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Head of Property and Engineering

  • Opportunity to lead and grow our property (ISR) and engineering portfolio
  • Develop and improve our market value proposition for the portfolio
  • Mentor and develop a national team of market facing underwriters
  • Sydney CBD based.

When you work at Allianz, you’re part of a strong global insurer, helping to protect over three million Australians. You’ll have opportunities to grow and drive your career your way, work with people from all different backgrounds and feel free to bring fresh thinking. You’ll also get the support you need to have an enriching career and enjoy what really matters to you.

Reporting to the General Manager of our tailored solutions division, this is a unique leadership opportunity for a seasoned professional, with deep expertise in property and engineering.

In this challenging role you will be responsible for being a primary market facing referral point and mentor to Allianz underwriters, supporting them to find solutions for these lines, and bind more profitable business in the property and engineering portfolio. Key to this role is your ability to build the strategy for the portfolio and engage and influence with key stakeholders across Allianz (such as distribution, technical pricing, marketing, finance, IT etc.) You will be accountable for driving the profitability of the portfolio whilst driving a solution-based approach for our customers.

This is an excellent role for you to reach your potential and grow your career with us. You will be accountable for the full business and strategic direction for this area.

 Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Business strategy and building a solution-based culture, which includes continuously developing the value proposition and working with key internal stakeholders to deliver these solutions
  • Business planning and profitability, including reporting and planning, leading the business planning process, driving profitable business and retaining agreed business
  • People development and leadership, involving leading a small specialist underwriting function and providing coaching/mentoring and portfolio guidance to the distribution teams
  • Compliance - ensuring appropriate controls and ensuring compliance standards are met.

To be successful in this role we are looking for a senior candidate with deep experience, particularly in the property (ISR) portfolio who is looking to be part of an exciting solutions focussed area at Allianz.

  • Strong underwriting skills in in property and engineering
  • Expert strategic solutions and selling skills and the ability to build and tailor solutions to clients' needs, including having strong negotiation skills
  • Proven leadership and mentoring experience, in particular with deep experience in mentoring and coaching cross divisional teams
  • Strong stakeholder management and influencing skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships internally and externally
  • Analytical and reporting skills with the ability to report and understand the drivers/levers of the portfolio
  • High attention to detail, coupled with a knowledge of risk management and compliance
  • Previous experience in a similar role within the insurance industry
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications are highly desirable. 

At Allianz we value high performance, integrity and diversity. We recognise the contribution of our ‎employees ‎and reward our employees with a dedicated range of attractive benefits. ‎Whether you are ‎looking for a company that offers a variety of flexible leave options, ‎salary packaging, or ‎substantial insurance discounts, Allianz has a range of benefits ‎to suit you.

Apply online today or contact Norma Glenn, Executive Search Specialist on 02 8258 6484 for a confidential discussion.  Applications close Thursday, 1 November at close of business.


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