Pricing and Underwriting Consultant

From £23,250 to £43,150 per annum dependent on experience
08 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Pricing and Underwriting Consultant
Salary of £23,250 - £43,150 dependent on experienceAnnual performance related pay review and bonusDefined contribution pension schemeGenerous holiday allowanceExcellent flexi-benefits packageWhat is PLU?

The Personal Lines Underwriting team (PLU) looks after the pricing and underwriting for Aviva’s suite of insurance products in the UK. As such we are at the centre of all insurance activity in the company and the wider UK insurance industry. At 100 strong, we have a huge range of skills and experience; some of us have been with the company for over 30 years whilst others have just finished their A-levels. We always strive to deliver great customer experiences and strong financial performance through first-rate analysis and exceptional teamwork. If you’re looking for a place where you can make a real difference for the customers of the UK’s largest insurer; PLU is the place to be.

There are a number of different roles within PLU. Our Underwriting teams look at everything from insuring the latest Maserati, to covering someone’s beloved, converted lighthouse or providing peace of mind for a rare collection of Siamese cats. Nobody knows more about insurance risks than the PLU Underwriters. Our Pricing teams manage Aviva’s insurance portfolios, assessing trends and optimising performance to deliver competitive prices to our customers and profitable growth for the business. In your role as PLU Consultant, you will work in one of these teams, learning from the experts and adding your own perspective. As we have a diverse range of work within PLU there are lots of opportunities to move within the department, and we actively encourage it.

What will I be doing?

On a daily basis you’ll be providing analysis-based pricing or underwriting recommendations to help deliver continual improvement to the account you’re working on. You will also work closely with colleagues from across the business to identify the right opportunities to achieve profitable growth and deliver good outcomes for customers. The tools you will use include Microsoft Office, Rate Assessor, Radar and SQL, for which training and support will be provided. A good knowledge of Excel would be an advantage for a new PLU Consultant.

Do I have what it takes?

There are some skills and experience that you will need before you apply to join PLU and some others that are desirable but not essential. If you have any doubts about whether you qualify, don’t be put off; get in touch and we’ll talk you through what we are looking for.

Essential knowledge and skills:

Strong analytical skills and a natural problem solverHighly numerate, either from experience or qualificationAttention to detail and working accuracySelf-motivated and ability to work under pressure, both in isolation and with other areas of the businessGood written and verbal communication skillsAbility to manage and prioritise given workload with business objectivesDesirable knowledge and skills:

Degree in an analytical disciplineKnowledge of UK insurance productsExperience with Rate Assessor, Radar, SQL or ExcelPlease note that these roles are available for full time and part time applicants and flexible working is encouraged.

Bring to Aviva what makes you different and we’ll support you to do the best work of your life. We encourage applications from everyone who wants to help us achieve our purpose of helping our customers to Defy Uncertainty.

One of Aviva’s core values is Care More, and this is brought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies.

We prefer all applications to be submitted online, however if you require an alternative method of applying please contact Dawn Rudrum in the Resourcing team on 01603 680851.

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