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PI Underwriter - SME - job post

The Travelers Companies, Inc.
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  • Full-time

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  • Company pension
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Matching gift scheme
  • Private medical insurance

Full job description

Who Are We?

Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That’s the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.

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What Is the Opportunity?

We are currently recruiting for a Professional Indemnity Underwriter to join our UK wide SME Team.

In this role you will apply a range of underwriting, relationship management and business development techniques to optimise sustainable profitable business growth.

On a day to day basis you will proactively manage the submissions, quotes and binds for new business to deliver against target quote and conversion ratios. You will build and maintain relationships with brokers to provide insurance solutions to customers and analyse and evaluate risk to achieve business goals within an assigned portfolio.

Travelers Europe currently offers flexibility to employees who wish to work on a hybrid basis in accordance with our Hybrid Work Arrangements Policy. This entails full time employees working three days a week in the office and two days at home (or pro rata for part-time employees). This policy may be changed at the Company’s discretion.

This role is eligible for a £1500 new joiner bonus. If you are successfully referred by an employee at Travelers Europe, both you and the person who referred you could be eligible for this bonus.

What Will You Do?

  • Underwrite and skillfully negotiate risks to minimise risk and maximise profitability.
  • Proactively manage your portfolio, ensuring key performance indicators are consistently achieved and you actively target new business and retention.
  • Identify and take corrective action in collaboration with your Manager / Team on individual risk characteristics identified through Portfolio Management.
  • Identify and capture opportunities to write additional lines of business using knowledge of products, risk characteristics and appetite.
  • Proactively utilise various technology platforms to quote and bind E-Trade risk efficiently.
  • Provide input and support the presentation of Underwriting Reviews for individual policies or portfolios and manage action points.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with internal partners within the business unit and across the enterprise to identify cross-selling opportunities.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with brokers by phone, email or other communication channels to market and sell Travelers products with a goal of writing and retaining accounts consistent with our risk appetite.
  • Develop and execute individual pipeline (and/or retention) plans that align with the team’s sales plans to drive success working in partnership with the sales team.
  • Be Committed, Be Connected, Be Creative and Be Energised – these are the values we are passionate about. Understanding and embracing our values will shape your success and contribute to making Travelers Europe a great place to work.

  • To be successful, you will need to consistently deliver a great experience in every customer contact; connect with the right partners internally to find creative solutions to problems; be a role model; and consistently deliver on your commitments.

What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?

  • Knowledge: Good knowledge of products, the regulatory environment, and the local insurance market.
  • Analytical/Critical thinking: Good critical thinking skills with the ability to underwrite, market products, identify financial challenges, and analyse available information to make decisions in alignment with our risk appetite.
  • Communication/Influence: Communication skills with the ability to successfully negotiate with brokers.
  • Inclusion: Ability to work with people from different backgrounds, experiences, cultures, races, etc. and views those differences as assets to be leveraged to accomplish business goals and objectives.
  • Industry / Competitor Analysis: Review competitor press releases and industry trade press for helpful insights, linking key themes together.
  • Project Management: Participate in projects that involves analysis and the implementation of non-complex, routine business and regulatory changes relating to the enhancement, maintenance or introduction of new products.

What is a Must Have?

  • Property and Casualty Underwriting experience
  • A-Levels or equivalent qualification
  • Good experience of underwriting, product knowledge, financial analysis, or risk assessment experience.

What Is in It for You?

  • Private Medical Insurance: On commencement of employment, you are eligible for single cover provided by Travelers, with the option to add cover for your dependents, at your expense through payroll deduction.
  • Retirement: Travelers will make a core contribution of a percentage of salary to your Pension Plan. Additionally, if you decide to contribute to the plan, you will receive an increased company contribution.
  • Holiday Entitlement: Start your career at Travelers with a minimum of 25 days holiday entitlement annually, plus the opportunity to purchase additional days to allow for up to a total of 35 holidays per year.
  • Wellness Programme: The Travelers wellness programme is comprised of tools, discounts and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness goals and caregiving needs. In addition, our mental health programme provides access to free professional counseling services and other resources that support your daily life needs.
  • Volunteer Encouragement: We have a deep commitment to the communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved. Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards programme that enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.

Employment Practices

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences.

If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email so we may assist you.

Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.

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