Commercial Underwriter

Ageas Retail
31 Mar 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Commercial Underwriter

Job Purpose

Commercial Underwriter: Ageas have once again been awarded the ‘ServiceMark’ accreditation by the Institute of Customer Service, which demonstrates the efforts our teams in Commercial Schemes go to in order to offer a “best in class” service to our customers. Because of this, Ageas is looking to strengthen its commercial business by recruiting a Commercial Underwriter based out of our Manchester office.

As a Commercial Underwriter you will:

- Pro-actively develop profitable commercial business through technical assessment of individual risk - involving the negotiation and processing of suitable terms for new business, change in risk, claims and renewals.
- Underwrite existing business within Company procedures, practices and guidelines to maximise the retention of profitable business.
- Acquisition of new cases through the underwriting of new business leads and opportunities received within the Jobholders personal underwriting authority.
- Develop and secure business through a panel of brokers, working in partnership to foster positive relationships that lead to a mutually successful business.
- Accurately respond to queries raised on policies and products by brokers, surveyors, accounts and claims departments.

The skills and experience needed to be a successful Commercial Underwriter:

- Have a minimum of 2 years commercial insurance experience and working with brokers.
- Have great relationship management, to be skilful in communicating and negotiating.
- Use your technical commercial insurance expertise to bring about the best outcome for the client and the business.
- Have great organisational skills and experience of managing multiple projects simultaneously.
- Be smart when it comes to numeracy, particularly when analysing scheme financials, underwriting and reporting data.
- Self-motivated, a good team player and the ability to use your own initiative.
- Skilled in commercial underwriting experience in property, pecuniary and liability classes of insurance.
- Have a good understanding of compliance and regulatory requirements and principles in the commercial insurance environment.

Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy in the Commercial Underwriter position:

We're a leading provider of award-winning insurance solutions in the UK, distributing our Personal and Commercial insurance products through brokers, intermediaries, affinity partners and the internet. We have two consumer brands – Back Me Up and RIAS – and partner with some of the nation’s most well-known brands, such as John Lewis, Age UK, Toyota, Virgin Money and General Motors. We’re also partners in Tesco Underwriting, providing home and motor insurance to Tesco Bank customers. Insuring around five million customers and working with a range of partners, Ageas are recognised for delivering consistent and high-quality customer experiences. We employ around 4,000 people in UK based offices in Manchester, Stoke, Gloucester, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Eastleigh and London.

About #Ageas UK:

A comprehensive range of flexible benefit options such as a company pension, 23 days’ holiday (rising to 25 days after 3 years) with the ability to buy an additional 5 days, a car lease option, health and dental plans, life assurance of 4 x salary with the option to flex up or down, and a discretionary annual bonus. Our employees also enjoy discounts on company products and with a wide range of retailers & gyms as well as being eligible for child care vouchers

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