“We’re building something really quite compelling here”, says the leader of this global Corporate Practice. He goes on to say, “there’s a great team spirit, a real focus on quality, and a sense of pride in what we’re achieving.” Having handsomely exceeded its target of double-digit growth (fee income,) this sense of unity and client-centric approach is clearly paying dividends, and as a result, the need has arisen for an additional Corporate Account Handler to join the team in a senior capacity.
Based in the City of London, this team boasts some of the brightest minds in the broking world; from rising stars with great futures ahead, through to vastly-experienced veterans of the industry eager to impart their knowledge to the next generation. It has a flat structure, headed by a young management team, who are keen to embrace modern ways of working, new initiatives and a fresh approach to insurance. As such, we welcome applications from ‘dyed in the wool’ Account Handlers, as well as those talented individuals who have a gift for insurance, but perhaps don’t see themselves fitting the traditional, London Market mould.
Whilst your client allocation can be tweaked to suit your skills, experience and ambitions, you will assume responsibility for the day-to-day management of a portfolio corporate accounts spanning industry sectors such as Technology, Professional Services / Consulting and Construction.
Working in close conjunction with several Corporate Account Directors, you will develop a detailed knowledge of the clients within your portfolio in order to understand their exposures to risk, and designing an insurance programme that best mitigates these. You will provide a high level of support in the ongoing administration of these programmes, including undertaking any mid-term amendments, preparing for renewals and, where appropriate, conducting re-broking exercises. In order to take advantage of the wealth of in-house services and facilities on offer, you must build a sound understanding of this global’s wider business and which teams (including those based overseas) can best help create an unrivalled service. You will be expected to produce a variety of reports and associated documentation in a professional and timely fashion. As you would expect, you must also be comfortable negotiating with insurers to secure the most comprehensive cover at a competitive price.
Ideally, you will have a demonstrable track record of handling corporate cases, although our client will also consider talented and ambitious candidates from a commercial background, who are ready to move into corporate. As a minimum, you must be comfortable dealing with reasonably-sized commercial Property & Liability / Commercial Combined risks. Given the nature of your clientele, you must be highly professional, articulate and have excellent communication skills. You must also be extremely thorough and diligent in your approach, with a keen eye for detail.
This world-leading business offers an unrivalled training and development programme and will be focussed on your professional development from day one.
In return, you will receive a highly competitive basic salary (up to circa £45K), plus a generous pension, support towards professional qualifications under the CII, and a range of flexible benefits. For the ambitious, it is worth noting that this Corporate MD is well known for supporting the development of his team, and a number of former employees have been able to pursue fantastic careers within the group after working in this team.
This role reports into the London office, but it is entirely feasible that you could work from home 2 – 3 days a week, if you so wish.
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