Insurance Manager

Are you looking for a multi-faceted, diverse role where no day is the same? Can you blend technical insurance acumen, cultural adeptness, strategic and tactical skills and an entrepreneurial mindset?

In the role of Insurance Manager, you will liaise with all levels in the company, from our factory colleagues to senior management. You lead Upfield’s global insurance function and actively contribute to Upfield’s risk management approach.

About the role

You are part of the Finance function within the Upfield group, reporting to the Head of Treasury and Insurance.

You are the day-to-day “go-to” person for all insurance related questions and arrangements within the Group as well as for brokers, insurance companies and other insurance service providers.

You design, review, and maintain insurance programs aligned to Upfield’s ambitions and recommend a suitable insurance strategy to senior management.

You lead negotiations to obtain best-in-class cover for an efficient premium.

You facilitate and lead claims handling for internal stakeholders and externally towards insurers, brokers, and other insurance service providers.

You lead and implement annual renewals, from strategy, exposure data collection exercises to policy wording reviews and premium payment monitoring.

You actively build and facilitate third party relationships with insurers, brokers, and other insurance service providers.

You support the (i) Finance function by providing guidance around allocations and budgets; (ii) Legal function by reviewing insurance clauses in various commercial contracts; (iii) M&A team with due diligence reviews as required; and (iv) global supply chain by facilitating risk engineering initiatives.

A substantial part of the function is to support the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) process within Upfield, for which the Audit, Risk & BCM function is responsible. The ideal candidate has proven experience in this area and can translate the outcome of the ERM process into an insurance product that mitigate the financial impact of these risks.

About you

For this role, we are looking for an experienced insurance professional with a broad spectrum of knowledge of various P&C insurance programs. You are passionate about ensuring that Upfield’s insurance portfolio continues to meet requirements of a high-paced environment and supports Upfield’s big ambitions.

You hold a bachelor’s degree in insurance, business, finance or other relevant field, or you have the equivalent in relevant work experience.

Ideally you have obtained your WFT Schade Zakelijk or ACII insurance qualifications.

You have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in corporate insurance, ideally in a similar role. Experience with the insurance function for (food) manufacturers or FMCGs is a big plus.

You have in-depth knowledge of the insurance markets, the industry and are aware of the important topics and trends.

You have an entrepreneurial mindset, are naturally curious, organized and have strong analytical, problem-solving and communication skills.

You can demonstrate extensive experience managing and building relationships internally and externally.

You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact.

You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and build your own career.


At Upfield we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.

Please apply below, or if you have additional questions just send me a whatsapp message using (+31 615697958). I understand your resume might not be up to date, just send me what you have.

We would like to receive your application before January 19th, after this date, everyone will get a response.

Milou van Regteren, Talent Acquisition Specialist

If you want to make an impact where it matters apply now!


About Upfield

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet. Upfield has a great history and a portfolio of iconic brands that people have used and trusted for generations. This includes Flora, Rama, Becel, Blue Band, Country Crock, I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter and ProActiv. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

We take quality seriously and around the world we taste products every 30 seconds. We take our consumers seriously and more than 150 people will taste test each of our new innovations before they hit the shelve

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic. 

We are a global food company with 6 business units operating in 95 markets. We have the mind-set of a start-up. This makes us fast, agile, entrepreneurial, cost conscious and accountable for our products – from seed to serving at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table. We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business. We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.