P&C Underwriter - New Business

Job Level:  Professional
Location: 

Leeds, ENG, GB, LS1 4AJ

Area of Expertise:  Underwriting
Unit:  Allianz UK
Employing Entity:  Allianz Management Services Ltd
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Hybrid working
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  45208
Position Cluster:  Non-Executive


45208 | Underwriting | Professional | Non-Executive | Allianz UK | Full-Time | Permanent

 

Who we are

Allianz is a global insurance company serving across 70 different countries, but from the very first day you join our team you’ll know that your contributions are valued. We offer world class learning and career development opportunities, while we celebrate an inclusive culture.

 

Role Description 

There is an exciting opportunity to join our successful branch in Leeds as a New Business  Property & Casualty Underwriter. As a key member of the team your focus will be on  delivering profitable growth in line with our ambitious growth targets for 2024 and beyond.

 

You will have proven underwriting experience and excellent relationship management skills. You will also create new contacts by promoting a positive impression of Allianz whilst actively listening to your customer needs and providing great customer service that prompts positive feedback. 

 

The purpose of this role is to build and maintain long-term sustainable trading relationships with a defined panel of brokers. You will be the  primary point of contact for Property & Casualty enquiries, delivering profitable growth of the account in line with branch and team plans – working closely with Distribution colleagues and the local leadership team.

 

You will be part of a close-knit team that works well together, to consistently deliver strong results. We are looking for someone that has an excellent knowledge of the Property and Casualty market.

 

 About You

Skills and Experience

  • Negotiate within authority and referring where appropriate to maximise customer growth including persuading, influencing and convincing customers of the benefits of an opposed course of action.
  • Provide suggestions to continuously improve the business in an ever-changing environment
  • Property,  Casualty and speciality line market/product awareness
  • Support the wider teams by being proactive, enthusiastic and by challenging yourself to go out of your comfort zone
  • Dip CII Qualified or commitment to undertaking and progressing towards Dip CII qualification
  • Strong technical underwriting skills in Commercial Property and Casualty.
  • Excellent trading skills and a confident negotiator, with proven experience in handling large cases.
  • The ability to build, develop and maintain positive broker relationships.
  • A good team player, supportive to others with an enthusiastic and positive attitude.
  • Handling referrals from team as well as coaching and development of less experienced colleagues

 

What We Will Offer You

 

Recognised and rewarded for a job well done, we have a range of flexible benefits for you to choose from- so you can pick a package that’s perfect for you. We also offer flexible working options, global career opportunities across the wider Allianz Group, and fantastic career development and training. That’s on top of enjoying all the benefits you’d expect from the world’s number one insurance brand, including:

  • Flexible buy/sell holiday options
  • Hybrid working.
  • Annual performance related bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Development days
  • A discount up to 50% on a range of insurance products including car, home and pet
  • Retail discounts

 

Our Ways of Working

Do you need some flexibility with the hours you work? Let us know as part of your application and if it’s right for our customers, our business and for you, then we’ll do everything we can to make it happen. 

Here at Allianz, we are signatories of the ABIs flexible working charter. We believe in supporting hybrid work patterns, which balance the needs of our customers, with your personal circumstances and our business requirements. Our aim with this is to help innovation, creativity, and you to thrive - Your work life balance is important to us.

 

Our Purpose and Values

 

We secure your future

Be Brave | With Heart | Everyone Counts | Inspiring Trust

 

Our purpose and values are more than just words on a website - they are the why and how of Allianz. They influence everything we do and guide us how to do it. Created by our people, for our people, they shape our culture, bring us together, and inspire us to be the best. Building an inclusive culture for us all to succeed.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Allianz, we value diversity and inclusion and back this up with our accreditations. Allianz is EDGE certified for gender inclusion, members of the Women in Finance Charter, members of the Stonewall Diversity Champion programme, signatories of Business in the Community’s Race at Work Charter, and an Armed Forces Covenant gold standard employer.

 

We have a range of employee networks focusing on gender inclusion, cultural diversity, LGBTQIA+, disability and long term health conditions (including neurodiversity), intergenerational and life stages, parents and carers, mental wellbeing, menopause support and armed forces and veterans, all supporting you to bring your best and authentic self to work.

 

 

Join us - Let’s Care for Tomorrow.