Portfolio Underwriter – Product Specialist

Allianz Ireland

The role is within Allianz Portfolio Underwriting team reporting to the Motor Portfolio Manager and is based in Allianz House, Elmpark, Merrion Road, Dublin 4. The role will be predominantly focused on retail and commercial motor products but will look for opportunities to harmonise product structures and processes across all lines.~crlf~~crlf~The successful applicant will be involved in developing new products and reviewing existing products to deliver innovative, customer centric products cost effectively in line with the Allianz Customer Model (ACM). Opportunity to utilise your project management skills and analytical skills in reviewing our current products and processes from the customer perspective as well as maintaining the highest level of technical excellence.~crlf~~crlf~As ACM is the business model for the Allianz Group, the role involves collaborating with Allianz colleagues globally. Strong relationship management skills, an open mind-set and a team player attitude are key to the success of this role.

Customer Centric Product Innovation~crlf~• Reviewing our products and processes in line with best practice in the market~crlf~• Collaboration and active engagement with internal stakeholders such as pricing, customer, compliance and market management to enhance product covers and customer journeys~crlf~• Focal point for evaluation of opportunities for new product concepts and/or distribution channels and project manage implementation~crlf~• Working with colleagues in Ireland and the wider Allianz Group to ensure that the Irish customer is delivered the best products to meet their needs~crlf~~crlf~Product Review~crlf~• Definition and use of internal and external data and analysis to monitor and control product performance and prepare reports proposing both development and corrective actions~crlf~• Management of reviews of products in line with Allianz Group guidelines to agree recommended enhancements and coordination of the implementation of required changes~crlf~• Working with our Customer Experience team in order to utilise the best market research and customer feedback data in the delivery of our products and processes~crlf~• Input to Allianz Group data requests and reporting~crlf~~crlf~Process Improvement~crlf~• Input into the design and delivery of the process review process across the portfolio team, to enhance existing processes and deliver operational efficiencies in implementing new products and product changes~crlf~~crlf~Technical Expertise~crlf~• High level of technical excellence required to review current products and processes and benchmark them against the best~crlf~• Use sound technical experience and innovation to develop new products and processes~crlf~• Opportunity to develop technical skills further by participating in the Global technical training academy qualifications~crlf~

Essential Qualifications/Experience: ~crlf~• Degree qualification in relevant discipline or 5 years’ experience in insurance~crlf~• A minimum of 3 years Portfolio Management experience in both new product development and review of existing products~crlf~• Demonstrated results in leading a project to completion~crlf~• Exposure to process re-engineering/redesign~crlf~~crlf~Desirable Experience/Qualifications: ~crlf~• Portfolio transfers~crlf~• Management of intermediated panel or aggregator (PCW) business~crlf~• Home/ SME insurances product knowledge ~crlf~• Intermediate proficiency in MS Excel or in SQL, VBA or Matlab~crlf~

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.

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