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Agency Manager Career Opportunity

Africa Merchant Assurance Company Limited (AMACO) is undergoing planned rapid growth in its portfolio in the provision of both motor and non motor insurance products.
This has created a strategic need to fill the position of Agency Manager.
Position Ref MKT/2/12
Reports to: Marketing Manager
Location: Nairobi with frequent travel to field offices

The Agency Manager will provide leadership to ensure that corporate marketing strategies are implemented in a profitable manner. He/she will ensure that there is adequate capacity to drive the sales activities of the direct sales personnel.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
·         Implementation of marketing strategies aimed at achieving the projected production and market share.
·         Ensure the Agency has adequate capacity through recruitment, selection, motivation supervision, training, development and management of the Unit Managers and Agents · To achieve production, sales force growth, and expense objectives for the Agency force.
·         Establish training and development guidelines for Agents and Units Managers in accordance with established business plans.
·         Ensure maximum utilization and accountability of all available company resources in all areas of management, administration and development of the Agency.
·         Prepare and transmit periodic reports to the Marketing manager.
Experience and Qualifications
·         A University graduate in a relevant area of business, insurance or marketing. An MBA would be an added advantage.
·         Have seven (7) years experience in the insurance/financial services sector, three of which should be at the managerial level.
·         Track record of dealing with motor and non motor insurance business.
·         Possess strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
·         Proven experience at leading teams to achieve sales targets.
·         Self driven individual with impeccable integrity.
AMACO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on grounds of gender, disability, religion or natural origin.
A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.
Interested candidates should forward their application letter stating the reference number, CV in MS Word format with daytime telephone contact and names & addresses of three referees to:
Closing date: 13th February, 2012

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