AVP - Product Development Lead

At QBE, our purpose is to give people the confidence to achieve their ambitions inside and outside of work. From development opportunities, to flexible work options and highly competitive reward and benefits packages, we understand the importance of living our values when it comes to our people. Everything we do at QBE is underpinned by our company's cultural elements - because we know it's not just what we do that matters, it's how we do it that makes the difference.

This opportunity is accountable for providing a market-leading and coordinated approach to product development across assigned business units. Contribute to sustainable and profitable organizational growth through continuous improvement and innovation of QBE North America's product library.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Manage high quality, aggressive policy form and endorsement drafting process for QBE North America; contribute to market-leading product development in consultation with senior level management for assigned business units.
  • Provide guidance and advice to assigned business units in the development and issuance of insurance products.
  • Oversee the product library of approved QBE North America policy forms and ensure it is current, contemporary, compliant and competitive for assigned business units.
  • Perform research and prepare memoranda on various topics for the assigned business unit; prepare coverage comparisons with competitor products; provide training to assigned business unit underwriters.
  • Support continuous improvement strategies to position QBE North America as a technical leader on the underwriting domain.
  • Research and make recommendations to capitalize on strengths and market opportunities and to counter competitive threats.
  • Build and maintain collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain up to date industry knowledge and leverage client relationships to provide distinctive solutions in the market.
  • Adopt QBE values in personal work behaviors, decision-making, contributions and interpersonal interactions; manage own career development by soliciting feedback and valuing other perspectives.

Required Education

Juris Doctor Degree

7+ years relevant experience

Experience with product development, underwriting and/or complex coverage disputes

  • Strong working knowledge of products, concepts and procedures relating to property and casualty, including multinational and excess/surplus.
  • Strong working knowledge of the fundamental principles of policy interpretation.
  • Strong working knowledge of relevant trends and information within the industry.

  • Strong drafting ability and a deep understanding of the implications of variations in policy wording.
  • Collaborate with people at different levels within the organization to accomplish a common goal.
  • Utilize effective research and investigative techniques.
  • Evaluate risks, benefits and opportunities to ensure organizational competitiveness and satisfaction of established long-range objectives
  • Build, nurture and maintain relationships; clearly and confidently convey information and analysis to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Understand the needs and goals of a customer and actively look for ways to meet them.

Work Environment
Travel frequency

Physical Demands
Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is not substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Must have the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Must be able to operate basic office equipment including telephone, headset and computer. Incumbent must be able to lift basic office equipment up to 20 pounds.

To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.

The duties listed in this job description do not limit the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the duties normally to be performed in the position or those occasionally assigned outside an employee's normal duties.

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Equal Employment Opportunity:

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