Job Reference: R0017269
Are you looking to progress your underwriting career?
Help us provide an outstanding underwriting service to brokers and clients across the UK dealing with professional indemnity policies.
What part will you play? If you’re looking for a place where you can make a meaningful difference, you’ve found it. The work we do at Markel gives people the confidence to move forward and seize opportunities, and you’ll find your fit amongst our global community of optimists and problem-solvers. We’re always pushing each other to go further because we believe that when we realise our potential, we can help others reach theirs.
Join us and play your part in something special!
This exciting opportunity is based within the renewals department as a Senior Professional Indemnity Underwriter based in either our Leeds, Manchester or Birmingham office. The successful candidate will be dealing with a wide variety of Professional and Management risks and wider financial lines risks including Cyber and Technology risks. This is an area of considerable growth and a great opportunity to join and established but growing team. This team is often an integral part of projects developing the book and improving the way we do business.
The opportunity of the Senior Underwriter is to be an integral part of the Professional and Management risks renewal team providing an excellent underwriting service for brokers in the UK. As a senior member of the team you will be required to be pro-active, build and maintain good relationships internally and externally. Monitor and analyse broker activity to identify success and areas for improvement and provide feedback to the team leader.
What you’ll be doing:
Manage a portfolio and risks, underwrite large and complex renewal cases within the defined underwriting authority
Collaborate with the Markel Claims team on claims on complex cases to ensure the best outcomes for policyholders and Markel
Demonstrate and promote a thorough knowledge of company guidelines and authority levels in order to achieve profitability and underwriting objectives
Provide excellent service to our brokers, prioritising renewals and mid-term adjustments to ensure deadlines are met and maximising our business development opportunities
Attend underwriting and broker meetings as required throughout the year and to provide insight into developments, trends and feedback on market conditions
Manage renewal cases working as appropriate with the broker to secure renewal and upsell/ cross-sell additional covers
Build and maintain excellent working relationships with the Technical department and the wider business
Develop team members’ technical knowledge through mentoring, day to day underwriting referrals and exposure to underwriting risks
Assisting the team and wider business with ad hoc projects
Our must haves:
Have strong experience of financial lines underwriting including Professional Liability, Cyber and / or Management Risks
Ability to review wordings, lead in the complexities of drafting clauses/ endorsements and tailored wordings
Excellent written and spoken communication skills
A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
Track record in building and developing broker relationships
Ability to regularly analyse competitors’ products, capabilities and appetite and share within the team
Proven ability to renew business whilst maintaining underwriting discipline
ACII and/or similar qualification preferred
Who we are:
Markel Corporation (NYSE – MKL) a Fortune 500 company with over 60 offices in 20+ countries, is a holding company for insurance, reinsurance, specialist advisory and investment operations around the world.
We’re all about people | We win together | We strive for better | We enjoy the everyday We think further
What’s in it for you:
- A great starting salary plus annual bonus & strong benefits package…
- 25 days paid holiday plus Bank Holidays, with the opportunity to buy / sell extra leave
- Fantastic company pension scheme, private medical and dental cover, life assurance, travel insurance cover, income protection, season ticket loan as well as other great benefits on offer
- There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career and we can provide the support needed to do just that!
Are you ready to play your part?
Choose ‘Apply Now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.
Markel celebrates the value of a diverse workforce that brings experience and expertise from a wide variety of backgrounds and life circumstances. Whatever your background, if you feel you meet the requirements of this role then we want to hear from you. We are also happy to consider candidates who are looking for flexible working patterns.
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