Head of Life Underwriting - Leading Insurer - Career Defining Opportunity

Job Title: Head of Life Underwriting - Leading Insurer - Career Defining Opportunity
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Auckland Central
Salary: Excellent on Experience
Start Date: Immediate
Reference: 2750644
Contact Name: Paul Murphy
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 30, 2018 14:33

Job Description

My client is a leader in the life insurance industry with a progressive view to underwriting and a leadership team committed to changing the way underwriting happens in Australia wit a view of improving the customer experience.

The role of Head of Underwriting will see you responsible for
  • Leading the national team of underwriters through a direct reporting team of State Managers and an overall headcount of 60 FTE's
  • Ensuring the quality of the underwriting service nationally in line with my clients philosophy and guidelines 
  • Ensure effective underwriting development of people occur to provide a consistent underwriting decisions are made nationally and are in line with maintaining a profitable risk portfolio
  • Communicating effectively with the wider underwriting leadership team to drive innovation in underwriting 
  • Setting operational strategy to ensure SLA's are being met, operational efficiencies are considered and implemented and advisor relationships are built
  • The development of all underwriters nationally to consistent improve on technical and soft skills
To be successful in the role you will be able to demonstrate:
  • Significant leadership within Life insurance underwriting at a state, national of broader general management that has led underwriting teams
  • Exceptional stakeholder management ability having worked in a matrix environment structure whilst still delivering excellent results
  • A proven history in innovation or the ability to demonstrate how underwriting teams could innovate in the future 
  • An excellent commercial acumen that has been applied to running a large national function 
  • The ability to lead teams through change successfully 
  • Proven ability to enhance skills of experienced specialist skill sets (ideally underwriters) 
  • A leadership style that is consultative, open to change and highly motivational
You will be rewarded with:
  • The opportunity to shape the future of underwriting by working for a industry leader with an exceptionally strong brand
  • A supportive leader that will allow you the autonomy to drive results and manage your business
  • An excellent salary, industry leading bonus structure and other rewards
  • A passionate and driven underwriting team
This role is being recruited exclusively by Ensure Recruitment, for more information of a confidential conversation to obtain more details please call Paul Murphy on 03 8637 7319

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