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Senior Marine Underwriter - Cargo

Hamburg (Germany) / Hybrid

Our Client

Looking to make waves in the insurance industry? Our client, a leading provider of cargo insurance solutions with a strong focus on risk management and customer satisfaction, specialises in underwriting policies tailored to the unique needs of clients in the maritime sector. The team of experienced professionals is dedicated to delivering top-notch service and innovative insurance solutions to ensure the protection of cargo during transportation. Join a newly established office in Hamburg and become a part of a team safeguarding the interests of the clients and shaping the future of marine cargo insurance.

Key Responsibilities

Building and nurturing relationships with brokers, clients, and stakeholders will be your priority, promoting retention and driving business growth. You will be at the forefront of assessing risks and shaping insurance policies for marine cargo transportation, and play a pivotal role in solidifying the company's presence in the European market.


The job involves working 3 days a week from an office in Hamburg and 2 days from home.



Responsibilities include:


  • Negotiating with brokers to settle on appropriate coverage levels and pricing guaranteeing accurate execution of the company's guidelines and compliance

  • Evaluate applications for marine cargo insurance coverage, assessing risks and determining appropriate terms and conditions

  • Manage policy renewals by reviewing current coverage, updating terms as necessary, and ensuring timely renewal processes

  • Build and maintain relationships with brokers, clients, and other stakeholders to promote retention and business growth

  • Ensure the correct articulation of new business with the Risk Management area

  • Attend all meetings with brokers, reinsurers and all stakeholders in regards to the company's and Europe market requests

  • Represent the company at industry conferences and events.

You Are

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Economics, or related field

  • 4 -6 years of experience in underwriting or a related role

  • Prior experience in marine cargo underwriting or related insurance field

  • Working knowledge of underwriting guidelines and best practices

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to assess complex risks and make sound underwriting decisions

  • Attention to detail

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work independently and in a team

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Availability to travel within Europe and the US


Additional desirable skills & attributes:


  • Experience with compliance sign-off for facilities and master policies

  • Comfortable reviewing and amending wording, and, when necessary, writing new clauses

  • Bring in existing broker relationships that are new to the company

  • Experience in other classes of business that can expand the company's breadth of offerings to the market

The Company offers

  • Exciting and Integral role in establishing and expanding the company's footprint in the European market

  • Professional development opportunities

  • A collegial and international working environment

  • A competitive salary

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*KASKO, acting on behalf of its client, does not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, colour, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or parental status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Our aim is to ensure that all employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity and that the company is representative of all sections of society.

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