Acting independently and working under minimal direction, leads and manages a team to ensure effective and efficient underwriting quality and governance strategies, plans and processes across Life business area.
Leads the continuous development of governance tools, processes and supporting activity with respect to efficiency and effectiveness of Life underwriting operations.
Leads and manages to provide assurance that the underwriting business operates effectively and in accordance with agreed rules and frameworks.
Works closely with executive level management to ensure alignment of enterprise strategies in regards to emerging issues / trends, resources, corporate policies, etc.
Works with management to assure development and implementation of updated procedures, standards and best practices which will result in effective production of profitable underwriting results.
Effectively manages relationships between local and central operations, risk based assessment; identification and monitoring and continual improvement activity.
Keeps up-to-date on regulatory, social, economic, geographical and legal conditions and determines whether any events may affect Underwriting quality and governance.
Translate business objectives into clearly defined business cases, costs or schedules in order to meet the aims of the underwriting business plan.
Lead the implementation of projects for a function or business area to deliver defined objectives with allocated resources.
Monitor and oversee portfolio exposure, taking appropriate action to ensure no limits have been breached and full compliance with relevant regulations.
Contribute to and implement agreed technical standard, controls, practices and procedures thereby maintaining integrity of underwriting function.
Develop and propose action plans for improvement in response to business partner and customer feedback to enable the organization to meet their needs.
Provide expert advice within specialized area of underwriting to key stakeholders / customers in order to identify and deliver solutions that benefit the organization and customers.
Support the design and implementation of rating tools and methodologies to deliver value to customers within own area, ensuring they are commercially viable.
Bachelors degree (or equivalent) and minimum 5-6 years of experience in related field