Role details

Insurance Strategy Associate Director

London   •   £75,000 - £95,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Global Consulting Firm with a speciality in Insurance
  • Looking for Insurance focused candidates either Internal Strategy or Consultants

About Our Client

Our client is a global consulting firm that work with Blue Chip clients all over the world with a strong presence in the Insurance sector

Job Description

Job Description

This team helps clients solve their critical strategic issues by combining deep market insight, rigorous financial expertise and implementation know-how.

Their clients value their fresh industry insights, operational experience and technical skills to grow, enter new markets, create new business models and business plans, commercialise, and deal with financial challenges, as well as our M&A advice through the deal cycle.

The Insurance Team works with corporates, private equity and lenders from across the industry, addressing strategic questions:

  • What are the most attractive ways to grow?
  • Are there new business models and vehicles to generate value quickly?
  • How best to simplify my business, and its networks/technologies?
  • How best to generate value and synergies from M&A?

The role

We are recruiting for an Associate Director in this Insurance team, where your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with Partners/Directors to deliver market entry, growth strategy, business case/plan appraisals, M&A and operating model assignments
  • Design and run projects and large, complex work-streams
  • Produce client ready deliverables that exceed expectations
  • Develop solutions to complex problems
  • Develop team members
  • Playing a part in business development

The Successful Applicant

Work Experience

  • Have experience working either with a top tier strategy house or big 4 firm or alternatively in a central strategy team within the industry (e.g. at a leading insurance organisation)
  • Have solid experience leading multi-disciplinary teams through complex projects under challenging circumstances or relevant transferrable experience
  • Gained considerable experience within the insurance ideally from a high level strategy perspective through to delivery
  • Have a track record of working closely with insurance clients to generate insight, develop opinions, shape thinking and deliver high impact recommendations that have led to substantive performance improvement

Business Development Experience

  • Experience and involvement in business development and have demonstrated entrepreneurial behaviour
  • Ideal candidate would be able to operate across the full lifecycle of a business development, including identifying the opportunity, shaping it with the client, developing the proposal/commercials/scope and then closing the deal
  • Others may have only supported/been involved in client pitches, bid managing sales efforts, having initial conversations with prospects, (potentially supported by partners and directors), to shape ideas and the opportunity
  • Demonstrable ability of building and where appropriate, ideally commercialising client relationships

Other Requirements

  • A first class or 2.1 degree from a leading institution.
  • Evidence of strong problem-solving and structured thinking skills combined with creativity and innovation.
  • Ability to analyse complex challenges and deliver insightful recommendations that can be practically executed.
  • Strong analytical capability and ability to translate analytics into real insight.
  • High degree of commercial acumen.
  • Evidence of strong client management skills and escalation, and real impact with senior stakeholders.
  • Ability to influence and persuade clients and stakeholders to gain support for major changes and key decisions.
  • Demonstrable leadership and people development skills including the ability to inspire/motivate teams and act as a role model / ambassador for the group.
  • A strong desire to participate and drive practice development.

What's on Offer

A market leading package with great development prospects

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