A fast-growing, dynamic insurer, operating in the UK commercial insurance market, is looking to appoint an inspirational Underwriting Manager within its Leeds Branch.
Part of a larger, multi-national group, the business is highly driven to succeed, and it promotes a 'customer first’ mentality amongst its workforce. The company has core values at the heart of its activities: honesty, trust, respect and professionalism, and as a result, the organisation is enjoying a consistent period of organic growth.
In this rare and challenging role, you will lead a team of seven Underwriters, where you will focus on:
- Ensuring the team has a clear understanding of the risk appetite and their targets.
- Training/ mentoring Underwriters to increase their technical competency, where appropriate.
- Controlling the balance, quality and profitability of the underwriting account.
- Establishing and maintaining key relationships with selected brokers and enhancing the company’s reputation within the local market.
- Working with the Branch Director on the Underwriting Strategy for the region.
You will benefit from support from other members of staff in areas such as administration and appraisals, which will really allow you to focus on succeeding with the above duties.
This is seen as a very important appointment in the branch, so it is imperative that you have substantial experience within commercial underwriting. Although you will deal with multiline business, a strong understanding of Property is preferred. My client is looking for someone with a solid development background, who is comfortable in a market-facing environment and generating new business.
Candidates with similar experience are preferred, however if you’re a Senior Underwriter who is ready for the next stage of your development, this is an ideal opportunity as you will have the support and mentorship of a well-established leader in the local insurance market.
You will already be well known in the local market and essentially have a proven track record of success in delivering against your targets.
In return, you will receive a fantastic remuneration and benefits package to reflect your experience. This is a real chance to make a huge impact on the branch, giving you a great platform to show what you are capable of and highlight your success to Senior profiles in the business.
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