Senior Commercial Executive - Premium Finance

Senior Commercial Executive - Premium Finance

Location:
Haywards Heath
Salary:
£27,000 - £32,000 per annum dependant on experience
Department:
Commercial
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We’re First Central Insurance & Technology Group (First Central for short), an award-winning innovative insurance and technology organisation, delivering market-leading motor insurance, underwriting, distribution, finance, technology and legal services.
 

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Commercial Executive - Premium Finance to join our Marketing team in Haywards Heath, West Sussex

In this role you will support First Central with all activities relating to the delivery of the Premium Finance product.

The successful candidate will play a key role in delivering a Premium Finance proposition that delivers commercial value to the business whilst meeting the demands and needs of our customers. The role will require working closely with our debt collection agency panel ensuring we maximise collections performance and maintain fair customer outcomes.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • Experience of credit control, lending and consumer collections
  • Good time management and organisation skills, with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail

Job Responsibilities:

  • Administer the transfer of outstanding insurance premium debt to a panel of debt collection agencies (DCA) and manage ongoing operational interactions with the suppliers
  • Assist with all elements of the outsourcing of debt to DCAs including but not limited to: account for funds collected by debt collection agencies, account for write offs and deal with the administration
  • Review daily aged debt report to check integrity of debt to be collected
  • Process manual journals to reconcile the company system
  • Answer queries received by emails from DCA’s and other departments within agreed service level agreements (SLA).
  • Ensure correct levels of controls are implemented and maintained throughout the department
  • Plan and allocate daily workloads with team members to meet SLA agreements.
  • Identify and implement Premium Finance process / system improvements to drive commercial performance and improve customer journey and outcomes
  • Perform regular reviews with DCA suppliers to identify opportunities for improvement and assess adherence to SLAs and operational standards
  • Ongoing assessment of a DCA’s ability to deliver, developing time bound, consequence driven action plans to drive remediation with the aim of achieving flawless operational delivery and regulatory adherence
  • Manage the operational performance and SLA delivery of DCA panel member/s
  • Produce regular performance packs giving oversight of delivery of the premium finance product to Premium finance and relevant business committees
  • Ensure compliance with company and other relevant standards/regulations at all times in particular FCA CONC requirements and TCF
  • Maintain accurate and up to date Process Notes
  • Undertake project work as required including system testing
  • Any other duties as reasonably required

Job Specific Competencies:

Experience

  • Experience of credit control, lending and consumer collections
  • Experience in general insurance desirable
  • Great track record of working to deadlines
  • Strong stakeholder management experience within a fast paced, highly regulated environment

Skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good time management and organisation skills, with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Problem solving skills, with the ability to identify problems and adopt a logical approach to resolving problems
  • Strong influence and persuasion skills with the ability to overcome objections
  • Excellent knowledge of the MS Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint
  • Good numeracy
  • Self-motivated and able to self-direct
  • Attention to detail

Knowledge

  • Solid understanding of credit control principals
  • Knowledge of accounting processes and systems
  • Comprehensive understanding of regulatory requirements (including CONC and TCF) and company principles following appropriate training

Behaviours

  • Commercial awareness, with the ability to see what impact decisions/ failure to make decisions would have on the business
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Demonstrate, embrace, embed and incorporate the Company values
  • An organised and proactive approach
  • Taking responsibility for tasks and seeing them through to completion
  • Takes initiative to make decisions, and seeks help when required
  • Ensures great attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
  • Flexible approach to work and adopts a positive attitude
  • Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Strives to drive business improvements and contribute to the success of the business
  • An agile approach to project management and able to rapidly react to changes in business priorities to take advantage of emerging business and customer opportunities.
  • Customer centric
  • Strives to drive business improvements to contribute to the success of the business

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What can we do for you?


We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…

  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
  • Flexible working
  • YOUday – we give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day
  • The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
  • A health cash plan
  • Help with travel expenses
  • The opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • Group life assurance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Professional subscription fees paid

Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Talent team.

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Flexible working

We support colleagues who wish to work flexibly whilst meeting the needs of the business.

YOUday

If it’s your birthday or you just fancy some me-time, get an extra day off for whatever you want.

Holiday Extra

We give you two opportunities each year to buy or sell up to five days of holiday.

Volunteering

Get a day off each year to take part in volunteering activities.

Health cash plan

Claim money back on your healthcare costs, such as dental check-ups and eye tests.

Season ticket loan

We provide interest-free loans to cover the cost of season tickets for rail, bus or car parking.