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Assistant Vice President – Core Insurance Application Specialist (General Insurance)

Keywords / Skills : Core Insurance Application Specialist, AVP Insurance specialist

8 - 10 years
Posted: 2019-08-14

Job Description
Assistant Vice President – Core Insurance Application Specialist (General Insurance) 

We have been retained by our client, a well-established, professionally managed, General Insurance Company with international affiliations, to identify an Assistant Vice President – Core Insurance Application Specialist. The position will be based at Mumbai. 
 

JOB PURPOSE :
  • This position is responsible for ensuring that the core general insurance application is designed, implemented, monitored and managed in a superior manner using the best practices to meet the current and future needs of the organisation. 
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  • The application should deliver high performance in an efficient and effective manner. The responsibilities include liaison with the vendors and monitoring the performance of the vendors against established service level agreements. .

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Responsible for ensuring that the core insurance application is implemented successfully and properly in a timely manner to meet the business needs. This also includes planning and management of related corporate system environment, design, acquisition, installation, operation, system administration and maintenance of related operating systems.
  • Work closely with the IT partner in establishing a strong working relationship.
  • Manage the SLAs, contracts, licensing agreements, maintenance agreements, renewals, terms and conditions of the IT partner and ensure that these are implemented and managed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Responsible for driving quality best practices within the project.
  • Keep the senior management abreast on any issues and the performances of the IT partner on a regular basis.
  • Contribute to effective negotiations with the IT partners in an efficient and effective manner that benefits the organisation.
  • Ensure that any breach of SLAs by the IT partner are escalated and managed in an appropriate and timely manner with minimum disruption to the operation of the business.
  • Regularly review and audit the performance of the IT vendor against the terms and conditions as defined and agreed.
  • Constantly seek to get feedback from the business and users of the IT services and take appropriate corrective actions.
  • Effective maintenance of the IT Application Portfolio.
  • Accurate tracking and reporting against key application initiatives through the lifecycle.
  • Continuous improvement.
  • Compliance with headcount management and cost budget governance processes.
  • IT Application Development and Delivery of APIs and Core services to all teams.
  • Quality analytical support provided for the pipeline, demand and budget for IT User Groups to agreed limits.
  • Quality analytical support provided for the small change pipeline, demand and budget for applications to agreed limits.
  • Relevant, accurate and timely analytical support and reporting against the agreed Application Management procedures.
  • ITIL Application Management framework adherence. 

EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in IT, Management or equivalent.
  • At least 8 to10 year’s experience in designing, implementing and managing core general insurance applications for a general insurance company.
  • Extensive exposure to various core insurance systems for general insurance industry.
  • Extensive experience in managing large IT vendors in medium to large organisations.
  • Sound experience in managing SLAs, contracts, licensing agreements, maintenance agreements, renewals, terms and conditions of the IT partner.
  • Experience in vendor negotiations and contribute to effective decision making.
  • Experience in establishing and managing appropriate processes to ensure business and IT continuity.
  • Experience in Project Management and People Management.
  • Strong team player.
  • Strong communication skills (read, write and speak).
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


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