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Improvement Executive

  • Application Deadline: Oct. 2, 2022
  • Arendal
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 2, 2022
  • Arendal

Improvement Executive

Do you have a passion for improvement?

We are looking for an improvement executive to strengthen our team of four improvement professionals in Arendal.

As a global leader in marine insurance, we are committed to excellent products and services, and we believe that improvement work plays a key role in achieving our strategy. Our improvement team enables the rest of Gard to work systematically towards our overall goals and support further development of our strategy and organisation.

The methodology we use in our improvement work is based on a modern version of Lean that is influenced by Design Thinking, Agile, Lean Startup etc. Core elements include customer focus, strategic direction, structured problem solving through A3 and leadership behavior.

In this role you will:

  • Train/coach our line functions in improvement work with an aim of them becoming self-driven
  • Contribute to developing our team, our methodology and the Gard organisation

We are looking for you to have:

  • Strong core skills in teamwork, problem solving, workshop facilitation, analysis work, stakeholder management and communication
  • A track record of delivering high quality work with documented results
  • Relevant higher degree, preferably on Master level

Beneficial, but not a requirement :

  • Experience with teaching others structured improvement work
  • Knowledge/experience with strategy development and deployment, agile, innovation methodology and/or service design
  • Understanding of (marine) insurance processes

The seniority of the role will be determined based on the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

Work with great people

Senior Claims Executive | Location: Bergen
"The potential for personal development is excellent"
Vice President, Defence London | Location: London
"I have an amazingly varied role. Gard is a forward looking company"
Customer Support Specialist | Location: Hong Kong
"In Gard you continue to learn, everyday"
Senior System Engineer| Location: Arendal
"We are diverse, but tightly connected"

Great Place to Work

  • Friendly atmosphere

  • Career opportunities within a global market lead

  • Work life balance

  • An environment that encourages ideas

  • Colleagues who believe in knowledge sharing

  • A work environment with deep competencies

  • High employee engagement - A great place to work

About the company

For more than 100 years Gard, one of the world’s leading marine insurers, has been helping the marine industries to protect their assets and safeguard their income. Having expanded from our origins in southern Norway to a network of 13 offices across the globe, we have witnessed the impact the sea can have and have learnt a thing or two.

Despite our breadth and depth of experience and expertise, we try to learn something new every day to prepare our Members and clients for their next journey, and to find and deliver the right solutions. So, whenever the unexpected arises it is good to know that someone is ready, willing and able to assist; someone with expertise that has been refined for over a century.

It is not just what we do, but how we do it that delivers the best value in the market – matching our expertise with an unrivalled commitment to what we do. We will turn every stone to find a solution and see it carried through.

Such ability and dedication is rare, so we take great care in choosing, training and supporting our employees. The way we see it, our people are the difference between good and great.”

1907Assuranceforeningen Gard established on 9 October

1939Insures 40 per cent of the Norwegian tanker fleet

1958Starts to insure vessels outside Norway

1973Moves into the offshore energy sector

1983Sets up an office in London

2000Insures more than 5,000 vessels

2004Sole ownership of Gard Marine & Energy

20072007Celebrates its centenary with nine offices and 300 employees

2015Insured tonnage is in excess of 260 million gross tonnes

Andreas Nærdal | Contact Person

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