Commercial Underwriting Team Leader
An exciting opportunity exists for a Team Leader: Commercial Underwriting to join the Underwriting Department. This position is based in Centurion.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Effectively maintaining underwriting standards and providing quality client and broker service
•Supervision of team
•Monitor team performance and activities
•Stimulate positive team performance
•Manage own and work of team members
•Effective capacity planning to ensure the business processing is not disrupted
•Regular feedback to team members
•Achieve agreed targets
•Liaison with Brokers/Insurers on all queries to resolution
•Managing complaints and escalations
•Staff development, coaching and training
•Statistical reporting on quotations, new business, renewals, movement.
•Analyse processes and identify need for risk reduction or efficiency opportunities
•Ensure adherence to processes and procedures. Identify need to create or amend existing processes and procedures.
•Coordinate team meetings
•Ensure continual communication between management and the team
•Ensuring compliance and legislative issues are adhered to.
•Incident and system management / development
•Maintain service, quality and desired outputs within a specific functional process through ensuring compliance to tactical policies, procedures and standards.
•Resolve escalated customer queries and complaints and provide feedback to customers on matters resolved.
•Develop work routines in line with operational plans / schedules in order to manage achievement of service delivery goals
•Share knowledge on, and participate in the creation of new standards, control systems and procedures to maintain service delivery.
• Maintain effective people practices
•Align own behavior with the organization culture and values.
• Share and transfer product, process and systems knowledge to colleagues.
•Collaborate and work with the Underwriting team to ensure required service levels are delivered.
•Continuous improvement to ensure effective service. Identify and recommend areas / ways to improve processes.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
•Matric is an essential requirement
•FAIS Credits (as per FAIS requirement)
•Must be Fit & Proper in terms of the FAIS Act
•Regulatory Exam: Representatives
•Must not be debarred with FSB
•Must not work under FAIS supervision
•Extensive experience within the Short-Term insurance industry.
•5 – 8 years commercial underwriting experience
•2 years and more experience as a Team Leader
The essential competencies that will be needed for this position are:
•Good communication skills
•Attention to detail
•Good understanding of systems and products to enable to assist Manager with Testing of products.
•Technical commercial insurance experience
•Is attentive In Basic, Routine, Repetitious Tasks Competent to use insurance policy administration systems and applications
•The ability to meet minimum work expectations
•The ability to apply Basic Rules In Decision-Making
•The ability to handle complex decision making
•The ability to influence and manage a team
•Multiple product knowledge
Attributes required for the position include but are not limited to:
•Good people management skills
•Building and maintaining relationships (internal & external)
•Strong problem-solving and decision-making ability
•Able to work with a high performing team
•Good communication skills (verbal & written)
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Brolink is a leading provider of insurance administration services, providing a comprehensive range of insurance products from South Africa’s top insurers. Our portfolio includes personal insurance, commercial insurance as well as niche products such as agriculture, transport, engineering, and aviation.
As a short-term insurance administrator, Brolink provides a dedicated service to professional brokers in delivering on their clients’ business or professional insurance needs.
Applicants must have the following:
•Clear criminal record
•Excellent previous employment references.
Our values are Excellence, Integrity, Fairness.
Our Vision is to be the leading digital technology and integration platform for short-term insurance.
Qualified applicants are invited to apply by sending a CV to: HumanCapital@brolink.co.za before the 29th of February 2023.
Please note that this appointment will be made according to the company’s Employment Equity targets and strategy. Provided you are not contacted within 2 weeks of job application deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful.