Manager Job in Kenya

               

Directline Assurance Company Limited

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

Overall Purpose of the Job: The Corporate Strategy Manager will be responsible for facilitating cross-functional team collaborations as well as to support the executive leadership and stakeholders within the business in developing business strategies, inclusive of long-term goals and objectives, key risk management, and driving new business and project initiatives.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

1. Strategy and Development

  • Provide leadership in the development of strategy/business plan processes and drive the execution with senior management
  • Work closely with senior management to proactively provide business insights and recommendations
  • Research for possible growth opportunities within the market
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of various projects/tenders, including financial analysis and product performance
  • Carry out market intelligence to ensure the company is in tandem with industry trends and incorporate best practice in its operations
  • Support departmental heads in ensuring a turn-around time in delivery of their respective mandate.

2. Business Manager to PO/CEO Office

  • Provide proactive executive support to the PO/CEO in day to day activities and facilitate effective management and leadership of the business
  • Oversee the implementation and execution of agreed strategic and operational tasks given to senior managers to ensure implementation as discussed during the Board presentations and EXCO presentations.
  • Prepare papers and packs for a range of meetings, operating to the highest standards of confidentiality, discretion and diplomacy

3. Business Planning and Investments

  • Manage the Company’s investment portfolio and aim to maximize on possible returns as well as ensure compliance with the IRA Regulations.
  • Provide leadership in the development of new business lines or projects with the intention to diversify the company from the insurance business and provide new sources of revenue.
  • Provide end to end management of new strategic projects, Data Monetization project
  • Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the business plan
  • Review and revise the schedule with senior management and all other involved parties
  • Determine the objectives and measures upon which the business plan will be evaluated at its completion
  • Monitor the progress and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders on the progress.
  • Effectively provide end-to-end responsibility for any project/ investment tasks in coordination with all process stakeholders and ensure delivery on time.

Person Specifications

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Economics from a reputable institution
  • Master’s degree in a business related subject

Professional Qualifications

  • Professional certifications such as CFA or CPA is not required but a plus

Experience

  • MUST have at least five (5) years’ relevant experience in a busy organization, three (3) of which must be at senior management level.
  • Experience working in an insurance company will be an added advantage
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of contemporary corporate strategy principles and practices
  • Business/Department strategy formulation and execution
  • Supervisory and leadership skills

Skills and Attributes

  • High attention to detail and strong analytical skills
  • The ability to create sound financial models
  • Client management skills
  • Effective communication, negotiation and presentation skills
  • High integrity and ethical level; Able to maintain utmost confidentiality of information in their possession
  • Self-motivated, confident and outgoing personality
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness & Ability to influence.
  • Result oriented and Problem-Solving skills

Application Instructions

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, 22nd November 2019.



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Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi County

Kenya
Accounting and Finance, Business Administration
Updated: November 15, 2019 — 12:45 pm