Experienced Life Underwriter
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General Re Corporation, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is a holding company for global reinsurance and related operations, with more than 2,000 employees worldwide. It owns General Reinsurance Corporation and General Reinsurance AG, which conduct business as Gen Re.
Gen Re delivers reinsurance solutions to the Life/Health and Property/Casualty insurance industries. Represented in all major reinsurance markets through a network of more than 40 offices, we have earned superior financial strength ratings from each of the major rating agencies.
General Reinsurance Africa Ltd (a subsidiary of General Reinsurance AG) currently offers an excellent opportunity for an Experienced Life Underwriter in our Cape Town office.
The position of Life Underwriter includes a broad range of tasks, including:
Providing technical underwriting advice and support to Gen Re clients
Evaluating life insurance products in relation to best risk management practices
Assimilation of a variety of information and the ability to distil, synopsise, conclude and communicate a well thought through decision, bearing in mind the variety of company product rules and Gen Re governance.
Delivering of presentations and training
Marketing activities, including giving presentations at conferences and writing articles
Participating in international projects
Responsibilities continue to grow and evolve throughout one’s career at Gen Re. Our employees enjoy a strong work/life balance, flexibility, a quality work environment, comprehensive benefits and a competitive compensation structure. We are continually committed to strengthening our employees’ professional skills, industry knowledge and personal growth.
South African product knowledge – Life, disability and health insurance
Medical qualifications would be advantageous
Significant underwriting experience
Previous education and training experience within the life insurance industry
Ability to provide underwriting assessments on a range of life insurance products
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
Capacity to work effectively in a team environment
High degree of energy and creativity
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Solid software skills
Does this sounds exciting?
If you are interested in this position, please submit your CV together with details of your salary expectations and your earliest possible starting date to email@example.com.
In your cover letter please let us know what interests you about the role and why you think you would be right for the position.
The closing date for applications is 15 November 2020.
Only successful candidates will be contacted. Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged candidates.