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Senior Underwriter, Commercial Property – Sydney

Senior Underwriter, Commercial Property – Sydney

Apply Now Location: Sydney
Job Type: Permanent
Job Area: Energy, Property, Construction
Applications Close: 01.12.2017

  • Global company
  • Competitive salary package
  • Career development opportunities
  • Teamwork culture
  • Sydney based

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our Energy Property & Construction team as a Senior Underwriter reporting to the National Commercial Property Manager. This is a permanent role commencing as soon as possible and is based in Sydney.

About the role – you will be responsible for:
  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with brokers and clients to facilitate the marketing and sale and training of the LIU brand and products.
  • Reviewing, rating and underwriting target new business and renewal business in line with LIU’s quality selection and adequate pricing guidelines.
  • Executing selling and negotiation strategies to ensure profitability of assigned specialty product line(s).
  • Ensuring brokers/clients receive a high level of service that differentiates LIU from its competitors.
  • Communicating with other product line Underwriters in order to leverage cross-selling opportunities and deliver a complete service to the broker and client.
  • Ensuring premium payments are received and discrepancies investigated in a timely manner by referring to Debtors report from Finance department;
  • Managing the portfolio to ensure growth and retention;
  • Providing input into product development and marketing plans including market research, competitor analysis, product design and geographic/segment focus.
  • Reviewing and negotiating policy terms and conditions including assisting with the production of manuscript policy wordings and endorsements.
  • Participating in the execution of marketing plans.
  • Representing LIU at industry social events, conferences and other relevant market related presentations.
  • Compile and present training to brokers and industry stakeholders on relevant topics as required.
  • Strengthening the LIU Brand and own profile within the market development more strategic relationships.
  • Working closely with claims department, risk management and all other key internal stakeholders to promote LIU’s “integrated business unit approach” and ensure seamless delivery of underwriting services.
  • Providing input into the financial and strategic planning process relative to the product line.
  • Acting as a referral point to other relevant employees within the department.
  • Contributing to an effective team environment by interacting professionally with all team members and providing development, support and assistance as required.
  • Updating and maintaining various logs and preparing reports as required.
  • Continuing to seek improvement of the product and of self by the continuous improvement of practices and processes.
About you - you will possess the following competencies and experience:
  • Technical Underwriting Skills
  • Advanced relationship building skills
  • Advanced verbal and written communications and presentation skills
  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • Advanced selling skills
  • Advanced decision making skills
  • Advanced ability to drive for results and focus on outcomes
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Significant previous relevant experience in the General (non-Life) Insurance industry.
  • Significant previous relevant experience in an aligned role with a broker or insurance company.
  • Excellent working knowledge of PC based systems and applications such as Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and database systems for managing contacts, schedules and calendars is required.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a related discipline would be desirable.

If you believe you can make a positive contribution to our team, and want to be a part of LIU’s exciting future, please apply now – we would love to hear from you.

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