Willis Towers Watson Director – Commercial Lines Underwriting in London, United Kingdom

Director – Commercial Lines Underwriting

Date Posted: June 11, 2018


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The unprecedented need for change across a broad range of fronts is challenging and driving demand for experienced case and portfolio underwriters.

WTW’s Insurance Consulting and Technology (ICT) division is looking to recruit a Director of Commercial Underwriting to work with the Pricing, Product, Claims and Underwriting Practice. Providing consulting support to our Commercial Insurance Clients

The Role

The commercial insurance sector is undergoing significant change as companies seek to adapt to;

  • Pressure on underwriting results

  • Increased volatility

  • Opportunities and threats from new technology

  • The advances in analytics and artificial intelligence

The successful candidate will providing consulting support to commercial clients, typical consulting activities would include;

  • Leading UW improvement programmes

  • Remediating poorly performing products and portfolios

  • Aligning the clients technical capabilities with their overall business strategy

  • Supporting the development and deployment of successful UW and Business Strategies

  • Working closely with the pricing team to deliver improved UW and Pricing

Within WTW the successful candidate would have a leadership role within the PPCU Practice. The role would include elements of;

  • Client Management

  • Project Sales

  • Subject matter expert

  • Project leadership

  • Thought leadership in the Commercial UW arena

The Requirements

Providing consulting support to our Commercial Insurance Clients the candidate should have:

  • Significant Case UW experience

  • Strong technical Underwriting background

  • Portfolio / Product or Divisional leadership experience

  • Exposure to large commercial transformation programmes

  • Experience with working with actuarial and analytical teams

The ideal candidate is likely have held a Divisional leadership role or have been a Chief Underwriting Officer.

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

Willis Towers Watson believes that effectively managing a diverse workforce is vital to our business strategy. We have an obligation to our organization, ourselves and our clients to hire and develop the best people we can find. We will continually review our policies and practices to ensure that all areas of the employment process (including recruiting, hiring, work assignments, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, company-sponsored development programs and overall workplace experience) are free from discriminatory practices. We are committed to equal employment opportunities at Willis Towers Watson.

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  • Location:London, England, GB

  • Date Posted:June 11, 2018