Head of Claims/Underwriting to move to GM role in South Pacific

Job Title: Head of Claims/Underwriting to move to GM role in South Pacific
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Auckland Central
Salary: $300K - $400K including allowances
Reference: 2744265
Contact Name: Paul Murphy
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 21, 2018 12:47

Job Description

My client is a regional insurer with operations across the South Pacific region and growing. The life business that is currently focused in only one geography has been experiencing a growth and now needs a strategic leader that has a good operational slant to continue to drive the business forward.

The newly created role of General Manager/CEO will see you responsible for:
  • Leading the life business in country from both a day to day and strategic basis
  • Total review of claims process and procedures to get efficiencies from the current process
  • A review of the underwriting criteria used for new business acquisition 
  • Design and implementation of new products that are appropriate for the business
  • Leading the people, motivating, guiding, training and mentoring 
  • Leading the current distribution strategy and working closely with distribution partners
  • Generating the 3 year strategic business plan in conjunction with the Group CEO and Board of Directors
  • Implementation of the business plan
This is an exceptional career defining opportunity for an existing claims manager/underwriting manager with an excellent commercial acumen to take the next step in your career and lead a small but profitable life business with full accountability.

You will be able to demonstrate
  • A strong commercial understanding of insurance including drivers of profitability, sustainable product and managing the numbers of a small insurer
  • The ability to identify business issues through effective management of budgets and P&L's
  • An excellent claims and underwriting background with a particular focus on process enhancement and improvement for efficiencies.
  • Experience in Life, Accident and Health, Health Insurance or other personal injury products within insurance at a senior claims leadership of underwriting level
  • Strong people leadership ability with an ability to adapt leadership style
  • A background within insurance that has achieved considerable success
  • Experience of leading a claims team at strategic level as well as operational
  • Budget and P&L responsibility (ideally but not essential)
  • A willingness to relocate
In return you will be rewarded with:
  • A career defining opportunity to take a leadership role running a life company in the south pacific with full accountability
  • Full relocation costs 
  • An exceptional salary package that in total including allowances lead to $350K - $400K package
  • Excellent perks in the above salary including:
    • Full accommodation allowance - Rent and bills all paid
    • Company Car
    • 6 Weeks annual leave
    • Two return home flights per year.
  • Growing Insurer - Multi national operations in five countries across south pacific
  • Great peer leadership team of other GM's and CEO's to learn from and highly experienced Group CEO
Due to the high excepted volume of applications only applications that match the above criteria will be contacted. For further information please email or apply now.

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