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Regional Product Leader Cyber Tech Media

Job Level:  Management

New York, NY, US, 10005

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:  7471

Role Purpose

The UW Practice Leader is responsible for the underwriting results in defined line of business for the Region; including setting underwriting authority, managing underwriters in a matrix environment, providing underwriting direction and support, as well acting as referral manager for business that exceeds local underwriting authority.


Key Responsibilities

Product Development

  • Research information on competitive trends, product line trends, producer trends and external environment, including legal, economic, demographic and distribution trends
  • Recommend new and revised products and programs, underwriting standards and procedures, and provide guidance on pricing within the regions
  • Monitor product result and develops proposals to maximize profitability, including the review of claims/large losses/trends

Underwriting Approach and Compliance

  • Monitor a consistent underwriting governance framework for the LoB
  • Drive implementation of underwriting guidelines, rules and principles, conditions, pricing tools and best practice processes and standards
  • Complete business reviews to ensure quality of execution of local underwriting

Underwriting Support

  • Review and support referrals within area of expertise that exceed regional underwriting authority
  • Identify, develop and implement underwriting policy, procedural and program changes in accordance with the underwriting strategies and regulatory environment
  • Ensure appropriate training programs are implemented and maintained to develop the level of underwriting expertise needed

NatCat and Reinsurance

  • Proactively manage and steer NatCat exposure (in liaison with CAT Risk Management and NCCSD)
  • Compilation of AGCS global portfolio data for reinsurance purchase and exposure modelling
  • Proactively manage underwriting treaty portfolio (in liaison with Reinsurance)

Portfolio Analysis and Management

  • Qualitative analysis, management of LoB portfolio incl. profitability analysis (e. g. trades, distribution channels etc.) and KPI reporting
  • Monitor market performance and accumulation control
  • Build up and maintain data pool


Skills and Experience

  • Preferably a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Law, or other appropriate discipline
  • Completion of professional insurance qualifcation (e.g. CII)
  • Significant experience in Underwriting profitable business in LoB. Specialized expert understanding of multiple sub-LoB products and portfolio
  • Demonstrable, established relationships with brokers at peer group level and well established within market
  • Specialized understanding of regional / local LoB insurance markets and competitor landscape, including global elements
  • Good understanding of legal and regulatory framework
  • Experience working in complex, global matrix organization
  • Knowledge of the insurance industry, intermediary operations, insurance laws and general business operations
  • Comprehensive knowledge of competition and marketing conditions
  • Knowledge of AGCS and competitor marketing, sales, and UW strategies for assigned LoB
  • Technical knowledge of Line of Business
  • Ability to analyze highly complex data, from multiple sources, in detail; identify and resolve issues before they transpire
  • Ability to develop, implement and communicate strategies to address important trends or changes in the business
  • Ability to express ideas and messages clearly, both written and verbally.  Ability to "sell" an improvised or prepared audience winning story
  • Portfolio Management including analysis of actuarial tables, trend analysis, CAT aggregates, etc.

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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