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Operations Director

Posted 14 days ago

  • Solihull, West Midlands
  • Any
  • External
  • Expires In 2 months
Operations Director - MotorPermanent, full-timeHybrid - at least 3 days a week at Solihull officeUp to £90,000At least 5 years of senior motor claims experience essentialWhy would you join Davies?At Davies people are at the heart of all we do, out values state that we succeed together, and it is this, that makes the business a great place to work! You will be valued and supported and receive excellent benefits including but not limited to:Reward platform – discounts for over 800 retailers.25 days holiday (rising with service plus option to purchase up to 5 extra days a year!)Development, training, and professional qualificationsJob Purpose Overall responsibility for these areas to implement an operational strategy to support our ambition to become the accepted market leader in each of these service lines.To maximise potential growth, deliver operational change and fully utilise technical skill. The role requires the successful candidate to work collaboratively with all key stakeholders in these areas and wider business (technical, file handling, sales, client management, operations, people lead) and support functions)) to successfully effect and drive change. To drive the strategy of the firm and strategies of the areas of the business within the remit of the role specifically to support changes in working practices required of business, lead projects, growth of the areas, deliver the highest levels of client service, results, people engagement and commerciality. To be an engaging and innovative leader.What will your day look like:Operations:Manage day-to-day operations of the business division having experience in the follow motor areas:FNOL servicesRepair Management servicesEngineering services understandingThird Party CaptureTotal Loss Claims settlementRental/Mobility services and provisionManage day-to-day operations of the business Division and have full accountability for the delivery of People, Client Service, Quality, Capacity and Financial performance.Drive the successful implementation of firm-wide and area specific projects and action plans while delivering the company's financial and commercial objectivesDeliver operational excellence, implementing improvements that gain competitive advantageDevelop a culture that supports our values, excellent service, people engagement, innovation, and continuous improvement in alignment with company strategy.Drives the development of individuals to reach their full potential working in conjunction with technical lead and lead file handlers and lawyers.Establish and implement strategic targets, KPIS and other measures that provide a tangible demonstration of continuous performance.Change:Develop, generate, encourage ideas and suggestions on delivery of services and internal process delivery seeking to innovate to ensure that highest levels of effectiveness, development of individuals, recruitment strategies to build capacity to grow market share.Develop and execute communication plans across the business Division in line with the firm-wide strategyChampion and implement ideas for new or improved modes of delivery or products to the existing and future client base working with key technical and sales/client colleagues.Analyse and critique current processes, evaluating new opportunities to ‘think outside the box’ in the use of technology, redeployment of staff or operating models to accelerate the companies capabilities in these areas to be best in class whilst delivering improved profitability.People development:Develop and maintain a succession plan supported by effective PDP’s for all key roles in these areas.Develop and maintain a competency Development Framework and Career Pathway for all roles in these areas.Mentor and develop competencies of all Managers in these areas to next level.Travel:Travel nationally will be required to all offices on a frequent basis.Abilities and KnowledgeBe an experienced Operations Director or Business Unit Director with Claims knowledge – FNOL, Repair, Salvage, Engineering knowledge, Third Party Capture services, Total Loss Claims Settlement services, Hire/mobility, supplier management. Proven experience required in these areas.Have a proven track record of results in leading change and a commitment to delivering a high quality service within a call centre environmentsHave demonstrable experience of working collaboratively with key and senior stakeholders and ability to interact with customers present data and innovate.Experience of leadership and management where influencing skills and political and emotional astuteness will be important attributes – and the gravitas and judgment that this impliesProven ability to explore and challenge team structures to improve efficiency ,effectiveness and profitabilityExcellent understanding of business financial measures and an ability to express the benefits of initiatives in financial termsExcellent analytical skills that can be used to review and improve performanceExperience in financial forecasting, pricing & P&L accounts & Budget management and creating a Target Operating Model.Personal Qualities:Able to embrace change and to engage others in a similar philosophyStrong influencing and persuasive skills, able to persuade others of his/her point of viewAn effective delegator with attention to operational excellence, but a high degree of pragmatismA creative and innovative approach that facilitates efficient planning and effective implementationGood attention to detail and passionate about service delivery, but keeps a sense of perspective and aligns operations to the agreed strategic imperatives of the firmCommunicates a sense of purpose and urgency, inspiring loyalty and motivating others to give of their bestCommercial acumen for determining cost-efficient processes , intelligence, decisiveness, resilience, clear thinker and strong leadership abilityAble to communicate effectively at all levels, both internally and externally, and build effective working relationships with Key Stakeholders and Business Services DirectorsAbility to recognise own knowledge and development gaps and to take proactive steps to upskill.Outgoing personality, achieving results and finding solutionsRole model for Davies valuesPeople DevelopmentDevelop and maintain a succession plan supported by effective PDP’s for all Key roles in these area.Develop and maintain a competency Development Framework and Career Pathway for all roles in these areas.Mentor and develop competencies of all business unit managers in these areas to next levelA bit about Davies:We are a global team of more than 6,500 professionals and growing, operating across the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada & Bermuda. Specialising in professional services and technology firms, working in partnerships with leading insurance, which are highly regulated, global businesses.We are a multi award-winning specialist professional services and technology business. We deliver operations, consulting and technology solutions across the risk and insurance value chain, including excellence in claims, underwriting, distribution, regulation, customer experience, human capital, transformation & change management.Our ValuesDynamic: We adapt swiftly to change, always looking ahead.Innovative: Solution-focused, with an entrepreneurial mindset.Succeed together: We succeed together, valuing diverse perspectives.Connected: United under one mission, making a difference.We’re committed to equal opportunities and support applicants with disabilities. Contact Human Resources for any necessary adjustments during the application process.