15 Jun 2017

Full-Time Trading Underwriter

Directline Group – Posted by AdminBirmingham, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Trading Underwriter

We are recruiting for a Trading Underwriter to join our Commercial business area at our Birmingham office on a full time, permanent contract.
Purpose of role

As a Trading Underwriter, you will win and retain profitable business from brokers in your Region. This role will provide you the opportunity to improve your underwriting and trading skills and those of other Underwriters within the Region. Developing advantageous relationships with key brokers is also another main feature of this position.

Key accountabilities

  • Support in the delivery of New Business financial plan – including delivery of your personal New Business GWP Target
  • Support in the delivery of Existing Business financial plan (including rate carry and retention)
  • Underwrite in accordance with PUA and Underwriting Guidelines to meet required profit targets
  • Carry out daily quote sift
  • Deliver quality broker service in line with Broker Segmentation service levels
  • Act as a referral point for lower level PUAs and support in improving Underwriting capability
  • Effective usage and update of Tools and Systems
  • Contribute to wider business activities – including support to Regional Underwriters
  • Improve own contribution through active self development
  • Develop effective working relationships with Trading Regions and Underwriting Centre to support in delivery of objectives
  • Identify, own and manage the risks involved in running our business appropriate to my role and in line with the DLG Insurance Risk framework and associated governance frameworks

Qualities you’ll need

  • 3 years experience of similar experience in a trading/new business nature
  • Has an established presence in the Birmingham market place.

Hours: 35 hours, Monday – Friday

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
  • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
  • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
  • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
  • My Discounts – a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant  high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.

Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation’s best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.

Closing date – Undisclosed

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Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Full-Time and Permanent. Job Tags: birmingham, Directline Group, diversity, equality, full time, inclusion, permanent, and Trading Underwriter. Salary: Competitive.

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