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Risk Underwriter - Credit & Surety

QBE Insurance

Job Description

Primary Details

Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Employee

  • Risk Underwriter - Credit & Surety

  • Location: Melbourne preferred, also open to Adelaide & Perth

Your part in a changing world

At QBE, we’re driven by our purpose – to give people the confidence to achieve their ambitions.

We are an international insurer and reinsurer offering a diverse portfolio of commercial, personal and specialty products, as well as risk management solutions. Our product portfolio includes property, motor, crop, energy, marine and aviation. We employee a team of more than 11,800 people, in 27 countries around the world.

The opportunity

As the Risk Underwriter - Credit & Surety you will act as a Trade Credit business partner with assigned intermediaries and policy holders. You will be responsible for underwriting, monitoring and reviewing Trade Credit risk for a portfolio of clients within set underwriting guidelines. The role will report into the Regional Risk Underwriting Manager.

Additional duties will include but are not limited to;

  • Plan and implement risk strategies to assess and monitor credit risk across multiple portfolios and trade sectors

  • Underwrite Trade Credit risk in accordance with organisational policy and underwriting standards

  • Contribute to continuous quality improvement processes

  • Develop relationships with external and internal stakeholders including policy holders, brokers and intermediaries to maximise influence and achieve business objectives

  • Underwriting activities in compliance with business and regulatory requirements

Your story so far

  • Financial or accounting background with demonstrated experience in credit and financial risk analysis

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving capability with an ability to work systematically through complex matters and positively influence outcomes

  • Knowledge of the insurance or banking/lending industries would be preferable

  • Self-motivated and ability to work towards positive outcomes

  • Strong skills in excel and the ability to quickly become highly efficient in the use of new systems

We are here to support you

We are proud to have been Voted #5 in the 2019 Top 20 Australian Workplaces for New Dads (HBF Direct Advice for Dads) and we achieved Gold Employer status in both the 2019 and 2020 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI). We offer a range of benefits to help provide holistic support for your work life, whatever your circumstance.

As a QBE employee, we will offer you:

  • Flex@QBE leave to enhance your work/life integration

  • Our ‘At My Best’ wellbeing program, which includes a free 12-month subscription to Headspace

  • Access to ‘Share the Care’ – 12 weeks’ flexible leave for new parents inclusive of paid superannuation

  • The ability to maximise retirement savings through voluntary super contributions and company matching

  • Income protection insurance and reimbursed Death and Total Permanent Disability insurance premiums

  • Access to REACH My Best - free holistic wellbeing coaching, nutritional, financial and legal advice and confidential counselling

  • Discounts on insurance products, car hire, hotels, goods and services

Join us.

Click APPLY now. Successful applicants will need to complete work rights, police and credit checks through our online provider as a condition of employment.

QBE recognise the value of diverse perspectives and experience. We are committed to an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected for who they are. If we can provide support with access requirements, alternative work arrangements or you would like to connect with one of our networks please contact us at

Application Close Date: 18/09/2021 11:59 PM

How to Apply:

To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step process.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.