17 May 2017

Commercial General Manager Job in Kenya

Our client is one of the leading licensed motor vehicle insurance providers in Kenya. They seek to hire a General Manager with experience in commercial sales and management of a department/unit.


  • Manage sales/marketing budgets and ensure sales targets are met.
  • Ensure accurate preparation, and timely submission of sales and marketing reports to management and the Board.
  • In-charge of sales and marketing strategy
  • In-charge of product innovation and development of new products.
  • Grow the business portfolio, oversee operation of marketing activities/programs, and development of marketing strategies in the company.
  • Periodically conduct external and internal business analysis to understand, and adapt to changing client needs
  • Implementing branding strategy to ensure Directline brand visibility.
  • Build and maintain strategic relationships with key stakeholders


  • Manage the Sales department and provide leadership to the team.
  • Align the operations of the marketing with appropriate technology to increase operational efficiency.
  • Prepare periodic reports for marketing/sales to the management and Board
  • Implement marketing policies and ensure efficient administration.
  • Understanding the customers and their needs.


  • University degree preferably in marketing or sales.
  • A Master’s degree in a related discipline will be an added advantage.
  • Possess professional qualification in Marketing with a minimum of diploma level.
  • Good progress in ACII or equivalent from a recognized Insurance Institute.
  • Compelling communication – ability to convey information and ideas in a clear and focused manner
  • Business Savvy – demonstrated keen understating of business operations and levers (systems, processes, departments, functions) that drive profitable growth
  • Ability to initiate and maintain strategic relationships with stakeholders.
  • Possess leadership skill and ability to work with diverse teams
  • Knowledge of operations of insurance industry and its interface with the Insurance Regulatory Authority.
  • High level of integrity and honesty.
  • Sound Analytical and IT relevant skills.
  • Member of a professional marketing body
  • At least 8 years’ experience in a busy marketing department in a senior position preferably in the insurance or financial industry

How to Apply
If you are up to the task and possess the required qualifications, skills and experience, kindly send you CV and cover letter to by Friday 26th May 2017. Kindly quote the Job title (Insurance General Manager – Commercial) on the subject section and indicate your current /expected salary and notice period.

N.B: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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