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Senior Underwriter

Allianz Perth, Australia
Posted 1 hour ago Permanent Competitive
Senior Underwriter
Senior Underwriter - Commercial | Perth, WA At Allianz, we're proud to be one of the world's leading insurance and asset management brands, with a workforce as diverse as the world around us.

We care about our customers, which is why we hire the very best people to further our commitment to securing the future of our customers, partners, and the community so we're ready when they need it most.We offer our people a workplace where everyone feels like they belong, while promoting a culture of lifelong learning, development, and global mobility. Join us and share your ideas, be inspired, give back and feel proud to be a part an organisation doing meaningful work that matters like tackling climate change, mental health, and well-being.

Let's care for tomorrow, so we can create a better future together, for everyone.

Allianz have an exciting opportunity to join our Commercial Underwriting team as a Senior Underwriter for the Allianz Farm Product. This position would suit somebody who thrives in delivering a market leading customer experience. In this role you will be responsible for providing a high level of underwriting service to our Broker partners in WA, SA, and nationally where required, working collaboratively with our broader underwriting and distribution teams to ensure appropriate underwriting decisions are made and our customers are put at the heart of our decision-making.

You'll be responsible for
  • Providing and securing more complex New Business and Renewals and providing technical support, coaching and leadership to the region underwriters and the broader Underwriting team.
  • Taking Technical/Underwriting ownership of New Business prospecting and pipelining and manage more complex renewal processes.
  • Leading and coaching team members to develop capability and to build high performing, collaborative and engaged teams.
  • Managing workflows for Complex Accounts, such as New Business, Policy Maintenance and Renewals, to ensure delivery of quality service standards.
  • Ensuring business bound is aligned with divisional objectives and portfolio balance (growth and profit).
  • Identifying profitable new business opportunities and maximising conversion/strike rate of desired business.
  • Maximising retention of preferred accounts and reviewing renewal and new business and planning negotiations with Distribution and other Underwriting staff.
  • Conducting ongoing market intelligence gathering through liaison with Brokers, reviewing data and assessing risk.
  • Underwriting insurance risks in area of responsibility, adhering to underwriting guidelines and standards.

About you
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline and industry accreditations, where necessary.
  • Extensive experience in a commercial underwriting role (Farm experience is desirable) in a general insurance organisation with a detailed understanding of account and reinsurance structures. Previous experience in Underwriting/Client management at an insurer or a broker is highly desired.
  • Adept at proactively building and maintaining professional relationships and networks to enhance industry positioning, exchange knowledge and elicit beneficial outcomes.
  • Deep understanding of relevant regulatory and/or legislative compliance requirements that impact the organisation.
  • Proven analytical and critical thinking capability to interpret a range of data, identify patterns, trends and links that inform judgments and solutions.
  • Pays high attention to detail by completing tasks with thoroughness and accuracy and has the ability to quickly identify errors or inconsistencies within information.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, capable of communicating with clarity, impact and influence.

What's on offer
  • Be part of a team that's open-minded, supportive, and genuinely focused on customer outcomes.
  • A sense of belonging in the workplace, where you are welcomed and encouraged to bring your most authentic self to work.
  • An employer that is committed to supporting your work/life balance and is always open to conversations about flexible & remote working.
  • Access to over 10,000 on-demand learning resources and programs, to support you in taking control of your career development.
  • Access a range of benefits, such as discounts at retailers, travel firms, health insurers, gyms and financial institutions.
  • Initiatives to support your financial wellness through selected discounted Allianz insurance products, superannuation matching, salary sacrificing, novated leasing and our referral bonus scheme.
  • The opportunity to take part in our Employee Share Purchase Program- own a piece of your employer.

About Allianz At Allianz, we care about everything that makes you, you. We believe in an equitable workplace that celebrates diversity and inclusion, where people of all genders, ages, religions, sexual orientations, abilities, and work statuses are not only welcomed, but valued for the perspectives and talents they bring to work. We are committed to fostering an environment where everyone can thrive, grow, and contribute their unique perspectives to our collective success and reach their fullest potential.

Adjustments and support If you require any support and adjustments to participate equitably in our recruitment process, we encourage you to reach out to careers@allianz.com.au for a confidential conversation.

Join us. Let's care for tomorrow. www.allianz.com.au/careers

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Job ID  38483
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