Branch Director - Credit Insurance

Aston Charles Ltd
07 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This giant of the financial services world offers an impressive array of insurance broking, reinsurance, employee benefits, risk management and human resources solutions. Committed to the UK, its head office relocated to London in recent years and it trades in virtually every territory across the globe.

It has enjoyed a strong presence in the Midlands for many years and, with accounts spanning Commercial, Corporate, Credit and Private Client insurance (amongst other lines), its Birmingham office controls the region’s largest portfolio, including some of its most coveted individual clients. In its Credit Insurance branch, a dozen insurance professionals (Sales, Account Management, Brokers and Administrators / Support Personnel) control a multi-million-pound income portfolio of global accounts.

Due to the incumbent Branch Director being promoted to a national role, Aston Charles has been retained to assist in the identification and appointment of a senior financial services professional to help ensure the team’s continued success. Responsible for the management of all Birmingham based employees, you will drive the performance of the team. With a strong focus on hitting the branch’s budget, you will ensure colleagues control costs and deliver new revenue.

Your focus here is very much on the management of the team, as opposed to any personal new business. However, you will be expected to act in an ambassadorial capacity, promote the Credit Division within the business community, build relationships with other areas of the business to explore cross-selling opportunities, and develop your own network of professional introducers.

We welcome applications from those from an insurance background (Credit, Commercial or specialist lines) or other relevant areas of the industry, such as Invoice Discounting, Commercial Banking/ Lending or Factoring. Whilst previous experience of working in Credit Insurance is not a prerequisite, however, it is essential that you understand the concept of Credit Insurance and that you can articulate the features and benefits of this non-mandatory line of business. You must be numerate, with a high degree of commercial acumen, and understand the nature of trading relationships between companies in different sectors, their financial drivers and their buying styles. For those candidates coming from 'outside of industry’, you will benefit from ongoing support from the departing Branch Director, as well as colleagues from head office, an in-house and bespoke training academy, and support towards professional qualifications.

A highly visible role model, you will display excellent communication, leadership and interpersonal skills. Through your well-honed management techniques and by performing regular reviews and appraisals, you will build up an already high-performing team.

In return, you will receive an executive level salary, car / car allowance, lucrative bonus and a generous benefits package.

To register an interest in confidence, or to discuss your suitability, please contact Richard Jones at Aston Charles.

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