Associate Graduate Underwriter MidCorp Programs
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Purpose/ Role Key Responsibilities Key Requirements/ Skills Additional Information About Allianz Prepares underwriting process within own area of responsibility and expertise (has underwriting authority), and liaise with other functions to ensure timely/accurate policy administration
Develop and maintain peer level relationships with brokers
Effective working within the global matrix
Underwriting Underwriting of new and renewal accounts to meet top and bottom line targets within predefined underwriting authority.
Participates in the acquisition of new business and retention of existing business (including client and broker negotiations where necessary) in line with Underwriting Strategy
Proactively prepare relevant underwriting information including client / market research and claims data
Assist in evaluation of Natural Catastrophe Accumulation (for relevant LoBs)
Assist in pricing of risks, using global tools as appropriate
Underwriting Approach and Compliance
Ensure Underwriting compliance in line with LoB governance framework - e.g. Underwriting Authorities, global MSU, Underwriting Guidelines, Rules and Principles
Assist in ensuring contract certainty is achieved on all accounts at time of inception
Assist in ensuring binding of FAC Reinsurance prior to policy inception
Policy Documentation and Administration
Proactively establish and maintain policy file (whether electronic or paper) for each risk and transaction handled
Ensure accurate policy documentation issued to broker (where AGCS responsibility to do so) or broker has issued documentation (where broker responsibility)
Support administration of International Insurance Programs (for relevant LoBs)
Manages timely and accurate booking of policy premiums and credit control / collection processes
Proactively work with other functions (e.g. operations, credit control) to resolve outstanding accounts queries
Positively represent AGCS externally to the market
Proactively drive involvement of functional areas in Underwriting process, including e.g. MMC, ARC, Claims, Operations
Develop and maintain strong relationships with key brokers and clients and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. risk managers)
Proactively develop relationships with internal functional areas involved in Underwriting process, including e.g. MMC, ARC, Claims, Operations
Develop and maintain relationships with brokers at peer level
Continue to develop knowledge of policy forms and underwriting proficiency
Bachelor Degree: Preferably a degree in Economics, Law, or other appropriate discipline
Trade Qualification: Progress towards professional insurance qualification (e.g. CII)
Basic understanding of AGCS LoB products and portfolio
Ideal experience, though not required: Evidence of relationship building with brokers at peer group level
Basic understanding of regional / local LoB insurance markets and competitor landscape
Basic understanding of legal and regulatory framework
Ideal experience, though not required: Experience working in complex, global matrix organization
Risk Assessment and Management: Ability to assess risk inherent exposures and natural hazards relevant to LoB
Pricing and Market Management: Analyze current performance against benchmarks applying how the market operates and functions, the business needs and customer needs
Contract Drafting and Interpretation: Design, develop and implement consistent, robust wordings
Policy Management: Robust understanding of policy administration life cycle, information collection, policy issuance, premium bookings, credit control, cancellation
Communication skills: Clearly and effectively express ideas and messages via presentations/speech or in writing
Influencing skills: Ability to persuade and motivate others to act without direct authority
AGCS is dedicated to offering its employees an environment open for learning and development and hosts its own Underwriting Academy to drive continued excellence in underwriting and to better understand and serve our clients’ needs.
Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.
Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is the Allianz Group's dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business. AGCS provides insurance and risk consultancy across the whole spectrum of specialty, alternative risk transfer and corporate business: Marine, Aviation (incl. Space), Energy, Engineering, Entertainment, Financial Lines (incl. D&O), Liability, Mid-Corporate and Property insurance (incl. International Insurance Programs).
Worldwide, AGCS operates in 30 countries with own units and in over 210 countries and territories through the Allianz Group network and partners. In 2016, it employed around 5,000 people and provided insurance solutions to more than three quarters of the 'Fortune Global 500' companies, writing a total of €7.6 billion gross premium worldwide.
AGCS SE is rated AA by Standard & Poor’s and A+ by A.M. Best.
More information about careers at Allianz Global Corporate Specialty can be found at www.agcs.allianz.com/careers
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