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Underwriter - W&I

QBE Insurance Östermalm, Sweden
Posted 2 days ago Permanent Competitive
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Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Employee

W&I Underwriter

(Stockholm or Copenhagen)

QBE's European Operations, which accounts for over 27% of QBE Group turnover, is a leading specialist in London market and European commercial lines business. We are a socially responsible company and give our customers the ability to invest a portion of their premiums in environmentally and socially beneficial projects.

Following the successful expansion of our W&I offering into the EO London Market we are excited to be hiring a further Underwriter to join our Nordics offering as we continue to grow QBE's established presence within this market. Joining a supportive, collaborative team you will become part of our wider Financial Lines offering.

With the wider portfolio covering the UK and Europe, we have broad appetite across a range of industries, providing in-depth exposure to M&A and the insurance industry in an entrepreneurial setting. Leveraging our extensive pre-existing client broker relationships and W&I knowledge, our dynamic and growing offering is opportunity in an environment where we empower our underwriters to use their subject matter expertise and experience.

Your responsibilities for this role may include, but are not limited to:
  • Underwrite insurance risks in accordance with the Business Plan and the personal authority to meet business objectives
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders including customers, brokers, business partners and colleagues, to maximise influence
  • Develop relationships in line with the Business Plan to support the achievement of business objectives
  • Understand and comply with QBE reinsurance strategy to minimise risk and deliver business plan objectives
  • Participate fully and use your expertise to shape and develop strategy, knowledge and best practice
  • Positively promote the department, division and company as a whole, in order to maximise brand leverage
  • Comply with all legal and regulatory requirements to ensure obligations are met
  • Adhere to underwriting standards, instructions and good practice to minimise risk and maximise efficiency
  • Actively keep abreast of market dynamics and demonstrate market cycle awareness to be able to operate effectively and appropriately
  • Ensure clear and prompt communication to UA's in relation to Underwriting and aggregate exposures ensuring entries on EO systems are accurate
You will need to be able to display you have the following qualifications and experience:
  • Experience working in M&A/W&I
  • Commercial ability to understand the key profit drivers to maximise long term wealth for our shareholders
  • Intermediate level understanding of relevant software, including Excel and other departmental software packages
  • Good knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements
  • Excellent organizational, prioritisation and interpersonal skills
  • Good negotiating skills, innovative in underwriting approach and programme design
  • Use of risk profiling and pricing tools and loss models
At QBE, we view our people as our most precious asset. We understand the importance of fostering a work environment that is responsive to the changing needs of today's workforce. QBE aims to build a workplace that is fair and inclusive because we want to attract and retain the best people to do the job, we have adopted flexible working across the company and welcome this conversation

At My Best

At QBE, we want our people to feel rewarded and inspired to perform at their best. That's why we have created At My Best. It's our connection, our way of showing we have your back. We understand that one size doesn't fit all and that priorities can change depending on your life stage. That is why our blend of wellbeing initiatives and benefits offer flexibility to suit what matters most to you. It's in the culture of our business, our QBE DNA, to support our people. Everything we do is underpinned by our QBE DNA - because we know it's not just what we do that matters, it's how we do it that makes the difference. At QBE, we view our people as our most precious asset. We understand the importance of fostering a work environment that is responsive to the changing needs of today's workforce. QBE aims to build a workplace that is fair and inclusive because we want to attract and retain the best people to do the job, we have adopted flexible working across the company and welcome this conversation.

Inclusion of Diversity

We are striving to create a workplace culture where all our people feel included, and we are committed to building a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we operate in. We know that diversity of thought, background and experience enables better decision making, improves the quality of our delivery and helps us to meet the needs of our customers."

About QBE

QBE's European Operations, which accounts for over 27% of QBE Group turnover, is a leading specialist in London market and European commercial lines business. Active in both the Lloyd's and company market, QBE offers considerable diversity to the broking community. We are a socially responsible company and give our customers the ability to invest a portion of their premiums in environmentally and socially beneficial projects.

Some of the award's QBE are proud to have won, been a finalist for, and shortlisted for include; "

Employer of the Year 2022 Winner - Insurance Insider

British Claims Awards 2022 Winner - InsurTech Award "

Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards 2022 Winner - Claims Product Solution of the Year "

Working Families Best Practice Awards 2021 Finalist for: Best COVID-19 Response ""

Insurance Post British Insurance Awards 2022 Shortlisted for: Best Customer Care, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year 2022, Specialist Insurer of the Year (for Construction), General Insurer of the Year "

Inclusion of Diversity

We are striving to create a workplace culture where all our people feel included, and we are committed to building a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we operate in. We know that diversity of thought, background and experience enables better decision making, improves the quality of our delivery and helps us to meet the needs of our customers. "

What next?

If you have a passion to contribute to QBE's vision of enabling a more resilient future for our customers and the community, we encourage you to APPLY NOW! Simply click the apply" button to submit your CV and other relevant documents, and a member of our friendly Talent Acquisition team will be in contact to discuss your interest further if you meet the requirements of the role. Please make the Talent Acquisition aware should there be any reasonable adjustments that may need to be made for the interview and the remainder of the recruitment process.

How to Apply:

To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step process.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.
Job ID  310782
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