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Insurance Risk Specialist


Job Description

Insurance Risk Specialist

  • Permanent Opportunity
  • Open to Any Australian Office Location
  • Regulatory & Insurance Risk, Product & Pricing, Direct Insurance Australia

At IAG, we live and work by our purpose to make your world a safer place. We are motivated by a unique culture that celebrates honesty, creativity, empathy, equity and collaboration. We call it the IAG way, and it means we all share a ‘ready for anything’ mindset that sets the tone for positive actions and positive outcomes. We put heart into everything we do which guides us to create amazing things for our customers, our people and our communities.  

We’re brimming with ideas, ambition and a readiness to apply bold thinking and risk awareness to make a difference where it matters most. 

As the largest general insurance group in Australia and New Zealand, we own some of the region’s most trusted brands, including NRMA Insurance, CGU, SGIO, SGIC and WFI. We are ready for anything. 

About the Role
The Product & Pricing team has come a long way since its inception in 2018. In that time, we’ve seen a lot of success; laying solid foundations that will help IAG become the insurance company of the future. Our purpose as a team remains the same - delivering the right product at the right price - but our structure has evolved to make it easier for all of us to achieve this aim.

As an Insurance Risk Specialist, you will document and maintain efficient and effective insurance risk frameworks. You will monitor compliance with these frameworks as well as adherence to the IAG Group Insurance Risk Framework. In addition, you will be providing insurance risk insights and you will implement and oversee consistent licensing across the division. You will also make a key contribution to the improvement of Product and Pricing’s risk maturity.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain efficient and effective insurance risk frameworks
  • Conduct the scheduled programmes of review and reporting in line with the insurance risk operating framework
  • Develop and maintain relationships and communication with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure adherence to policies and procedures
  • Monitor the division’s adherence to the Group Insurance Risk Framework and the Business Division Licence through the coordination and completion of the Insurance Standards Self-Assessment (ISSA)
  • Record and track actions required to close adherence gaps with the Group Insurance Risk Framework and Business Division licence
  • Maintain governance of the Portfolio Licensing Framework to ensure underwriting licences are issued consistent with delegated underwriting authorities via LARS (Licence Authority Register System) and other licensing systems, and Product/ Portfolio Licences are issued for each segment and product
  • Administration of LARS and other licensing systems including performance of the application 
  • Document and maintain the insurance risk frameworks, policies and procedures including document management, version control and the document management repository
  • Review Insurance Risk breaches consistent with regulatory and internal insurance risk practices

Skills & Experience

  • Extensive insurance industry experience, preferably in Underwriting or Claims, with the ability to demonstrate a level of knowledge and skills reflective of an insurance specialist who has progressed within specialist technical, governance, risk and/or operational management positions of increasing responsibility
  • Proven experience managing insurance risk frameworks in a way that engages with, and meets business needs and objectives
  • Proven ability to develop, foster and leverage key relationships
  • Relevant undergraduate degree in business, or equivalent level of industry experience
  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant field is preferred
  • Relevant industry or specialist qualifications e.g. ANZIIF (preferred)

Ready for anything? Let’s talk.
Start your career journey with us and click ‘Apply’! Applications close on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at 23:59 AEST.

IAG rewards and recognises its people with generous benefits, career development opportunities and real work-life balance. Employees also enjoy 13% superannuation, up to 50% insurance discounts, flexible work and leave options, generous parental leave and return to work programs, various corporate partner discounts and a people-focused culture that celebrates achievements big and small. 

Creating a workforce that actively embraces diversity, inclusion and a sense of belonging is key to our success. We believe in treating everyone fairly which means that inclusion, removing barriers, striving for equity and embracing diversity are woven through our values and behaviours.  We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities and are committed to providing a work environment that enables you to thrive, whatever your circumstances. If we can provide support with access requirements, alternative work arrangements please advise us via your application.

IAG has committed to the reconciliation movement in Australia for First Nations people and focus on providing a safe and supportive work environment for all our employees. More information on our Reconciliation Action Plan can be found on our company website.