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Senior Underwriter - Professional Indemnity - Manchester

Job Level:  Professional
Location: 

Manchester, ENG, GB, M60 3YE

Available until:  31/01/2023
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:  18774


18774 | Underwriting | Professional | Non-Executive | Allianz UK | Full-Time | Permanent
 

Are you an experienced Professional Indemnity underwriter and looking for a new role in a growing team – fantastic, we have something that might pique your interest!

 

At Allianz, we are at an exciting and pivotal moment with growth ambitions for our Professional Indemnity account. As part of this growth ambition, we are committed to invest in underwriting and, as such, we are now looking for a talented, ambitious and passionate underwriting professional to join us on our journey to build a ‘Best in Industry’ team which sets the gold standard within the Allianz Group.

 

 

 

About the role

Allianz has an ambition to build a market leading Financial Lines team around the UK. To support this, an excellent opportunity has arisen for a Senior Professional Indemnity Underwriter to join our growing and already successful team.

 

You will be based in our offices in Manchester, however, the role is expected to cover our broker network covering our branches also based in Leeds, Newcastle, Belfast and Glasgow. This is a Hybrid working role with occasional travel to region branches and broker offices – please expect to be in the office/visiting brokers (across the network) circa 3 days a week, with circa 2 days from home.

 

Our Senior Financial Lines Underwriters are at the forefront of key broker relationships; your role and skillset will be dedicated to the continued development of our ever growing accounts through the retention of existing business and a hunger to write and win new business. Your knowledge will play a pivotal role in the future development and success of the team.

 

As part of your role, you will also have the opportunity to shape the future of the growing portfolio. Your role will be varied and hands on with a variety of work including new business and renewal underwriting of risks ranging from SME through to large and complex, assisting with account management and reporting. You will also be accountable for engaging fully in the cross sell culture in your region, collaborating with your colleagues in other departments to support our ambitious growth plans.

 

The role will play a key part in developing broker relationships which includes regular broker visits.

 

This role will require strong knowledge of the Financial Lines Market and you’ll be someone who currently holds senior underwriting authority.

 

 

 

Skills & Experience

  • Outstanding technical underwriting skills in Professional Indemnity insurance.
  • Excellent trading skills and a confident negotiator. Proven experience in handling large cases.
  • Strong ability to build, develop and maintain broker relationships.
  • Achievement orientated, able to organise own workload to meet tight deadlines and with a positive attitude.
  • A good team player. Supportive to others with an enthusiastic and positive attitude.
  • Confident and engaging communication skills with the ability to challenge and influence others.
  • ACII qualified or progression towards
  • Full working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

 

 

 

What we can offer you:

Recognised and rewarded for a job well done, we have a range of flexible benefits for you to choose from – including: retail discounts and insurance cover - so you can pick a package that’s perfect for you. That’s on top of enjoying all the benefits you’d expect from the world’s number one insurance brand, including:

  • 22 Days holiday & 1 addition for birthday plus bank holidays
  • Flexible buy/sell holiday options
  • Global Career development benefits
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Ensure equal pay
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Full time and part time policies
  • Employee parental support
  • Maternity & Paternity leave
  • Competitive bonus scheme
  • Generous pension contributions
  • Development days
  • A discount up to 50% on a range of insurance products including car, home and pet
  • Retail discounts

We believe that having a strong focus on Inclusion and Diversity enables us to better understand the customers we serve and our people. We recognise that people work in different ways and we value alternative viewpoints, celebrate individuality and foster a culture where everyone can bring their best self to work and feel a sense of belonging. It’s really important to us that we create a diverse workforce and we welcome applications for everyone.