Commercial Underwriter
SME Insurance Services Limited
Leeds, England
4d ago

Key Purpose of Post :

To assess commercial risks in line with underwriting guidelines and to provide an underwriting service to the new business, renewals and certsure teams.

The two drivers will be to negotiate the best terms for the client and to protect and enhance the insurer accounts.

To carry out tasks based on the workloads provided by the new business, renewals and certsure teams and ensure that all requirements are met.

Key Duties / Responsibilities :

  • To effectively carry out tasks set by senior team members.
  • To clear terms for quotes sent by the executives within the the new business, renewals and certsure teams with due reference to premium, terms and conditions and policy endorsements.
  • To provide effective support to others in the team and to the new business, renewals and certsure teams.
  • To provide solutions to queries and technical assistance for other departments.
  • To liaise with insurers and maintain relationships.
  • To effectively decide which insurer’s product would be most suitable for client’s needs.
  • To develop an understanding of insurance underwriting principles.
  • To operate to a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Person Specification : Commercial Underwriter


    Maths and English Language : minimum grade C GCSE or equivalent

    Negotiation experience

    Experience of working under pressure

    Provision of a service to internal and external customers

    Experience of working in a team environment

    Experience in dealing with commercial package business

    Key knowledge and skills

    Knowledge of insurance principles and practices

    Able to effectively deal with legal and technical concepts

    Negotiation skills

    Conflict handling and resolution

    Effective decision-making skills

    Able to effectively distinguish priority tasks from non-priority tasks

    Accurate and pays attention to detail

    Effective team working ability

    Ability to work within a team environment but also able to work independently

    Personal attributes

    Patient and willing to learn

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    Note : This job description represents a statement of key current duties / responsibilities of the position, but does not include more minor duties.

    It is inevitable over time the nature of an individual job will change and certain duties will be lost or gained without changing the general character of the position or responsibilities.

    As a result this Job Description may be subject to revision.

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