Underwriting Director - National Accounts

Allianz Life

Lead the expansion of and support for key National Account BD channels through timely underwriting and operational support. Accountable for creating and leading all life underwriting channel performance reporting activities (e.g managing effective marketing dollar utilization, establishing performance measures of national accounts and Allianz underwriters and new business support, and documenting financial and underwriting related business rules across the Life Division (where they may not currently exist). Create and lead life underwriting function of reporting, metrics and analytics through establishing reporting infrastructure and activity tracking system. Serves as primary point for all Life Underwriting and budget for National Account and as liaison with strategic partners on financial, budget, underwriting philosophy and performance and productivity management matters (e.g. Finance, EBIS, Chief Underwriter and IT, CRM systems, other distribution departments). Responsible for all National Account- underwriting compensation programs, including calculation of monthly amounts and communication with HR.

Support and Guide Underwriting Team:~crlf~Lead operations and underwriting team to support National Account financial platform for distinct distribution channels and ensure that all financial goals and objectives are being met within prescribed division, underwriting and budgetary parameters (internal budget, new business margin, case profitability, risk implemented controls, new technologies adoption amongst others.) Serve as the relationship underwriting manager (and contact) for life in all financially and underwriting relevant matters with multiple internal partners (Finance, EBIS, CRM team, Chief Underwriter, and other distribution departments).Responsible to ensure that all key financial and underwriting deliverables and metrics are in place and accurate by prescribed dates. Identifies issues and trends, and recommends solutions to SVP, VP, Chief Underwriter, Corporate Risk, Actuary, and National Sales Director on all financial matters. Responsible for managing underwriting risk and business decisions while building relationships with Life Distribution external and internal wholesalers.~crlf~~crlf~Implement Life Metrics, Productivity Measurements, Forecasting and Analytics for both National Account Channels: ~crlf~Build and maintain reporting capabilities and forecasting tools for measurement of past and prediction of future performance and Life Underwriting KPI's. Ensure data is translated into analytics that influence the business behaviors and drive efficiencies, including optimal utilization of Salesforce and related CRM technologies. Includes collaborating with internal and external wholesalers; measuring performance for underwriters, national account; and analyzing and communicating relevant metrics (e.g. books of business; distribution segmentation; zone, region and territory management; BD, BGA/ FMO reporting; Premium Finance; producer retention;~crlf~~crlf~Work with actuary, life strategy, product development, and other key contributors to strengthen reinsurance relationships, vendor relationships, and develop new products and strategies.~crlf~~crlf~Work with Chief Underwriter and other underwriting managers to build and maintain an appeals committee, quality control team, and support innovation for future underwriting strategies.~crlf~~crlf~

Minimum Requirements:~crlf~11+ years of experience required~crlf~– Four-year degree required: Business, Finance, Accounting or related field~crlf~– CLU, ChFC or other industry designation(s) preferred~crlf~~crlf~

At Allianz, we foster a workplace where every person feels welcome, connected, and valued.

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.~crlf~~crlf~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.

Retiring with financial security. Living life with confidence. At Allianz Life®, every employee knows these are the things that matter. To do what matters means giving employees the tools and opportunities they need to create innovative, industry-leading products, to discover and embrace new trends, and to strengthen the customer experience. As a company, it means creating a culture that is inclusive, where doing the right thing comes naturally, and promoting an environment that develops talent, seeks excellence, encourages smart risks, and recognizes and rewards people for their performance. Doing what matters for employees helps everyone focus on doing what matters most for our customers. Allianz Life. What you do here matters.

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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