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CIC Insurance General Manager Strategy & Innovation Job in Kenya

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Dec 22, 2013

CIC Insurance Group is the leading Co-operative insurer in Africa and one of the top three insurance companies in the country.
CIC Insurance Group consists of three subsidiaries; CIC General Ltd, CIC Life Assurance Ltd and CIC Asset Management Ltd; currently CIC has businesses operating all over Kenya with 19 branches.
In order to execute its ambitious growth and expansion strategy, CIC wishes to recruit high caliber individuals to fill the following position:
General Manager Strategy & Innovation

Reporting To: Group Chief Executive Officer

CIC Insurance Group is a leading and rapidly growing insurance and related financial services provider with a wide local branch network and soon going regional.

We offer a wide range of products including general Insurance, life assurance, medical insurance and asset management services.
Our focus on excellence in service delivery has seen us receive national recognition.

To augment and sustain this growth, we are seeking a dynamic thought leader to join our winning team as General Manager -Strategy and Innovation.

Your primary responsibility will be to assist the Group Chief Executive Officer and subsidiary Managing Directors in developing, communicating and executing strategies and innovations that keep the Company on the cutting edge.
This pivotal role will also provide functional support to all business units by offering an expansive understanding of emerging opportunities, strategic input, marketplace trends and generally driving positive change.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) and the subsidiary Managing Directors (MDs) to formulate strategies that facilitate the attainment of the organisation’s vision and overseeing their successful implementation.
  • Ensuring effective internal and external communication of the organisation’s strategies, assessing the effectiveness and impact of the strategy execution and providing recommendations for remedial action as necessary.
  • Assessing and reporting on corporate performance by closely monitoring strategy implementation and periodically providing management with timely management information for decision making.
  • Co-ordinating all corporate strategic planning initiatives and related activities and training all business unit leaders on effective strategy development and management.
  • Jointly with the GCEO and subsidiary MDs, developing new areas of business that accelerate revenue generation and attainment of the organisation’s growth and competitive strategies.
  • Overseeing the launch of new innovations and programs and working directly with program teams to take over new programs at the appropriate stage.
  • Developing mechanisms for capturing organizational learning and utilizing those leanings to drive even more effective strategy and innovation processes.
  • Maintaining an optimal and well-motivated staff to ensure attainment of set targets for the business unit, while ensuring team cohesion.
The successful candidate will possess the following:

Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in management, finance, Marketing, Economics, or Business administration
  • Master’s Degree in strategy/policy  management or business related field is an added advantage
Work Experience
  • At least 10 years of experience in a busy organization, five of which must be in a senior management position  progressively within a busy strategic planning/innovations department
  • Experienced senior management who has worn multiple hats and can both analyze and act with equal ease.
  • Demonstrable expert business knowledge and proficiency in analytical research, leadership, and strategic planning.
  • Astute understanding of policy environment and experience of forming policy-oriented relationships
  • Good knowledge of the Insurance industry will be an added advantage
Desired Competencies
  • Proven research skills
  • Strong working knowledge of management strategies, financial accounting and customer relations.
  • Continuous improvement
  • Innovation and problem solving skills
  • Effective team management
  • Effective Communication
  • Project Management
  • Building effective networks
Personal Attributes
  • Strategic thinker with good planning skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills and customer care skills
  • Enthusiastic with a “can do” attitude
  • High integrity
  • Attention to detail and a good team player
If you meet the above requirements and consider yourself up to the challenge, please email your application and a copy of your CV clearly indicating on the subject of your email the job


The Group Human Resources Manager
CIC Insurance Group Ltd

Strictly through Email to:
 [email protected]

The applications should reach us by close of business on 31st December 2013.

Please note only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.
If you do not hear from us by 30th January 2014 consider your application unsuccessful.
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