Business Development Manager


Dubai, UAE

Ref: OP576-1237

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

At Guildhall we are working with a well-known Insurance Broker who are seeking an experienced and dynamic Business Development Manager to join their team. As a Business Development Manager, you will play a pivotal role in driving growth and expanding our presence in the highly competitive UAE insurance market. With a rich history of providing specialized insurance consultancy services to a diverse clientele, we are looking for a talented individual to help further strengthen their position in the industry.

Key Responsibilities:

• Proven Experience: With a minimum of 10+ years of work experience in the UAE insurance market, you will leverage your extensive knowledge to identify growth opportunities and foster relationships with clients and partners.
• Client Portfolio Management: Demonstrate a strong client portfolio with a track record of healthy retention, managing a portfolio worth 5-8 million AED.
• Team Management: Lead and manage a high-performing team, fostering a collaborative and results-driven environment to achieve our business objectives.
• Insurance Expertise: Possess a deep understanding of all classes of insurance business lines, including Individual & Corporate Insurances, Marine, Medical, Motor, Professional Indemnity, Property All Risk, and more.
• Sales Performance: Utilize your understanding of sales performance metrics to set and achieve targets, providing guidance and support to your team in reaching their goals.
• Communication and Negotiation: Exhibit excellent communication and negotiation skills to effectively engage with clients, partners, and stakeholders, facilitating successful business deals.
• Business Acumen: Showcase strong business acumen with a problem-solving attitude, allowing you to identify and address challenges while driving strategic growth.
• Education: A minimum post-graduate degree is required for this role, with an insurance certification being an advantageous asset.


• A minimum post-graduate degree, preferably in a related field such as Business, Finance, or Insurance.
• Possession of relevant insurance certifications will be considered an advantage.
• Proven experience of at least 10 years in the UAE insurance market, demonstrating a strong network and in-depth industry knowledge.
• Track record of successfully managing a client portfolio with a value of 5-8 million AED.
• Demonstrated team management and leadership skills.
• Excellent understanding of all classes of insurance business lines, including Individual & Corporate Insurances, Marine, Medical, Motor, Professional Indemnity, Property All Risk, and more.
• Proficiency in sales performance metrics and goal-setting.
• Outstanding communication and negotiation skills.
• Strong business acumen with a problem-solving mindset.

If you are a seasoned professional in the UAE insurance market with a passion for driving business growth and nurturing client relationships, this role offers an exciting opportunity to be part of a dedicated and experienced team.

About the Company

Guildhall is the most respected HR & Headhunting Consultancy in the MENA Region.

With deep, extensive knowledge of HR & Recruiting in the region, Guildhall has become a trusted partner of choice for candidates and clients. Starting from an exclusive recruitment agency in Dubai - UAE, Guildhall has grown into an elite service with the ability to cover vacancies in across MENA and Asia-pacific.

Offering tailored Career Sessions and an innovative industry-first membership program designed to save money on core services.

Guildhall is the partner of choice.

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Business Development Manager salaries in Dubai

Average monthly compensation
AED 10,500

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