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About the team/division

Hiscox has been writing Marine & Energy Liability insurance as part of the wider Marine & Energy Division in London Market for many years and is viewed as one of the leading Markets in the class. The Marine & Energy Liability portfolio is written alongside Marine Hull & War, Marine Cargo and Upstream Energy within the Marine & Energy Division. The budget for Marine & Energy Liability for 2021 will be in the region of $110m gross.

To achieve this goal we are pushing the boundaries in terms of distribution, innovation and a diverse range of products within our portfolio. The book is split into a variety of sub-classes, with a broad appetite both in terms of activity and geography. The book is predominantly US focused but we have the ability and remit to write business all over the world. The key to our success is our deep technical understanding of the products we sell and the activities our clients perform, enable us to identify the best risks and differentiate ourselves from our competitors. This is your opportunity to become part of it and help influence and shape our Marine & Energy Liability offering in Lloyd's.

The Role

We are looking for an Underwriter to join our underwriting team of 4. This role will report directly into the Marine & Energy Liability Line Underwriter. The key to success in this role will be a detailed underwriting approach, strong relationship management and unparalleled sales skills, as well as strong organisational skills and the ability to think ahead and use initiative. You will need to thrive in a business development role and be able to demonstrate a skill for working with senior brokers/clients. You will need to take ownership of relationships and be confident these lead to profitable business.

What you'll be doing in the role:

  • Responsible for Underwriting all elements of our Marine & Energy Liability portfolio

  • Lead and develop close relationships with our partner brokers

  • Contribute to the development of our appetite in all areas

  • Lead underwriting & sales initiatives to grow the portfolio

  • Position yourself and Hiscox as the go-to market for Marine & Energy Liability in Lloyd's

    Person Specification:

    Person Specification:

  • A proven track record and strong reputation of underwriting in the Lloyd's market

  • Excellent sales skills and an insatiable appetite to grow the portfolio

  • Decisive in nature, displaying good judgement in decisions and taking accountability

  • A great communicator who can work with people at all levels, and are just as comfortable with clients and leaders in the industry as they are with their own team.

  • Existing Broker and client relationships

  • Degree educated or equivalent

    Nice to have:

  • Experience across both Marine and Energy Liability lines

    Diversity and flexible working at Hiscox

    At Hiscox we care about our people. We hire the best people for the job and we're committed to diversity and creating a truly inclusive culture, which we believe drives success. We also understand that working life doesn't always have to be 'nine to five' and we support flexible working wherever we can. No promises, but please chat to our resourcing team about the flexibility we could offer for this role.

    About Hiscox

    As an international specialist insurer we are far removed from the world of mass market insurance products. Instead we are selective and focus on our key areas of expertise and strength - all of which is underpinned by a culture that encourages us to challenge convention and always look for a better way of doing things.

    We insure the unique and the interesting. And we search for the same when it comes to talented people. Hiscox is full of smart, reliable human beings that look out for customers and each other. We believe in doing the right thing, making good and rebuilding when things go wrong. Everyone is encouraged to think creatively, challenge the status quo and look for solutions.

    Scratch beneath the surface and you will find a business that is solid, but slightly contrary. We like to do things differently and constantly seek to evolve. We might have been around for a long time (our roots go back to 1901), but we are young in many ways, ambitious and going places.

    Some people might say insurance is dull, but life at Hiscox is anything but. If that sounds good to you, get in touch.

    You can follow Hiscox on LinkedIn, Glassdoor and Instagram (@HiscoxInsurance)

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