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Underwriter - Allianz Risk Transfer

Job Level:  Professional

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:  Home office due to Covid-19
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  7672

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.



Job Purpose:

  • Implement global strategy for ART sub-LoB;
  • Specialist responsible for ART sub-LoB global underwriting results including market management and underwriting; 
  • Develop cross sell opportunities with AGCS; and
  • Develop innovative and complex solutions in a rapidly changing environment. 



In this role you will…

  • Develop and execute global ART strategy for sub-LoB Underwriting and Business Development to drive profitable growth.
  • Identify market opportunities, including potential target markets, segments and clients.
  • Develop and implement strategic, global market management tools.
  • Develop and implement global guidelines for improved underwriting efficiency and accuracy.
  • Lead new product development opportunities in ART.
  • Interface into Allianz group products (leverage strong Allianz brand).
  • Positively represent ART internally within the AGCS and Allianz Group, and externally to the market.
  • Proactively build long term relationships with key client and broker contacts.
  • Proactively develop relationships with other functions, particularly those within policy life cycle, including Underwriting, ARC, Claims, and Operations.
  • Develop and maintain a current and comprehensive client and industry segment insight.
  • Deliver relevant market and competitor insight to the business.
  • Develop, implement and broadcast operational measurements, KPIs and SLAs to measure, steer and improve business globally and locally.


To be successful in the role:

You will have…

  • 5 + years of transactional expertise in negotiating, structuring and executing complex insurance and other financial transactions;
  • 3+ years of experience in a specialty area;
  • Evidence of entrepreneurial behavior impacting positively on strategy and results;
  • Ability to define segmentation and client differentiation strategies;
  • Ability to define clear value proposition;
  • Ability to implement tools and methodologies to develop market, competitor, and client insight;
  • In depth knowledge of large risks and specialty risk insurance;
  • Ability to utilize experience to implement best practices in channel management;
  • Ability to apply the knowledge of how the market operates and functions, the business needs and customer needs;
  • Ability to communicate strategies to address market trends or changes in the business environment;
  • Ability to develop and positively influence key, strategic position holders across locations and functions;
  • In depth knowledge of how own discipline contributes to ART and AGCS and excellent understanding of commercial environment;
  • Ability to express ideas and messages clearly, both written and verbally;
  • Skilled  negotiation internally and externally at senior levels; and
  • University degree/professional designation in one or more of the following areas:  Actuarial, Insurance, Underwriting, Finance or Legal.



Here are a few reasons why you should join 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 specialized 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 
  • 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 where 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.


Let’s care for tomorrow.

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