Head of Property, Packages and Short Tail

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Sydney (CBD), Newcastle, Melbourne (CBD)
Product & Underwriting, Leadership & Management

Head of Property, Packages and Short Tail 

  • A newly created leadership role 

  • Maximise and develop your short-tail lines underwriting leadership exp 

  • Innovate, challenge and thrive with us  

For almost 60 years Guild Insurance has been providing innovative and progressive professional indemnity, business, and personal lines insurance solutions. As we near our seventh decade, we continue to innovate and challenge the way we do things and as such, there has never been a better time to join us. 

At Guild, we empower our leaders to act with integrity, create an environment for transparent and honest conversations, and do away with the “red tape” that bogs down several insurance companies in our industry. We want strong and accountable decision-makers that are collaborative and commercial in their style. This past year has been one of renewal; our new Product and Underwriting operating model continues to be shaped and we have welcomed some excellent new senior talent to be the architects of this and you will join this group. ANZIIF recently anointed us with the award for best Small General Insurer of the year.

About the role  

Your new role as Head of Property, Packages, and Short Tail will see you as one of the architects of our reimagined Product & Underwriting operating model. You’ll use your extensive short-tail lines portfolio, underwriting, and leadership experience to develop and deliver the overarching GIL Portfolio Management Strategy and Governance Framework across the Property, Short tail, and Packages portfolios. You are to protect capital and deliver on the Product & Underwriting Business Plans and GIL Strategic Profitable Growth objectives. You will primarily be responsible for: 

  • Building strong technical and commercial portfolio management capability, frameworks, and processes across direct & intermediary channels that will enable GIL to achieve its strategic vision. 

  • Developing, managing, and delivering Product, Underwriting & Pricing strategy for Short Tail classes including Commercial Property, Accident, Domestic and Residential Property, Commercial Motor, Landlord and Pet insurance. 

  • Working with our distribution heads to enable our front line to consistently deliver a Simple, Personalised experience for our customers that Inspires trust whilst being Convenient and Engaging (the “SPICE” customer experience) 

The position will rely heavily on your strategic, leadership, and short-tail portfolio management skillset. You will be passionate about people development, commercial outcomes, and continuous improvement. There are likely to be several projects for you to lead and participate in. Of course, given the industry you’ve selected, the regulatory and reporting discipline will be second nature to you. 

About you 

You won’t be surprised that we are seeking someone that comes with extensive underwriting and leadership experience gained predominately in short-tail lines. Your deep understanding of the fundamentals of short-tail portfolio management, underwriting, product and pricing, well-developed analytical capabilities, and the confidence and ability to interrogate the material aspects of reporting on each of these functions will set you apart from other candidates. We are also interested in hearing about your success as a leader of people, projects, and innovations.  

We’d rather spend time talking to you than you reading this advert so, if you come with the above and are curious to find out more about the role and Guild Insurance please email or text/call Jason Burns on 0422211297. 


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