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Underwriter - Spanish Speaker

ID:
7933571
Data:
09-01-2020
Empresa:
Hiscox Europe Underwriting Limited
País:
Portugal
Distrito:
Lisboa
Categoria(s):
Banca e Seguros
Intervalo salarial:
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Descrição da Empresa

Hiscox is an international specialist insurer and reinsurer. We provide market leading products and excellent service to individuals and businesses with unusual and often complicated insurance needs.  A FTSE 250 company, we can trace our roots to the Lloyd’s market in 1901.  We employ over 2,300 highly professional staff, have offices in 13 countries and customers all over the world. Hiscox Europe covers Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal.

We cover reinsurance and insurance risks that range from marine, terrorism, aerospace, technology, media and professional indemnity through to high value personal insurance, such as homes and contents, fine art, luxury motor, and kidnap and ransom, and are market leaders in many of our chosen areas.

 

Our Business Philosophy

THE BEST PEOPLE

Any business is only as good as the people it employs, and we employ the best in the business.  We empower our people to provide the type of insurance solutions which are often too complex for other insurance companies, and aim to provide our customers with a level of personal attention that standard insurers might not be able to.

 We are committed to developing our staff through our graduate programme, mentoring, in-house and external training, and our professional approach to setting standards is best practice. 

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Detalhe da Função

Hiscox is an international specialist insurer and reinsurer. We provide market leading products and excellent service to individuals and businesses with unusual and often complicated insurance needs. A FTSE 100 company, we can trace our roots to the Lloyd’s market in 1901. We employ over 3,300 highly professional staff, have offices in 14 countries and customers all over the world.

We cover reinsurance and insurance risks that range from marine, terrorism, aerospace, technology, media and professional indemnity through to high value personal insurance, such as homes and contents, fine art, luxury motor, and kidnap and ransom, and are market leaders in many of our chosen areas.

Hiscox Europe employs a team of 500 people in operating units in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg and Spain. In addition, Hiscox Europe has centralised in Lisbon a large number of front, middle and back-office processes for all the European countries as well as most of the European functions (Finance, IT, Change, BI, Pricing…).

The Art & Private Client (APC) business is currently distributed via brokers, cover holders and other partners. The Professions and Speciality Commercial (PSC) business is currently distributed via brokers, cover holders, partners and via our Direct to Consumer channel in France and Germany. In addition, Hiscox Europe writes business via schemes and other affinity solutions.


The Team

Hiscox has an established operations center in Lisbon and 25 people working for the Spanish Business. This is an exciting opportunity to become an integral member of an fast growing business unit. The volume of business is rising rapidly and career opportunities are excellent should individuals demonstrate the skills and success in their roles.

The development plan for Hiscox Spain is very ambitious for the next few years and it is expected that the team will grow at the same pace as the business.


The Role

Working within the Hiscox Underwriting Team, this will be accountable for underwriting and renewing a caseload of existing Professions and Speciality Commercial Risks for our Spanish business. You will actively identify opportunities to cross-sell and have a strong focus on building rapport with, and delivering a superb service to our broker partners.


Key Requirements

• Underwrite, price and negotiate accounts consistent with the quality of the risk and guidelines for the Professions and Speciality Commercial risks product line
• Develop new relationships and maintain existing relationships with brokers
• Work with operations, claims, finance and internal and external marketing to build products and contribute to the financial performance of the business unit
• Maintain excellent service standards
• Monitor product results and develop ideas to increase productivity
• Maximize the retention of existing renewals and handle mid-term adjustments on existing business
• Contribute to growing the existing business income through cross-sell and up-sell
• To deal quickly and efficiently with a large volume requests from Brokers
• To effectively negotiate with both internal and external parties including identified points of contact within a brokerage
• Maintain profitability of the account by making sound and consistent individual underwriting decisions
• To identify and challenge non-standard underwriting decisions within the Technical Underwriting Guide (TUG) with a reasoned Referral to a product expert or Senior Underwriter
• To regularly challenge convention, writing ‘non-standard’ business and able to take decisive action on loss making business
• Take ownership of the performance of your region’s account, identifying non performing accounts in terms of key performance indicators (e.g. retention and profitability) and take appropriate action or flag with the relevant people


Person Specification

Excellent written and verbal communication skills both in English;
• Outgoing, driven, high attention to detail and results focused mentality;
• At least 5 years of experience in the insurance industry;
• The ability to identify business needs
• Strong understanding of basic sales principles, negotiation skills and demonstrate a competitive drive;
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently in a collaborative environment
• Innate service focus which enables one to effectively interact with all levels of internal and external customers and partners
• Demonstrable drive, self-motivation and determination to achieve results
• Able to apply consideration to potential outcomes and to make decisions with in difficult and complex situations
• Team player
• Consistently demonstrates behaviour conducive to achieving both personal and team objectives, in line with the core value of Hiscox
• Law degree will be a plus


Why Hiscox?

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Hiscox during a time of focused growth where you will have the remit to make a real difference.

Hiscox offers an environment where you are encouraged to grow with the team and this is an exciting time to be joining this fast growing organisation. There will be plenty of opportunity for on the job career development within a supportive environment.

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