Commercial Insurance Underwriter – Leeds – Salary £25,000 – £30,000 + Fantastic Benefits

We are recruiting for an experienced Commercial Insurance Underwriter for our clients’ a leading top 5 Insurer.

 What’s involved

  • You will deliver the branch trading results through effective underwriting of commercial risks within agreed authority levels whilst delivering an excellent customer service to brokers.
  • Underwrite new business profitably, accurately, consistently and in line with agreed customer service standards.
  • Demonstrate contribution to loss ratio control by effectively adhering to branch UW controls.
  • Build relationships with intermediaries and branch account managers to maximise financial results and to generate new business opportunities.
  • Utilise fully own empowerment levels. Where outside of empowerment recommendations to be discussed with Senior Underwriter and TTM and agreed actions implemented
  • Build a reputation as a trading expert working with intermediaries and build confidence in the branch ability through interaction with our Underwriting Technical Centre
  • Contribute to the development of colleagues by coaching and acting as a reference point to assist in decision making within empowerment

 Who are we looking for?

Skills/Knowledge/Qualifications required

  • Cert CII qualification with DIP CII desirable
  • Strong trading capability – commercial awareness, negotiation skills, and customer service skills
  • Pragmatic and confident decision maker with good numerical reasoning skills
  • Proven experience of underwriting in a composite insurance environment
  • Sound knowledge of legislative and regulatory requirements for insurance (including treating customers fairly)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the commercial insurance market
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent risk assessment and risk management skills