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Senior Risk Underwriter - Trade Credit

QBE Insurance
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Dec 16, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Primary Details
Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Employee

Senior Risk Underwriter - Trade Credit

(Hybrid - London or Manchester Office/Home Working)

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Risk Underwriting team within the Trade Credit Insurance industry. Our UK book is varied and the team assesses the credit risk profile of an array of corporates stretching from domestic SME's through to global, blue-chip companies in a number of trade sectors including Construction, Fuel, Metals, Retail, Advertising, Food & Drink and Tech/IT. In this client, market-facing role you will have the opportunity to own your relationships, developing your underwriting knowledge and profile as a specialist within the market. We empower our underwriters to underwrite their own business, with this role offering both the exposure and support from working with an experienced team. We are looking to speak with experienced trade credit professionals, ideally with credit insurance product knowledge from an underwriting, broking or wider financial services discipline background.

Your responsibilities for this role may include, but are not limited to:
•Manage a portfolio of clients, providing first-class service.
•Establish and strengthen strong relationships with stakeholders including customers, brokers, business partners and colleagues, to maximize influence and achieve business objectives .
•Manage a portfolio of risk, answering credit limit request s as well as providing comprehensive analysis of key risks within the portfolio.
•Contribute and influence in the review and analysis of the portfolio to identify progress toward business objectives .
•Have ownership and demonstrate expertise of a specific sector, providing sectoral reports and regular sector updates to the team and the market.
•Conduct buyer meetings and provide detailed reports on business performance.
•Work closely with colleagues in commercial, new business and claims to ensure our goals are aligned and business plan is achieved.
•Apply the Reinsurance Strategy in order to safeguard the portfolio.
•Contribute and participate in all meetings, in order to share and develop strategy, knowledge and best practice.
•Positively promote the department, division and company as a whole, in order to maximi s e brand leverage.
•Adhere to underwriting standards, instructions and good practice to minimi s e risk and maximize efficiency.
•Ensure entries are properly and promptly recorded on QBE systems to ensure accuracy of data.
•Contribute to the aggregate management and peer review processes to encourage and develop excellence .

You will need to be able to display you have the following qualifications and experience, or clear potential to develop these:
•Experienced professional with proven knowledge of the credit insurance market, preferably within an underwriting or broking capacity otherwise wider financial services discipline .
•Intermediate level understanding of relevant software, including Excel and other departmental software packages.
•Extensive knowledge of economic and sectoral trends in the UK and global markets.
• Excellent interpersonal skills to build relationships across all levels of the organisation and with external clients.
•Good reasoning capabilities, creative and lateral thinking, good problem-solving skills.

Why QBE? 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 . In addition to this, we also offer flexible parental leave for both parents and have several employee network groups that support and empower our diverse workforce.

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 ( .

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

5-star Diversity, Equity and inclusion (DEI) awards, 2023 Winner - Insurance Business Canada

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 "

We are proud to have partnerships with organisations such as Stonewall and Working Families, and our commitment to the Women in Finance Charter, the UN Women's Empowerment Principles and Race at Work charter helps keep us accountable and transparent

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."

ESG & Sustainability

At QBE, we believe that integrating sustainability into our business helps us deliver on our purpose of enabling a more resilient future . Our three key focus areas include fostering an orderly and inclusive transition to a net-zero economy, enabling a sustainable and resilient workforce and partnering for growth through innovative, sustainable and impactful solutions. For further information regarding QBE's sustainability targets, including our net-zero pledges and inclusion of diversity targets, and our award-winning impact investment initiative 'Premiums4Good', please visit our Sustainability homepage and read our latest Sustainability Report ( Link ) .

About QBE

We can never really predict what's around the corner, but at QBE we're asking the right questions to enable a more resilient future - helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage." We're an international insurer that's building momentum towards realising our vision of becoming the most consistent and innovative risk partner.

And our people will be at the centre of our success. We're proud to work together, and encourage each other enable resilience for our customers, our environment, our economies and our communities.

With more than more than 11,000 people working across 27 countries, we're big enough to make a real impact, but small enough to provide a friendly workplace, where people are down-to-earth, passionate and kind. We believe this is our moment - what if it was yours too?

Your career at QBE - let's make it happen!

To find out more about why you should work for QBE, visit our careers website .

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 ! 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.

APPLY NOW and let's make it happen!"

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.

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