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Position: Business Development Assistant / Officer

Location: Nairobi, Nyeri & Mombasa

Industry: General Insurance

Reports to: Business Development Manager

Our Client, a leading International Insurance and financial provider in Kenya and the wider Eastern Africa region, is currently looking for a Business Development Assistant / Officer to provide intensive contact with brokers, agents and direct client with a view to tapping and servicing commercial lines business

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Tapping and servicing commercial lines business.
  • Promptly providing and sending competitive quotations to prospects.
  • Providing risk details for purpose of underwriting.
  • Consulting on the most effective cover for a particular need, while taking a number of factors into account.
  • Setting up meetings, preparing and delivering presentations to potential clients.
  • Developing and maintaining good working relationships with intermediaries and existing customers.
  • Ensuring credibility with clients by maintaining detailed knowledge of current market conditions and competitors' products.
  • Delivering good customer service by responding swiftly to queries and concerns from clients.
  • Providing management with market feedback and intelligence.
  • Sending out renewal instructions two months in advance.
  • Maintaining a regular and accurate updated database of all prospective and closed business and submitting a monthly report to managers.
  • Ensuring strict adherence to practices, procedures and policy stipulated in the business development operational manual including the Code of Ethics.
  • Maintaining and updating all forms of business contacts.
  • Gathering customer service feedback and reporting on intellectual and operational issues raised by clients.
  • Preparing regular management reports.

Skills and Qualification Required
  • An undergraduate degree in a business or social science related field.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in marketing of general solutions to corporates and organized groups.
  • Good business sense.
  • Appreciable understanding of the Kenya insurance market, the prevailing business environment and products by the competition.
  • Good communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • Self-motivated but able to work as part of a team.
  • Good organizational and time-management skills.
  • Positive attitude, self-motivated, self-driven and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Good negotiation skills and persuasiveness.
  • Confidence presenting to large groups of people.
  • Trustworthiness and discretion when handling confidential information.
  • A smart appearance and professional manner.

To apply, send your CV ONLY and cover letter to jobs@flexi-personnel.com before Monday 3rd February 2014.


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