13 Jul 2014

Deputy Manager–Underwriting Job Vacancy

Our client, an Insurance Company is a composite Insurer with excellent services in underwriting both General Insurance and Life Assurance policies.

The Company offers market leading insurance products and services to customers, and is a dominant player in the region.

In order to grow locally and set up a platform in the region, our client seeks to hire a Deputy Manager-Underwriting who will report to the General Manager-Underwriting.

Overall Responsibilities 
To assess risks in accordance with laid down underwriting procedures in the company and to ensure effective and efficient service delivery to customers.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Direct and control the underwriting team in consultation with the underwriting manager to ensure that it is appropriately motivated and aligned so as to achieve company objectives.
  • Develop and maintain effective business relationships with internal (coworkers) and external customers in order to attract and retain profitable business.
  • Visit agents and brokers in order to retain existing accounts. Build and maintain business relationships and develop new opportunities in support of Trident’s objectives.
  • Provide an efficient and effective service to clients through maintenance of healthy and efficient communication by responding promptly to their enquiries.
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of competitors by thoroughly analyzing market position, products and rates.
  • Maintain all necessary records and processes to ensure that premiums are paid promptly.
  • Check and verifying proposal forms, and assessing risk quality to ensure that risks undertaken and assumptions made in the premium calculations conform to Trident’s underwriting policy guidelines.
  • Ensure competitive quotations and follow-up for closing instructions are prepared in good time.
  • In conjunction with reinsurance department, ensure compliance with reinsurance terms, conditions and exclusions.
  • Assist in developing and promotion of new products in line with new trends and demand in insurance market.
  • Prepare contract terms for clients and ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities in the contract.
  • Maintain all necessary records and processes to ensure that premiums are paid promptly and that claims are efficiently processed.
  • Check proposal forms to ensure that risks conform to assumptions made in the premium calculations and are within underwriting policy guidelines.
  • Agree contract terms with prospect in accordance with company guidelines and policy guidelines.

Person Specifications
Academic Qualifications
Bachelors Degree in Insurance, Economics Or Accounting

Professional Qualifications


  • At least 5 years underwriting experience, preferably in an insurance company
  • In-depth understanding of underwriting process and procedures
  • Superior Communication skills both written and oral;
  • Analytical skills.
  • Our client is an equal opportunities employer

Application process
Kindly send your CV and cover letter detailing your experience, qualification and motivation for the job to clearly indicating the job title as “Deputy Manager-Underwriting” the subject and address it to the Recruitment Manager as soon as you read this advert.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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