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Deputy Underwriter - Small Craft

  • Application Deadline: Dec. 6, 2022
  • Helsinki
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 6, 2022
  • Helsinki

We are looking for a Deputy Underwriter to join our Small Craft underwriting team in Helsinki. The small craft team focuses on P&I and marine insurances for the small craft, commercial vessels in domestic trade.

The position offer considerable professional development and on the job training.

As Deputy Underwriter you will promote and sell our insurance products, working closely with senior expertise in the team. You will also make renewal preparations and prepare risk evaluations of new clients and when needed, assist other underwriting teams in Gard.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for selected clients in Finland as well as Nordic and Baltic countries where we offer insurance solutions for small craft units/vessels.
  • Participation in marketing and sales of our full range of insurance products for shipowners and operators.
  • Risk evaluations for new clients.
  • Renewal negotiations for existing clients.

Who you are:

  • Have relevant experience from the shipping and/or marine insurance industry, ideally from underwriting and the local markets.
  • An excellent command of written and spoken Finnish, Swedish and English,
  • You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to perform and contribute to a team-oriented work environment.
  • Enjoy working with numbers and risk evaluations
  • Comfortable and eager to learn new tasks and data systems, including some tasks which may not be well defined.
  • Not afraid of seeking assistance if uncertain and have strong understanding of the importance of "getting it right the first time".
  • Comfortable with contacting members, clients and brokers as needed, both on a one to one basis and in groups, as well as actively making use of the internal Gard competence by liaising with colleagues.
  • Proactive and self driven
  • Have an interest in learning more about the small craft industry and insurance, involving contract reviews and cover advice.
  • Willing to travel when required

Work with great people

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"We are diverse, but tightly connected"

Great Place to Work

  • Friendly atmosphere

  • Career opportunities within a global market lead

  • Work life balance

  • An environment that encourages ideas

  • Colleagues who believe in knowledge sharing

  • A work environment with deep competencies

  • High employee engagement - A great place to work

About the company

For more than 100 years Gard, one of the world’s leading marine insurers, has been helping the marine industries to protect their assets and safeguard their income. Having expanded from our origins in southern Norway to a network of 13 offices across the globe, we have witnessed the impact the sea can have and have learnt a thing or two.

Despite our breadth and depth of experience and expertise, we try to learn something new every day to prepare our Members and clients for their next journey, and to find and deliver the right solutions. So, whenever the unexpected arises it is good to know that someone is ready, willing and able to assist; someone with expertise that has been refined for over a century.

It is not just what we do, but how we do it that delivers the best value in the market – matching our expertise with an unrivalled commitment to what we do. We will turn every stone to find a solution and see it carried through.

Such ability and dedication is rare, so we take great care in choosing, training and supporting our employees. The way we see it, our people are the difference between good and great.”

1907Assuranceforeningen Gard established on 9 October

1939Insures 40 per cent of the Norwegian tanker fleet

1958Starts to insure vessels outside Norway

1973Moves into the offshore energy sector

1983Sets up an office in London

2000Insures more than 5,000 vessels

2004Sole ownership of Gard Marine & Energy

20072007Celebrates its centenary with nine offices and 300 employees

2015Insured tonnage is in excess of 260 million gross tonnes

Patrik Palmgren | Contact Person

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