Underwriting Manager

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The Role

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As a member of the senior management team, an Underwriting Manager will ensure the accurate and consistent application of the Group’s Underwriting Policy and the achievement of the company’s strategic goals and objectives. You will develop and maintain relationships with all external stakeholders, such as brokers, clients, PR contacts etc. as well as managing the Commercial and Personal Lines Department. The role also entails supporting the General Manager in developing the business and enabling the business to develop its position as market leader and insurer of choice.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage the underwriting teams and provide technical support in the underwriting and processing, of all lines of business;
  • Improve workflows and implement new performance measures;
  • Monitor client retention and develop new business through personal contact and other activities. Develop and maintain business relationships with introducing brokers, TIIs and clients;
  • Prepare new business quotations and make presentations, where applicable, in respect of all classes of business;
  • Conduct underwriting surveys and high-risk visual inspections for prospective and existing clients;
  • Support the General Manager in devising a business plan and objectives to deliver Group-wide objectives in AIAL. Work closely with the General Manager to achieve business goals set for the group as a whole;
  • Ensure the accurate and consistent application of Group underwriting and re-insurance limits for AIAL. Provide technical advice on all classes of business;
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of appropriate/RI treaties for Malta;
  • Keep up to date with sector developments and maintain CPD;
  • Meet with key clients, assisting in sales and maintaining business relationships;
  • Direct market research and analysis projects;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and support mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behaviour;
  • Perform other duties as may be reasonably required by General Manager or by Group Management.

The Candidate

  • 5-7 years experience in the insurance industry;
  • Professional qualification or advanced progress towards obtaining professional insurance qualification ie. ACII;
  • Computer literate with intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel and good computer and data management;
  • Experience in the use of insurance systems and familiarity with the insurance market is preferred;
  • Fluent in Maltese and English – both written and spoken;
  • Strong leadership, communication and organisational skills;
  • Mentoring and coaching skills;
  • Problem-solving and decision making capability;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Commitment, self-motivation and self-sufficiency;
  • Multi-task orientation and  great time-management skills;
  • Team player;
  • Client focused with excellent negotiation skills;

The Company

A leading insurance provider in Malta. They are based in excellent sea-front offices and boast a very professional, friendly team.

The Benefits

  • Attractive salary
  • Great benefits package
  • Opportunities for growth and development
  • comprehensive educational program
  • Support employees in their interests outside of the office

The Location

Malta is a small archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily. It is an independent member state of the European Union and home to a little less than half a million people. It is English speaking and salaries are paid in Euros.

Malta is extremely popular for relocations, boasting as it does low domestic tax rates, Schengen Area membership, a rich history, a vibrant and active social scene, and the highest average number of days of sunshine per year in Europe.

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