3 months ago
The purpose of this role is to deliver on trading team targets through profitable underwriting of commercial risks within agreed authority levels whilst developing key broker relationships in line with branch objectives.
Key responsibilities include;
Underwrite new and existing business profitably, accurately, consistently and in line with established underwriting practices and governance framework, using the full range of appetite and tools available.
Use information gathering, a strong knowledge of policy wordings and industry trends to select, understand and assess risks and makes sound assessments of the probability of exposure to determine a suitable premium from an accurately established technical price.
Develop credibility with brokers and customers, using effective questioning to understand all aspects of importance to both broker and customer, and design a solution which meets those.
Put sustained effort into building influential relationships internally and externally, take ownership and respond to immediate broker demands in a timely manner and keep them informed about relevant ongoing activity
Build trading relationships with brokers, through visits and large case liaison, to develop pipeline maximise financial results and to generate pipeline new business opportunities.
Build a reputation as a trading expert with a panel of intermediaries and build confidence in the branch ability through interaction with our Underwriting Technical Centre.
Contribute to meetings with brokers and end customers to portray AXA capabilities and secure new business opportunities.
Demonstrate contribution to loss ratio control by effectively implementing branch UW controls.
Identify poorly performing accounts and investigate reasons for lack of retention. Agree and implement actions with senior underwriter, TTM & AM to increase retention.
Contribute to the development of peers by coaching and acting as a reference point to assist in decision making within empowerment.
Support SME Trading Centre in building trading relationships with intermediaries to enable a consistent and seamless service to be delivered.
Who are we looking for?
Cert CII qualification with DIP CII desirable.
Strong trading capability – commercial awareness,
negotiation skills, ability to build strong broker relationships.
Pragmatic and confident decision maker with good
numerical reasoning skills.
Strong analytical skills with proven experience of
account monitoring and action planning.
Strong level of technical underwriting expertise in
a composite insurance environment (non-package).
Sound knowledge of legislative and regulatory
requirements for insurance (including treating customers fairly).
Sound knowledge and understanding of the commercial
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent risk assessment and risk management
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.
Every large company today talks about supporting diversity and inclusion. But at AXA UK, these values form an integral part of everything we do. For us, it’s about bringing together the best talent, helping people to realise their full potential by being 100% themselves at work and delivering outstanding service to everyone – regardless of difference.
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
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:
* Annual bonus Scheme
* Joint contribution pension scheme
* 23 days’ annual leave, increasing to 25 after two years service, to 28 days by 5th year of service (plus bank holidays)
* 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
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