Underwriting Manager - Liability | NSW - Sydney

Job reference number: ALL/EXT/1327997


When you work at Allianz, you’re part of a strong global insurer, helping to protect over 3 million Australians. You’ll have opportunities to grow and drive your career your way, work with people from all different backgrounds, and feel free to bring fresh thinking. And you’ll get the support you need to have an enriching career and enjoy what really matters to you.


Underwriter Manager - Liability

Our Broker & Agency Distribution division works with a large network of brokers nationally. We deliver consistent, sustainable insurance risk and premium funding solutions for our broker partners and their clients.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Underwriting leadership role, specialising in Liability, to join our high performing underwriting team as a Underwriting Manager - Liability.

The key focus of the role is to monitor, underwrite and manage Liability business in accordance with the Business Unit Plan and Underwriting guidelines. Regularly review portfolio performance and proactively implement any remediation actions as required. Effectively lead and manage the Underwriting Liability team, including providing technical support and training.

 As the Underwriting Manager Liability, you will:

  • Take ownership of case underwriting of more complex risks and provide technical support, including referral sign-off) to broader Liability Underwriting team as required.
  • Regularly undertake portfolio reviews, identify any underwriting issues and take corrective action as required.
  • Develop and implement strategies and action plans to improve profitability.
  • Monitor Branch Liability cycle management (pricing) and work with the business to implement actions to ensure performance is in line with Branch targets
  • Ensure business bound is aligned with Underwriting guidelines, divisional objectives and portfolio balance (growth and profit).
  • Collaborate effectively with Development staff to identify profitable new business opportunities and maximise conversion/strike rate of desired business. 
  • Regularly monitor and review Liability underwriting procedures and practices to ensure adherence to guidelines, whilst recommending new/modified practices to improve output
  • Effectively lead and manage team of Liability Underwriters to accomplish organisational goals.
  • Provide technical support and training for underwriting staff
  • Undertake regular one-on-one meetings with staff to drive areas of focus, review performance, and provide coaching and feedback for development.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders within Branch and other Allianz divisions, such as Allianz Tailored Solution, Claims, Loss Control and Technical, as required.
  • Collaborate with Development staff to gain a deep understanding of Brokers business, areas of focus, needs etc, and align will Allianz areas of focus / appetite.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key Intermediaries, by collaborating effectively with the Development team

  Suitable candidates will ideally possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Extensive Liability underwriting experience with a wide exposure to Commercial and Corporate risks
  • Strategic thinking, analytical and problem assessment skills
  • Successful track record in achieving revenue growth and profitability
  • Superior customer focus and drive to develop business relationships
  • Reporting and presentation
  • People management / leadership
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Financial and data analysis, including understanding of actuarial methods / process.
  • Tertiary qualifications in related discipline (or relevant work experience)

 Your leadership skills, focus on customer service, Liability technical knowledge, ability to develop solutions based on a deep understanding of customers' needs and values, will support the team in making business easier.

Dare to take the opportunity to develop your career, take on new challenges and gain valuable experience with a leading global business.

Apply now and see where a career with Allianz can take you!

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