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Head Of Commercial Underwriting

Are you a commercially astute trading underwriter that has lead a team, managed key external relationships and taken bottom line responsibility across several classes of commercial business?

We are looking for an individual that will act as a catalyst for growth combining technical knowledge, market relationships and a collaborative leadership style to get the best out of a high performing and high potential team of commercial Underwriters.

The purpose of this role is to:

  • Ensure the teams financial targets are met by having a deep underwriting of performance against budget, key drivers and formulating defined actions where appropriate
  • Ensure the team provide a first class service to broker partners by overseeing the day to day operations of the team including workflow and productivity
  • Be an active member of management board, helping drive strategic goals across the business and role modelling the business values

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Management and leadership of the Complex Commercial Underwriting team.
  • Where required, Underwrite own portfolio of new and existing business renewals each month, including the negotiation and provision of quotation and renewal invitations to brokers
  • Monitor team performance on new business written, retention, rating and profitability
  • Manage workloads to ensure terms and documentation is provided to brokers in line with required service standards
  • Foster deep and meaningful trading relationships with broker partners, as well as internal stakeholders including Sales and Distribution, Underwriting and Pricing and the retail division
  • Be the senior conduit with Capacity providers, developing deep and meaningful trading relationships
  • Monitor competitor activity and ensure the firm remains competitive in terms of products and services offered
  • Monitor levels of satisfaction and take action as necessary to drive continuous improvement and growth

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Head Of Commercial Underwriting

London, UK
Full time
Commercial Insurance
$101,000 to $120,000 per year

Published on 26 Mar 2024

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