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Regional Head of Energy & Construction

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:  8179

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.


Would like to join our adventure as the Regional Leader of our Energy & Construction team?

Reporting directly to the CEO and the Global Head of Energy & Construction, the Regional Head of Energy and Construction (E&C) will develop and execute the E&C regional strategy and proactively support the development of the global E&C strategy.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to effective management within the global matrix, inclusive of managing all regional E&C portfolio and UW staff ensuring the successful achievement of the global AGCS E&C targets, while working towards continued regional expansion.




In this role you will…

  • Lead and Manage Underwriting Team
    • Lead and manage regional team, including direct reports and matrix management of functional reports
    • Manage cost centre budget within plan
  • Underwriting Strategy
    • Develop and execute local UW strategy for line of business
    • Support the development of global Underwriting LoB strategy, in line with AGCS CUO
    • Support the development of cross LoB regional strategy, in line with R&M and Regional CEO
  • Steering and Controlling
    • Steer and control regional line of business portfolio to drive achievement of financial targets (e.g. full combined ratio)
    • Drive underwriting planning process and monitor adherence to plan, taking corrective action as necessary
    • Proactively liaising with functional areas to review performance of end to end Underwriting life cycle
  • Underwriting Approach and Compliance
    • Ensure  underwriting consistency and underwriting discipline and adherence to all corporate guidelines and authority levels, including Rules and Principles, Underwriting Authorities, corporate governance rules, and local regulatory framework
    • Referral / case Underwriting of key clients as required
  • Product Development
    • Proactively support development and implementation of new and modified products
    • Proactively support development and implementation of pricing tools
  • Market & Relationships Management
    • Proactively support acquisition of new business and retention of existing business (including client and broker negotiations where necessary)
    • Coordinate with local MMC[BM(1]  to drive successful execution of strategic plan. Communicate regional LoB strategy externally
    • Maintain executive contacts and accompany the Underwriting of   all core or strategic accounts
    • Positively represent AGCS internally within the Allianz Group, and externally to the market
    • Proactively drive involvement of functional areas in Underwriting process, including e.g. MMC, ARC, Claims, Operations
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with brokers and clients

To be successful in the role:


You will have….

  • Master Degree: Preferably Degree in Engineering, Economics, Law, or other appropriate discipline
  • Trade Qualification: Completion of professional insurance qualification (e.g. CII)
  • Minimum 11+ years: Significant experience in Underwriting management position in relevant line of business
  • Minimum 11+ years: Top Expert understanding of regional / local LoB insurance markets and competitor landscape
  • Minimum 11+ years: Well recognized relationship building with brokers at peer group level and well established within local market
  • Minimum 7 to 10 years: Top Expert understanding of legal and regulatory framework
  • Minimum 7 to 10 years: Significant experience in leadership and development of direct teams internationally and within complex global matrix environments
  • Risk Assessment and Management: Ability to assess risk inherent exposures and natural hazards relevant to LoB
  • Pricing and Market mgt: Analyze current performance against benchmarks applying how the market operates and functions, the business needs and customer needs
  • Contract Drafting and Interpretation: Design, develop and implement consistent, robust wordings
  • Policy Management: Robust understanding of policy administration life cycle, information collection, policy issuance, premium bookings, credit control, cancellation.
  • Expert: Communication & Presentation: Ability to express ideas and messages clearly, both written and verbally.  Ability to "sell" an improvised or prepared audience winning story 
  • Expert: Influencing skills: Ability to persuade and motivate others to act, without executive authority



The benefits of joining 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 specialised 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 
  • Continuous learning: 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: 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.


Diversity of minds is an integral part of Allianz’ company culture. One means to achieve diverse teams is a regular rotation of Allianz Executive employees across functions, Allianz entities and geographies. Therefore, the company expects from its employees a general openness and a high motivation to regularly change positions and collect expects from its employees a general openness and a high motivation to regularly change positions and collect experiences across Allianz Group.


Let’s care for tomorrow.

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