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Performance and Planning Consultant

Posted 1 March by Zurich Insurance Featured Ended

The opportunity:

  • Drive the profitable growth of the UK business.
  • Support in management the Life Distribution Executive Office.
  • Support management of distribution, performance and planning matters.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement across the Distribution business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to enable the Life Distribution Management Committee to achieve its financial targets and strategic objectives.
  • Support the growth of the UK business through provision of commercial insight.
  • Hold the pen on executive communications and Board papers from Life Distribution, facilitating collection and appropriate presentation of key messages including industry information, strategy and growth plans.
  • Support the production of discussion materials for business reviews with UK Executive Committee, legal entity Boards, the broader Zurich Group, FCA / PRA, and other stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the enablement of transformation of Life Distribution functions.
  • Deliver support for commercial negotiations with strategic partnerships.
  • Support delivery of improvements in sales effectiveness and productivity, including focusing and developing sales remuneration schemes.
  • Evaluate new distribution opportunities and support merger and acquisition opportunities.
  • Support key projects to benefit the UK business.
  • Execute special projects for the Head of Life Distribution.
  • Effective communication of strategy to UK senior management teams and the broader business.
  • Challenge execution of business and operating plans.
  • Facilitate the communication with Group ensuring that messages are complete, accurate and understood.

Your skills and experience:

  • Proven track record of solution orientated issue resolution and execution.
  • Proven track record of relationship management with internal and external senior executives.
  • Accounting/actuarial/financial management experience and appropriate membership of professional bodies preferred.
  • Knowledge of Group, UK and Life Distribution strategic objectives including target operating models.
  • The individual must have strong PowerPoint skills
  • Knowledge of business plans and operating modes. Capable of applying these to UK business models.
  • Strong financial services market knowledge, with particular emphasis on financial management, sales, distribution management and proposition design.
  • Wide knowledge of industry issues including economic and regulatory influences.
  • Excellent knowledge of budget and planning processes and financial management.
  • Broad appreciation of UK Life business functions and their interaction in order to judge implications of actions taken.
  • Strong analytical capabilities and aptitude to distil and interpret key facts and actions required.

The Reward:

In return we are offering an attractive salary plus a generous benefits package including bonus and defined contribution pension scheme. We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities.

Required skills

  • Accounting
  • financial management
  • actuarial

Reference: 34297857

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