General Manager – Business Development

Talent2
Manama, Bahrain

Ref: HP602-824
Talent2

The Role


The Role


In January 2000, our client’s insurance agency operation was converted into an insurance brokerage business. The aim was to be able to offer their clients a wider choice of insurance coverage at the most competitive rates. They were incorporated as a wholly-owned LLC, and were registered with the Bahrain Ministry of Commerce & Industry as an insurance broker for all classes of insurance. They also became a member of the Bahrain Insurance Association.
As the brokerage business has come some way since its inception in 2000, they are now creating the new position of General Manager of Business Development (“GMBD”). The GMBD will be tasked with aggressively growing the business by identifying and exploiting opportunities in the local market.

Job Dimensions

• Identifies trendsetter ideas by researching industry and related events.
• Screens potential business deals by analyzing market strategies
• Develops negotiating strategies and positions .
• Increase managerial effectiveness
• Accomplish business development objectives
• Attract new business by identifying and exploiting opportunities in the local market
• Develop and maintain strong relationships with existing corporate and retail customers
• Identify and execute upon opportunities to cross- and up-sell additional policies to new and existing clients.
• Develop a clear understanding of the operational implications of existing regulations
• Provide leadership and vision to the organization
• Direct and coordinate the company's financial and budget activities
• Develop and refine a marketing strategy to grow the company’s brand awareness in the local market

Requirements


Requirements


• Bachelor’s degree at a minimum, ideally in commerce/business administration. MBA a plus.
• Minimum of 15 years of relevant industry experience a senior management position; intimate knowledge of the
Bahraini and/or GCC market strongly preferred.
• Extensive knowledge of finance and accounting principles and practices (IFRS); ability to interpret and assist with
the preparation of financial reports; experience interacting and collaborating with internal and external auditors.
• Demonstrated experience in sales, marketing, relationship-building, and business development activities.
• Fluency in written and spoken English a must. Arabic proficiency preferable but not required.

About the Company


About the Company


Talent2 is the first human resources (HR) company in the Asia-Pacific region to offer a complete range of outsourcing services, including executive search and recruitment, Human Resources Information System (HRIS), payroll, consulting and learning.

Talent2 is about talent management for the future. Our aim is to help companies with their staffing needs and assist them to achieve their resourcing goals. We provide a full range of integrated services that cover the talent lifecycle. From planning and selection, hiring and on-boarding, to payroll and learning, we help our clients source the best employees for the job, manage them and get the best out of them.
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