Regional Protection Underwriting Manager
Company : Corporation / Salary : $Negotiable
To facilitate growth and long-term profitability of protection business written by the company in the responsible regions.
Support the GMs in the Asia and Middle East regions in identifying protection new business opportunities; proactively consult with Sales, Distribution Partners and internal stakeholders to develop strategic business opportunities whilst maintaining the company’s risk appetite and acceptable profitability criteria
Review, recommend and implement appropriate underwriting and claims strategies and processes / systems to effectively manage the risks in Asia & Middle East and apply risk controls where required.
Compile and deliver regular reports to communicate risk information to key personnel
Develop mutually beneficial relationships with the local offices of reassurers and other providers of protection in Asia & Middle East, including local regulatory and industry bodies
Manage the protection customer service team and ensure adherence of team to agreed policy and procedures
Develop and maintain a robust MIS for all propositions on all sites and provide statistical data to drive strategy and monitor effectiveness against KPIs and budgets for the area
The Successful Candidate
Degree holder, with a minimum of 8 years’ experience in the insurance / financial industry, of which 5 years were in protection underwriting and client servicing. FPC, ACII qualified.
Management experience in the development of operational processes, accustomed to Risk Management in a process-driven environment;
experience and knowledge of management information and Risk management systems (ie CONDOR, Marlin, ERA) a plus
Thorough knowledge of products, systems and customer service processes and procedures including risk, new business and underwriting functions, with sound awareness of up-to-date market and regulatory requirements
Experienced dealing with Intermediaries and Sales personnel (brokers / IFA, etc.), reinsurers, medical clinics, with good relationships within the industry and participation in relevant committees and seminars
Demonstrate evidence of leading change, excellent negotiation and influencing skills; decisive, strong in problem- solving
Detail-oriented, skilful working with complex data; excellent numeracy and literacy skills