Quality/Training Underwriting Lead

Allianz Life

**Role is equivalent to Principal Underwriter Consultant level~crlf~~crlf~You will be technically strong in the aspect of Life Underwriting quality review and training and be able to adapt and pivot quickly when requested. You will work directly on the Underwriting Quality Risk Control and Training Team to monitor underwriter quality and provide training to support growth of new and experienced underwriters. You will assist with fulfilling the duties of the quality review program, working to lead and establish change; conduct reviews; report on trending; perform gap analysis, discovery, and mediation; and proactively suggest controls and improvements. You will also focus on training program development for both new hire and experienced hire underwriting training. You will support designing the programs, structure modules and schedules, and lead training.~crlf~~crlf~You will report to the Director of Quality Risk Controls and Training.

• Support our quality and underwriting training program working with the Director of Quality Risk Control.~crlf~• Be a technical underwriter with quality review/audit experience internally or for another carrier~crlf~• Have the ability and desire to pivot rapidly as underwriting department needs change and new guidance is provided by the Director of Quality Risk Control and Training~crlf~• Possess the desire to openly work with, collaborate openly, and support numerous departments within Allianz Life, including Actuary, Risk and Controls, Quality Assurance, Claims, New Business, and the Special Investigations Unit~crlf~• Help build and execute the new Allianz Life Underwriting Excellence training program~crlf~• Will work with underwriting leadership to provide continuous quality improvement to both existing training and quality programs~crlf~• Work through difficult cases by reviewing medical records, medical exams, financial documents, telephone interviews, and other underwriting requirements to determine proper risk class assessment following company guidelines~crlf~• Serve as a coach and mentor to other underwriters and Enterprise Operations employees.~crlf~• Serve as a role model to the Underwriting Department, demonstrating professionalism, encouraging the development of underwriting and new business staff, and providing leadership in the absence of the Director of Quality Risk Control and Training~crlf~• Continually recommend improvements to the internal Underwriting guidelines, operational procedures, and standards~crlf~• Willingly and engagingly participate on a variety of department projects as assigned, demonstrating strong, clear communication skills and an open-minded, partnership-oriented mindset~crlf~• Partner frequently and seamlessly with our Learning and Development Team to create and refine new training methodologies that address needs or gaps in underwriting staff performance or when launching a new product, rider, or program.~crlf~

Experience:~crlf~• 10 or more years of Life Underwriting experience required with direct carrier, brokerage (preferred) and/or reinsurance companies~crlf~• Business background work experience~crlf~• Providing/executing Life Underwriting training both in person and via webinar~crlf~• Performing Life Underwriting quality review/audits~crlf~~crlf~Education:~crlf~• Four-year degree required: Health care professional, finance/business, or science/technology/engineering/mathematics (STEM) fields of study or equivalent work experience~crlf~• Preferred: CLU, FALU, and/or FLMI achieved; acceptable FLMI with progress made towards achieving FALU or CLU designations~crlf~

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Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. Join us. Let’s care for tomorrow.~crlf~~crlf~We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.

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Why Allianz Life®? Because we hire people who are dedicated to doing what matters and we give you the quality training, support, and advancement opportunities you need to succeed. As a company known for its financial strength, we offer generous benefits, have a strong commitment to community involvement, a collaborative culture, and a unique level of energy. The result is engaged and more productive employees. From the very first day you join our team, you will know that your contributions are valued. We practice True Balance at our campus by providing a fun work environment, an on-site child development center, a fully staffed fitness center, and a variety of meal options in both our full-service cafe and bistro. And all medical, dental, and retirement benefits are effective the first day you join Allianz Life, so you can focus on what truly matters.~crlf~~crlf~An equal opportunity employer.~crlf~~crlf~

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