Technical Property / Energy Underwriter


Our client is an important US insurance group which is strengthening its presence in the Middle-European industrial insurance markets. The German branch is located in Munich. We are looking for professionals “of the first hour” which will have very good perspectives for their personal careers. Our client intends to participate in the next renewal. The first job we have to look after is a

Technical Property / Energy Underwriter


  • Leading the development and growth of the German Market underwriting strategies in line with

the companies’ philosophy and goals

  • Implement the underwriting strategy, portfolio and customer/channel propositions that optimize local business opportunities while taking into account the companies’ strategy and risk appetite
  • Ensure the Underwriting community fully understand the business strategy and their role in achieving this
  • Authorize and/or make recommendations with respects to local risk appetites, coordination of market underwriting matters to inform decision making
  • Deliver effective oversight and control of German underwriting risks in line with agreed policy and risk appetite, reporting and making recommendations to the management
  • Optimize portfolio performance across all territories
  • Monitor the marketplace to identify, assess and make recommendations regarding underwriting opportunities and/or threats presented by new and emerging risks
  • Manage and control work flow to ensure standards and profit levels are achieved
  • Monitor the on-going performance of the strategy and work with management team to deliver agreed targets
  • Ensure processes and measures are in place for monitoring and maintaining standards of business conduct consistent with the companies
  • Identify and develop opportunities for cross-company co-operation and synergies with the companies and the broader Group
  • Ensure service levels are established and profit is achieved
  • Enhance company presence by maintaining and establishing strong relationships through contact with the main influencers within the global property and energy markets

Candidate Specification:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • A clear understanding of the German insurance market
  • An established reputation within the German insurance market
  • Proven relationship building, communication, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Thorough technical understanding of clauses, policy wordings and pricing mechanisms
  • High degree of customer and commercial awareness
  • Strong analytical skills and technical ability
  • Strategic business development skills
  • Ability to accurately project GWP and manage budgets effectively
  • Experience of developing and delivering customer service best practice
  • Proven interpersonal skills, capable of dealing with domestic and international clients, business stakeholders and commercial bodies
  • Strong language skills – Fluent/Native German speaker and English
  • Gravitas: Ability to operate at the most senior level with credibility
  • Articulate: The ability to deliver information in a way that is positioned concisely and accessibly regardless of audience.

And You can expect:

  • a significant chance for personal development
  • a traditionally ambitious corporate culture
  • an attractive compensation and endowment.

If you are interested in more details and in a continuative speech please contact our for this challenging project responsible MD Burkhard Vesper via or +49 171 1921 021. You can be sure that confidentiality is self-evident.

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