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Commercial technical underwriter

Position Purpose:

A specialised insurance and asset management firm within the engineering sector requires a commercial technical underwriter in Johannesburg

Minimum Requirements:

  • Matric / Grade 12 essential
  • Tertiary education is an advantage
  • FAIS compliant including all relevant credits and RE5 exam
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in Commercial – not negotiable


Duties and Responsibilities and Performance Outcomes:

  • Ensuring that staff issue policies, amendments and processes without error within 24 hours.
  • Streamline processes in the underwriting department.
  • Assisting in ensuring that the loss ratios are reduced.
  • Risk Management.
  • Utilizing the business description report to ensure good quality business on the books.
  • Must have Technical knowledge on Non-Motor and Motor.
  • High level underwriting queries internal and external – Turnaround time 24 hours.
  • Ensuring that policies and amendments are issued without error within 24 hours.
  • Checking all documentation to ensure correctness before processing.
  • Quotations & Rating.
  • Processing of new policies according to company procedures.
  • Renewal & Renewal Invites to be done timeously.
  • Processing endorsements.
  • Handling queries from Credit Control department.
  • Cancellation of policies.
  • Handling queries from brokers – Turnaround time 24 hours.
  • General correspondence with broker via e-mail, fax or telephone.
  • Diarize issues that need to be followed up.
  • Ensure filing of closings and schedules according to company procedure (electronically).
  • General office administration.
  • Develop relationships with clients and ensure high level of service.
  • Assist with underwriting queries internal and external – Turnaround time 24 hours.
  • Ensure all risks are written within our Treaty limits.
  • No declined risks are accepted or renewed.
  • If required FAC is placed by negotiating with NNAC.
  • Managing staff and staff related issues.
  • Training of staff.
  • Perform all other functions as required or requested within reason


Skills Required:

  • Self-starter and highly self-motivated, able to work independently.
  • FAIS Compliant : Must already have the RE certificate and qualifications.
  • Accuracy and high attention to detail.
  • Presentable and professional at all times.
  • Computer literate.
  • Problem solving.
  • Ability to overcome objections.
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of personalities.
  • Ability to manage staff and work


Package on Offer:

  • High basic plus excellent commission structure, contribution to medical, petrol reimbursement for business use


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