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Underwriting Specialist - Inland Marine

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Houston
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

If you are a current AzC employee and wish to refer a candidate for this role, please click for instructions and eligibility criteria Cluster: Allianz Professional Let's care for tomorrow. Your ambitions. Your dreams. Your tomorrow At Allianz Commercial (AzC), we are the global leader for insuring corporate and specialty risks in the Allianz Group. Whether it's aircraft, satellites, the world's biggest ships and tallest building, cyber-attacks, or climate change impacts, AzC has the major risks covered when it comes to protecting businesses. We are looking for an Underwriting Specialist - Inland Marine with strong experience underwriting products such as construction, transportation, related property, contractors equipment, and builders risk. This position will work a hybrid scheduled based in the Houston, Texas office. Your Team Allianz Commercial (AzC) is one of the largest marine insurers in the world and is a leader in inland marine insurance and related property coverage across North America and various worldwide locations. With a depth and breadth of marine capabilities that are unmatched in the industry. Allianz offers a broad portfolio of highly customizable products and an almost unlimited appetite for complex marine accounts that demand innovative solutions. Our Inland Marine and Related Property Insurance solutions cover over 100 classes of business, covering all aspects of moving or movable property. Whether it's a building under construction or a shipment of an original Picasso, our inland marine insurance underwriters provide flexible and creative solutions for the most challenging of inland marine exposures. The Impact You Will Have Reporting to the North American Inland Marine Program Lead, this position will take prime responsibility for underwriting profitable new and renewal business to meet the inland marine line of business targets regionally including global elements. Ownership of large accounts/clients including negotiation of participation, pricing and terms and conditions. Develop and maintain strong relationships with brokers and clients. Specialized technical expertise/lead for at least one sub-Lob. Some of your specific responsibilities could include:

  • Underwrite new and renewal accounts to meet top and bottom-line targets. Negotiate price and terms and conditions with producers. Proactively manage capacity. Underwrite and evaluate Natural Catastrophe Accumulation, ensuring an understanding of catastrophe modeling and interpretation of scenarios (for relevant LoBs). Underwrite International Insurance Programs (for relevant LoBs)
  • Ensure accurate policy documentation issued to producers (where AzC responsibility to do so) or producers has issued documentation (where producer responsibility). File maintenance - ensure file is established (whether electronic or paper) and maintained for each risk and transaction handled. Proactively support completion of policy administration and credit control processes
  • Contribute to development and execution of regional Underwriting strategy for LoB regionally. Training, developing and coaching of less experienced staff (including Underwriters). Manage complex referrals from underwriters and spokes and re-underwrite complex business as appropriate. Delegate work as appropriate
  • Proactively support acquisition of new business and retention of existing business (including client and producer negotiations where necessary). Proactively liaise with MMC on market management initiatives
  • Positively represent AzC externally to the market. Proactively drive involvement of functional areas in Underwriting process, including e.g. MMC, ARC, Claims, Operations. Develop and maintain strong relationships with key producers and clients and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. risk managers) What You'll Bring to the Role -
    • A minimum 5 years' proven track record in underwriting profitable inland marine business. Specialized expert understanding of sub-LoB products and portfolio. Recognized relationships with brokers at peer group level and well established within market. Specialized understanding of regional / local LoB insurance markets and competitor landscape, including global elements. Good understanding of legal and regulatory framework. Experience working in complex, global matrix organization.
      • Well versed in multiple inland marine products such as construction, transportation, miscellaneous coverages, and property (i.e., builder's risk, contractor's equipment, motortruck cargo, physical damage, mono line property for small to medium risks, and scheduled property floaters).
      • Preferably a bachelor's degree in Risk Management, Insurance, Risk Management, Business Administration, Finance or Economics. Completion of a professional insurance qualification.
      • Ability to assess risk inherent exposures and natural hazards. Manage the underwriting books. Analyze trends and scenario plans from which portfolio strategies can be developed and implemented. The annualized base pay range for this role is $87,802 to $150,517. The annual base salary range represents a nationwide market range. The actual salary for this position may be above and will be determined by several factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role, the skills, education, training, credentials, and experience of the candidate. The base pay is just one component of the AzC total compensation package. As part of our comprehensive compensation and highly rated benefits programs, employees are also eligible for annual performance-based cash incentive awards. What's in it for you? Let's care about everything that makes you, you We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where everyone feels they belong. We offer a hybrid working model, which recognizes the value of striking a balance between in-person collaboration and remote working. Please feel free to discuss flexible working arrangements with us. Let's care for your financial wellbeing We believe in rewarding performance with a great compensation and benefits package (details vary by location), including a generous bonus scheme and pension. Let's care for your opportunities to progress From career development and digital learning programs to international career mobility, we offer lifelong learning for our employees worldwide and an environment where innovation, delivery and empowerment are fostered. Let's care for life's twists and turns From our support for flexible working, health, and wellbeing (including private healthcare and generous parental leave benefits), to helping people return from career breaks with experience that nothing else can teach. We ' ve got your back. Let's care for our society and our planet With opportunities to be engaged in shaping a future that is safe, inclusive, and sustainable, we care for the tomorrows of our people, our industry, and our clients. Care to join us? Allianz Commercial (AzC) is a global corporate insurance carrier and part of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 10 dedicated lines of business. Learn more about us by clicking . Allianz is an equal opportunity employer, and therefore welcomes applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic. Diversity of thinking is an important part of our company culture. Recruitment Agencies: AzC has an in-house recruitment team, which focuses on sourcing great candidates directly. AzC does not accept unsolicited resumes from agency or search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired. When we do use agencies, we have a PSL in place, so please do not contact managers directly. #LI-NG1 #LI-Hybrid Nearest Major Market: Houston

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Houston , Underwriting Specialist - Inland Marine, Other , Houston, Texas

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