ATE Underwriting Manager

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About The Role

We are recruiting for an ATE Underwriting Manager to join DAS UK Group to oversee the delivery, development and oversight of initiatives to improve the integrity of and profitability of ATE underwriting.

This role includes monitoring, analysis and reporting of pricing, key performance drivers and emerging underwriting and claims trends of all ATE lines of business. It also includes identification and recommendations for departmental, process, governance and oversight improvements for ATE Underwriting and Operations.

As the ATE Underwriting Manager, you’ll have oversight of technical content of the DAS ATE products and their performance as well as monitoring pricing adequacy and identifying trends, covering improvements, areas for development and where customer outcomes could be improved. You will support the Head of Underwriting in ensuring all ATE products are market leading and provide good value for customers.

In addition, you’ll be responsible for sharing information regarding the allocated products and their performance to the relevant areas of the business, ensuring that all business areas are aware of underwriting and legal trends and legislative impacts. You can also expect to own reporting from both a prudential and conduct perspective and maintain and improve process, monitor quality assurance, oversee operational decisions/actions and act as a project stakeholder where required. 

As well as overseeing complex and high risk underwriting tasks, providing an escalation point for ATE Operations, you will oversee the day to day management of the team providing technical guidance and leadership in product development, product management, product processes and policy wordings. We’d like to hear from applicants who can embed great leadership and build appropriate capabilities in order to deliver strategic and operational objectives, creating a culture where people want to be and do their best.

In this role you will be given the opportunity to develop and maintain close working relationships with relevant Propositions and ATE Technical Teams, training teams and other key stakeholders across DAS UK Group. As such, it’s important to us that the successful candidates is able to demonstrate good communication and relationship building skills with the ability to inspire trust and influence; constructively challenging points of view; communicating information in a clear and commercial manner; adapting style and content for different audiences.


About You

We’d like to hear from applicants with evidenced professional underwriting expertise gained through experience of working within an underwriting environment as well as those who can demonstrate:

  • Good technical underwriting knowledge to provide guidance and insight to assist decision and strategy makers and all relevant business areas;
  • Evidenced people management and leadership experience including previous success with managing teams and driving high performance within a technical environment;
  • Good business acumen (including good understanding of internal and external markets and best practice) and strong commercial and financial awareness;
  • Demonstrable innovative approach and ability to develop meaningful long term strategic and operational plans (including driving continuous improvement);
  • Able to concurrently manage multiple short and long term tasks and projects of varying complexity to associated deadlines, whilst providing high quality output and maintaining internal and external service provision; and
  • Holds relevant professional qualifications, typically ACII (Associateship Chartered Insurance Institute).

As a team we are passionate and enthusiastic about what we do. Our people are encouraged to think independently and to take ownership of their work. You will be agile in the way that you work and adaptable to change. In return for your commitment we will offer you generous remuneration and an attractive benefits package which will include:

  • 26 days holiday with the option to buy up to a further 5 days
  • Company pension scheme with the option to increase contributions
  • Group Income Protection for all employees
  • Group Legal Protection for all employees
  • Health cash Plan
  • A choice of either European Motor Assistance or Home Emergency Assistance
  • Salary sacrifice benefits including Cycle scheme and season ticket loans
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme including a range of free weekly exercise classes (dependent on your office location) and free eye tests
  • Access to our employee discounts hub offering exclusive discounts across thousands of retail partners, including discounted gym memberships at over 3,000 gyms across the UK
  • The option to join our Sports and Social club which organises discounted events such as theatre visits, wine tasting and shopping trips
About The Company
As a market leader in the Legal Expenses Insurance market we have undergone rapid growth in recent years.

Thousands of businesses, motorists and individuals defend or pursue legal action each year safe in the knowledge that DAS are paying their legal bills. We have always been aware that it is the people that really make it happen; the quality of our people defines the quality of the company and the standard of service we offer.

DAS are owned by the ERGO Insurance Group, one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe and are dedicated to the development of the best staff in the industry. At DAS, we don’t simply talk about our values they are at the heart of everything we do. They guide us with the way that we work and provide the framework for how we do business. ‘Doing the right thing’ is central to our behaviour – from building  trust, being accountable, putting our customer at the heart of everything that we do which we believe drives performance

We believe it is an exciting time to join DAS. You can expect an organisation that will challenge and develop you to progress your career.  

By giving you every opportunity to develop yourself professionally and personally, we also pride ourselves on having an open, inclusive and high energy culture that encourages a fun working environment and places our customers at the very heart of everything we do.

If you are keen to become part of our exciting future then we would love to hear from you. In addition to the very genuine development opportunities we provide we also offer an extremely generous reward and benefits package.