Victor and its businesses operate as managing general agency (MGA), offering a wide range of property, liability, motor and specialty insurance products in countries around the world.  The Underwriting Team Manager will join a busy team of experienced professionals based in the UK.

What can you expect?

  • To manage a team of underwriters and to personally carry out a wide range of underwriting activities relating to Farming and Agriculture.

  • Executing the company strategy and materially contributing to the achievement of our financial plans.

  • Managing a team in providing superior customer service, delivering the required product profitability and improving technical underwriting capabilities.

  • Management of the team to directly to deliver Victor service levels on all authorised products

  • Act within underwriting authority and be a technical referral point where appropriate

  • Act as the expert for relevant class/ product specialisms, working in conjunction with practice leads to optimise the profitability of the class/ product

What is in it for you?

  • Good work life balance with a competitive salary. 

  • Flexible working

  • Comprehensive benefits programs including: excellent pension contributions, private health insurance, tuition assistance, employee assistance program, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs

  • 27 days holiday with the option to buy or sell up to 5 days per year

  • Support to develop and manage wellbeing.

We will count on you to:

  • Personally and managing team to directly contribute to and implement the underwriting strategy for all products, working within our established risk appetite

  • Personally and managing team to directly contribute towards financial KPI’s, including balancing the achievement of revenue without any detriment to underwriting profitability

  • Managing the team to have significant awareness of and ensuring adherence of  all regulatory requirements, guidelines and working practices – both internally and externally

  • Spot distribution trends and report back on broker behaviours. In doing so, make constructive suggestions to the improvement of the distribution strategy

  • Manage quality first and underwriting peer review requirements to identify areas for underwriting and product improvement

  • Keep pace with market trends and developments for authorised industry segments

  • Build strong relationships with broking and capacity partners as well as internal stakeholders

  • Complete project work as per briefs and provide appropriate feedback as to projects goals and aim

  • Designated complaint handler and responsibilities commensurate to designation

  • Be a role model for more junior staff and lead by example

  • Deputise for Head of Underwriting Service in absence

  • Line manage individual to ensure they achieve personal and team wide objects

  • Manage individual underperformance where appropriate

What you need to have:

  • Team Management experience

  • Farming/Agriculture Underwriting expertise

  • Thorough understanding of the commercial insurance market

  • Have held high levels of underwriting authority for chosen class of business previously

  • Progress towards CII qualification desirable or equivalent experience

  • Have an established personal insurer and broker network

What makes you stand out:

  • ACII or part qualified

  • Extensive knowledge of the in scope product and trade range

  • Experience of managing and leading teams successfully

  • Experience of working in teams and successful record of delivering results

Victor Insurance Holdings is the world’s largest managing general underwriter with locations in the US, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and Australia. It handles more than $2.5 billion USD in premium on behalf of numerous insurance carriers, through a large network of more than 25,000 active insurance agents and brokers. With deep, specialized underwriting expertise, the company provides a wide range of insurance coverage – from specialty property and casualty and professional liability insurance to group and retiree benefits. Victor Insurance is committed to building on 60-plus years of experience to develop products that address risk in new and evolving areas. For more information, visit www.victorinsurance.com.

Marsh McLennan is committed to embracing a diverse, inclusive and flexible work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people regardless of their sex/gender, marital or parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, age, background, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to providing reasonable support to any candidate with a disability/health condition to allow them to fully participate in the recruitment process. We welcome candidates to contact us at TAUK@mmc.com to discuss any specific needs.

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