AF25268 - Vice President - General Accident | Orient

Department: Insurance
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 25-Dec-2016

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 both Standard and Poor's and A.M. 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:

Efficient management of the department including but not limited to the following responsibilities:

  • Underwriting  - Management of the underwriting activities of the department to ensure sustainability and growth in the portfolio through prudent risk assessment and underwriting measures. Periodical review of premium rates and the underwriting guidelines in the light of the prevailing market conditions as well as performance of the Portfolio to ensure continuous enhancement of the Department’s profitability.

  • Management and Development of Staff  - Motivate, train and develop the assigned staff in order to optimize their performance and ensure achievement of the specific objectives in an efficient manner with a high degree of professionalism.

  •  Documentation and Records - Ensure timely and accurate preparation and delivery of certificates, policies and endorsements in compliance with the prescribed policies and guidelines of the company in order to serve customers efficiently.

  • Management Reports - Prepare, coordinate and ensure timely submission of Management reports in order to provide the operational data for Management information and facilitate decision making.

  • Customer Complaints - Attend to customer complaints and ensure fair solutions within the company guidelines.

About you:

To be successful in winning this role, you must have the following skills and experiences:

  • Holding a relevant university degree or an insurance qualification

  • Must have 10 years of work experience, at least 4 years of which is in a Senior Managerial position handling Underwriting.

  • Excellent managerial skills and sound technical knowledge

  • Must possess a good negotiating skills and analytical ability

  • We prefer candidates having work experience in GCC countries.

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.