Senior Underwriter, Commercial

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Do you have in-depth experience of underwriting commercial motor? Could your leadership and support ensure our underwriters surpass their financial targets? 


Our Senior Underwriters are responsible for the execution of our underwriting strategy and underwriting appetite, and they materially contribute to the achievement of our short- and medium-term financial plans. Our Senior Underwriters are responsible for a range of complex underwriting activities and provide technical and operational support to a team of experienced underwriters.


Their role is highly visible in the market, involving extensive broker contact when communicating our strategy, managing the financial performance of existing relationships, and when seeking to broaden our market penetration. 


Supported by the Product Manager you’ll be:

  • Providing technical and trading leadership to a team of experienced and skilled underwriters
  • Providing input to the development and execution of the underwriting strategy for your product(s) based on your market knowledge and product expertise
  • Contributing to the management of portfolio performance through the analysis of results, execution of our selection and pricing strategies and providing recommendation on which actions will drive continuous performance improvement
  • Underwriting a range of risks in accordance with our appetite, and providing feedback so that we can continuously refine our underwriting appetite
  • Acting as a point of technical referral and gathering opinions from others in the team, brokers, and internal functions
  • Horizon scanning and identifying opportunities in the market to outperform competitors through superior risk selection and proactive management of our business mix
  • Working with other areas of the business to ensure that we deliver a clear and seamless set of propositions to the market


What you can expect in return:

  • 25 days holiday
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Annual holiday buy (up to 3 extra days)
  • Salary sacrifice benefits
  • Annual benefits reviews
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Benefits


We’d like to hear from you if you have:

  • The ability to lead a talent of talented underwriters towards the achievement of their financial targets
  • Extensive technical underwriting knowledge including factors that drive product performance, market dynamics which influence how the product is deliver and the requirements of the end customer 
  • Excellent commercial awareness, able to spot and take advantage of opportunities enhancing our financial performance
  • Detailed understanding of pricing practices and methodologies, with the ability and experience to help us persistently enhance our pricing capability
  • Brilliant interpersonal skills able to build and maintain value adding relationships quicklyExtensive knowledge of and experience in a sophisticated underwriting control environment 


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