AF23061 - Assistant Vice President - Specialty | Orient

Department: Insurance
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 10-Mar-2016
Al-Futtaim

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Al-Futtaim employs in excess of 44,000 people, operates through more than 200 companies and represents more than 225 international brands across industries as diverse as retail and wholesale trading, distribution, real estate development, leisure and hospitality, insurance and financial services. The group has significantly expanded its business operations in recent years through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass Africa, South East and North Asia, Australasia, East Africa and Europe.

Entrepreneurship and rigorous customer focus has enabled Al-Futtaim to grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and societies in which it operates. Al-Futtaim is committed to offering customers an unrivalled choice of the world’s best brands with exceptional standards of customer service and after sales support.

Structured into four operational divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail, Al-Futtaim maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance. This benefits employees, providing a clearly defined work culture where individuals are empowered with authority and responsibility for their work.

The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector.

About the business:

Orient Insurance PJSC an Al-Futtaim group company, is a UAE based insurance company headquartered in Dubai.  The company is currently present in seven countries in the Middle East and South East Asia.

Orient has an "A" rating from Standard and Poor's and AM Best. The company is also accredited with ISO 9001 Quality Management Certification.  Orient is founded on a well-structured transparent corporate culture, highly professional standards, clear strategy and employee engagement.

About the job:

The duties and responsibilities for this role are:

  1. To provide support to the Senior Vice President in running the department's operations efficiently. 
  2. Ascertain that all proposals received in respect of the prospective business are properly assessed as per guidelines set by the company.
  3. To ensure that all underwriting transactions are carried within the framework of company policies.
  4. To ensure that insurance policies/endorsements are prepared as per the agreed terms and conditions and as per company policies.
  5. Ascertain that claims are settled in most efficient and effective manner at a minimum cost to the company and achieve maximum satisfaction from the claimants.
  6. To ensure that members of the department provide a high level of customer service to all clients.
  7. To ensure that office management are handled effectively.
  8. To continuously guide and develop team members.
About you:

To be successful in winning this role, the candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • Holding a relevant university degree.
  • Associateship from Chartered Insurance Institute of UK or a similar qualification is preferable.
  • Having 5 to 8 years of work experience in an insurance industry within the gulf region, at least 2 years of which is in a similar role.
  • Excellent problem solving, time management and communication skills
  • Excellent MS Office skills
Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume/CV
 
Al-Futtaim offers highly engaging and supportive work environments in a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality performance.