Vacancy: Assistant Underwriting Manager at Metropolitan Assurance

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Metropolitan Life Kenya has been operating since 2007, offering primarily life insurance solutions to retail and corporate clients. In 2013, the company held a solid position in the market place and managed to increase market share. Established in 1964, Cannon Assurance has a wide footprint in Kenya, offering a comprehensive suite of insurance products and asset management solutions. Following the acquisition of a majority stake in Cannon Assurance by MMI Holdings, Metropolitan Life Kenya successfully merged with Cannon at the beginning of 2015. Following the merger, Metropolitan Life Kenya and Cannon Assurance consolidated their life insurance licenses into one, and retained a stand-alone short-term insurance license. Metropolitan Cannon is part of MMI Group Limited, an authorized financial services provider.

Ref. No. AUM/HR/08/2020

Purpose Of The Role Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Assistant Underwriting Manager will oversee and coordinate the underwriting function which embraces medical underwriting, quotations, debiting, premium allocation, renewal invites and issuing of Policy documents among other functions. Responsibilities Approving quotations in line with the company policy and monitor the conversion rate of the quotations provided.

Responsibility for timely communication of renewal terms to the clients and/or broker in order to increase retention of existing business;

Checking policy documents, endorsements and agreements with service providers and approving membership certificates or other official documents in line with the company’s underwriting manual Establishing and promoting healthy business processes for efficient and effective client service delivery within set performance standards.

Vetting of all risks to ensure that only quality business is accepted into the company at acceptable rates and within company guidelines Liaising with business partners such as direct clients, agent and brokers on various service issues including provision of competitive quotations on new business, renewals and payments of premiums Ensuring effective relationships and SLA management with internal and external stakeholders Conducting continuous training, guidance, coaching and mentoring for the team

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in insurance or its equivalent ACII/IIK qualifications Over 5 years’ experience in Group Life Underwriting, 2 of which should be in a supervisory level.

Required skills and Competencies

In depth understanding of Life Insurance laws, practices and regulatory requirements in Kenya.

Excellent communication and people skills Proven problem solving and analytical skills Strategic planning, budgeting and management experience.

Demonstrated skills in relationship building, planning, decision-making and change management

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