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P&C Underwriter - New Business

Employer
Allianz (UK) Limited
Location
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Job Details

47525 | Underwriting | Professional | Non-Executive | Allianz UK | Full-Time | Permanent

Who we are

Allianz is a global insurance company serving across 70 different countries, but from the very first day you join our team you'll know that your contributions are valued. We offer world class learning and career development opportunities, while we celebrate an inclusive culture.

This is an exciting opportunity for us and one which will provide significant strides in our journey towards becoming the UK's Number 1 Commercial Insurer. Allianz UK will drive profitable growth across this important segment and establish ourselves as the employer of choice. There's a lot of work to be done to bring together our combined strengths, expertise and assets and so the collaboration of our people is key to the success of this.

As a result of this proposition we're seeking an experienced Property and Casualty Underwriter to join us at our Birmingham City Centre Office.

Key responsibilities:

  • Acting as an Authority holder focussed on winning and retaining business of a large and complex nature
  • Providing excellent service to our customers
  • To build and develop successful Broker relationships
  • To be visible in the local market, you will thrive on face to face contact with brokers and end customers
  • To develop business relationships with key clients
  • To achieve agreed financial and operational performance targets
  • To collaborate strongly with other departments to achieve the Company's goals in respect of service delivery

About you

  • Outstanding technical underwriting skills in commercial property and/or casualty
  • Proven track record of dealing with large and/or complex risks
  • Capable of leveraging data and analytics
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • Excellent trading skills and a confident negotiator. Proven experience in handling large cases.
  • Strong ability to build, develop and maintain broker relationships.
  • Achievement orientated, able to organise own workload to meet tight deadlines and with a positive attitude.
  • A good team player. Supportive to others with an enthusiastic and positive attitude.
  • Confident and engaging communication skills with the ability to challenge and influence others.
  • ACII qualified or progression towards
  • Full working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

What we will offer you

Recognised and rewarded for a job well done, we have a range of flexible benefits for you to choose from so you can pick a package that's perfect for you. We also offer flexible working options, global career opportunities across the wider Allianz Group, and fantastic career development and training. That's on top of enjoying all the benefits you'd expect from the world's number one insurance brand, including a great compensation and benefits package including a generous bonus scheme and pension.

Our ways of working

Do you need some flexibility with the hours you work? Let us know as part of your application and if it's right for our customers, our business and for you, then we'll do everything we can to make it happen.

Here at Allianz, we are signatories of the ABIs flexible working charter. We believe in supporting hybrid work patterns, which balance the needs of our customers, with your personal circumstances and our business requirements. Our aim with this is to help innovation, creativity, and you to thrive - Your work life balance is important to us.

Our Purpose and Values

We secure your future

Be Brave | With Heart | Everyone Counts | Inspiring Trust

Our purpose and values are more than just words on a website - they are the why and how of Allianz. They influence everything we do and guide us how to do it. Created by our people, for our people, they shape our culture, bring us together, and inspire us to be the best. Building an inclusive culture for us all to succeed.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Allianz, we value diversity and inclusion and back this up with our accreditations. Allianz is EDGE certified for gender inclusion, members of the Women in Finance Charter, members of the Stonewall Diversity Champion programme, signatories of Business in the Community's Race at Work Charter, and an Armed Forces Covenant gold standard employer.

We have a range of employee networks focusing on gender inclusion, cultural diversity, LGBTQIA+, disability and long term health conditions (including neurodiversity), intergenerational and life stages, parents and carers, mental wellbeing, menopause support and armed forces and veterans, all supporting you to bring your best and authentic self to work.

Join us - let's care for tomorrow

Company

About Us

In the UK, Allianz Insurance employs over 8,000 people up and down the country. The company’s Head Office is situated in Guildford, Surrey, plus we have additional support services with over 1,000 people based in Trivandrum, India.

We offer commercial insurance with a full range of products for sole traders, right up to large commercial organisations. We also provide a range of personal insurances including, home and motor, musical, legal expenses insurance and cover for pets and horses.

We’re a global company, but from the very first day you join our team you’ll know that your contributions are valued. We offer world class learning and career development opportunities, while we celebrate an inclusive culture. Find out more about Allianz Insurance.

Flexible Working

Here at Allianz we believe in supporting hybrid work patterns, which balance the needs of our customers, with your personal circumstances and our business requirements. Our aim with this is to help innovation, creativity and you to thrive.

Helping you achieve a good work life balance is important to us. Lots of our colleagues work flexibly including part time hours and/or job shares and we are happy to discuss these opportunities with you.

Our Benefits

Recognised and rewarded for a job well done, we have a range of flexible benefits for you to choose from – including: retail discounts and discounted insurance cover - so you can pick a package that’s perfect for you. That’s on top of enjoying all the benefits you’d expect from the world’s number one insurance brand, including:

  • 22 Days holiday & 1 addition for birthday plus bank holidays
  • Competitive Annual Salary
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Flexible buy/sell holiday options
  • Annual company & performance-based bonus
  • Generous pension contributions and Life Cover up to 4 x salary
  • Flexible working arrangements available
  • Professional mental health support for all employees
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • We can offer full-time and part time hours
  • Development days
  • A discount up to 50% on a range of insurance products including car, home and pet
  • Retail discounts
  • Access to Learning and Development opportunities such as LinkedIn Learning and our mentoring scheme

Growing your career with Allianz

We’ll provide you with the tools to adapt and change with us, so you can grow your career, while building the skills needed for whatever the future brings.

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that having a strong focus on Inclusion and Diversity enables us to better understand the customers we serve and the people across our teams. We recognise that people work in different ways and we value alternative viewpoints, celebrate individuality and foster a culture where everyone can bring their best self to work and feel a sense of belonging. It’s really important to us that we create a diverse workforce and we welcome and encourage applications from everyone.

We’re committed to providing reasonable adjustments and support to all applicants with a disability and we interview every applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. Please contact us at hr-recruitment@allianz.co.uk to let us know if you have a disability and to discuss how we can support you throughout the application process.

Join us - Let’s Care For Tomorrow.

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