Senior New Business Underwriter

  • Location: Ireland
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Working hours: 35 hours a week (Monday to Friday)
  • Application end date: 31/08/22

About the role

The role holder will develop, negotiate and profitably underwrite new business within own authority and in line with Ecclesiastical strategy

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, negotiate and profitably underwrite new business within own authority and in line with Ecclesiastical strategy
  • Plan, prioritise and manage individual work to deliver agreed objectives and meet SLA’s to deliver exceptional customer service
  • Act as referral point for the team providing coaching, training in an appropriate time frame
  • Use the appropriate method of communication (telephone, face to face) to support Ecclesiastical’s right first time approach in order to maintain successful Internal and External relationships.
  • Act on individual audit results and agreed action plans within agreed deadlines to improve own performance
  • Understand and operate within regulatory framework and identify and escalate any risks to the business
  • Ensure quality of underwriting and risk selection in support of delivery of financial objectives 
  • Manage a defined caseload 

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Significant experience as a New Business Underwriter – in complex commercial property and liability  
  • A proven track record of delivering exceptional customer service 
  • Advanced negotiation skills and experience trading with brokers 
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent 
  • CIP qualified working towards MDI / ACII
  • Watson Glaser 40th percentile or above (will be tested)
  • Market, Industry and Company knowledge 
  • Appropriate IT skills (will be tested)
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Proven track record in applying critical thinking as part of the underwriting process 
  • Experience of acting as a coach within a commercial environment
  • Experience of effective stakeholder management within a commercial environment

Competencies

  • Collaborating and Welcoming 
  • Ambitious and Pioneering 
  • Responsible and Sustainable 
  • Expert and Specialist
  • Supporting and Giving 
Applications (CV and cover note) should be emailed to: barbara.owen@ecclesiastical.com