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Underwriting Manager Energy & Construction

Job Level:  Management

New York, NY, US, 10005 AGCS Chicago, IL, US, 60606

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:  735

Job Purpose/Role

  • Lead a team of underwriters to underwrite profitable new and renewal business to meet LoB targets regionally and/or globally
  • Ensure underwriters comply with underwriting authority; and pricing and rating guidelines
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with brokers and clients in partnership with Market Management
  • Ownership of large accounts / clients and ultimate responsibility for accounts within team
  • Lead and manage team, training and development of team and referral point for other underwriters


Key Responsibilities
Manage Team of Underwriters

  • Delegate tasks to team in order to achieve overall results
  • Manage/supervise team client accounts and act as point of referral and/or escalation for issues
  • Manage cost center budget within plan

Underwriting Strategy & Leadership

  • Contribute to development and execution of regional Underwriting strategy for LoB
  • Manage referrals from underwriters and spokes and re-underwrite complex business as appropriate
  • May be responsible for particular sub-LoB or area within regional team and to act as a "champion" for any matters relating to it

Underwrite Profitable Business

  • Underwrite new and renewal accounts to meet top and bottom line targets
  • Negotiate price, and terms and conditions with brokers
  • Proactively manage capacity
  • Underwrite and evaluate Natural Catastrophe Accumulation

Underwriting Approach and Compliance

  • Responsible for you and your team to underwrite within line with LoB governance framework - e.g. Underwriting Authorities, global MSU, Underwriting Guidelines, Rules and Principles
  • Ensure contract certainty is achieve

Market Management and Key Business Initiatives

  • Proactively support acquisition of new business and retention of existing business (including client and producer negotiations where necessary)
  • Proactively liaise with MMC on market management initiatives

Relationship Management

  • Positively represent AGCS 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 key brokers and clients


Key Requirements/Skills/Experience

  • Bachelor Degree: Preferably Degree in Economics, Law, or other appropriate discipline
  • Certification: Completion of professional insurance qualification (e.g. CII)
  • Proven record of accomplishment in underwriting profitable business in LoB with 10 plus years of experience; demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrable, established relationships with brokers at peer group level and well established within local market
  • In-depth understanding of Lob products and portfolio, as well as regional / local LoB(s) insurance markets and competitor landscape
  • Understanding of legal and regulatory framework
  • Use general office application tools e.g. Power Point, Excel, Word
  • Risk Assessment and Management: Ability to assess risk inherent exposures and natural hazards relevant to LoB
  • Portfolio Management: Manage the underwriting books. Analyze trends and scenario plans from which portfolio strategies can be developed and implemented
  • Pricing: Analyze current performance against various benchmarks with a view to ensure adequate progress and satisfactory performance
  • Market Management: Apply the knowledge of how the market operates and functions, the business needs and customer needs
  • Advanced Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze highly complex data, from multiple sources, in detail; identify and resolve issues before they transpire.
  • Advanced Influencing skills: Ability to persuade and motivate others to act, without executive authority


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.

For more information, visit www.agcs.allianz.com or follow us on Twitter @AGCS_Insurance and LinkedIn.

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