‘Perceptive Underwriting’

Careers

Trainee Broker

LocationManchester

Reporting toAccount Manager

Job Summary

The role will predominantly be office-based and will involve training on all aspects of credit insurance broking, with a view to the successful applicant ultimately assuming responsibility for their own client portfolio

Principal Duties/Responsibilities

    • Provision of support for the existing client portfolio, including negotiations for credit limits, claims and all aspects of policy administration;
    • Collation of renewal information and questionnaire details;
    • General support for colleagues in discussions with existing and prospective clients;
    • Collation of supporting information for client and prospect meetings and attendance at such meetings where appropriate.

To apply for this position please Contact: HR Team

Contact Email: humanresource@nexusunderwriting.com

Underwriter Trade Credit and Political Risk – Equinox Global Inc

PositionUnderwriter Trade Credit and Political Risk – Equinox Global Inc

LocationNew York

Reporting toUS Country Head

Job Summary

We are looking for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit to join our growing, innovative Trade Credit and Political Risk Underwriting team.  

Equinox underwrites short term trade credit insurance on behalf of Lloyd’s of London.  We are a small team based in New York and part of the Nexus Group, an independent specialty MGA group.   We have offices in the UK, USA, Germany, France and the Netherlands. Equinox Global is part of the Nexus Group, an independent specialty MGA group. Further information on www.equinoxglobal.com and www.nexusunderwriting.com

Principal Duties/Responsibilities

  • The role:

    • Underwriting new and renewal trade credit business and negotiating policy terms and conditions;
    • Generating new business sales via proactive development of the broker network;
    • Servicing an existing book of trade credit insurance;
    • Developing strong relationships with brokers, insured’s and prospects to facility submission flow, profitable portfolio growth and sustaining high renewal rates;
    • Evaluating corporate (buyer) credit risk taking into account the full scope of the policy and risks relating to countries and industries;
    • Liaising internally and externally about buyer risks and policies. This includes underwriters, brokers, clients, buyers and information providers;
    • Work with head office in the UK and other regional offices when needed (for instance on placing global insurance programs).

Competencies

  • 2 – 5 years of experience in an credit insurance or reinsurance underwriting capacity is preferred;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Ability to work within a small dynamic team, and prepared to take on new responsibilities and challenges as required;
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred;
  • Foreign language proficiency valued, credit analysis experience preferred;
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office, Windows, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint;
  • Some travel required domestically and internationally;
  • In return we offer an engaging and pleasant work environment along with a competitive salary, benefits and vacation package.

For more details please contact HR team humanresource@nexusunderwriting.com

To apply for this position please Contact: HR team

Contact Email: humanresource@nexusunderwriting.com

Group Receptionist

LocationLondon Office

Reporting toHead of Premises & Office Integration.

Job Summary

To provide front of house management and support to the Personal Assistant for the Group Executive Chairman and CEO and Executive team members, along with support to the Head of Premises & Office Integration.

Principal Duties/Responsibilities

    • Reception

    To be the face of Nexus, meeting and greeting all clients and visitors to Nexus in a professional and efficient manner ;

    To ensure a professional and efficient service to all staff and external guests;

    Monitor visitor access and maintain security awareness;

    Oversee the Junior Receptionist;

    Respond to general queries regarding the office /facilities /stationary;

    Answer telephone calls ina timely and professional manner; direct calls appropriately, take to taking accurate and complete messages;

    Manage office and meeting room bookings ensuring that refreshments are provided for meetings as required;

    Organising out-off office hours event events for staff and brokers;

    Organise travel arrangements for all staff (hotels /flights /trains);

    Organising in housebreakfasts and lunches;

    Overall responsibility for the presentation and smooth running of the Nexus Reception.

    • Office Support

    Administer, update and circulate the daily office movement schedule;

    Ensure that the reception, broker lounge and meeting rooms are kept tidy and that crockery and glasses are cleared away regularly during the day;

    Ensure meeting rooms are set up for Induction and Board Meetings;

    Ensure adequate supplies oftea, coffee and refreshments supplies are available and stored away;

    Collate and distribute incoming and outgoing mail; organise courier pickups and deliveries;

    Support any filing, scanning and photocopying requirements;

    Support with any data entry and presentations;

    Providing support to the office facilities team.

    • PA Support

    Support the Executive PA , Group CEO, Executive Leadership team and Facilities Team in ad hoc tasks as required;

    Cover the Executive PA & Events Manager when she is absent from the office;

    Provide support, as required, in the planning, organising and execution of marketing and social events;

    Provide administration support to members of the Senior Management team including;

    Travel arrangements;

    Diary Management & arranging meetings.

Competencies

  • Project Premises Management Support

Keeping processes up to date

Provide support and assistance with facilities and building management

Keeping PPM informed of any issues with facility queries

Support with any ad hoc tasks

  • Any other reasonable duties as required

 

Individuals will be expected to adhere to the Reception dress code whilst presenting a professional image representative of the Nexus Brand.

Required Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge, Experience

  • Skills:

Organising and planning

Strong attention to detail

Being able to multi-task

Strong verbal and written communication

Flexible approach to working hours

Able to use initiative and assist other departments, where necessary

Reliable and consistent

IT literacy including strong skills in PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Excel

 

  • Knowledge/Experience:

Relevant experience in a well-established finance organisation

Office Assistant /Management experience would be essential

Desire to learn and take on new responsibilities

To apply for this position please Contact: HR team

Contact Email: humanresource@nexusunderwriting.com

Senior Operations Associate

PositionGroup Senior Operations Associate

LocationLondon

Reporting toGroup Operations Manager

Job Summary

To pro-actively support the growth and development of the business, providing to the Group a high-class support function; with a focus on driving operational improvement and efficiencies through the partnership with Business Heads, to enable the business to run as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Principal Duties/Responsibilities

    • To pro-actively support the Group Operations Manager and Business in the development, implementation and roll out of Group wide operational processes and efficiencies
    • To build and develop trusted relationships with Underwriters and Directors/Department Heads, working with to ensure the business is fully understood, such that growth plans and initiatives can be supported
    • To provide high quality and effective, technical and administrative support to the Group
    • To pro-actively support the business with all day to day operational needs, with a focus on improving quality, accuracy and timeliness of outputs.
    • To deal with complex queries from the business, using them as a way to improve service.
    • To identify areas for improvement and work with the Directors/Department Heads, with support and referral to the Group Operations Manager to ascertain solutions, agreeing and managing the change within the Group and evaluating its benefits.
    • To review new products and initiatives from an operational standpoint and provide guidance and support to the business.
    • To respond quickly and pro-actively to ad-hoc requests from external and internal contacts alike.
    • To undertake a variety of adhoc projects under the guidance of the Group Operations Manager, and then presenting and seeing through the strategy for rectification.
    • To create, embed and maintain operational Policies and Procedural Manuals under guidance, where necessary, from the Group Operations Manager.
    • To support and provide guidance to operational assistants with the maintenance and development of internal trackers (for example Premium and Profit Commission).
    • To assist with the integration of acquisitions, including but not limited to: liaising with various individuals; reviewing systems, processes, contracts, data and reports; and performing GAP analysis.
    • To review current underwriting arrangements, ensure the correct set up on the system and liaise with MI regarding reporting requirements.
    • To work with the IT team in providing UAT and system testing within the underwriting systems, to allow upgrades and changes to the system functionality can be signed-off from an operations perspective.
    • To participate where necessary in Underwriting Audits, providing operational overview and addressing auditor queries in relation to operational matters.
    • To keep up to date with insurance market news and regulatory requirements, highlighting key developments and changes to the Group Operations Manager and Directors/Department Heads as appropriate, and then ensuring actions and implemented and taken forward.

Required Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge, Experience

Qualifications:

Ideally educated to degree level, or equivalent, with strong GCSE, or equivalent, in maths.

 

Skills:

Ideally a minimum 3 years’ experience in an operational role

Excellent organisational skills and the ability to multi- task.

Ability to work under pressure as part of a small team.

Excellent communication skills, with the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with all levels.

Ability to motivate and organise others.

Attention to detail, accuracy and deadlines.

Ability to filter information, assess priorities and make informed decisions.

Ability to think ahead and anticipate needs before they arise.

Excellent project, planning, change and time management capabilities.

Confident and able to work on own initiative and with limited supervision.

IT literacy including advanced skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other Microsoft Office applications.

Excellent problem solving skills.

Innovative.

Good judgement and decision making skills.

 

Knowledge/Experience:

Ideally a proven track record in a similar role.

Knowledge of Binding Authority Agreements essential.

Previous experience within either an independent or Broker-owned MGA would be ideal

Broker technician experience advantageous.

Knowledge of RiskWrite advantageous.

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