Regional Underwriting Manager - Advisor Facing & Leadership Role

Job Title: Regional Underwriting Manager - Advisor Facing & Leadership Role
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Salary: $220K + Bonus
Reference: 2654012a
Contact Name: Paul Murphy
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 28, 2017 19:46

Job Description

My client is an established and growing Life Insurer with a significant brand presence and is starting a new and exciting venture within their existing operations in Australia. 
To facilitate this new venture and growth a new position has been created of Regional Underwriting Manager that will see the successful applicant being responsible for:
  • Driving advisor relationships across NSW/QLD
  • Growing the advisor panel by expert relationship building and high levels of technical underwriting knowledge of the retail products
  • Representing my client at industry events/forums
  • Driving new retail business through all distribution channels (predominantly IFA's and Brokers)
  • Being the Subject Matter Expert in Life Underwriting 
  • Leading a team of underwriters/senior underwriters based in NSW
  • Training, coaching and development of underwriters/Senior Underwriters 
  • Contributing to the design of new systems, process and procedures relating to a world class underwriting function
You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Exceptional technical knowledge in relation to all Retail Life products including IP, TPD, Terminal Illness and Death 
  • A proven history of successful advisor relationships that has resulted in both increased business but also mutual respect for the underwriting function
  • Significant leadership experience to manage, lead and develop a team of successful underwriters 
  • The ability to look for solutions to write new business and not stick to a rigid rule book whilst protecting the risk appetite of my client 
  • Innovation in underwriting by contributing to the underwriting philosophy as well as underwriting practices to make process and procedure better
  • A passionate approach to underwriting and willingness to challenge the status quo
In return you will be rewarded with:

  • An above industry salary and benefits package to attract the best person for the role
  • An opportunity to build a new capability in the market and be with a fresh and new venture
  • Excellent infrastructure in underwriting and a company willing to change and adapt to your ideas and suggestions
  • Highly autonomous role 
  • Ability to lead and build a great team of underwriting professionals 
This really is an exceptional opportunity to be part of something new in the life insurance industry and make your mark by being at the start of something exceptional.
For more information please call of email Paul Murphy on 02 9346 5282

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