Senior PI Underwriter required to:
Underwrite Single Project PI and liability business.
Refer and acquire sign-off relating to matters falling outside of own authority, in accordance with authority matrix.
The retention and profitable growth of key allocated broker portfolios through developing and management of strong relationships with intermediaries and internal business partners.
Play a key liaison role with key allocated brokers on all product lines.
Develop and implement strategy to effectively manage the risk and grow the existing portfolio.
Ability to think strategically and create new opportunities, as well as the operational understanding to ensure delivery on those opportunities to the benefit of the company
Set and drive a high performance culture.
Effective management of the business unit's budget and its resources. Detailed understanding of the financial drivers of a business is key.
Keep all stakeholders abreast of legislative changes by regulatory bodies and the opportunities they may bring to the company.
Build relationships and develop market presence with designated key broker portfolios.
Feedback on market intelligence.
Respond to queries and resolve to the satisfaction of the affected parties within the scope of authority and / or responsibility.
Prepare for and attend meetings with assigned key brokers.
Meet budget responsibility for a book of business.
Monitor renewals, lapsed policies and new business with monthly report back.
Provide strategic input for relevant business area if and when required.
Mentor and provide technical training of current and new staff if and when required.
Follow up on quotations and renewals.
Sign and check policy documentation.
Assist with credit control if and when required.
Production and / or sign-off of reports within stipulated timeframes.
Qualifications and Experience
Appropriate tertiary qualification a preference
Must be FAIS compliant
Insurance related qualification or business degree will be advantageous
Minimum 10 years specialist insurance experience.
Engineering qualification would be an advantage
Knowledge and Skills
Technical proficiency and proven underwriting track record in relevant line(s) of business
Track record for handling high pressure work environment
Proven business acumen and experience
Understanding of financial statements, ratios and key indicators are essential
Strategic planning and execution
Innovative and forward thinking
Analytical and numeric skills inclusive of Financial Management, Accounting and Reporting
Building networks and excellent relationship management skills
Analysis and Judgement
Attention to Detail
Communication Skills including negotiation
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