Commercial Underwriter

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link Location:Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa What will you do?Underwriting and Reinsurance Services Commercial Portfolio Management, CoE is looking for an individual with strong analytical skills and an ability to build good relationships. The successful candidate will have good communication and negotiation skills, with a can-do attitude and will be based in Auckland Park.What will make you successful in this role?This job family stream is concerned with managing risk by providing specialist technical underwriting advice. The CoE is a highly technical role with strong client focus. The primary focus is on renewal underwriting to maintain profitability. The incumbent will be responsible for managing risk administered on external systems, to achieve, maintain and grow profitability of the Commercial Portfolio Management channel.The handling of escalations outside of binding authority, including technical and complex queries. Managing profitability through the application of effective policy screening actions on policy and portfolio levelsThe initiation, provision and implementation of renewal terms and conditions on identified high risk and high exposure policies.Effective underwriting of complex risks. Identifying re-insurance and taking appropriate action.Providing quality and correct feedback on high level technical queries.The successful candidate will also be responsible for building networks and relationships with the various role players and are required to liaise and influence on various levels. The position requires of the incumbent to embrace a culture of learning and development.QualificationsRE accreditationGrade 12 or equivalentFAIS compliance 60 credits on NQF level 4Experience and KnowledgeMinimum of 5 years Commercial lines experience in a risk management environmentSantam Underwriting level 4 (Applicable to Santam Internal Candidates) Commercial Lines product knowledge on Santam Underwriting Ability to apply and implement policy screening processesUnderstanding of Risk management and the ability to apply risk mitigationExperience in dealing with:Asset All RiskFleets Motor TradersHigh value risksComputer literacy (Ability to record, analyze and present data in Excel)Relevant system knowledge: Persetel & Web-E SkillsDelivery and results orientationAttention to detail strong analytic skills required to identify and mitigate riskProblem solvingProducing creative solutionsAdapting to changing circumstancesPerforming under pressureDeciding & initiating actionBuilding networks and good relationsNegotiating and getting agreementBuilding networks and ability to maintain relationshipsGoal setting and prioritisingFlexible and AdaptableDrives ResultsClient FocusClient ServiceQuality ManagementReportingAbout the companySantam is the market leader in the general insurance industry in Southern Africa. We are a large, diversified, expanding and transforming company and whilst based in South Africa, we are rapidly moving into a number of emerging markets, both in Africa and Asia. Our success is rooted in our passion for our clients and everything we do is centered on our delivery of Insurance Good and Proper. Were about people. People drive our business so it follows that we want to recruit the best people possible whether they work for us permanently or for a short time as temporary employees.
Johannesburg, GT, ZA