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Underwriting Consultant

Date Posted: Dec 1, 2021

Location: Kansas City, MO, US, 64116 Aurora, IL, US, 60504 Remote, US, 0

Company: MetLife

 

Job Location: United States : Missouri : Kansas City  

Alternate Job Location : United States : Illinois : Aurora  

 

 

Role Value Proposition: 

This role will be a critical part of the newly formed Underwriting Strategy team within Regional Business. This team will interact directly with Local Market Finance, Sales, Regional Business Development & other internal partners for the identification, rollout and reporting of local market underwriting strategies and full oversight of strategic execution.

 

The Underwriting Consultant is responsible to evaluate key metrics at the local office level and to explore and create new business growth and renewal strategies based on key metrics and identified market opportunities.  This person will conduct a detailed analysis to establish profitable and competitive rates and plan characteristics given the unique circumstances and needs of each group customer.

    

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Direct accountability for the development of underwriting and pricing strategies patterns across Regional Business Underwriting
  • Engage with Local Market Finance and Product Pricing teams to share local market understanding and positively influence rating methodology and localized pricing strategies for each of the twenty-four sales offices
  • Works proactively and collaboratively with internal and external partners to make sound decisions that will continue to build MetLife’s book of group insurance business. Proactively provides market-differentiating solutions to increase likelihood of success in a local sales office
  • Develop process and operation models within underwriting needed to support identified local market initiatives and strategies.  Provide documentation, training and reporting to support strategies.
  • Build effective working relationships within underwriting, sales management and sales personnel as well as the administrative operations in the Implementation and Service Units in order to effectively consult on strategic initiatives and address issues proactively

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, listening)
  • Strong presentation skills including buildout of presentation materials in Microsoft Powerpoint and effective public speaking.
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem solving capabilities. Ability to utilize market and process knowledge in a manner that increases the likelihood of success or differentiates MetLife versus that of the competition, particularly on complex quotes requiring a thorough analysis.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to drive change throughout the organization
  • Strong customer service skills. Consistently demonstrates outstanding partnership with internal partners.  Ability to communicate directly with customers and/or third parties in order to arrive at solutions.
  • High level of organizational skill and the ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Team player: works well with other underwriters and business partners.
  • Ability to grasp market and industry trends and proactively incorporate those aspects into the decision-making process.

 

Preferred:

  • 5+ years of group underwriting experience.
  • Strong knowledge of underwriting policies and procedures, underwriting guidelines and philosophies. 
  • College degree in Math, Business, Finance, or the Financial Services industry.
  • Advanced degree is a plus.

 

 

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:

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 $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. 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. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired 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.

 

 

We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.

 

 

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.

 

 

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

 

 

Requisition #: 121428

 


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