From day one, our mission has been to create an independent business with a unique culture – one that is controlled by the people who work for it. Finding the most talented and entrepreneurial people has always been key to our success.
People come to Howden for lots of different reasons, but they stay for the same one: our culture. That’s what sets us apart, and why we nurture and retain the best talent in the market. Whatever your priorities – work/life balance, career progression, sustainability, volunteering - you’ll find like-minded people driving change at Howden.
We’re looking for a Data Business Partner to help drive forward some of our most challenging and exciting Data initiatives.
Summary of the role
Howden are looking for someone to join us as a Data Business Partner to build strong and trusted relationships with our clients. As a Data Business Partner you will be working with our broking and functional support divisions across our global teams and responsible for delivering overall client satisfaction across our data products. You will act as main point of contact, translating clients’ requirements into solutions which maximise usage of data and help clients achieve their business objectives.
Manage the delivery of services to clients (e.g. carrier engagement and insights, dashboards, trading platforms)
Act as a main point of contact for queries to help ensure efficient and effective resolutions
Assist with outlining solution options and making recommendations
Provide comprehensive data analysis and compile reports/presentations to support projects
Create new business proposals according to business requirements
Identify risks, highlighting these to relevant parties in good time and ensuring mitigating action is taken
Remain aware of the market landscape (e.g. competitors, potential changes/risks, industry standards, new opportunities etc.)
Experience of working as a Data Business Partner/Account Manager (preferably in tech environment) or similar role (at least 2 years)
Understanding of London Market operations (Lloyds, IUA, LPSO, LPC etc)
Awareness of the regulatory environment and requirements including e.g. FCA rules, data protection, money laundering, specific standards of insureds’ professional bodies
Finance experience desired but not required
Highly organised, with good planning/prioritisation/time management skills
Excellent attention to detail
Enterprising: able to spot opportunities
Broad vision: sees connections and big picture
Strong inter-personal skills
Consultative and collaborative nature
Ability to manage expectations
Excellent listening and communication skills
Highly proficient user of MS Word, Excel and Power Point
We are based in the vibrant area oftheCity of London. Our office is just a short walk away from Liverpool Street Station.
What we offer
Competitive salary, performance bonus and generous pensions
Individual private medical cover via Bupa
26 weeks full pay maternity leave/4 weeks full pay paternity leave
Agile working arrangements
A wide variety of wellbeing offers: Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work (up to £5k), Digital GP services, Mental Wellbeing Support Apps
You should apply if you want...
A career that you define
Access to on-the-job learning and upscale courses (e.g.Chartered Insurance Institute Course and Certification)
To join the Group that considers their people as its chief competitive advantage
To be a part of the place where everyone has a voice, where volunteering in the community is part of the day job, and where everyone is encouraged to play a part towards our sustainability goals
To make a difference - not just in the workplace, but in the industry and in the wider community
If you are passionate about constantly evolving working environment and challenges
Our Culture: People First
We’ve travelled far since opening our first office in 1994. Back then we were local experts – based in London, with direct access to the world’s biggest insurance market. We’re still locals, and we still deliver the right advice and the right insurance to our clients. But now, we’re local all over the world. With 15,000 global colleagues and a partner network spanning more than 100 territories, we are the largest independent insurance broker in the world. But our values haven’t changed since day one, when we set out to create a company grounded in:
• An employee-ownership model
• Aligned external investors
• The trust and integrity born of friendship
Our focus on being a people-first business has always been at the very heart of Howden. Our vision was to create an independent business with a unique culture; one that would survive and thrive as a business controlled by the people working for it. Our employee ownership model sets us apart in the market. It’s created a culture of collaboration and innovation, where we’re driven to think bigger and empowered to challenge convention.
Our flat structure and entrepreneurial spirit help us attract the best people and empower them to be the best version of themselves. And when we bring in and nurture great talent, more follows. That makes us better – and that’s better for everyone.
Diversity & Inclusion
At Howden we consider our people our chief competitive advantage and as such we treat colleagues, candidates, clients, and business partners with equality, fairness and respect, regardless of their age, disability, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or family circumstances.
Permanent In November 1994, David Howden founded a business that was literally the smallest insurance broker in the world. It had no clients and no track record. But it did have five things:
Equity ownership – the people doing the business, owned the business
A minority external investor with a long-term outlook
A product specialty
3 friends (and a dog)
A commitment to building a business with independence enshrined in its fabric
Today, the business has a global footprint of more than 14,500 employees in 50 countries spanning Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas. For the FY22 our Group’s organic growth was 19%, our revenue exceeds (USD) $2bn, and we handle $30bn in written premiums for clients.
Howden Group is an independent, global insurance group headquartered outside North America, comprising:
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