Senior Underwriter
QBE Insurance
NEZ, New, Auckland
5d ago

Primary Details

Time Type : Full timeWorker Type : Employee

  • Location : Auckland, NZ
  • Type : Permanent, Full time
  • Your part in a changing world

    At QBE, we’re driven by our purpose to give people the confidence to achieve their ambitions.

    We are an international insurer and reinsurer offering a diverse portfolio of commercial, personal and specialty products, as well as risk management solutions.

    Our product portfolio includes property, motor, crop, energy, marine and aviation. We employ a team of more than 11,800 people, in 27 countries around the world.

    The opportunity

    We have a new opportunity for a Senior Underwriter to join the team in Auckland. As a Senior Underwriter you will underwrite new business and renewals of high complexity and / or volume within set underwriting guidelines, authority levels and service standards.

    You will also manage key portfolios / accounts with intermediaries

    A day in the role may look like this

  • Actively manage renewal portfolio and new business targets
  • Underwrite complex risks in accordance with defined limits of authority, organisational policy and underwriting standards
  • Actively involved in the development of products and processes to meet growth objectives
  • Deliver timely decisions and problem solving solutions to customers and intermediaries
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with customers, brokers and colleagues
  • Actively manage portfolios and strengthen relationships with all stakeholders to deliver business retention, growth and profitability targets
  • Monitor and communicate activity within your portfolio, brokers and competitors and report on opportunities and risks to improve results.
  • Demonstrate and share an understanding of the market and trends
  • Contribute to the development, mentoring and managing of Underwriters, Trainees and Assistant Underwriters
  • What do I need?

  • To be successful as a Senior Underwriter you will ideally have 5+ years’ experience in an Underwriting role, in addition to the following;
  • Advanced knowledge of the insurance industry
  • Extensive knowledge of relevant market conditions
  • Working knowledge of risk management, portfolio management and underwriting
  • Level 3 or higher underwriting authority
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications, specialist qualifications or equivalent
  • Strong established customer / broker relationships
  • Ability to negotiate and influence at a senior level within the insurance industry
  • What’s in it for me?

    We offer a range of benefits to help provide holistic support for your work life, whatever your circumstance. As a QBE employee, we will offer you :

  • Hybrid Working a mix of working in the office and at home to enhance your work / life balance
  • The ability to maximise retirement savings through enhanced superannuation benefits
  • Flexible leave options, including the ability to purchase additional annual leave
  • Access to Share the Care’ 12 weeks’ gender-equal paid flexible leave for all new parents, including paid superannuation
  • Access to REACH My Best’ - free holistic wellbeing coaching, nutritional, financial and legal advice, and confidential counselling
  • Our At My Best’ wellbeing program
  • Access to Family and Domestic Violence leave and support through QBE’s Family Domestic Violence First Responder Network
  • Discounts on insurance products and a range of lifestyle goods and services.
  • Join us.

    The successful applicant will need to initiate work rights, police, employment and credit checks through our online provider prior to receiving an offer from QBE.

    All checks must be completed and cleared prior to your first day.

    Internal applicants, please advising your manager before making a formal application and please be aware that if successful, you may be required to complete police and credit checks as a condition of offer.

    QBE recognise the value of diverse perspectives and experience. We are committed to an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected for who they are.

    If we can provide support with access requirements, alternative work arrangements or you would like to connect with one of our networks please contact us at recruitment qbe.com.

    Application Close Date : 23 / 10 / 2021 11 : 59 PM

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