Bancassurance Officer (BSO)

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Define your career with usWith over 100 years of rich history and strongly positioned as a local bank with regional and international expertise, a career with our family offers the opportunity to be part of this exciting growth journey, to reset our future and shape our destiny as a proudly African group.Job SummaryTo achieve agreed sales targets in line with the business objectives through pro-active selling of non-life (General) insurance products and provision of excellent customer service.The role also involves end to End General(Non-Life) insurance processing from Prospecting to claims management.Job DescriptionSALES TO CUSTOMERSSales of General Insurance( Motor, Non motor and Medical Insurance) bancassurance products as guidedDeliver exceptional sales performance by identifying and meeting customer needs through selling & cross selling of General insurance products.Receive Mi from the Sales Manager on the insurance portfolio at the branch for engagement and cross sellsMonitor Branch renewals with an eye to obtain cross sales and referrals to grow insurance portfolioProvide direct “hands on” sales support (quality lead generation and effective follow-up) to convert quality leads into sales.Participate in specific product and campaigns by ensuring that the products are explained to customers.Agree, meet and exceed targets for specific sales campaigns.Maintain own sales performance statistics for management information usage.Monitor own sales performance on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and provide results to the Sales Managers. Provide activity sheets and pipeline data as requestedOwn and manage personal products & channel sales targets to contribute towards the direct sales objectives and targets.Refer to the appropriate area of delivery for specialist product help or advise (e.g. Bancassurance department) when uncertain about the product delivery or application process. Respond directly to the customer.PROVISION OF CUSTOMER SERVICEAs per procedure manual provide customer documents( Policy Documents, Risk Notes, Debit Notes, Acknowledgement forms and receipts on timeOwn customer queries and complaints around the insurance product and resolve in a timely manner. Escalate any unresolved queries, or queries not resolved in a short period of time to the Line Manager or Bancassurance team.Build relationships with internal service providers (Operations and Bancassurance team) to ensure a quick turnaround time of escalated queries and complaints.Advise customers as soon as the purchased product has been accepted by the underwriter.Operational Rigour And Compliance With Kyc Requirements(SALES TO CUSTOMERS)Sales of General Insurance( Motor, Non motor and Medical Insurance) bancassurance products as guidedDeliver exceptional sales performance by identifying and meeting customer needs through selling & cross selling of General insurance products.Receive Mi from the Sales Manager on the insurance portfolio at the branch for engagement and cross sellsMonitor Branch renewals with an eye to obtain cross sales and referrals to grow insurance portfolioProvide direct “hands on” sales support (quality lead generation and effective follow-up) to convert quality leads into sales.Participate in specific product and campaigns by ensuring that the products are explained to customers.Agree, meet and exceed targets for specific sales campaigns.Maintain own sales performance statistics for management information usage.Monitor own sales performance on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and provide results to the Sales Managers. Provide activity sheets and pipeline data as requestedOwn and manage personal products & channel sales targets to contribute towards the direct sales objectives and targets.Refer to the appropriate area of delivery for specialist product help or advise (e.g. Bancassurance department) when uncertain about the product delivery or application process. Respond directly to the customer.PROVISION OF CUSTOMER SERVICEAs per procedure manual provide customer documents( Policy Documents, Risk Notes, Debit Notes, Acknowledgement forms and receipts on timeOwn customer queries and complaints around the insurance product and resolve in a timely manner. Escalate any unresolved queries, or queries not resolved in a short period of time to the Line Manager or Bancassurance team.Build relationships with internal service providers (Operations and Bancassurance team) to ensure a quick turnaround time of escalated queries and complaints.Advise customers as soon as the purchased product has been accepted by the underwriter.Operational Rigour And Compliance With Kyc RequirementsComply with the Non life procedure Manual on procedures and processes in totality and refer any exceptional items to head officeComplete Insurer proposal forms and attach relevant supporting documentation like copies of logbook and valuation reportsEnsure accuracy of each application and all other customer documents. Lead Generators (LGs) are held personally accountable for accuracy and quality of these and supporting documents that they complete and submit.Achieve operational rigour excellence in all aspects of procedures and processes personally undertaken to ensure green audit.Comply with general Absa operational risk & rigour requirements e.g. Health & Safety standards and security of premises, KYC and anti-money laundering regulations.CONTRIBUTE TO DEVELOPMENT OF THE TEAMShare knowledge and experience with other Lead Generators in the team.Provide cover for other Lead Generators in case of excessive workload or absence.Deputize for the Line Manager whenever required.CLAIMS MANAGEMENTEnsure All claims are reported to Head office Bancassurance team as guided and assist the client to attach relevant documentation and have claim forms well completed as trainedPursue Claims from Notification, Registration to settlement and ensure TAT is followed as per agreed termsManage customer service on claims by informing the client of each claim update.RENEWALS MANAGEMENTAchieve renewals on portfolio of 90%Pursue continued improvement in obtaining cross sales for additional sales from existing customersUNPAID PREMIUM MANAGEMENTEnsure all business production is paid for and receipted as per insurer agreementsPursue continued improvement in premium collection with each sale.Technical Skills/CompetenciesExcellent planning & organization skillsVery strong communication & questioning skillsNetworkingGood selling/influencing skillsPresentation skillsListening skills Knowledge and Expertise EssentialKnowledge of the Bank’s products, services and policies including standard tariffs.A thorough understanding of the Insurance sales processA working knowledge of non-life insurance productsPreferredA sound working knowledge of the insurance market and competitor products. E xperience, qualifications and other requirements specific to the role EssentialFirst degree or diploma Relevant experience in Non-Life Insurance salesOr KCSE – Overall C Plain and C Plain, in English and MathematicsCertificate of Proficiency (COP) qualification as a minimum. Or progress towards COP.PreferredCompetitor product sales experience Education Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)