Executive Underwriter – Reverse Flow Liability – Los Angeles

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty - Los Angeles, CA (30+ days ago)3.9


Underwrite profitable new and renewal business to meet Liability targets in accordance with underwriting guidelines and underwriting authority. Negotiate price and terms and conditions. Training and development of team and referral point for senior underwriters. Develop and maintain strong relationships with producers and clients in partnership and close coordination with other Allianz companies around the world, mostly from Europe and Asia. Maintain ownership of large/key accounts and clients, including negotiation of participation, pricing and terms and conditions. ##Contribute to the development and execution of the regional Underwriting strategy for Liability.
##Train, develop and coach experienced staff (including Senior Underwriters).
##Manage complex referrals from underwriters and spokes and re-underwrite complex business as appropriate.
##Delegate work as appropriate.
##Underwrite new and renewal accounts to meet top and bottom line targets.
##Underwrite International Insurance Programs, with the ability to manage a book of business originating from assigned foreign countries in support of AGCS Global Controlled Master Programs for primary General Liability and Excess Liability.
##Underwrite in line with Liability governance framework (e.g., Underwriting Authorities, global MSU, Underwriting Guidelines, and Rules and Principles).
##Underwrite and evaluate Natural Catastrophe Accumulation, ensuring an understanding of catastrophe modeling and interpretation of scenarios.
##Negotiate price and terms and conditions with producers.
##Positively represent AGCS externally to the market.
##Proactively drive involvement of functional areas in Underwriting process, including MMC, ARC, Claims, and Operations.
##Develop and maintain strong relationships with key producers and clients and other relevant stakeholders (e.g., risk managers).
##Ensure accurate policy documentation issued to producers (where AGCS responsibility to do so) or producers has issued documentation (where producer responsibility).
##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.
##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.
##Participate/contribute to key projects.
##Training and development of Liability underwriters, e.g., Associate Underwriters and Underwriters.
##Referral point for other underwriters.
##Participate in cross regional activities as required/requested. ##Bachelor Degree, preferably degree in Finance, Insurance or Business Administration;
##10 years in Underwriting profitable Liability business;
##In depth understanding of Liability products and portfolio;
##Experience writing complex Reverse Flow programs with an ability to manage books of business originating from foreign countries;
##Experience working globally;
##Ability to speak a foreign language(s) preferred;
##In depth understanding of regional /local Liability insurance markets and competitor landscape;
##Demonstrable, established relationships with brokers at peer group level and well established within local market;
##Ability to assess risk inherent exposures and natural hazards relevant to Liability;
##Ability to analyze trends and scenario plans from which portfolio strategies can be developed and implemented;
##Ability to analyze current performance against various benchmarks with a view to ensure adequate progress and satisfactory performance;
##Apply the knowledge of how the market operates and functions, the business needs and customer needs;
##Ability to analyze highly complex data, from multiple sources, in detail;
##Ability to identify and resolve issues before they transpire;
##Ability to express ideas and messages clearly, both written and verbally;
##Ability to "sell" an improvised or prepared audience winning story;
##Experience with general office application tools (e.g., Power Point, Excel, and Word); and
##Ability to persuade and motivate others to act, without executive authority.