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Senior SME Commercial Underwriter

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PCI Property & Casualty Insurance
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AXA Insurance UK
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About the role

 

Join the number 1 global insurance brand as a Senior SME Underwriter and develop your career with a world leader. 

 

With a presence in 59 countries, and 160,000 employees serving the needs of 103 million customers, AXA is big. In fact, we’re the world’s number one insurance brand. But we’re not too big to care for – or listen to - everyone who works with us. You see, we value your ideas and your experience. We want you to continue to develop and grow, and we’ll offer you all the learning, development and progression opportunities you need for your professional skills and career to flourish.

 

You will have a strong technical capability and will be the referral point for the Underwriters, with an emphasis on coaching to increase technical and trading capability of the SME Underwriting team, to impact positively on the profitability of the account.


What you will be doing

  • Underwriting our products for SME customers profitably, accurately, consistently and in line with established underwriting practices, using the full range of appetite and tools available
  • Identifying the right clients for AXA, deciding the terms using all information available to determine a suitable premium from an accurately established technical price
  • Developing credibility with brokers and customers, to help win and retain business
  • Putting sustained effort into building influential relationships internally and externally, taking ownership and responding to broker demands in a timely manner and keeping them informed about relevant ongoing activity
  • Building trading relationships with brokers, and supporting development of pipeline opportunities to maximise financial results
  • Contributing to meetings with brokers and end customers to portray AXA capabilities and secure clients
  • Demonstrating contribution to loss ratio control by effectively implementing branch underwriting controls. 
  • Monitoring the overall performance of the book you will be responsible for and ensuring remedial action is taken to correct any performance issues
  • Contributing to the development of peers by coaching and acting as a reference point to assist in decision making within empowerment
  • Acting as senior referral point on technical queries for junior underwriters in the business
  • Challenging convention and contributing to pushing boundaries and developing expertise across sectors and business classes for SME’s

What you will need

  • Progression towards Dip CII qualification desirable or equivalent experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent coaching and development skills
  • Strong trading capability – commercial awareness, negotiation skills, and the ability to build strong broker relationships
  • To be a pragmatic decision maker with good analytical and numerical reasoning skills
  • Strong analytical skills with proven experience of account monitoring and action planning
  • Strong level of technical underwriting expertise in a commercial insurance environment
  • Sound understanding of insurance market and processes across commercial lines insurance operations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience of working in teams and successful record of delivering results
  • Extensive knowledge of the AXA Commercial product range
  • Proven experience in decision making on a wide range of technical underwriting scenarios within a Commercial environment
  • Strong level of technical underwriting expertise in a commercial insurance environment
  • Excellent risk assessment and risk management skills


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