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Willis Towers Watson

Deputy Branch Manager

Deputy Branch Manager
Location: Abu Dhabi

The Company
Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas - the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at

The Business
Human capital and benefits
High-performing institutions cultivate and grow talent, carefully balancing costs and rewards. From employee benefits to executive compensation, we take a rounded perspective, based on leading-edge thinking, data, analytics and software, unearthing new ways to motivate people, foster wellbeing and implement solutions that work.

The Role
Job Summary
To assist the General Manager in the development of the business in Abu Dhabi by establishing and maintaining effective relationships with clients, carriers and country teams, and driving revenue growth

Principal Accountabilities
  • Conduct Risk : To put the interests of clients and the integrity of the market at the heart of the way you do business
Principal Duties/Responsibilities
  • In absence of GM, provide leadership, guidance and support to the team as required and ensure alignment between with business and group objectives.
  • Actively develop own local market knowledge in order to identify new opportunities.
  • Apply group placement strategy on New Business enquiries
  • Work with Client service/relationship managers to support achievement of branch budgets and assist Sales team as required to deliver required terms from the market place.
  • Actively seek and secure new business opportunities for WTW, including through cross selling of broader WTW service offerings
  • Work in close coordination with the various Global Specialities within AFW / WTW so as to utilize the Group's expertise in the desired line of businesses as and when need occurs.
  • Credit Control
  • Adherence of self and team to all compliance and business processes including WEM
  • Review of renewal business for adequacy of coverage and competitive rates
  • Develop relationships to create, enhance and maintain effective relationships with carriers, clients, placement team and producers/sales and resolve conflicts as needed.
Future Responsibilities:
  • Once confidence established in the local offices and team structure has been completed, the following will apply:
  • Manage daily operations and staffing issues for office as appropriate.
Required Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge, Experience
  • Strong relationship experience - both carrier and client
  • Previous team management experience
  • Degree
  • Recognised insurance qualification , ACII
  • Knowledge and understanding of local, regional and International Insurance Markets
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Diplomacy and motivational skills
  • Ability to challenge and influence
  • Organisational skills
  • Understanding of UAE legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ability to learn and work within new Markets.
What can we offer you?
Willis Towers Watson believes that effectively managing a diverse workforce is vital to our business strategy. Our continued success depends greatly on our ability to fully and effectively employ qualified persons, regardless of race, colour, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, military status, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable human rights or equal opportunity legislation.

We have an obligation to our organization, ourselves and our clients to hire and develop the best people we can find. We will continually review our policies and practices to ensure that all areas of the employment process (including recruiting, hiring, work assignments, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, company-sponsored development programs and overall workplace experience) are free from discriminatory practices.

We are committed to equal employment opportunities at Willis Towers Watson.

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