Senior Underwriter - Marine

Job Level:  Professional

Dublin, IE, D04Y6Y6

Area of Expertise:  Underwriting
Unit:  Allianz Ireland
Employing Entity:  Allianz plc
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Hybrid working
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  29436

Allianz plc

As a trusted insurance partner to over 700,00 customer across Ireland, Allianz plc has built a local and global brand based on trust, integrity and outstanding customer service for over one hundred years. Our team of over 700 employees work with great care and diligence to support our customers, and deliver fantastic customer experiences.


The Opportunity

Our Enterprise business has set growth targets, and to help us to support that goal we are now recruiting a Marine Cargo Underwriter to join our Large Risk & Speciality Team, based in Dublin. Reporting to the Large Risk & Speciality Underwriting Manager,  you will join a team of technical experts who continue to uphold the highest standard of collaboration, in a hybrid working model.

As part of the Underwriting team, you will underwrite and manage a portfolio of business opportunities that contributes greatly to the business we do at Allianz Ireland. You will have responsibility for growing new business, supporting junior underwriters, and managing renewals in the Marine Cargo line of business as well as opportunities to diversify your skillset in Property & Liability Underwriting including opportunities in Construction lines of business.

This role will provide the right person with the opportunity to join other product experts, build on their existing career, further progress qualification ambitions (CIP/ACII/FCII), work with international colleagues and develop a strong market presence.



Key Responsibilities:

  • Working proactively with Broker partners and Allianz Customer Relationship Executives, you will underwrite and manage a portfolio of renewals and new business opportunities
  • You will also engage with internal stakeholders in Sales, Pricing and Portfolio Management and deliver against agreed GWP targets to support our overall growth ambitions.
  • Oversee the end-to-end customer outcome of allocated renewals and new business submissions in consideration of target KPIs
  • Balance speed of turnaround with the technical requirements of the role to achieve renewal retention and new business conversion
  • Engage with internal departments in Sales, Pricing and Portfolio management to negotiate terms  and conduct detailed risk assessment and acceptance within existing Delegated Underwriting Authority (DUA) framework agreements
  • Work closely with Property, Liability, Construction and Engineering colleagues both locally and internationally to create complete solutions for our customers
  • Share knowledge and technical expertise with colleagues, contribute to personal and team technical development
  • Identify improvements in process, proposition or service to best serve our customers


Essential Experience

  • A minimum 5+ years’ experience in underwriting Marine Insurance
  • CIP / ACII qualification (or working towards)
  • Experience in business development, technical underwriting and high premium risks



Desirable Experience

  • Proven track record in meeting challenging underwriting targets
  • Proficiency in MS excel (can perform complex functions), and Salesforce
  • Proven ability to manage customer/broker relationships
  • Previous experience as an escalation point for technical queries
  • Underwriting experience dealing with Property and/or Liability business
  • Underwriting experience dealing with Marine and other specialty lines of business



**This role is subject to Minimum Competency Code (“MCC”) as provided for by the Central Bank of Ireland.   A recognised insurance qualification may be required for this position. This role is also subject to the Fitness & Probity Regime as provided for by the Central Bank of Ireland.

29436 | Underwriting | Professional | Non-Executive | Allianz Ireland | Full-Time | Permanent



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. 
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.
We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.
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