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Sr Underwriting Analyst Worker's Comp (San Francisco, Chicago, or New York; will consider Remote)

Job Level:  Professional

AGCS San Francisco, CA, US, 94105 AGCS Chicago, IL, US, 60606 New York, NY, US, 10005 AGCS REMOTE - US2, IL, US, 60606

Due Date:  as soon as possible
Area of Expertise:  Underwriting
Unit:  Allianz Global Corporate Specialty
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  2260

Role Purpose

Provide underwriting technical support to the MidCorp team. Act as a technical reference point for Workers Comp, in conjunction with the Global Head of Workers Compensation.  Responsible for creating underwriting guidelines, wordings, and training in coordination with the Product Line Leaders in MidCorp and where necessary with other LOB leaders when their products are needed by Middle Market underwriters. Act as technical Workers Compensation Subject Matter Expert (SME) for technology projects.


Key Responsibilities

Underwriting Strategy & Knowledge Transfer

  • Support development of global LoB strategy, UW policy and all other relevant issues concerning LoB
  • Participate in the development and execution of underwriting strategy for LoB. 
  • Work closely with Market Management, Claims and other product lines to achieve key marketing strategies, including cross selling.

Profit Center Coordination

  • Serve as technical expert for underwriters and Global Practice leaders by providing formal and informal training, coach and mentor underwriters to ensure technical skills advance to levels appropriate for MidCorp business. 
  • Responsibility for determining the training plan.

Global Processes, IT-Systems and Tools

  • Represent LoB / UW as BLO and in respect of global (IT) systems and processes
  • Develop, define and coordinate global processes (e. g. referral flow). Triage common underwriting system questions, provide solutions where known, and work with business analyst/IT to resolve defects.

UW Approach and Compliance

  • Responsible for ensuring that the underwriters underwrite within line with LOB governance framework. Reset underwriting authorities where needed.
  • Create and update underwriting guidelines, rules and principles for each class of business currently written by the MidCorp Package and Small Business Team.
  • Draft insurance contract language and direct product development and regulatory filing projects; key contact for regulatory inquiries.

Policy Documentation and Administration

  • Ensure accurate policy documentation issued to producers (where AGCS responsibility to do so) or producers has issued documentation (where producer responsibility)
  • File maintenance – ensure file is established (whether electronic or paper) and maintained for each risk and transaction handled
  • Proactively support completion of policy administration and credit control processes.  Audit underwriter files to ensure compliance and evaluate underwriting strengths and weaknesses of underwriters.

Relationship Management

  • Represent AGCS internally in the group, and externally to customers, the industry, and other organizations.
  • Drive involvement of functional areas in process coordination including e.g. Market Management, Operations, Actuarial.
  • Actively support LoB specific projects and task forces.


Key Requirements

  • Degree in Business Administration / Mathematics / Statistics / Finance and/or Actuarial background
  • Advanced knowledge in Excel and Database applications
  • Significant experience in Underwriting management and/or organization and/or processes management
  • Understanding of relevant technical and financial analysis of industrial underwriting cases or equivalent
  • Successful track record of leadership of direct teams or complex matrix environments
  • Experience of working internationally with strong ability for cross border adaption
  • Experience in Workers Compensation underwriting
  • Risk Assessment and Management: ability to assess risk inherent exposures and (natural) hazards relevant to Property
  • Portfolio Management: manage the underwriting books, monitor appropriate investments and allocate funds accordingly; analyze trends and scenario plans
  • Contract Drafting and Interpretation: design, develop and implement consistent, robust wordings
  • Pricing: analyze current performance against various benchmarks with a view to ensure adequate progress and satisfactory performance


Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience and includes a comprehensive best in class benefits package.  Any salary or benefits information provided by third party resources such as external job posting websites etc., cannot be deemed reliable.


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.


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.

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.


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