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Commercial Trading Underwriter

Job Description

Job Description

Our NIG Brand caters for businesses with more complicated insurance needs, we provide tailored insurance solutions with customised cover. Underwritten through our regional trading offices and underwriting centre, our dedicated teams provide the support, expertise and swift responses needed to win and retain business. We now have an exciting opportunity to join our Trading team at NIG. This is a full-time permanent role supporting our Midlands Regional office in Birmingham. We are looking for an experienced new business trading underwriter, preferably cross-classed, who is driven and ambitious to help us grow and really make a difference to our customers and our business. The successful candidate will form part of a Team, developing existing networks and trading with brokers across the Midlands to provide an exceptional level of service for our clients.

This role can be remotely based but you must be able to commute to Birmingham up to one day per week.

What you'll be doing:

You will win and retain profitable business from brokers in your assigned region. To improve your underwriting and trading skills and develop helpful relationships with key brokers. This will include :

  • 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

    Who you'll be working with:

    We are a Trading Region handling New and Existing Business, this role is primarily handling New Business. We are a team of highly skilled professionals who aim to deliver top class service to our Regional Brokers. We pride ourselves in being a High Performing team who work extremely well together to achieve our overall Regional goals.

Candidate Description

  • Previous Underwriting experience within Property & Casualty and/or Motor Trade and Motor Fleet

  • Trading skills

  • Develop broker panel and internal relationships

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Local market awareness

  • Progressing towards ACII

Employer Description

At Direct Line Group, we're shaping the future. With a mission to make insurance easier and better value for our customers, we accept change in all its richness and variety. It's not just what we do; it's how we do it. We bring our whole selves to work every day and adopt fresh thinking - after all, Britain is constantly changing and to protect the nation, we adapt with it.