National Product Manager, Financial Lines

National Product Manager, Financial Lines

QBE Insurance | sydney, NSW, AU

Posted 4 days ago

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Underwriting (Insurance & Superannuation)
At QBE, our purpose is to enable a more resilient future.
We’re an international insurer and reinsurer with a local presence in 27 countries.
Leveraging our deep expertise and insights, QBE offers commercial, personal and specialty products and risk management solutions to help people and businesses manage risks, build strength and embrace change to their advantage. We’ve been cultivating resilience since 1886, when our founders started a marine insurance company in Townsville, Australia to give early pioneers a safeguard against uncertainty. Today, we employ more than 11,600 people around the world, and our product portfolio includes property, motor, crop, energy, marine and aviation insurance.
The role
We have an exciting opportunity to join the Chief Underwriting Office as National Portfolio Manager, Financial Lines. In this role you will set the strategic direction for underwriting portfolio management with a 3-year horizon to ensure effective use of underwriting capital to deliver on profitability and growth of insurance products. You will do this by drawing in external thinking and internal analysis and challenging the status-quo.
How will I help?
A day in the role may look a bit like this;
Setting and driving an in-year underwriting strategy and monitoring key performance indicators
Lead your allocated portfolio by providing strategic underwriting leadership, portfolio management and technical expertise
Proactively partner with stakeholders to drive product development, profitability and growth whilst seeking to minimise volatility
Ensure uplift of technical underwriting capabilities and future proofing of the Underwriting function within QBE
Deliver well considered, nuanced strategic underwriting advice, taking into account organisational context, best practice and competitor landscape
Lead the effective translation of AUSPAC strategic priorities and business product strategy into underwriting and product delivery
Work with actuarial and D&A teams to develop and refine portfolio analysis
Contribute to the refinement of processes and procedures to improve the underwriting systems and procedures
Develop strong working relationships with stakeholders including distribution, actuarial, legal and compliance, marketing and reinsurance
What do I need?
To be successful in this role you will ideally have 10+ years of relevant underwriting experience as well as experience in a national underwriting/portfolio management role. You will also have…
Advanced knowledge of risk management, portfolio management and underwriting
Experience building relationships, communicating, negotiating and influencing at a senior level within the insurance industry
Advanced knowledge of risk management, portfolio management and underwriting
Effective planning and budgeting skills
We are here to support you
We offer a range of benefits to help provide holistic support for your work life, whatever your circumstances. As a QBE employee you will have access to and benefit from:
‘Hybrid Working’ – a mix of working from home and in the office to enhance your work/life balance
Our ‘Thriving at our Best’ wellbeing program, including free holistic wellbeing coaching, nutritional, confidential counselling, financial and legal advice
12 weeks’ gender-equal flexible leave for all new parents, including paid super
The ability to maximise retirement savings through voluntary super contributions and company matching
Income protection insurance & reimbursed Death and Total Permanent Disability insurance premiums
Additional leave and support through QBE’s Family Domestic Violence First Responder Network
Discounts on insurance products, car hire, hotels, goods and services including benefits through our various sports and arts sponsorship partners
We value our employee’s experience with us and are proud to have been recognised for the following awards:
2021 LinkedIn Top Employer & HRD Employer of Choice
2020 Best Workplace Diversity & Inclusion and Excellence Award for Best Health & Wellbeing at the Australian HR Awards
Gold Employer status for 4 years in a row 2019 - 2022 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) – the definitive national benchmark on LGBTQI+ workplace inclusion
Ranked 6th place in the AAGE Top Graduate Employers 2021 as voted by graduates
Top 20 Workplaces for Dads in 2019 and 2020 (HBF Direct Advice for Dads)
Family First accredited employer since 2021
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QBE takes a risk and compliance approach to COVID-19 vaccination and strongly encourages our employees to be vaccinated. Some roles require COVID-19 vaccination to perform the role. When relevant we will ask you to share your vaccination status as part of the application process. We won’t be able to progress with applications where candidates choose not to disclose their status for roles that require vaccination in line with our risk and compliance approach. 
QBE recognise the value of diverse perspectives and experience. We are committed to an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected for who they are. If we can provide support with access requirements, alternative work arrangements or you would like to connect with one of our networks please contact us at
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