Our client in the Insurance industry is looking for an entrepreneurial minded “Product Head” to control and oversee all business operations, and ventures relating to the specific product.

Salary: R75 000 – R85 000 pm depending on experience.

The ideal candidate will be a strategist and a leader able to steer the company to the most profitable direction while also implementing the Boards vision, mission, and long-term goals. Lead and direct concurrent complex technology, creative and production projects. The goal is to ensure the company is constantly moving towards fulfilling its short-term and long-term objectives and does not diverge from its strategic guidelines.

In essence, the candidate will have the overall responsibility for the product/business unit. He/she will be incentivized based on the performance of the specific product line.

KEY RESULT AREAS:

  • Develop and manage end to end project plans across multiple projects that enable product development to progress on time, on budget and achieving desired outcomes
  • Measure and report on product performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Develop and execute the company’s business strategies in order to attain the goals of the Board
  • Developing reporting structures, processes, schedules etc and escalate flags/risks/concerns as needed
  • Provide strategic advice to the board so that they will have accurate view of the market and the company’s future
  • Prepare and implement comprehensive business plans to facilitate achievement by planning cost-effective operations and market development activities
  • Communicate and maintain trust relationships with business partners and authorities
  • Oversee the company’s business ventures
  • Read all submitted reports by lower rank managers to reward performance, prevent issues and resolve problems
  • Act as the public speaker and public relations representative of the company in ways that strengthen its profile
  • Analyze problematic situations and occurrences and provide solutions to ensure company survival and growth

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Grade 12/Matric (Min requirementl)
  • MBA (preferred)
  • Scrum master for technology
  • Six Sigma

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • Proven experience as Managing Director or General Manager within the Insurance industry
  • Demonstrable experience in developing strategic and business plans
  • Thorough knowledge of market changes and forces that influence the company
  • Strong understanding of corporate finance and measures of performance
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities

KNOWLEDGE
Advanced MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point

Desired Skills:

  • Insurance
  • Product Head
  • MBA
  • Scrum Master
  • Six Sigma

Desired Work Experience:

  • More than 10 years

Desired Qualification Level:

  • Masters

About The Employer:

Our client is based in Sandton

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