Customer Relations Manager required to join a leading International Life Assurance Organisation on a permanent basis. The role holder will be responsible for efficiently monitoring complaints, ensuring that they are dealt with in the most appropriate and efficient manner, whilst adhering to relevant legislation and procedures, the role holder will also be responsible for managing the work flow of other team members.
First line contact and support for all complaints received. To communicate effectively to ensure all complaints are acknowledged in a timely manner and customers are kept informed throughout the complaint process.
To ensure complaints are investigated and resolved in a timely manner either verbally and or through written communication in line with business and regulatory guidelines and requirements.
Communicating clearly, effectively and appropriately, using different communication methods e.g. phone, letter, and e-mail.
Ensure that departmental procedures and Compliance regulations are met.
Turnaround and response times are achieved and / or exceeded.
Complaint records are correctly maintained and all necessary information is recorded, providing a clear and concise audit trail with all correspondence included.
To liaise with colleagues ensuring that clients / brokers are kept fully informed of progress at all times.
To conduct root cause analysis on a regular basis to prevent reoccurrence and to use as a learning opportunity for teams across the business.
To liaise/report to Management on a weekly basis and report on the level of customer complaint resolutions.
To provide complaint trends and communicate lessons learnt to the manager, so service levels can be improved.
Identification of patterns or trends by way of quality assurance checks.
Preparation of quarterly reports for the Operations Committee and Risk & Compliance Committee.
Skills & Experience:
Broad knowledge of the compliance and legislative framework surrounding Life Insurance with a particular focus on the regulation surrounding the handling of complaints.
Awareness of strategic and corporate issues to enable effective communication.
Good market and commercial awareness.
Strong planning and organisational skills.
Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
Strong influencing skills.
Ability to maintain composure in pressurised, stressful and uncertain situations.
Ability to listen, communicate and challenge effectively at all levels of business.
Ability to think from customer's perspective.
Good interpersonal skills.
Ability to use root cause analysis to drive improvements.
Strong report writing skills.
A minimum of 5 years' experience of working in the Life Assurance industry preferably in a Complaints orientated background.
5 GCSE's including Maths and English at Grade A-C.
Hours & Benefits:
Structured working pattern- core business hours, excellent rates of pay and comprehensive benefits package, parking on site.