Vacancy: Technical Underwriter

We’re on the search for a talented, energetic and experienced person to join our innovative commercial team at
Bidvest Insurance!

Bidvest Insurance is a Short Term insurer within the Financial Services division of the larger Bidvest Group and operates alongside other great companies such as Bidvest Bank, Bidvest Life, FMI, Compendium Insurance Brokers and others.

Bidvest Insurance is one of South Africa’s fastest growing insurance companies and was founded in 1997. With the support of the larger Bidvest Group we have successfully expanded and evolved through our dedicated commitment to our values, customers, partners and staff. Interested individuals looking to join Bidvest Insurance can expect to join a young and energetic team that challenge convention and who are intent on building long term relationships with all stakeholders.

As one of South Africans largest diversified industrial companies, your career aspirations with us are only limited by your own imagination.

Position Overview

The  main  purpose  of  the Technical Underwriter  is  to  evaluate  the  risk  of  insuring  a  particular  person/asset. An underwriter is responsible for evaluating a risk and setting out the appropriate underwriting terms pertinent to that risk. Furthermore, an underwriter is also required to collaborate with surveyors, and underwrite risks in accordance with the prescribed underwriting guidelines and policy wording.

What You’ll Need

Our Values
At Bidvest Insurance, we’re all part of a ‘BE’VOLUTION where we live our values each and every day for the benefit of our colleagues, customers, partners, stakeholders and our enviroment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide a qualitative commercial underwriting service in accordance with Bidvest standards, policies and procedures ensuring that qualitative underwriting occurs at new business inception, renewal and amendment stages
  • Manage own mail count / diary system / Risk surveys / Reinsurance / Dashboard
  • Assist claims staff in understanding policy wordings/claims queries.
  • Be able to work independently and handle the entire policy process end to end
  • Process corrective action for multi-claimant and undesirable risks types through notice of cancellation
  • Ensure timeous capture of all information to assist broker’s service delivery ito FAIS and also Bidvest own timelines re age analysis / month end cut-off / credit control / binder fee etc
  • Refer all application received that involve reinsurance and refer any facultative requirements to management.
  • Align own behaviour with the organisation culture and values
  • Collaborate and work with the Underwriting, claims and finance teams to deliver required service levels
  • Actively participate in the Underwriting team to ensure functional balanced scorecard objectives are achieved
  • Ensure achievement of own performance objectives and attention to detail

Qualification and Experience

  • Matric or Equivalent
  • Commercial Insurance qualification at NQF level 4/5 (150 credits)
  • Relevant Diploma / Degree will be an added advantage
  • Regulatory Exams
  • 3-5 years’ commercial underwriting and reinsurance experience

Skills and Competencies

  • Proficient in MS word and Excel
  • Knowledge of Insurance management system
  • Project/Product Development and Management
  • Staff Development
  • Short Term Insurance Compliance (An elementary understanding thereof)
  • Market Conduct
  • Market Evaluation/Trends
  • Business Development, such as creating and implementing business modules, provide guidance

Preference will be given to PDI candidates in line with our EE strategy.
Interested candidates to please submit their CV to:

Bidvest Insurance is an authorised Financial Services Provider – FSP46395