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Senior Underwriter (German)

Job Description

Senior Underwriter (German)

We have a permanent role to fill immediately working directly for a major international Company. The role is based in Dublin City Centre working for business in Germany.

The company’s German business has grown to have a significant share of its target segment within the German life insurance market and is in Europe and focuses on pensions and individual protection products, offering a combination of unit-linked funds, unitized with profits funds and variable annuity business within their pension products.

Role Description:  

The Job involves the assessment of Life, Serious Illness and Disability applications on behalf of the Company for the German market, ensuring that all aspects of the risk assessment process comply with Underwriting, Legal and Compliance guidelines and company procedures. 

Responsibilities & Duties:

•Evaluate new applications for Life, Critical Illness and Disability within assigned autonomy limits and alterations in cover on existing policies, within tight deadlines.

•Promptly evaluate new enquiries so that all information required e.g. medical evidence financial or occupational data etc. can be requested at the earliest possible date and therefore avoid any unnecessary delays.

•Deal with complaints and challenges on decisions and requirements in a professional comprehensive manner, involving the necessary parties as required – Legal, CMO, Re-assurers etc.

•Deal with Rücktritt and Anfechtung cases and advise others on the process and technical issues.

•Keep abreast of trends, legislation and new developments in the field of life underwriting in order to maintain expertise at the required level of proficiency.


Necessary Skills & Qualifications: 

•A minimum of 4 years relevant experience in underwriting Life, Critical Illness and disability working in a direct office or re-assurers office

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills required

•Fluent German oral and written and basic English is essential

•Excellent market knowledge required

•Progress towards a professional insurance qualification would be an advantage

Please examine the above in detail and let me know if you feel you would be suite to and are interested in the role. If you do wish to apply or even just to find out more please contact Enda Connolly of Target Talent and the contact details provided herein as soon as you can.

Ref: EC0004