Regional Underwriting Manager

Allianz Insurance
65000.00 - 80000.00 GBP Annual
05 Sep 2017
03 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Regional Underwriting Manager

GBP65,000 to GBP80,000 dependant on experience, plus excellent benefits

We are seeking a senior Manager to play a key role within our commercial division in Manchester. As Regional Underwriting Manager, you will be responsible for the profitable development of business within the North West Region extending to include the Midlands and Scotland area. You will do this through the monitoring of account performance, control of underwriting standards, business development activity and ensuring quality of business.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the development of tactical and strategic underwriting plans for the Region
  • Monitoring the performance of accounts and lines of business for the Region, identifying under and over performance, implementing remedial and opportunity actions as appropriate.
  • Supporting other Managers, Business Developers and Underwriters on Broker business development activities and opportunities.
  • Operating as the highest point of technical referral within the Region, having appropriate input into large and complex cases and dealing with case referrals
  • Monitoring, organising and leading technical training within the Region, particularly Underwriter participation in the Underwriting Academy.
  • Allocating, monitoring and controlling individual Underwriter authorities.
  • Contributing to the development of individual Branch and Regional Business plans.
  • Some line management responsibility for Underwriting Managers.

What we are looking for:

  • Significant underwriting experience with emphasis on Property and Casualty.
  • Technical knowledge and understanding of General Commercial and Engineering product lines.
  • Advanced leadership skills.
  • Advanced trading skills.
  • Excellent organisational and commercial skills.
  • Self-motivated and confident working on own initiative.
  • Achievement orientated.
  • Proven track record of establishing, developing and maintaining internal and external networks.
  • Ability to develop Underwriting staff.

What we offer you in return:

  • Competitive salary, which is reviewed annually
  • Car or car allowance
  • Annual Bonus related to individual and company performance
  • A generous pension plan
  • Competitive holiday allowance that increases with length of service, with the option of buying and selling up to 5 days holiday per year
  • Share purchase plan
  • Flexible benefits plan, giving the option to tailor benefits (such as dental insurance and private medical care) to suit individual needs
  • Excellent training and development opportunities including our Award winning Underwriting Academy which is CII accredited.