Time Type: Full timeWorker Type: EmployeeLocation: National, flexibleType: Permanent, full time
Your part in a changing world
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.
We have an exciting opportunity to join the Chief Underwriting Office as National Portfolio Manager, Marine. 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 indicatorsLead your allocated portfolio by providing strategic underwriting leadership, portfolio management and technical expertiseProactively partner with stakeholders to drive product development, profitability and growth whilst seeking to minimise volatilityEnsure uplift of technical underwriting capabilities and future proofing of the Underwriting function within QBEDeliver well considered, nuanced strategic underwriting advice, taking into account organisational context, best practice and competitor landscapeLead the effective translation of AUSPAC strategic priorities and business product strategy into underwriting and product deliveryWork with actuarial and D&A teams to develop and refine portfolio analysisContribute to the refinement of processes and procedures to improve the underwriting systems and proceduresDevelop 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 underwritingExperience building relationships, communicating, negotiating and influencing at a senior level within the insurance industryStrong established customer/broker relationshipsAdvanced knowledge of risk management, portfolio management and underwritingEffective 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 balanceOur ‘Thriving at our Best’ wellbeing program, including free holistic wellbeing coaching, nutritional, confidential counselling, financial and legal advice12 weeks’ gender-equal flexible leave for all new parents, including paid superThe ability to maximise retirement savings through voluntary super contributions and company matchingIncome protection insurance & reimbursed Death and Total Permanent Disability insurance premiumsAdditional leave and support through QBE’s Family Domestic Violence First Responder NetworkDiscounts 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 Choice2020 Best Workplace Diversity & Inclusion and Excellence Award for Best Health & Wellbeing at the Australian HR AwardsGold Employer status for 4 years in a row 2019 - 2022 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) – the definitive national benchmark on LGBTQI+ workplace inclusionRanked 6th place in the AAGE Top Graduate Employers 2021 as voted by graduatesTop 20 Workplaces for Dads in 2019 and 2020 (HBF Direct Advice for Dads)Family First accredited employer since 2021