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AXA Climate Paris France

2 months ago

General/Business Unit Manager (CEO & General Management)

Seeking a guiding star as our General Manager Claims Operations

At Star Insure, we relate our success to our people and our products. To continue operating at our high standards, we're seeking a General Manager to focus on a critical area of our business; Claims and Assessing.

Our Claims and Assessing business units are the heart of our business. We must meet and delight our customers' needs with our service. We need a strong leader who will integrate into our business to review and refine current processes, develop and establish new processes and platforms. You will lead, manage and work with our Head of Claims & Recoveries and Head of Assessing & Salvage and their subordinates to drive the overall Claims and Assessing business units in the same strategic direction as our overall business.

What the role involves

This position is about carefully balancing the competing pressures of doing everything we can to manage our... customers' expectations subsequent to a loss they have incurred, along with meeting our business needs of controlling our insurance loss ratio. If this role performs well, we know we will have control over our attritional loss ratio while continuing to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction.

The General Manager of Claims & Assessing will oversee a business unit currently employing 25 people across Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton and Manila. You will test the current structure, suggest & discuss refinements at the governance board level and once agreed, implement them. You will have both direct and indirect reports. You will demonstrate a strategic mind but also be detailed enough to be able to develop and implement tactical solutions.

The successful candidate will have a proven ability to manage, motivate, encourage, delegate and lead from the front and be a person of action. The role will involve some tough conversations. The person we're looking for will be a person of their word and a person of integrity.

This role is part of the executive team and will join the CEO, CFO, and Sales/HR Manager reporting monthly to the Star Insurance Governance Board.

Our executive team has a mean age of 42. The team are with Star making their careers both individually and as a team. Star has a strong culture and believes in developing our team to ensure there is a clear vision for career progression for all.

What we're looking for
• A people person and natural leader who works well in a team
• A strategic mind with a detailed focus on developing and implementing tactical solutions
• The ability to motivate, encourage and delegate
• Strong analytics and IT skillset to work with our B.A and CIO to continue to design and build on our Claims and Assessing software platform to ensure it supports our business objectives
• Someone who's not afraid of hard conversations
• Exemplary written and verbal communication and presentation skills to large, small and individual audiences
• Someone who will live and breathe Star values and culture

At Star, we have a strong culture. You will know we are a family owned and operated company with strong family values. We work hard and play hard. We are not corporate, we set challenging goals and work hard to achieve them. We understand that everyone within the business plays an important part in achieving our goals. We have been in operation for 25 years and continue growing our team. We currently employ 53 people, with a plan for an additional seven people to join us in 2023.

We believe in developing our team to ensure there is a clear vision for career progression. And as we have an office dog, being dog friendly is a prerequisite.

This role will suit someone looking to add to their current experience in a positive organisation. We offer a salary and package that includes the following:
• Competitive salary paid fortnightly
• Vehicle, expense and IT package
• Bonuses based on KPIs, profitability and performance
• Company-funded health, life and trauma insurances
• Free access to motorhomes for personal & holiday use

We're welcoming applications now for candidates with star quality. Quickly submit your CV via the links below, or show us your creativity and choose a unique way to get yourself to the top of our pile.

Your application will include the following questions:

Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
• How many years of people management experience do you have?

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