We are looking for a new leader of our operations in Japan. Our office in Tokyo opened in 1991 and today has 15 employees who are responsible for Gard’s successful and expanding P&I portfolio in Japan. As the Managing Director of our Tokyo office, you will lead Gard (Japan) K.K., a subsidiary of Gard AS, Norway
This role is separate and distinct from the Representative of the Japan Branch of Assuranceforeningen Gard – gjensidig – (the Gard Norway P&I Club).
Please see further down for text in Japanese.
Your responsibilities will include:
Develop and maintain a strong, professional working environment for all employees in line with our core values, to ensure best possible business performance and member services
Establish and maintain relationships with the Japanese shipping community, relevant authorities, and other key stakeholders for Gard’s business in Japan
Ensure close collaboration with other Gard offices, including bridging activities between the head office, other Gard offices, and Gard (Japan) K.K. to work together towards Gard’s overall long-term objectives
Lead and manage the office in compliance with all applicable laws, with overall legal and administrative responsibility for all employees
Establish and manage key external relationships, including supporting underwriting and claims activities
Ensure that the Japan office operates cost efficiently within Gard policies and the local regulatory framework
The Managing Director reports to the Chief Claims Officer in the Gard group, having responsibility for all Gard’s regional offices.
Skills & Requirements
You have strong leadership skills, demonstrated through:
Taking initiative and giving direction in line with long-term objectives
Developing people in an empowering way to enable them to achieve goals
Driving results through strong focus on business and service performance
You are a professional and confident representative toward members, brokers, and other stakeholders
You are a unifying leader with the ability to build effective relationships and communicating with internal stakeholders and strategic partners
Strong written and spoken English; written and spoken Japanese, along with an understanding of Japanese business culture, would be considered an advantage
In addition, a high degree of cultural, equality, diversity, and inclusion awareness
この職務は、アシュアランスフォアニンゲン・ガード・イェンシディグ（Gard Norway P&I Club ）の日本支店の代表者とは異なります。
マネージング・ディレクターは、Gardの各国事務所を主管する、Chief Claims Officerの直属となります。
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
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