Marine Trading Underwriter
Aviva's Marine Underwriting team is looking for an enthusiastic Trading & Development Underwriter to provide a first-class service to our customers/brokers. The role can be home-based or office based in Birmingham, Norwich, Eastleigh or Bristol. The successful candidate will be responsible for servicing brokers & clients in the South of England.
It's a great role for someone looking for growth and progression in their Marine Underwriting career. This is a varied job involving renewals and amendments on our existing cases as well as working to develop new business. The Marine Trading & Development Underwriter will drive professional relationships, directly contributing to the underwriting profit and loss, trading and service delivery goals. Acting as an ambassador for Aviva in the industry, you’ll promote and grow business through effective relationship management.
- Provide quotations for renewals, new business and alterations whilst operating within agreed guidelines and authority levels.
- Build strong relationships with internal and external customers and brokers to deliver the underwriting strategy.
- Actively increase your level of technical knowledge through achievement of Personal Development Plans.
- Contribute to improving the efficiency within the team through Systems Thinking methodology and by utilising our digital trading platforms wherever possible.
- Act as a technical referral point and be a role model, coaching and mentoring less experienced members of the team to drive continued capability improvement in our business.
- Support the Manager in delivering the team financial performance by demonstrating an understanding of portfolio profitability and uses this understanding to successfully trade where appropriate.
Skills and Experience:
- Demonstrable experience in Underwriting roles, preferably within Marine Cargo and Freight liability, but we are happy to consider applications from underwriting professionals who would like to pick up a new area of business.
- Experience of applying underwriting knowledge to effectively improve processes/procedures.
- Experience of being responsible for own underwriting caseload within a regulatory environment, following due process where needed.
- Strong attention to detail and confident in analysing complex information to draw out the relevant facts.
- Excellent customer engagement skills in order to influence key contacts in the marketplace.
- Working knowledge of a range of standard computer software, e.g. Microsoft Office and email.
What will you get for this role?
- Competitive annual salary depending on skills, qualifications, and experience.
- Generous defined contribution pension scheme.
- Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days.
- Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family (some exclusions apply).
- Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme.
Working at Aviva
At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow.
We bring this to life by ensuring managing risk is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take responsibility, and who make good decisions.
The way we do this is important too. We always ‘Care More’. It’s our thing. We’re all about our people – that’s you – so we can be pretty flexible. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.
We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.
We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job. Just send us an email once you’ve applied stating that you have a disclosed disability and we’ll make sure we interview you.
We’d love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Alice Neal a call on 07393469953 or send an email to email@example.com.
*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.