Job description

Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • UNITED KINGDOM, GB

Description

Fantastic opportunity to join Beazley's growing Continental European hub in the centre of Barcelona. We are seeking an underwriter with experience across Financial Lines (Management Liability, Financial Institutions, Professional Liability, Cyber...) to work as part of our close knit team. While this person will look at risks from all over Europe, the role will have a particular focus on Italy and so an understanding of the Italian markets as well as fluency in Italian is essential. We are looking for a technically proficient underwriter with a collaborative and commercial mind-set.


Beazley is a flexible and innovative employer, welcoming applications from all backgrounds.


Job description and person specification


Job Title: Underwriter - Financial Lines, International


Division: Specialty Lines


Location: Barcelona


Key Relationships: Brokers, own staff, underwriters, coverholders, external clients and suppliers


Job Summary: To underwrite a Financial Lines account within the International Financial Lines team and provide counsel and advice on underwriting and market issues. Provide technical expertise in this business area and maintain and improve market reputation of the Beazley brand.


Key Responsibilities:

Underwriting


Develop and underwrite a profitable portfolio of Financial Lines business as part of the International Financial Lines team.

Structure tailor-made solutions by considering the team underwriting parameters and underwriting policy and using underwriting knowledge and experience to win new business and retain existing.

Monitor premiums, costs and claims ratios per contract and take corrective measures if necessary to ensure long term profitability at account level.

Evaluate appropriate risk premium by considering the risk costs, reinsurance cessions, capital exposure as well as the underwriting and general administration costs to ensure profitability, using rating models as applicable.

Monitor peer underwriters in their daily work to ensure profitability as well as efficient and cost effective administration of the Continental Europe Financial Lines account.

Monitor and supervise assistants in their daily work to ensure compliance with underwriting philosophy and policy and consistency within the team and Specialty Lines.

Comply with Beazley’s underwriting control standards for business written through Lloyd’s or Beazley’s internal MGAs.

Develop a good working relationship with the claims managers on this class of business.

Client Management


Advise, assist and service clients on insurance and risk matters to ensure clients’ satisfaction.

Foster positive relationships with clients to get a mutual understanding of both their and Beazley’s needs.

Maintenance of good business relationships with brokers.

Maintain awareness of overall Beazley product range and take advantages of opportunities to introduce other Beazley products to clients.


General


Leverage networking opportunities within the business to develop standardised underwriting policy and best practice within Beazley.

Develop best practice and disseminate business and class knowledge within the International Financial Lines and Specialty Lines teams.

Work with peers within International Financial Lines and Specialty Lines to maximise business opportunities and profitability within the department. This will include but not be limited to sharing market information, marketing sources and cross selling opportunities.

Share and gather knowledge within the Beazley Group to ensure dissemination of best practice and maximise business opportunities and profitability across the Group.

Production of presentations and marketing literature as required.

Production of business plans/research documents for the Continental Europe Financial Lines account as required.

At Beazley we are committed to doing the right thing because it is the right thing to do. It is important that within all your interactions both internally and externally you adhere to this principle through adoption of Beazley’s core values and behaviours – PIED and Being Beazley.


Adopt the Beazley culture of Professionalism, Integrity, Effectiveness and Dynamic that contributes to an internal environment of teamwork and promote a positive brand image and experience to our external customers.

Comply with Beazley procedures, policies and regulations including the code of conduct which incorporates the PRA and FCA Conduct Rules. Undertake training on Beazley policies and procedures as delivered by your line manager, the Talent Management development or assurance teams (compliance, risk, internal audit) either directly, via e-learning or the learning management system.

Display business ethics that uphold the interests of all our customers

Ensure all interactions with customers are focused on delivering a fair outcome, including having the right products for their needs.

Comply with any specific responsibilities necessary for your role as outlined by your line manager, the Talent Management or assurance teams (compliance, risk, internal audit) and ensure you keep up to date with developments in these areas. This may include, amongst others, Beazley’s underwriting control standards, Beazley’s claims control standards, other Beazley standards and customer relationship management

Carry out additional responsibilities as individually notified, either through your objectives or through the learning management system. These may include membership of any Beazley committees or working groups.


Personal Specification:

Education and Qualifications


Minimum graduate level education

Skills and Abilities


General commercial and financial knowledge

Possess underwriting ability

Accurate and numerate

Computer skills – good working knowledge of MS Office, advanced Excel skills

Strong analytical skills with attention to detail

Able to communicate effectively with others, both verbally and in writing

Motivational skills, team worker as well as able to work on own initiative

Ability to manage time, meet deadlines and prioritise

Fluency in English and Italian; Spanish language skills an advantage

Knowledge and Experience


Experience of Financial Lines underwriting

Good knowledge of Beazley’s key markets within Continental Europe, particularly Italy

Thorough knowledge of underwriting policy, philosophy and practice

Advanced knowledge of underwriting processes and systems

Client service experience

Aptitude and Disposition


Results focused, self-motivated, flexible and enthusiastic

Professional approach to interact successfully with managers / colleagues / external suppliers

Competencies


Achievement drive

Analytical thinking

Strategic thinking

Service focus

Team working

Conceptual thinking

Forward thinking

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