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Senior Underwriting Learning Transformation Expert

Job Level:  Professional

Chicago, IL, US, 60606

Due Date:  As soon as possible
Area of Expertise:  Underwriting
Unit:  Allianz Global Corporate Specialty
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Home office due to Covid-19
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  3369

Whether it’s airplanes, satellites, the world’s biggest ships and tallest building, cyber-attacks or climate change impacts, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS) have got the major risks fully covered when it comes to protecting businesses.

Job Purpose

You are responsible for the setup, roll out, and implementation of Underwriting technical and complementary skill trainings for the AGCS/Allianz Group Underwriters worldwide, in alignment with the Corporate and Specialty LoBs, including ARC, in order to guarantee the company goals and priorities are achieved.


You will cooperate with the Heads of the other Allianz Group Academies in order to define a common Qualification/Accreditation system so that Underwriters from all OEs/lines can achieve a group-wide acknowledgment.   In addition, you will act as a deputy for the Head of Underwriting Academy.


Key Responsibilities

  • Define strategic orientation of the Underwriting Academy, the required roles and responsibilities and set up the processes to follow the strategy.
  • Manage the Training Needs Analysis, defining a curriculum in collaboration with the team to meet the strategic learning needs of the business.
  • Contribute to the Strategic Capabilities Building Initiative to ensure a strategic upskilling of our Underwriters.
  • Act as Learning Consultant for our Lines of Business and support them with the conception, creation and delivery of trainings.
  • Steer the Governance activities of the team (e.g., Works Council related topics, IDD Regulations, etc.).
  • Align and collaborate with other Functional Academies and stakeholders.
  • Review and Develop the AGCS Underwriting Academy Qualification System and contribute to the definition of the equivalence amongst the different Allianz Underwriting Academies Accreditation/Qualification systems.
  • Create development path and future skill-set/capabilities for Underwriters.
  • Drive digital and cultural transformation within underwriting in collaboration with other units and internal/external stakeholders and vendors (e.g., HR, external universities, trainers, etc.).
  • Setup, roll out, and implement underwriting technical and complementary skill trainings for the AGCS/Allianz Group Underwriters worldwide, in alignment with the Corporate and Specialty LoBs needs, in order to guarantee the company goals and priorities are achieved.
  • Utilize new learning methodologies (e.g., blended learning, e-learning, video, LinkedIn, etc.).
  • Establish “transformation” modules within the business (e.g., cross-mentoring).
  • Drive change projects and initiatives (process, tools improvement/creation) and define necessary change process for own area.


Key Requirements/Skills/Experience

  • You have at least 5 years’ of experience working in the insurance industry (underwriting experience preferred);
  • Experience working in a global and  matrix organization;
  • Experience working within the Allianz structure, particularly AGCS is beneficial;
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Insurance, Instructional Design, Marketing, HR Development, Business Administration or related field;
  • Expert understanding of Learning methods and an understanding of new trends;
  • Express ideas and messages clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, in English and German;
  • Proven experience in project management, with an ability to develop detailed process steps and project plans that will be implemented globally;
  • Demonstrable, established relationships with underwriters at peer group level;
  • Ability to build and foster relationships, communicating with people at various levels of the organization;
  • Ability to analyze current performance against benchmarks applying how the market operates and functions, the business and customer needs;
  • Analyze information from various sources effectively, translating complex data into appropriate conclusions; and
  • Ability to negotiate, often in difficult situations, and steer discussions to a desired outcome.

Here are a few reasons why you should join AGCS:

  • Hybrid working model, which recognizes the value in a balance between remote and office-based working, giving you the flexibility to organize the way you work
  • An exciting and versatile job with an opportunity to work alongside skilled and specialized colleagues from all over the world
  • An environment where innovation and challenging the status quo is encouraged
  • Wellbeing policies/initiatives to support a positive work life balance
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package including generous bonus scheme 
  • A large portfolio of continuous learning opportunities to help you stay relevant in your current role, grow into future roles and meet the demands of the workplace
  • Diverse and inclusive culture where you will be accepted for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs


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.


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.  Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in 31 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 200 countries and territories, employing over 4,400 people. As one of the largest Property-Casualty units of Allianz Group, we are backed by strong and stable financial ratings. In 2020, AGCS generated a total of €9.3 billion gross premium globally.


In 2020, AGCS announced a new strategy and transformation program called New AGCS which aims to comprehensively transform the company, creating a mutually beneficial relationship with stakeholders.


This  is  an  exciting  time  to  join  AGCS  as  we  continue  on  our  journey  of  transformation, regaining market leadership  and  achieving  success  together.  You can grow your career through meaningful work supporting our customers, while learning from expert colleagues.

Allianz is an equal opportunity employer and therefore welcomes applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation. Diversity of minds is an integral part of Allianz’ company culture.


Let’s care for tomorrow.

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