Engagement Manager (m/f/d) with Focus Underwriting

Global Player in Financial Industries

The Company

Our client is one of the world's leading reinsurance companies with more than 12,000 employees at over 50 locations around the globe.

Global Consulting is one of the areas of strategic growth. It provides top-notch consulting services to primary insurers, MGAs and Insurance Verticals across the world and supports them in solving their challenges along the whole value chain of insurance. To do this, our client combines technical excellence with professional consulting skills.

To complement the team of recognized experts, we are looking for an Engagement Manager (m/f/d) with a strong background in commercial and personal lines property underwriting. We are seeking a technically minded individual who has an interest in and appreciation of actuarial/statistical techniques and the value they bring to the business. We value experience in viewing a book of business from an overall perspective and relate this to the strategy and implementation in the day-to-day UW.

Your Tasks

  • High performance delivery on consulting new and existing primary insurance clients in close collaboration with the other members of the delivery team
  • Develop, implement and maintain client solutions in conjunction with team members, especially to:
  • Improve the performance of their property portfolio through segmentation analysis, portfolio management, underwriting and management guidelines and frameworks
  • Grow property portfolios, e.g. through the introduction of new products, new distribution channels or entry into new markets
  • Identifying clients’ needs in both mature and emerging markets. Developing, testing and validating hypotheses
  • Supporting the acquisition of client projects together with respective client teams
  • Professionalizing the product offerings, ensuring scalability and monetization across international market units
  • Development of detailed business cases, including market feasibility studies and target operating models
  • Continued development of professional project management discipline across the Global Consulting team
  • In-depth collaboration and partnering with relevant units across the Group and externally to expand consulting services to build new capabilities and new intellectual property

What You Bring With You

  • University degree / Master / PhD majoring in e.g. engineering, economics, actuarial science or other comparable discipline
  • Broad multi-year experience, min. 6 years in consulting and/or primary insurance property underwriting and product development
  • Knowledge of the overall insurance operation and value chain
  • Experience in forming a top-down as well as bottom-up view on a book of direct insurance business and experience in deriving conclusions around target book and the best strategy to be applied
  • Knowledge of and interest in statistical methods and an understanding of how these methodologies best add value to UW
  • Knowledge of business technology and vendors’ solutions
  • High commitment, responsibility and ownership of delivery
  • High degree of analytical and problem-solving capabilities, ability to identify client needs and to develop innovative and effective solutions
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad – occasionally in longer periods
  • High degree of emotional intelligence, contributing to positive overall experience and performance of the team
  • Equally comfortable working at conceptual view and extremely detailed view for predictable outcomes
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, excellent command of written and spoken business English. German, Spanish or French desirable