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Senior Underwriter - Property

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

If you are a current AzC employee and wish to refer a candidate for this role, please click for instructions and eligibility criteria Cluster: Allianz Professional Let's care for tomorrow. Your ambitions. Your dreams. Your tomorrow At Allianz Commercial (AzC), we are the global leader for insuring corporate and specialty risks in the Allianz Group. Whether it's aircraft, satellites, the world's biggest ships and tallest building, cyber-attacks, or climate change impacts, AzC has the major risks covered when it comes to protecting businesses. We are looking for a Senior Underwriter for our property line of business. This role will be hybrid and based in our Chicago, Illinois office. Your Team Allianz Commercial (AzC) specializes in corporate property insurance for the most complex and challenging risk exposures in more than 200 countries and territories. With a focus on larger international risk portfolios, we offer tailor-made 'All Risks' property damage and business interruption insurance through our global network. Our experience speaks for itself, insuring the majority of Global Fortune 500 companies, managing over 1000 global property insurance programs, and fielding an underwriting team averaging over 20 years' experience, backed up a worldwide team of risk consultants and claims specialists. When it comes to underwriting insurance products for well-known famous sports venues, sports/entertainment facilities, major airlines, retail/wholesale companies, banks and manufacturers, we do it all! The Impact You Will Have Reporting to the Regional Property Leader - Midwest Zone, this position will take prime responsibility for underwriting profitable new and renewal business to meet LoB(s) targets in accordance with underwriting guidelines and underwriting authority. Negotiate price and terms and conditions. Ownership of key accounts/clients. Develop and maintain strong relationships with producers and clients in partnership with Market Management. Some of your specific responsibilities could include:

  • Underwrite new and renewal accounts to meet top and bottom-line targets (local and/or regional). Negotiate participation, pricing and terms and conditions with brokers. Proactively manage capacity. Underwrite and evaluate Natural Catastrophe Accumulation, ensuring an understanding of catastrophe modelling and interpretation of scenarios (for relevant LoBs). Underwrite International Insurance Programs (for relevant LoBs)
  • Underwrite in line with LoB governance framework - e.g. Underwriting Authorities, global MSU, Underwriting Guidelines, Rules and Principles. Ensure contract certainty is achieved on all accounts at time of inception. Ensure utilization of global pricing tools
  • Ensure accurate policy documentation issued to broker (where AzC responsibility to do so) or broker has issued documentation (where broker responsibility). File maintenance - ensure file is established (whether electronic or paper) and maintained for each risk and transaction handled. Proactively support completion of policy administration and credit control processes
  • Support development and execution of regional Underwriting strategy for LoB regionally. Training, developing and coaching of less experienced staff (including junior underwriters, operations, credit control). Manage standard referrals from underwriters and spokes and re-underwrite complex business as appropriate. Delegate work as appropriate
  • Proactively support acquisition of new business and retention of existing business (including client and broker negotiations where necessary). Proactively liaise with MMC on market management initiatives
  • Positively represent AzC externally to the market. Proactively drive involvement of functional areas in Underwriting process, including e.g., MMC, ARC, Claims, Operations, Develop and maintain strong relationships with key brokers and clients and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. risk managers) What You'll Bring to the Role -
    • A minimum 3 years' proven track record in underwriting profitable Property business. With in good understanding of LoB(s) products, portfolio, regional/local insurance markets, and competitor landscape, legal and regulatory framework, with experience working in a complex, global matrix organization
      • If you've underwritten property insurance products such as large commercial property risks, manufacturing, real estate, retail, public entity, and healthcare facilities, this job is for you!
      • Demonstrable, established relationships with brokers at the peer group level and well established within local market
      • Preferably a bachelor's degree in Insurance, Risk Management, Finance, Economics, or Business Administration.
      • Ability to assess risk inherent exposures and natural hazards relevant to LoB
      • Manage the underwriting books. Analyze trends and scenario plans from which portfolio strategies can be developed and implemented. The annualized base pay range for this role is $77,906 to $133,554. The annual base salary range represents a nationwide market range. The actual salary for this position may be above and will be determined by several factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role, the skills, education, training, credentials, and experience of the candidate. The base pay is just one component of the AzC total compensation package. As part of our comprehensive compensation and highly rated benefits programs, employees are also eligible for annual performance-based cash incentive awards. What's in it for you? Let's care about everything that makes you, you We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where everyone feels they belong. We offer a hybrid working model, which recognizes the value of striking a balance between in-person collaboration and remote working. Please feel free to discuss flexible working arrangements with us. Let's care for your financial wellbeing We believe in rewarding performance with a great compensation and benefits package (details vary by location), including a generous bonus scheme and pension. Let's care for your opportunities to progress From career development and digital learning programs to international career mobility, we offer lifelong learning for our employees worldwide and an environment where innovation, delivery and empowerment are fostered. Let's care for life's twists and turns From our support for flexible working, health, and wellbeing (including private healthcare and generous parental leave benefits), to helping people return from career breaks with experience that nothing else can teach. We ' ve got your back. Let's care for our society and our planet With opportunities to be engaged in shaping a future that is safe, inclusive, and sustainable, we care for the tomorrows of our people, our industry, and our clients. Care to join us? Allianz Commercial (AzC) is a global corporate insurance carrier and part of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 10 dedicated lines of business. Learn more about us by clicking . Allianz is an equal opportunity employer, and therefore welcomes applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic. Diversity of thinking is an important part of our company culture. Recruitment Agencies: AzC has an in-house recruitment team, which focuses on sourcing great candidates directly. AzC does not accept unsolicited resumes from agency or search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired. When we do use agencies, we have a PSL in place, so please do not contact managers directly. #LI-NG1 #LI-Hybrid Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Chicago , Senior Underwriter - Property, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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