Head of D&O, Regional Unit London

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Based in London and reporting to the Regional Head of Financial Lines, you will lead a team of D&O Senior Underwriters and Underwriters to underwrite profitable new and renewal business to meet targets regionally and/or globally. You will be responsible for D&O portfolio and underwriting strategy in line with CUO global D&O strategy. You will negotiate participation, pricing and terms and conditions for large clients. You will have ownership of large accounts / clients and ultimate responsibility for accounts within team. You will lead and manage the team, be responsible for their training and development and you will be referral point for other underwriters. You will develop and maintain strong relationships with brokers, clients and CUO.

In this role you will.....~crlf~##Manage/supervise underwriting team and act as point of referral and/or escalation for issues. This includes delegating tasks to team in order to achieve overall result~crlf~##Manage cost center budget within plan~crlf~##Develop and maintain local D&O strategy and execution. Contribute to development and execution of global D&O Underwriting strategy~crlf~##Manage referrals from underwriters and re-underwrite complex business as appropriate~crlf~##Underwrite large new and renewal accounts to meet top and bottom line targets (regional and/or global). Negotiate participation, pricing, terms and conditions with brokers. Proactively manage capacity and manage portfolio composition in line with underwriting guidelines and CUO strategy~crlf~##Underwrite in line with D&O governance framework - e.g D&O Underwriting Authorities, global MSU, D&O Underwriting Guidelines, Rules and Principles~crlf~##Ensure utilization of global pricing tools (APT)~crlf~##Proactively support the acquisition of new business and retention of existing business (including client and broker negotiations where necessary)~crlf~##Proactively liaise with Distribution on industry segmentation, deal team, cross class opportunities and any other market management initiatives~crlf~##Develop and maintain strong relationships with key brokers and clients and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. risk managers)~crlf~

##You will have significant experience in Underwriting profitable business in D&O, as well as specialized understanding of Commercial Institution products, portfolio and competitor landscape~crlf~##You will be well recognized established relationships with brokers at peer group level and well established within market~crlf~##You will have a good understanding of legal and regulatory framework~crlf~##You will have significant experience working in a complex global matrix organization leading a team of professionals~crlf~##You will be able to assess risk inherent exposures and natural hazards relevant to D&O~crlf~##You will analyze current performance against benchmarks applying how the market operates and functions, the business needs and customer needs~crlf~##You will design, develop and implement consistent, robust wordings~crlf~##You will be able to express ideas and messages clearly, both written and verbally. You will also be able to "sell" an improvised or prepared audience winning story~crlf~##You will be able to persuade and motivate others to act, without executive authority~crlf~##You will be able to analyze highly complex data, from multiple sources, in detail; identify and resolve issues before they transpire~crlf~

AGCS is dedicated to offering its employees an environment open for learning and development and hosts its own Underwriting Academy to drive continued excellence in underwriting and to better understand and serve our clients’ needs. ~crlf~ ~crlf~At Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment with global challenges at the world’s leading P&C insurer. ~crlf~ ~crlf~Did you know Allianz insures more than half of the Fortune Global 500® companies, or that AGCS insures major movie productions, cyber security threats, and that we are the leading specialist in satellite and space insurance?~crlf~ ~crlf~We have offices in 29 countries and with our extensive Allianz and partner network we help customers in more than 160 countries worldwide. ~crlf~ ~crlf~At AGCS UK we are not only impressive for our clients, but also for our employees as we offer the following generous benefits:~crlf~ ~crlf~-Flexible buy/sell holiday options~crlf~-Bupa private medical insurance~crlf~-Generous pension contributions~crlf~-Enhanced paid maternity, paternity, shared parental leave~crlf~-Sabbaticals~crlf~-Flexible working options~crlf~-Subsidized on-site massages~crlf~-Employee stock purchase plan for Allianz shares~crlf~-Education / study sponsorship~crlf~-Global mobility within AGCS and the wider Allianz Group ~crlf~ ~crlf~…and many more individual flexible benefits to choose from. We pride ourselves on our approach to wellbeing and provide regular seminars, activities, and events devoted towards the overall health of our employees.~crlf~ ~crlf~We are looking for talented individuals who are passionate about what they do – come and find out why AGCS is the place for you!

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 100 million private and corporate customers and more than 147,000 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~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.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a leading global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 10 dedicated lines of business.~crlf~Our customers are as diverse as business can be, ranging from Fortune Global 500 companies to small businesses, and private individuals. Among them are not only the world’s largest consumer brands, tech companies and the global aviation and shipping industry, but also wineries, satellite operators or Hollywood film productions. They all look to AGCS for smart answers to their largest and most complex risks in a dynamic, multinational business environment and trust us to deliver an outstanding claims experience.

Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in 32 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 200 countries and territories, employing over 4,300 people. As one of the largest Property-Casualty units of Allianz Group, we are backed by strong and stable financial ratings. In 2019, AGCS generated a total of €9.1 billion gross premium globally.~crlf~For more information, visit www.agcs.allianz.com or follow us on Twitter @AGCS_Insurance and LinkedIn.~crlf~~crlf~


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