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General Manager - General Insurance Business

KES 450,001 - KES 600,000
Posted at
Friday, 16:21
Company Industry
Banking & Finance
Work Type
Full time
Job Level
Executive level
Minimum Qualification
Years Experience
10 years
Application Deadline
Nairobi CBD Nairobi

Salary Currency: Kenyan Shilling

The ideal candidate will be required to provide leadership, coordinate underwriting, business development and claims settlement; and running a profitable portfolio in general insurance business. The emphasis is to grow the General business division.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Directing, Coordinating and growing the general Insurance Business and identifying new business opportunities.
  • Monitor execution of business plans to achieve set production budgets.
  • Achieve underwriting profitability by maintaining loss and expense ratios at acceptable levels.
  • Setting and monitoring the performance target and portfolio mix and compliance per branch on weekly basis.
  • Follow up on business leads of high net worth in liaison with the business development managers.
  • Ascertain the level of risk exposure in relation to General Insurance Business line.
  • Fostering and maintenance of good corporate image through liaison with all competitors, intermediaries and the general public.
  • In coordination with HRM, Coach and mentor staff in preparation for higher roles, career development and succession planning;
  • Develop a training plan for all senior staff in the division.


  • Must have a Bachelor of Commerce or Graduate with Business, Insurance or Actuarial degree.
  • Must have ACII /AIIK or equivalent qualification.
  • Must have experience in General Insurance Business processes, schemes, rules and regulation.
  • Must have At least 10 years relevant working experience; 5 of which must be at a Senior Management level.
  • Strong leadership skills, flexible, assertive and result driven.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement business strategies.
  • Performance Reporting and Financial Management.
  • Must have Underwriting expertise.
  • Strong understanding of application of reinsurance.
  • Must be Computer literate. Proficient in insurance management software packages preferably ERP system.
  • Understand and implement processes and procedures.
  • Have a high sense of diplomacy, accuracy and attention for detail.
  • Business acumen, Strategic thinker with ability to make sound decisions for the business.
  • Ability to probe and negotiate with difficult customers, good at managing relationships.
  • Have good PR/interpersonal skills, have outstanding communication and reporting skills, problem analysis and listening ability.

Monthly Gross Salary: 550,000 - 600,000/= (5500 -6000 USD) Depending on skills and experience.

Position Level: Executive Level.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya.

Deadline: 7th September 2018.

We endeavour to make contact with all of our applicants, but unfortunately high volumes of applications make this unrealistic. If you do not hear from us within two weeks your application has not been successful on this occasion. This does not mean you will not be considered for future roles so please keep an eye on our job board and apply for positions that match your skills and experience.

*** Summit Recruitment & Search, as a policy, does not charge any fee as a pre-employment or post-employment requirement***

Our client, a licensed composite insurance underwriter is seeking to hire a General Manager – General Insurance Business to be based in Nairobi.

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