Open Market Manager

Location:
Manchester
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Department:
Sales
About The Role

We have a new opportunity for an Open Market Manager to join DAS UK Group in Manchester on a permanent basis.

The Open Marker Manager will be responsible for the P&L of the Open Market channel and will monitor and report on performance against Open Market targets and objectives. This position will be responsible for leading a team of Telephone Account Managers to manage current and new accounts, ensuring volume and profitability targets are achieved.

In addition to the above, the Open Market Manager will be responsible for the growth of Open Market, both across existing relationships and building effective, new volume relationships. This role will drive the Open Market team to consistently develop profitable growth through both Commercial e-traded products and modular schemes for Family and Insured Assistance products in a low cost environment.

About You

We are looking for applicants that can role model our RIGHT behaviours with a willingness and ability to lead by example and who can demonstrate:

  • Evidenced professional sales and management expertise, particularly in e-trade products with experience of pricing and underwriting decision making;
  • Experience in effective telephone account planning and management and an in depth understanding of Broker channel sales;
  • People management and leadership experience including previous success with managing small teams and driving high performance;
  • A tenacious and effective approach to exceeding targets (both individually and through a team);
  • Experience of influencing and effective collaboration with functions and stakeholders outside of immediate control, particularly in underwriting and pricing;
  • An evident passion for delivery, area of expertise and sharing best practice;
  • Communication and relationship building skills including inspiring trust and influencing; constructively challenging points of view; communicating information in a clear and commercial manner; adapting style and content for different audiences;
  • Good business acumen with strong commercial and financial awareness;
  • An innovative approach and ability to develop meaningful long term strategic and operational plans (including driving continuous improvement);
  • The ability to work at pace whilst maintaining an accurate, high quality output; and
  • Relevant professional qualifications.
About The Company
As a market leader in the Legal Expenses Insurance market we have undergone rapid growth in recent years.

Thousands of businesses, motorists and individuals defend or pursue legal action each year safe in the knowledge that DAS are paying their legal bills. We have always been aware that it is the people that really make it happen; the quality of our people defines the quality of the company and the standard of service we offer.

DAS who are owned by the ERGO Insurance Group, one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe hold the coveted Investor In People award, demonstrating our dedication to the development of the best staff in the industry. At DAS, we don’t simply talk about our values they are at the heart of everything we do. They guide us with the way that we work and provide the framework for how we do business. ‘Doing the right thing’ is central to our behaviour – from building  trust, being accountable, putting our customer at the heart of everything that we do which we believe drives performance

We believe it is an exciting time to join DAS. You can expect an organisation that will challenge and develop you to progress your career.  

By giving you every opportunity to develop yourself professionally and personally, we also pride ourselves on having an open, inclusive and high energy culture that encourages a fun working environment and places our customers at the very heart of everything we do.

If you are keen to become part of our exciting future then we would love to hear from you. In addition to the very genuine development opportunities we provide we also offer an extremely generous reward and benefits package.