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What would you be responsible for in this role?
Day 1 the candidates responsibilities would be:
Setting up the Trading team
Establishing a commercial culture within the team
Building the strategy and governance for the trading function
Stakeholder managing the Digital and Operational teams to ensure that systems and operational infrastructure can support the teams remit.
Following establishment of the Trading team the candidates responsibilities would be:
Leadership of a highly capable Trading team consisting of circa 2-4 people
Delivery of revenue in line with planned targets
Identifying area’s of market competitiveness and taking action to realise value and maintain competitiveness.
Supporting the development of a commercial mindset
Stakeholder management across , including Pricing, Underwriting, Distribution, Digital and Marketing
Degree level or equivalent
Experience and knowledge
Experience of leading a Trading Team
Extensive track record, working at a senior level driving transformational change
Experience of assessing and distilling broad ranging research and insight, into cohesive strategies and firm recommendations and plans
Experience of developing longer terms strategies and associated business cases (rooted in insight, customer needs/behaviour and emerging trends) to secure investments to deliver strategic initiatives
Track record of leading teams to deliver excellence
Track record of developing and maintaining broad, influential senior-level relationships (internal and external)
Effective communication skills, both verbal and written communication
Strong planning and organisational skills and the ability to work to a deadline
Strong numeracy and analytical skills
Excellent Excel skills and some experience of systems development.
Ability to plan and manage own work load
Able to be flexible and work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
Self-starter with a desire to get behind and understand the numbers
Willingness to challenge results and processes
Able to build positive working relationships generating confidence and support.
Strong attention to detail
Educated to degree standard or equivalent.
Part qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, ACMA or equivalent)
Experience and knowledge
Experience in a Finance environment, preferably with Financial Services/Insurance background.
Experience in a systems accounting and / or BI or MI environment.
Excellent financial planning and analysis knowledge in the insurance environment
Knowledge and experience in delivery of corporate management information
Proven ability to coach and support members of the finance team at multiple experience levels
Strong communication skills with all levels of internal and external stakeholder
Strong controls experience
Proven project management skills
Confident in engaging at a senior level
Self-driven, can work autonomously with a proven work ethic
Team player who enjoys working inclusively with people from different backgrounds and disciplines
Proactive professional in planning to achieve targets and objectives
Hard working, be able to work under pressure and sometimes with challenging timescales
Establishes and maintains constructive and collaborative relationships with all business areas
Behaves consistently and with integrity at all times
Fully qualified accountant (ACCA, ACA or CIMA) with extensive and relevant post qualification experience
Nice to have
System design, evaluation and implementation
Statutory accounting and financial reporting
Insurance statutory reporting
Solvency II reporting environment