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Underwriter

Date Posted: Sep 28, 2021

Location: Brighton, GB Brighton, GB Brighton, GB

Company: MetLife

Pricing Underwriter

 

Job Location: 2 days working in the Brighton office, with the remaining 3 from home. Potential Full Time Remote option for candidates with Employee Benefits (Underwriting) experience.

 

Why MetLife

Culture, diversity, growth, and development. Expansion and investment. These words come to mind as an employee of MetLife UK. You’d be joining one of the fastest growing insurance companies in our sector, presenting you with a great opportunity to give maximum impact in your role, whilst being rewarded with decent pay and benefits (generous pension, life assurance, income protection and private medical as standard).

 

Role Value Proposition: 

We are looking for experienced Group Risk Underwriters to join us to help MetLife become the best in the Employee Benefits market. We need Underwriters with strong customer service and commerciality to come on board with a good ability to assess risk and decide the appropriate price and terms within company strategy and underwriting philosophy.

    

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for underwriting Group Life and/or Group Income Protection quotations for existing and new business in a timely manner within agreed internal procedures to achieve service standards.
  • To support key strategic relationships within Sales, Actuarial and other business departments by making pragmatic and commercially focused underwriting decisions to help achieve sales, profitability and retention targets.
  • To provide technical underwriting support to the Sales team, where appropriate.
  • Training less experienced members of the Employee Benefits division, checking and sampling their work against the agreed procedures.
  • In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the job holder may be required to perform other duties as reasonable assigned by the Manager from time to time.

 

Essential Business Experience

  • Four years’ experience of working in an Underwriting / Underwriter function preferably within Employee Benefits
  • Strong record of Underwriting success in a fast-paced environment, with ability to manage own work and deadlines, communicating coherently across functions if required
  • A desire to proactively learn and develop yourself
  • Ability to challenge existing ways of working for the best outcome for the company and customer
  • Accomplished team player with winning mentality

 

Required:

  • Any financial services qualifications or equivalent, such as GR1 or other CII qualifications.
  • Preferred educated to ‘A’ Level caliber or equivalent

 

Essential Technical Skills:

 

Required:

  • Experienced with Microsoft Excel


 

MetLife will assist in the funding of Professional Fees for employees where it is relevant and aligned to your position within the organisation.  MetLife reserve the right to make a judgement on whether the subscription is relevant or not to your role as well as cease the payment at any time. This type of subscription will not incur “benefit in kind” tax. 

 

MetLife:

MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

 

We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $659.6 billion of total assets under management as of December 31, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies.   

      

MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.  Visit us at www.metlife.com to learn more about our brand, history, and values. 

 

MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.

MetLife is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.  It is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on any basis protected by law.

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Requisition #: 120338 

We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, religions and sexual orientations. 

We strive to find the best candidate for all positions and a diverse range of applicants ensures we widen our talent pool in order to achieve this. 

Those with disabilities and neurodiverse conditions, please do let us know about your reasonable adjustments to ensure that we can best meet your needs.

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