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Job Description:
Hiscox has been providing insurance solutions to technology clients since 1994 and we have grown a substantial book of business to date. Technology companies are increasingly becoming a bigger and more influential part of the global economy. Technology companies in the UK are growing 2.6 times faster than the rest of the economy and we want to make the most of the opportunity by adding a specialist technology underwriter to our technology team.

Working nationally (but predominantly in the office you will be based), you will be responsible for writing new business, renewing larger more complex and international risks and developing excellent trading relationships with technology focussed brokers. You will join an established and high performing team who operate within a fast paced environment. You will need lots of energy to contribute whilst driving your own relationships (internal & external) and pipeline. You will be tasked with case and portfolio underwriting and dealing with technology clients and their brokers. You will also have the opportunity to input into the technology strategy for 2021 and beyond and become a true specialist underwriter.

What you'll be doing:

You'll have your finger on the pulse of the technology market and be able to demonstrate (or have a desire to learn quickly) a breadth of knowledge across the technology landscape. Day to day you'll be building market leading relationships with brokers, underwriting technology risks and thinking about how to exploit the market opportunity by honing our underwriting appetite and our technology proposition.

Our must haves:

  • An understanding of brokers and how to help them sell to technology companies
  • A good base of PI knowledge
  • You'll be a brand advocate for developing our technology proposition across products & wordings, pricing and the portfolio and will possess a desire to improve on everything
  • The know how to keep abreast of new risks and exposures within the sector to ensure Hiscox market leading position is maintained
  • Technical case underwriting experience of technology risks in the London or UK regional insurance markets
  • A unique blend of technical expertise plus softer relationship and positive influencing capability
  • Lead other underwriters within the technology field through product and sales coaching and taking complex referrals
  • A genuine enjoyment of the thrill of the win and overcoming objections
  • The energy to play the long game though persistence, tenacity and drive to achieve results
  • Challenge convention on a regular basis and able to take decisive action on conversion, profit, loss and productivity whilst maintaining the target underwriting model
  • ACII qualification or willingness to progress toward this

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.


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