A successful UK MGA that has recently undergone internal changes and received heavy investment is looking to appoint a Trading Operations Manager in Surrey.
This business, situated just outside of the M25, is at the start of an exciting journey of growth, which will create a number of challenging, yet rewarding opportunities for its staff.
Your team will be made up of 15-20 ‘Trading Underwriters’ with a good mix of junior and experienced staff, as well as a diverse age range. The unit currently manages a book of circa £3M GWP and has implemented stretching, yet achievable growth targets as a result of gaining access to an additional 1,500 brokers to trade with across the UK.
The Management Team will consist of you, the MD, two Technical Underwriting Managers, and a Systems & MI Manager. With the business going through a number of changes, including the team growing between 20-25% over the next 12 months, you will play a key part in developing the future strategy. You will ensure that the team achieves their targets such as ‘conversions’ and ‘quote lead times’, as well as conducting 1-2-1’s to identify any support/ training they may need to be successful.
You’ll be measured against the overall performance of the account, and how each individual Underwriter performs in their role and against their KPI’s.
It is essential that you have experience of managing people, either in a similar role, or as a ‘people managing’ Senior Underwriter who is ready for the next step. Due to the strong camaraderie in the team, everyone ‘chips-in’ during busy periods - even the MD underwrites business. Therefore, you must have a background in underwriting commercial risks in order to help support your colleagues when needed.
In return, as well as the attractive package on offer, you’ll be joining a business that is going through an exciting period in its history. You will have exposure to a lot of projects and business changes, that will give you priceless experience. As such, this really could be a career-defining opportunity.
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