Underwriter

Job Title: Underwriter
Division: Product – Commercial Lines
Location: Blanchardstown
Reports to: Head of Commercial Underwriting Liability

Job Summary

To provide a high quality Underwriting service to Commercial Customers and Brokers.

 

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Generate new business opportunities while servicing existing broker needs.
  • Complete ‘File Checklists’ for each new order and document your file in line with management requirements, with a view to reducing issues arising out of internal Peer Reviews.
  • Ensure that all policies are quoted within compliance timeframe and ensure that all CPC requirements are adhered to when quoting direct customers.
  • Use underwriting knowledge & negotiation skills to secure the maximum premium value available for each risk – at all times operating within underwriting authority and considering the commission payable on each case.
  • Maintain and develop excellent relationships with existing brokers & clients.
  • Produce timely and accurate documentation.
  • Deal with alteration, queries or complaints from commercial clients.
  • Underwrite in accordance with company procedures.
  • Assess risk, calculate premium & advise client of same.
  • Negotiating terms with brokers & clients.
  • Ensure that you have a good understanding of the various Commercial Non-Motor products that Liberty Insurance offer including any endorsements that may apply to those policies.
  • Comply with regulatory and other standards as directed by line management.
  • Position yourself as ‘Underwriter of Choice’ with a panel of brokers who have business to place.

  

Qualifications

  • APA Commercial essential
  • CIP desirable

 

Knowledge & Experience

  • 2 years’ experience working in the Insurance industry as a Commercial Underwriter.
  • Demonstrable underwriting experience and knowledge of commercial insurance products, including underwriting, pricing and product development.
  • Good understanding of the Republic of Ireland Insurance market.
  • Some awareness of the Northern Ireland Insurance market.
  • Proven track record of managing broker and/or client relationships.
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of applications such as Microsoft Office, in particular MS Excel.

 

Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer relationship skills
  • Excellent negotiation and organisational skills
  • Flexibility and attention to detail qualities are a must
  • Team player who will play an important role as part of a small specialised team
  • Ability to meet weekly and monthly reporting deadlines
  • Presentation skills - experience of presenting to both internal and external parties
  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise work in order to manage your workload and deliver within agreed timeframes
  • Excellent numeric and analytical skills.
  • Good business acumen and willingness to work hard and meet deadlines.

 

Please note this role is also deemed a Minimum Competency role.

Liberty Insurance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

If you would like to apply for any of the above positions please submit your CV to recruit@libertyinsurance.ie

Alternatively, if you require further information on this vacancy, please contact our
Human Resources Department on +353 (0)1 553 4060.