Our client, a reputable Engineering Underwriting provider, In the East of Jhb is looking to employ a highly skilled Technical Commercial & Domestic Underwriter
The role encompasses the following:
Control, organize and direct the Commercial and Personal underwriting operations for a medium to large division. Execute the segment Middle Market strategy to attain profit, quality, growth, multi-line diversification, and operational objectives. Collaborate with Distribution, Product Management and other functions. Manage the workforce to build highly career underwriters with strong multi-line expertise, confidence of judgment, and deal orientation.
Execute the segment strategy for a division to attain profit, quality, growth, multi-line diversification, and operational objectives; monitor execution against the appetite and correct situations where objectives are not being met
Ensure underwritings focus efforts on sources of profitable growth, category execution, multi-line accounts and building expertise.
Ensure that submissions are triaged and prioritized, and skill-based routing practices enable the right underwriters to work the submissions in the right order.
Analyse proposals prepared by underwriters and use letters of authority to provide approval for risk selection and acceptance, coverage, and price.
Implement and maintain skill-based authority levels by line through underwriter certification.
Collaborate with other functions and support initiatives in the areas of product development, operations, process, technology, distribution.
Lead the division's selection, development, and management of underwriters needed to diversify the book and grow profitably; ensure that expertise is fostered through development, coaching and mentoring mechanisms.
Maintain a quality assurance process that identifies and corrects gaps in decision making
Matric, a degree would be advantageous
FAIS Compliant with relevant credits and RE5 exam
Minimum of 10 years’ experience within a similar role
Worked with International NGOs in the past
Superb Leadership skills
Knowledge of Commercial and Domestic property encompassing competitive conditions; insurance operations; finance and actuarial concepts; regulatory environment; reinsurance; account management; underwriting; loss control; producer management; and industry trends.