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Head of Underwriting - PCF 18 - Life Company

Ref: 76095

  • Exceptionally competitive Base, Bonus and Bens Package.
  • 17 Nov 2021
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Permanent

Unique opportunity to join a new Life Company set up as their Head of Underwriting (Life, Protection & Pension Products). Under a JV partnership with am impressive distribution channel, you’ll be able to leverage off a strong customer base. The Head of Underwriting – PCF 18, will lead and build out a team across Life and Pension product lines.

The Role:

Pre-Launch of the New Life Co.

  • Design, establish and manage the Underwriting function for this New Life Company and it’s new target operating model.
  • Partake in RFPs against underwriting tools / reporting tool and harness the best use of technology and effective decision making.
  • Build out a team that use agile ways of working and current design-thinking to develop and structure the team and building their underwriting capability post go-live.


Following Go-Live phase

  • You will manage the underwriting function to oversee daily operations, provide decisions and recommendations on complex cases and review plans and procedures relative to their function
  • Establish and nurture relationships with reinsurance and underwriting providers to provide a differentiated policy underwriting capability for customers
  • Supports the Executive Management team and other peer level Head of Functions to achieve strategic objectives, operational targets etc
  • Accountable for the business build and implementation of system integrations, controls, processes, risks etc.
  • Manage any key business readiness activities required for Go-Live of Underwriting Function
  • Oversees and manages activities in teams across multiple areas within the function, and leads the management of the underwriting team to ensure development and continual improvement
  • Keeps up to date with external developments using their stakeholder engagement network and maintains relationships with underwriters, brokers, reinsurers, and agents
  • Understands the strategic business objectives and develops, drives, and delivers key strategic initiatives


Ideal Candidate Profile for his PCF 18 – Head of Underwriting Role:

  • Substantial experience in Life underwriting – ideally 10 years plus with sound skills in reinsurance relationship management
  • Knowledge of key market-wide and innovative underwriting solutions and approaches that will support in development of the New life Co
  • Strong relationship skills with an ability to influence at all levels of management
  • Significant leadership and people management skills.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent business analysis skills and understanding of the insurance industry
  • Ideally a PCF holder or CF holder capable to step up to PCF role holder.

Remuneration Package

Exceptionally Attractive & Competitive 

For a confidential discussion, please contact
Estelle Davis or email Brightwater Executive or click the apply button below.