Vacancies in DirectLine Assurance, Nairobi, Kenya

DirectLine Assurance


Vacancy Advertisement
We are looking for a motivated and qualified professional to fill the position of Personal Assistant to the Managing Director.
Overall Purpose of the Job: This role will be responsible for the provision of administrative support to the Managing Director / Board Members by ensuring smooth operation of their functions. The role holder will also act as the point of contact between the Managing Director and other executives, employees, clients and other external partners.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
General Duties
·         Acting as first point of contact to the Managing Director/Board Members
·         Assist primarily the Managing Director/Members of the Board with organizational and administrative support
·         Manage the Managing Director’s communications, schedule and coordinate meetings
·         Lead short-term projects and initiatives as requested by the Managing Director
·         Respect the need for confidentiality and sensitivity of information
·         Have a proven ability to exercise good judgment in recognizing the scope of authority
·         Assist the Managing Director with all other related assigned tasks
Communication
·         Communicate and handle incoming and outgoing communications on behalf of the Managing Director
·         Follow up on responses to requests and emails to/from the Managing Director
·         Greet visitors, create a good personal image through a neat, clean, business-like professional appearance and a positive, cheerful attitude
·         Screen & direct phone calls in a professional manner to appropriate parties promptly, efficiently, accurately recording messages and reliably passing messages to recipient in a timely manner.
·         Maintain and present reports on a timely manner
Scheduling of Meetings
·         Work with the Managing Director to manage her calendar and schedule board meetings and travel itineraries
·         Organize all other meetings to be attended by the Managing Director, including staff lunches and refreshments.
·         Ensures that key dates and events are highlighted to the Managing Director ahead of time
·         Prepare materials, packets and presentations for Managing Director’s meetings, senior management team meetings and the Board Members
·         Organize the logistics of board meetings and other key internal meetings
·         Coordinate and distribute notes at management meetings as requested
·         Type up notes of the Managing Director as requested
·         Organize and arrange venues for all other meetings requested by the Managing Director
Records Management and Documentation
·         Maintain records of decisions and ensure action items are clearly recorded for the Managing Director
·         Organize documents for signatures of Managing Director and members of the Board if related to relevant projects
·         Keep accurate records and files at all times and as appropriate
·         Update and maintain database of executive key contacts
Person Specifications
Academic Qualifications
·         Diploma/University degree in Business Administration or its equivalent from an institution recognized by Commission for Higher Education will be an added advantage
Professional Qualifications
·         Diploma in Business Administration or equivalent
·         Member of relevant professional body eg (KISM)-Kenya Institute of Supply Chain Management; KIM (Kenya Institute of Management)
Experience
MUST have at least Five (5) years data entry or general office management experience in a busy commercial environment. Experience in the insurance industry will be an added advantage.
Skills and Attributes
·         Work experience as an Executive Assistant, Personal Assistant or similar role
·         Exceptional written and oral communication skills
·         Excellent Ms Office knowledge and IT skills,
·         Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
·         Outstanding organizational and time management skills
·         Ability to research, digest, analyze and present material clearly and concisely
·         Excellent interpersonal skills
·         Ability to take initiative and pay attention to detail
·         High level of integrity and reliability
·         Flexibility and adaptability to juggle a range of different tasks and to work extra hours to meet deadlines
·         Discretion and an understanding of confidentiality issues.
Application Instructions
If you qualify for the above advertised role, kindly send us a detailed CV and Application Letter clearly demonstrating your fit as per the roles & responsibilities and the person specifications (academic / professional qualifications, experience, skills & attributes) listed above.
Applications that do not conform to the Application Instructions will not be considered.
Kindly send your application documents to human.resource@directline.co.ke to reach us on or before 5.00pm Friday, 24th May 2019.

We are looking for a motivated and qualified professional to fill the position of Sales Manager – Non Motor.
Overall Purpose of the Job: Responsible for driving sales in the organization and ensuring the sales team meet the sales targets set for the Non Motor portfolio.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
·         Manage Sales/Marketing budgets for non-motor products and ensure sales targets are met.
·         In liaison with the MD formulate, implement and monitor the Sales Department strategic plans.
·         In liaison with HR recruit and motivate employees in line with the organization strategic plans and ensure compliance with company HR policies/ procedures.
·         Ensure accurate preparation, and timely submission of sales and marketing reports to management and the Board.
·         In-charge of product innovation and development of new products.
·         Grow the business portfolio, oversee operation of marketing activities/programs, and development of marketing strategies in the company.
·         Periodically conduct external and internal business analysis to understand, and adapt to changing client needs.
·         Implementing branding strategy to ensure Directline brand visibility.
·         In liaison with the Claims Manager and other heads of departments, manage claim Loss Ratios within set parameters for sustainable profitability of the company.
·         Build and maintain strategic relationships with key stakeholders
·         Align the operations of the marketing with appropriate technology to increase operational efficiency.
·         Prepare periodic reports for marketing/sales to the management and Board
·         Implement marketing policies and ensure efficient administration.
·         Understanding the customers and their needs.
·         Any other responsibilities will be communicated to the Officer from time to time.
Person Specifications
Academic Qualifications
·         Sales and/or Marketing university degree from an institution recognized by Commission for Higher Education
·         Minimum Overall Grade of C+ in KCSE
Professional Qualifications
·         Certificate of Insurance (COP)
·         AIIK Diploma/CII Diploma or any insurance related qualification will be an added advantage
Experience
·         At least 3 years’ working experience in preferably within an Insurance Company OR Intermediary.
·         Experience in dealing with PSV will be an added advantage.
·         Business/Department strategy formulation and execution
·         Supervisory and leadership skills managing team/department performance and staff
·         Report writing and Presentation Skills
Skills and Attributes
·         High level of integrity; able to maintain utmost confidentiality of information in their possession
·         Excellent communication and marketing skills with a pleasant personality
·         Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills
·         Excellent knowledge of insurance operations
·         Have great attention to detail
·         Ability to drive sales
·         Able to work as part of a team
·         Working knowledge of spreadsheets or accounting software
Application Instructions
If you qualify for the above advertised role, kindly send us a detailed CV and Application Letter clearly demonstrating your fit as per the roles & responsibilities and the person specifications (academic/professional qualifications, experience, skills & attributes) listed above.
Applications that do not conform to the Application Instructions will not be considered.
Kindly send your application documents to human.resource@directline.co.ke to reach us on or before 5.00pm  Friday 24th May 2019.

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