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Lead Technical Underwriter


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Salary £60000 - £80000

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Lead underwriter 
Location: Manchester
Salary: £60k-£80k
Hybrid/Flexible working

We’ve partnered with a multinational insurance group in their search for a Lead Underwriter to join their team in Manchester.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Underwrite new and existing business profitably, accurately, consistently and in line with established underwriting practices, using the full range of tools available.
  • Proactively lead the development of strong trading relationships with panel of brokers, taking full ownership for the generation of profitable business from nominated panel
  • Proactively develop a robust pipeline of appropriate new business opportunities and ensure that long-term pipeline is realised by ensuring broker / client engagement.
  • Lead meetings, presentations and tender responses with brokers / end customers to portray the company’s capabilities and secure new business opportunities.
  • Coach, train and develop Senior Underwriters to continually improve their technical and trading capability from a New and Existing business perspective.
  • Act as the referral point for Senior Underwriters within your team, providing technical and trading input to improve the quality of decisions within their empowerment.
  • Work with Underwriting Manager to actively manage and review underwriting standards and licences within the team ensuring effective management and deployment of empowerment.
  • Effectively promote and deploy the company’s strategy, product range, propositions and key differentiators to leverage commercial opportunities.

What we’re looking for:

  • ACII qualification desirable
  • Excellent negotiation and sales skills
  • Mid-corporate underwriting experience is essential e.g., slip based business, bespoke wordings, international and captives.
  • Experience of large case and portfolio management in the Commercial Property and Casualty sector, including client exposure
  • High level of technical product knowledge for Commercial Property and Casualty classes
  • Time management and prioritisation skills
  • Established networking and relationship building skills.
  • Sound knowledge of legislative and regulatory requirements for insurance
  • High level of communication and negotiation skills with the ability to build positive relationships at all levels both internally and externally.
  • Ability to identify and convert business opportunities.

If that describes you and you want to learn more, please apply and I will contact you shortly with further information.

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