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Business Development Officers Jobs in Kenya

Position: Business Development Officers 

2 Positions

 Coast Region
Industry: Insurance

Our client, a Leading Life Assurance group in the region, with well-established operations in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania seeks to enhance its capacity to service group clients in the regions/counties and seeking to recruit Business Development Officers.

The right candidates will need to be conversant with technical aspects of group business (group life, credit life, PRS, and DA business) and accurately handle all types of client enquiries in this regard with minimal or no reference to head office.
We are looking for persons who are not only resident in the Coast region but are also thoroughly conversant with this region and have extensive business contacts.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Gaining new business by identifying and exploiting new business opportunities in the regional market
  • Looking for and opening new Group Risks and Retirement Benefits markets within the region and providing competitive quotations to prospects
  • 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
  • Training and supporting Tied Life Agents (TLAs) in the region on group business.
  • Training and supporting intermediaries in respect of retirement benefit schemes and group risks
  • Working closely with brokers, independent intermediaries to meet premium targets
  • Delivering good customer service by responding swiftly to queries and concerns from clients and attending service meetings of Group Risks customers
  • Attending meetings for trustees/AGMs and providing education on retirement plans to scheme members
  • Monitoring and reporting on performance against agreed sales and retention targets
Qualifications and Experience
  • An undergraduate degree in a business or social science related field
  • Have ACII or IIK qualification or demonstrate significant progress towards attainment of the same
  • At least 4 years’ experience in marketing of life and pensions solutions to corporate and organized groups
  • Thorough familiarity with the market in the Coast Region will be an added advantage
  • Appreciable understanding of the Kenya insurance market, the prevailing business environment and products by the competition
  • Self-motivated but able to work as part of a team
  • Good organizational, time-management skills, negotiation skills and persuasiveness
  • Confidence presenting to large groups of people
  • Trustworthiness and discretion when handling confidential information
To apply, send your CV only to before Friday 19th April 2013. 

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