Job Purpose/ Role• Underwrite profitable new and renewal business to meet Package & Small Business targets regionally including global elements• Ownership of large / key accounts and clients including negotiation of participation, pricing and terms and conditions • Training and development of team and referral point for senior underwriters• Develop and maintain strong relationships with key brokers and clients• Specialized technical expertise / lead for multiple sub-LoBs• Work effectively within the global matrix Key ResponsibilitiesUnderwrite Profitable Business• Underwrite large new and renewal accounts (primarily renewal with some new business; roughly 80% renewal, 20% new) to meet top and bottom line targets (regional and/or global)• Negotiate participation, pricing and terms and conditions with brokers • Proactively manage capacity• Underwrite and evaluate Natural Catastrophe Accumulation, ensuring an understanding of catastrophe modelling and interpretation of scenarios (for relevant LoBs) • Underwrite International Insurance Programs (for relevant LoBs)• Specialized technical expertise / lead for multiple sub-LoBsUnderwriting Approach and Compliance• Underwrite in line with LoB governance framework - e.g. Underwriting Authorities, global MSU, Underwriting Guidelines, Rules and Principles• Ensure contract certainty is achieved on all accounts at time of inception• Ensure utilization of global pricing tools• Ensure placing and binding of FAC Reinsurance prior to policy inceptionPolicy Documentation and Administration• Ensure accurate policy documentation issued to broker (where AGCS responsibility to do so) or broker has issued documentation (where broker responsibility)• File maintenance - ensure file is established (whether electronic or paper) and maintained for each risk and transaction handled• Proactively support completion of policy administration and credit control processesUnderwriting Strategy & Leadership• Contribute to development and execution of regional Underwriting strategy for LoB regionally• Training, developing and coaching of experienced staff (including Senior Underwriters)• Manage complex referrals from underwriters and spokes and re-underwrite complex business as appropriate• Delegate work as appropriateMarket Management• Proactively drive acquisition of new business and retention of existing business for large/key clients (including client and broker negotiations where necessary)• Proactively liaise with MMC on market management initiativesRelationship Management• Positively represent AGCS externally to the market with key brokers / distribution channels• Proactively drive involvement of functional areas in Underwriting process, including e.g. MMC, ARC, Claims, Operations• Develop and maintain strong relationships with key brokers and clients and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. risk managers)Key Requirements/ Skills• Bachelor Degree: Preferably a degree in Economics, Law, or other appropriate discipline• Trade Qualification: Completion of professional insurance qualification (e.g. CII)• Minimum 7 to 10 years: Significant experience in Underwriting profitable business in LoB; specialized expert understanding of multiple sub-LoB products and portfolio• Demonstrable, established relationships with brokers at peer group level and well established within market• Specialized understanding of regional / local LoB insurance markets and competitor landscape, including global elements• Good understanding of legal and regulatory framework• Experience working in complex, global matrix organization• Risk Assessment and Management: Ability to assess risk inherent exposures and natural hazards relevant to LoB• Pricing and Market Management: Analyze current performance against benchmarks applying how the market operates and functions, the business needs and customer needs• Contract Drafting and Interpretation: Design, develop and implement consistent, robust wordings• Policy Management: Robust understanding of policy administration life cycle, information collection, policy issuance, premium bookings, credit control, cancellation • Advanced Communication & Presentation: Ability to express ideas and messages clearly, both written and verbally; ability to "sell" an improvised or prepared audience winning story• Advanced Influencing skills: Ability to persuade and motivate others to act, without executive authorityAdditional InformationAGCS is dedicated to offering its employees an environment open for learning and development and hosts its own Underwriting Academy to drive continued excellence in underwriting and to better understand and serve our clients' needs. About AllianzAllianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. Join us. Let's care for tomorrow.We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a leading global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 10 dedicated lines of business.Our customers are as diverse as business can be, ranging from Fortune Global 500 companies to small businesses, and private individuals. Among them are not only the world's largest consumer brands, tech companies and the global aviation and shipping industry, but also wineries, satellite operators or Hollywood film productions. They all look to AGCS for smart answers to their largest and most complex risks in a dynamic, multinational business environment and trust us to deliver an outstanding claims experience. Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in 32 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 200 countries and territories, employing over 4,300 people. As one of the largest Property-Casualty units of Allianz Group, we are backed by strong and stable financial ratings. In 2019, AGCS generated a total of €9.1 billion gross premium globally.For more information, visit or follow us on and LinkedIn.