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6 months ago
Basic Salary: dependent on experience
Location: Bolton
Job type: Permanent
Category: Property Sales Jobs

About the role

Join the number 1
global insurance brand as a Senior 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

About AXA

With a presence in over 60 countries, and 165,000 employees serving the needs of 107 million customers, AXA is big.

But never too big to care for every single person who works here. So when you join us, we promise to put our collective might behind you and your career.

You’ll work in an open and supportive environment where you’ll be developed, challenged and encouraged to move around to achieve even bigger and better things – nationally and internationally. You’ll learn directly from senior leaders, from the best in our business. And you’ll enjoy real responsibility, really early on.

Proud to be part of the AXA Group, the number one global insurance
brand and a worldwide leader in financial services, AXA Insurance businesses
employ over 5,500 in a network of offices across the UK. Our expert teams care
for a huge range of customers, helping them protect their cars, homes and
businesses against life’s uncertainties. Whether bought directly, through
brokers or through a number of corporate partners, our market-leading products
are trusted by millions.

What We Offer

As you’d expect
from a global leader, our reward package is a global beater – here’s a small selection
of our current benefits:

* Bonus Scheme linked to yours and the
company’s performance
* Pension scheme with employer
contributions as well as your own
* 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank
* Flexible benefit options including
pension and life cover flexing, holiday purchase, childcare vouchers, health,
dental and critical illness plans and bikes4work
* Discount on all AXA Insurance products,
including insurance, breakdown cover & healthcare
* Interest free season ticket loan scheme

Important notice: We’ve recently become aware of a recruitment scam in which candidates are asked to be interviewed on Google Hangouts. It is not our policy to conduct interviews via Google Hangouts (we much prefer face-to-face), so if you have been asked to do this, please let the recruitment team know and we’ll do our best to advise you. Likewise, if you’re unsure if the person you’re speaking to is genuinely an AXA recruiter or the job you’re ing for is legitimately from AXA, please get in touch and we can check for you. We cannot be held responsible for any interviews conducted without our knowledge and authorisation. If you’re unsure and would like some advice, feel free to get in touch with our recruitment team.

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