Santam Careers – Commercial Underwriter

Website Santam Insurance

Job Description:

Santam is the market leader in the general insurance industry in Southern Africa. We are a large, diversified, expanding and transforming company and whilst based in South Africa, we are rapidly moving into a number of emerging markets, both in Africa and Asia. Our success is rooted in our passion for our clients and everything we do is centred on our delivery of Insurance Good and Proper.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Utilise technology to manage data and the performance of the portfolio under management
  • Reporting on performance against agreed targets
  • Ensure a consistent and detailed understanding of the sales targets, goals, performance levels, products, business rules and conditions
  • Serves as the primary contact for operations, systems, training, audits as well as liaison for resolving issues
  • Establishing strategies to further grow the portfolio and contribute ideas, leadership and innovation
  • Analyse data and regularly ensure that rating structures are aligned with products, underwriting criteria and risks.
  • Comply with corporate governance policies, procedures and standards
  • Ensure alignment of quality standards and alignment of business processes
  • Manage allocated portfolio growth, retention, profitability and any other business relevant factors and agree growth plan
  • Ensure brokers operate within agreed mandates
  • Engaging with underwriting and finance teams
  • Identify and drive areas of service levels opportunities (review administration procedure in broker office)
  • Identify and develop sales opportunities
  • Ensure a consistent detailed understanding amongst brokers of their growth targets, goals, performance levels and available products

Job Requirements:

  • Working knowledge and good understanding of all operating and strategic processes, re-engineering and design
  • Ability to understand client base related requirements and to conceptualise and develop relative support
  • Change management skills
  • Project management skills
  • Understands value chain principles and management concepts
  • Strong business orientation with commercial and financial skills.
  • Good understanding of value chain in order to implement cost savings and maximise profitability
  • Working knowledge of financial management, accounting, information systems and marketing

Qualification & Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years Commercial, Agri or UMA underwriting experience
  • Completed grade 12 or equivalent certificate
  • RE5 & rep registration would be advantageous
  • Experience in sectional title market would be advantageous
  • FAIS credits 150

Job Details:

Company: Santam Insurance

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Bellville, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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