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Senior Facilities Underwriter

Berkley Insurance Australia (a Berkley Company) - Sydney, NSW

Insurance & Superannuation
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Company Details

Grow your future with Australia’s award winning insurer!

Be part of our fast-growing, dynamic team who are dedicated to the development of our people. We foster an Innovation culture where new skills are learnt, ideas are shared and opportunities are created as we strive for a better outcome together.

The Role

The Role

  • Underwrite a wide range of risks in the Professional Indemnity space. Ranging from Accountants to Natural Therapies to Real Estate Professionals
  • Use your marketing & sales skills to develop long term sustainable relationships with Cover holders and build your profile and career

Key Responsibilities
  • Underwrite Professional Indemnity
  • Develop and build broker relationship
  • Ensure excellent services standards including quality of underwriting and timely response which meet or exceed company standards
  • Assist with the marketing of BIA's facilities/binding authorities
  • Handling referrals on allocated facilities
  • Manage allocated facilities including:
    • Tracking and following up on monthly bordereaux and payments from coverholders
    • Ensure that monthly underwriting bordereaux are loaded onto the underwriting system
    • Monitoring and reporting the performance of allocated facilities
    • Auditing of facilities
    • Communicating with management any failure to maintain compliance requirements
    • Providing facility holders with documentation as necessary. Such as reviewing and amending underwriting guidelines and wordings
  • Converting new opportunities generated:
    • Drafting business cases including gathering information
    • Drafting underwriting guidelines including researching market rates
    • Amending or reviewing existing policy wordings and endorsements including researching market policy coverages

The Candidate - Skills, Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate
  • 5+ years of Insurance industry experience in underwriting and / or broking
  • Excellent knowledge of Financial Lines insurance and/or Public & Products Liability insurance
  • Basic knowledge of Property Insurance, Commercial and Personal Accident
  • Demonstrated experience in marketing and general broker/coverholder development

Skills / Attributes
  • Strong team player who can work effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills - Able to communicate effectively and professionally with colleagues, executive leadership, coverholders, brokers and others
  • Must have a high level of negotiation skill
  • Demonstrable ability to market to and develop relationships with brokers
  • Ability to draft (in the first instance) business cases, underwriting guidelines, wordings and endorsements
  • Must have a high level of numeracy
  • Must be able to effectively prioritise
  • Proficient in Excel (Intermediate), Outlook, Word and standard business computer programs
  • Risk aware but not adverse