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(Senior) Underwriter, Liability

Allianz Singapore
Posted 1 month ago Permanent Competitive
(Senior) Underwriter, Liability
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Allianz Commercial is the global leader for insuring corporate and specialty risks in the Allianz Group. Whether it is aircraft, satellites, the world's biggest ships and tallest building, cyber-attacks, or climate change impacts, we have the major risks covered when it comes to protecting businesses.

Job Purpose/Role:

In this role, you are responsible for underwriting profitable new and renewal business to meet the Liability Line of Business (LoB) targets locally/regionally. You are also responsible for negotiation of participation, pricing, and terms and conditions. You will take ownership of accounts/clients, develop and maintain strong relationships with brokers and clients.

Key Responsibilities:

Underwrite Profitable Business
  • Underwrite new and renewal accounts to meet top and bottom-line targets (local and/or regional). Negotiate participation, pricing and terms and conditions with brokers. Proactively manage capacity.
  • Underwrite International Insurance Programs (for relevant LoBs).

Underwriting Approach and Compliance
  • Underwrite in line with LoB governance framework - e.g., Underwriting Authorities, global MSU, Underwriting Guidelines, Rules, and Principles.
  • Ensure contract certainty is achieved on all accounts at time of inception.
  • Ensure utilisation of global pricing tools.
  • Ensure placing and binding of FAC Reinsurance prior to policy inception.

Policy Documentation and Administration
  • Ensure accurate policy documentation issued to broker (where Allianz Commercial responsibility to do so) or broker has issued documentation (where broker responsibility).
  • File maintenance - ensure file is established (whether electronic or paper) and maintained for each risk and transaction handled.
  • Proactively support completion of policy administration and credit control processes.

Support Underwriting Strategy & Leadership
  • Support development and execution of regional Underwriting strategy for LoB regionally.
  • Training, developing and coaching of less experienced staff (including junior underwriters, operations, credit control).

Market Management
  • Proactively support acquisition of new business and retention of existing business (including client and broker negotiations where necessary).
  • Proactively liaise with Distribution Management team on market management initiatives.

Relationship Management
  • Positively represent Allianz Commercial externally to the market.
  • Proactively drive involvement of functional areas in Underwriting process, including e.g., Distribution Management, Risk Consulting, Claims and Operations.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key brokers and clients and other relevant stakeholders.

Key Experience / Requirements / Skills:

Required Experience
  • Proven track record in Underwriting profitable business in LoB. Good understanding of LoB products and portfolio.
  • Demonstrable, established relationships with brokers at peer group level and established within market.
  • Good understanding of regional / local LoB insurance markets and competitor landscape.
  • Understanding of legal and regulatory framework.
  • Experience working in complex, global matrix organization.

Required Education
  • Preferably a degree in Business Management, Actuarial, Insurance/risk management or other appropriate discipline
  • Completion of professional insurance qualification (e.g., CII, CGI).

Technical Skills
  • Risk Assessment and Management: Ability to assess risk inherent exposures and natural hazards relevant to LoB.
  • Pricing and Market Management: 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.

General Skills
  • Communication & Presentation: Ability to express ideas and messages clearly, both written and verbally. Ability to "sell" an improvised or prepared audience winning story.
  • Influencing skills: Ability to persuade and motivate others to act, without executive authority.
  • Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze highly complex data, from multiple sources, in detail; identify and resolve issues before they transpire.

  • Fluent in English. Fluency in any other local language is a plus.

What's in it for you?

Let's care about everything that makes you, you

We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where everyone feels they belong. We offer a hybrid working model, which recognizes the value of striking a balance between in-person collaboration and remote working. Please feel free to discuss flexible working arrangements with us.

Let's care for your financial wellbeing

We believe in rewarding performance with a great compensation and benefits package (details vary by location).

Let's care for your opportunities to progress

From career development and digital learning programmes to international career mobility, we offer lifelong learning for our employees worldwide and an environment where innovation, delivery and empowerment are fostered.

Let's care for life's twists and turns

From our support for flexible working, health, and wellbeing (including private healthcare and generous parental leave benefits), to helping people return from career breaks with experience that nothing else can teach. We've got your back.

Let's care for our society and our planet

With opportunities to be engaged in shaping a future that is safe, inclusive, and sustainable, we care for the tomorrows of our people, our industry, and our clients.

Care to join us?

Allianz Commercial (AZC) is a global corporate insurance carrier and part 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.

Allianz is an equal opportunity employer, and therefore welcomes applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic. Diversity of thinking is an important part of our company culture.

Recruitment Agencies:

AZC has an in-house recruitment team, which focuses on sourcing great candidates directly. AZC does not accept unsolicited resumes from agency or search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired. When we do use agencies, we have a PSL in place, so please do not contact managers directly.
Job ID  49441
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