Senior Underwriter L&H


Our client is looking to hire a Senior Underwriter L&H to join their team in Munich on Permanent basis.

Ref: 48509

  • Location: Munich
  • Category: Compliance
  • Type: Permanent
  • Pay Range: €70k - €90k


About the role

They are looking for a Senior Life & Health Underwriter with a proven track record of success in high performing UW operational teams, to embed & execute UW case management decision making with appropriate risk management controls.  You should be someone who is looking to use your skills and experience in an exciting start up environment which challenges traditional approaches.

The role has 3 key deliverables: the delivery of market leading UW case management; to support the delivery of innovative and customer focused UW philosophy; to give the company EMEA a competitive edge by supporting a high performance team culture which continuously evolves leading to world class execution and progressive UW techniques & processes.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of a high performing UW Operational team with excellence in delivery
  • Ensure appropriate execution of the market & deal philosophy for UW case referrals
  • Focus on customers to deliver high work clearance rate with quality results and appropriate controls
  • Manage the allocation of cases and delivery of results to optimise the team’s output
  • Perform case adjudication sign off for the German Branch of the company EMEA
  • Ensure robust controls are embedded into the team and its operational risk management framework and procedures
  • Ensure continuous learning and development and hence improvement in the company’s risk management and competitive position
  • Identify the company’s requirements and future development needs for Swiss Re’s electronic UW engine, Magnum & other components of the technology landscape
  • Challenge the status quo, keep up to date with innovation in UW & Claims and use that innovation to create competitive advantages for the company
  • Provide key training and support service provision by third party administrators
  • Support the head of underwriting and claims with the recruitment of skilled and effective operational staff into the UW & Claims team in line with their UW & Claims staffing plans
  • Contribute to ad hoc company EMEA projects

Experience required:

  • Experience in management of high performing teams responsible for case management, case quality & risk management control is desirable
  • You are fluent in German & English
  • You have significant, min. 5-7 years work experience in life protection UW case management & technical adjudication delivery across Europe (5 years or more) with a specific focus on Germany
  • You bring a proven entrepreneurial & can do attitude & track record with excellent delivery skills and are comfortable working in an area that is fluid and dynamic
  • You are willing to challenge established ways of performing UW in terms of digitalisation of UW decision making
  • You understand the value of automated underwriting decision processes as well as the need to constantly optimize the manual work processes around this
  • The dynamic environment of a young insurance company committed to the digitalization of life insurance business is a rewarding factor for you and you want be part of this disruptive business processes
  • You have a client centric attitude and experience working with external clients/distributors focused on the needs of customers
  • You are comfortable managing multiple deliverables and reprioritisation


Sarah Schadek

Branch Manager Germany | Financial Services DACH

T: +49 (0)6924 7568 9431

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