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DRC Senior Corporate and Commercial Underwriter (insurance) |
Location: CONGO | Salary / Range: Highly Negotiable | Posted On: May 16, 2017
Job Function : Permanent
Position: Permanent
Job Description:

Insurance - DRC Senior Corporate and Commercial Underwriter

Senior Corporate and Commercial Underwriter
Our Client is an international insurance group operating in various territories throughout Africa. they are a highly respected group that is recognized for service excellence in African and International Markets. The group is experiencing expansion across the continent and will hire outstanding individuals to continue the planned growth strategy. Economically strong and experiencing incredible growth , our client is establishing a firm foot print in the DRC.

The position requires you to be based in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and report directly to the CEO of that country.

You will act as a senior member of Our Client and International Insurance group with their head office based in South Africa, writing business emanating from the DRC, working to achieve sustainable, profitable targets with a strong emphasis on service. You will act as lead underwriter working across a range of specialist products including AAR, Engineering, CAR, Construction, Renewables, etc. while using your client facing market presence to trade with brokers, risk managers and international insurers and reinsurers across regions.

Your role will see you as the ultimate referral point for your team on technical issues and pricing, you will also be responsible for training, coaching and developing colleagues on technical and development matters.

You will report to and have the support of the Head office technical underwriting team based in South Africa.


Core Tasks:

  • Negotiating and pricing underwriting risks
  • Renewal of business
  • Negotiate renewals with Brokers / Clients / Reinsurers
  • Raising debits and credits
  • Assist with Credit Control
  • Liaison / negotiation with Reinsurers on Facultative business and obtaining quotations and placement of Reinsurance.
  • Liaison with Brokers / Clients
  • Bulk business negotiations with Brokers or Corporate Clients
  • Requesting and implementing and monitoring of surveys
  • Rating and structuring of Corporate Clients
  • Negotiating tender documents
  • Negotiate and pricing global program business and arranging of Reinsurance or Co-insurance support
  • Develop and arranging specialized covers and risks
  • Smoothly managing your division on a day to day basis.
  • Screening and distribution of incoming mail.
  • Ensure accuracy of outgoing documentation is up to company standards.
  • Facilitating the timeous renewal of policies.
  • Assisting and overseeing the running of the credit control department.
  • Liaising and building relationships with Brokers / Clients.
  • Liaising with and assisting the Global Accounts & RI departments at Head Office with queries on all Global Accounts and re-insurance placements.
  • Facilitate and assist with queries from the Underwriting, Claims, Marketing, re-insurance and accounts departments.
  • Assist with arranging facultative re-insurance when required.
  • Negotiate renewals with Brokers / Clients / Re-insurers.
  • Provide assistance to HR with new appointments and interviews.
  • Develop, implement and monitor administration processes to ensure efficient policy administration.
  • Monitoring and Assisting with commission payments to Brokers and agents.
  • Monitoring and Assisting with all outgoing re-insurance payments.
  • Responsible for monthly reporting on underwriting, budgets, Loss ratios and the like to the Executive Committee management meetings.
  • Assist with commission negotiations.
Relevant market experience of minimum 5 years is a requirement. Candidates applying for this position needs to be disciplined, presentable, self-motivated and possess strong time management skills. Work is driven by an internal system and requires an analytical mind.   
Highly lucrative remuneration packages including assistance with housing, travel , and associated requirements 

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