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Commercial Underwriting Consultant

Benefits:Medical Aid and RA Contribution
Location:Johannesburg, Eastern suburbs
Company:Badger Holdings

Core function:

Ensure sound business processes for onboarding and maintaining of broker business. Develop broker relationships and maximise income in the commercial sector.

Job responsibilities:
  • Product development or enhancement of own products by continuous market research and study broker requirements
  • Developing and maintaining broker relationships
  • Ability to create trust and maintain a consistent approach to matters arising
  • Risk acceptance and underwriting in the commercial and binder space
  • Keeping up to date with product offerings and relevant policy wordings for brokers
  • Maintaining a library of product offerings per broker
  • Checking, analysing, determining and reporting on data obtained from brokers
  • Propose remedial actions to mitigate any risks identified though analysing of data
  • Discuss renewal terms with brokers
  • Coordinate and liaise on boarding and maintaining of broker business processes and new business
  • Formulate appropriate contract/insurance product documentation administration practices and procedures
  • Read, copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, syntax and contractual language upon request
  • Seasoned underwriter – solid understanding of risk and acceptance criteria
  • Be able to identify and attract desirable business in line with the company’s philosophy
  • Previously in an overseeing and decision making capacity in the underwriting arena
  • Previous experience within a claims department will be very beneficial
  • Knowledge of commercial products a definite requirement
  • Great decision-making ability, occasionally it may be required to quote “on the spot”
  • Ability to explain underwriting decisions and motivate terms and conditions
  • Knowledge of the broker market and a proven record of good broker relationships
  • Understanding of reinsurance and treaty limits and limitations
  • Understanding a broker’s office, what is expected of brokers and what they expect of an insurer
  • Own broker base will be beneficial
  • Understanding that working hours sometimes go beyond eight hours
  • Working independently and under pressure
  • Target driven – be able to consistently grow the book with profitable business
  • Must be able to function in a team
  • Able to travel and have own transport
Qualifications and experience:
  • A minimum of 10 years’ working experience within the insurance industry in the commercial lines underwriting space and broker relations role
  • NQF level 5
  • Successfully completed RE5

Posted on 06 Jun 15:01

Badger Holdings

Badger Holdings is a focused investment holding company specialising in the short-term motor insurance industry.

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