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Technical Underwriting Manager – Birmingham

Job Specification





Purpose of the role: 

To establish and maintain underwriting standards for UK SME Package and Commercial Combined; to support the Profit Centre Manager across all areas of the UK SME Package account; to collaborate with the broader management team on the development and enhancement of multi-line package & combined products and wordings (shops & salons, leisure, manufacturing & wholesale, property owners, offices and surgeries & others arising); to develop appropriate technical training material and underwriting guidelines.

Accountabilities for the role:

  • Responsible for all underwriting matters within the Profit Centre and to collaborate and influence on pricing
  • Develop and implement Company underwriting philosophies, guidelines and practices to ensure that the department’s technical underwriting standards evolve
  • Develop and implement new products and/or product enhancements.
  • Review and approve authorities for the underwriting team
  • Provide training and support to all underwriters (including Service Centre team)
  • Manage and implement peer reviews of the underwriting team
  • Manage and implement underwriting audits of third party schemes or facilities
  • Review and approve robust underwriting authority documents for third party delegated authority business
  • Develop and collaborate on digital platform underwriting rules

Experience & Qualifications Required:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral are required
  • Excellent numerical analytical and digital skills
  • Strong underwriting background and experience in a commercial insurance environment.
  • Technical expertise in Property & Casualty lines of business essential with financial lines experience desirable.
  • Experienced in policy wording development
  • Experienced in writing training material or underwriting guidelines
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