Business Manager

Randstad Business Support
Cardiff (Caerdydd)
Competitive employment package
13 Jul 2017
19 Jul 2017
Working for a Global Financial Services organisation the Business Manager will be responsible for monitoring & analysing business performance, identifying opportunities & issues and recommending actions and will support MD Consumer and management team. Develop a robust Planning & Forecasting methodology for the Business Unit overall, creating an easily understood framework to allocate all Revenue & Costs. Identify performance variance to plan and contribute to associated action planning. Working with the Consumer business and wider teams to ensure that appropriate measurement systems and tools are in place to enable the business to drive improvement in client outcomes and sales performance. Reviewing and analysing performance on behalf of Consumer management team, identifying trends, opportunities and issues and highlighting them to relevant stakeholders and making decisions aimed at eliminating and preventing causes of under-performance. Providing Monitoring and supporting Risk, Audit & Compliance central teams ensuring effective engagement from the business. Provide co-ordination for new initiatives on behalf of the business ensuring the appropriate central functions are engaged to deliver a robust and compliant approach to proposition development. Supporting business planning process and monitor performance, KPI's and any variance and reporting commentary for the Consumer management team. Experience Demonstrate proposition development skills, preferably with deep sector based knowledge and understanding of market, product and related technical general insurance needs in the professionals sectors and with particular reference to Personal Lines insurance. Successful & demonstrable track record in analysis and providing solutions or recommendations Track record of building and maintain key strategic relationships with colleagues, clients, business partners and insurers that deliver real value in support of key deliverables A track record of operating successfully in a regulated environment and a demonstrated understanding of the risk management, legal and compliance issues. Used to working in a large, complex organisation with a large number of businesses, products, distribution channels and multiple sites and the consequent need to handle competing agendas, time frames and demands on resources. A proven record of developing and driving the strategic agenda, leading commercial change, and supporting a business during a dynamic and challenging phase. Used to working in a highly results oriented and performance driven environment with a focus on excellence. Behavioural Competencies Client Value: Develops deep client relationships based on a proven history of identifying high value solutions for clients; capitalizes on the full-range of applicable solutions for clients through keeping abreast of the full scope of company offerings. Builds environment that emphasizes client needs Unmatched Teams: Aligns team member's efforts with goals of the business; encourages diverse perspectives through regular communication, feedback, and reward systems; identifies team member's developmental needs and career goals; and supports and rewards continuous learning Sets and communicates team objectives, timelines and ownership Coaches individuals to higher levels of performance; provides frequent and actionable feedback Role models knowledge and best practice across lines of business and expects same of team Innovation: Encourages brainstorming and creative thinking; holds others accountable for developing improved solutions or processes; establishes decision making processes among the team that allow for ideas from team members at any level to be heard and constructively debated Identifies business trends to guide balances short and long term goals Creates a culture of commitment to continuous improvement Results Rewards efforts and results; promotes and facilitates goal attainment by regularly monitoring progress against objectives and making resource allocation decisions to maximize effectiveness Develops and sustains relationships with business partners across business lines and geographies Filters decisions to emphasize the value of long-term organizational benefit over short-term results Identifies and manages critical projects to ensure results with significant client impact Uses client and financial data to direct resources Values Conveys pride in business practices to clients, colleagues, and community; makes a compelling business case for Aon's values and holds self and others accountable to them Prioritizes client and shareholder interests above personal gain Acts with integrity Attributes Is confident and decisive, will be tough and strong willed if needed and brings clarity and is courageous Visionary, able to effectively and succinctly articulate the business strategy and positioning. The intellectual and personal confidence to form effective business partnerships at all levels of the organisation and take on increasingly diverse and demanding roles. As Business Manager you will secure a highly attractive employment package and salary, desirable work location with excellent transport links. Please click apply now or you can send your application directly Randstad Business Support acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Business Support is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone. Why not listen to some of the inspiring stories from our candidates and their one piece of career advice. It's just a few of the thousands of people who have found success in their working lives with Randstad. Visit to find out what you could become. This job was originally posted as