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Senior Underwriter, Reinsurance - Accident & Health

QBE Insurance London, United Kingdom
Posted 1 day ago Hybrid Job Permanent Competitive
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Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Employee

We are hiring - your career at QBE, let's make it happen! We are currently hiring for a Senior Underwriter to join our Accident & Health team at QBE Re in London.
• The portfolio consists of 4 sub-portfolios: Treaty, Direct & Facultative, Sports and International Medical Expenses

With hybrid office working and excellent benefits including 30 days holiday, you will be working in a supportive, inclusive, and collaborative environment. We're the down-to-earth, international insurer that is neither too big nor small, so you can make a real impact!

Your new role
  • Significantly contribute to the creation and delivery of the portfolio business plan, with specific responsibility for your area(s) of expertise
  • In respect of your area of expertise monitor and report on progress, identify deviations, recommend remedial action, and implement to achieve business objectives
  • Recommend to the Portfolio Manager resources needed to deliver the plan
  • Underwrite Reinsurance risks to meet business objectives including: Negotiating rates, terms, and conditions for existing and new business | Managing production and issue of contract certainty documentation | Ensuring compliance with internal and external regulations and guidelines
    Oversee and contribute to compliance within your area(s) of expertise with QBE Underwriting Authorities, legal and regulatory requirements, peer review and QBE Underwriting standards/best practices
  • Oversee and contribute to the compliance of the agreed aggregate management guidelines, including RDS returns as required within your area of expertise
  • •Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including customers, brokers, industry bodies, business partners, reinsurers, and colleagues, to maximize influence
  • Keep abreast of professional education, market dynamics and demonstrate market cycle awareness, specifically in your area(s) of expertise, to be able to operate effectively and appropriately
  • Support the portfolio manager in ensuring the team, resources, and processes are aligned with business needs and fit for purpose, with specific reference/responsibility to your area(s) of expertise
    Support the portfolio manager to manage resource, motivate, develop, and focus the team(s) to maintain required standards of performance and engagement. Support the continual personal and professional development of team members, with specific reference/responsibility for your area of expertise
  • When applicable, in conjunction with the portfolio manager, establish clear accountabilities and authority levels for direct reports and build a strong culture of accountability and performance to ensure delivery of goals
  • Lead by example, by motivating and coaching team members to ensure the relevant knowledge and expertise is shared for their continuing personal and professional development
  • Adhere and promote conduct in accordance with QBE DNA
About you
  • Understanding of class specific underwriting and reinsurance
  • People management - able to lead a team to QBE levels of behaviour
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
  • Excellent negotiation
  • Ability to analyse data and use for decision making
  • Understanding of Word, Excel and other departmental software packages
Why QBE? At My Best

At QBE, we want our people to feel rewarded and inspired to perform at their best, that's why we have created At My Best". It's our connection, our way of showing we have your back. We understand that one size doesn't fit all and that priorities can change depending on your life stage. That is why our blend of wellbeing initiatives and benefits offer flexibility to suit what matters most to you. It's in the culture of our business, our QBE DNA, to support our people. Everything we do is underpinned by our QBE DNA - because we know it's not just what we do that matters, it's how we do it that makes the difference. In addition to this, we also offer flexible parental leave for both parents and have several employee network groups that support and empower our diverse workforce.

At QBE, we view our people as our most precious asset. We understand the importance of fostering a work environment that is responsive to the changing needs of today's workforce. QBE aims to build a workplace that is fair and inclusive because we want to attract and retain the best people to do the job, we have adopted flexible working across the company and welcome this conversation (https://qbeeurope.com/careers/flex-qbe/).

Some of the award's QBE are proud to have won, been a finalist for, and shortlisted for include;

5-star Diversity, Equity and inclusion (DEI) awards, 2023 Winner - Insurance Business Canada

Employer of the Year 2022 Winner - Insurance Insider

British Claims Awards 2022 Winner - InsurTech Award

Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards 2022 Winner - Claims Product Solution of the Year

Working Families Best Practice Awards 2021 Finalist for: Best COVID-19 Response

Insurance Post British Insurance Awards 2022 Shortlisted for: Best Customer Care, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year 2022, Specialist Insurer of the Year (for Construction), General Insurer of the Year

We are proud to have partnerships with organisations such as Stonewall and Working Families, and our commitment to the Women in Finance Charter, the UN Women's Empowerment Principles and Race at Work charter helps keep us accountable and transparent

Inclusion of Diversity

We are striving to create a workplace culture where all our people feel included, and we are committed to building a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we operate in.

We know that diversity of thought, background and experience enables better decision making, improves the quality of our delivery and helps us to meet the needs of our customers.

ESG & Sustainability

At QBE, we believe that integrating sustainability into our business helps us deliver on our purpose of enabling a more resilient future. Our three key focus areas include fostering an orderly and inclusive transition to a net-zero economy, enabling a sustainable and resilient workforce and partnering for growth through innovative, sustainable and impactful solutions. For further information regarding QBE's sustainability targets, including our net-zero pledges and inclusion of diversity targets, and our award-winning impact investment initiative 'Premiums4Good', please visit our Sustainability homepage and read our latest Sustainability Report ( Link ).

About QBE

We can never really predict what's around the corner, but at QBE we're asking the right questions to enable a more resilient future - helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage.

We're an international insurer that's building momentum towards realising our vision of becoming the most consistent and innovative risk partner.

And our people will be at the centre of our success. We're proud to work together, and encourage each other enable resilience for our customers, our environment, our economies and our communities.

With more than more than 11,000 people working across 27 countries, we're big enough to make a real impact, but small enough to provide a friendly workplace, where people are down-to-earth, passionate and kind.

We believe this is our moment - what if it was yours too?

Your career at QBE - let's make it happen!

To find out more about why you should work for QBE, visit our careers website.

What next?

If you have a passion to contribute to QBE's vision of enabling a more resilient future for our customers and the community, we encourage you to apply! Simply click the apply" button to submit your CV and other relevant documents, and a member of our friendly Talent Acquisition team will be in contact to discuss your interest further if you meet the requirements of the role.

Please make the Talent Acquisition aware should there be any reasonable adjustments that may need to be made for the interview and the remainder of the recruitment process.

APPLY NOW and let's make it happen!

How to Apply:

To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step process.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.
Job ID  321448
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