Senior Sales Underwriter (Paris)

Markel France (Paris, France) Publié il y a 3 jours

Company Information:

What we look for
Our exceptional and motivated employees are our greatest strength. Our employees provide the highest level of

customer service and help maintain our position as a leader in the global marketplace.

Markel Style
The Markel Style is what makes us stand out from our competitors. It's our core value which should underpin how we do business, while influencing our behavior and performance. We are looking for people who have potential and share our passion to live the Markel Style, which is described in more detail below.

If you think you have these core attributes we want to hear from you.

Job Summary:

To expand our award-winning product offering to the French market.

Company overview

Markel Corporation (NYSE – MKL) a fortune 500 company with over 60 offices in 20+ countries, is a holding company for insurance, reinsurance, specialist advisory and investment operations around the world.

In each of our businesses, we seek to deliver innovative products and responsive customer service so that we can be a market leader. Our time horizon is long-term, our approach is disciplined, and our focus is on continuously improving the quality of the customer experience.

At Markel, we hold the individual’s right to self-determination in the highest light, providing an atmosphere in which people can reach their personal potential.  We respect our relationship with our suppliers and have a commitment to our communities.  Above all we enjoy what we are doing.  There is excitement at Markel, one that comes from innovating, creating, striving for a better way and sharing success with others.

Find out more by visiting our websites:

[...] overview

Looking back at successful growth in Europe over the last years we decided to expand our award winning product offering to the French market. To demonstrate our commitment we are going to open a branch in the heart of Paris. We want to build up a strong team that embodies the Markel style and is as passionate about this exciting project as we are.

While working dynamically Markel is a financially strong and stable insurer. In line with our European approach we will focus on commercial insurance.                                                                 

Duties and accountabilities:

  • Shape the future of our French branch
  • Develop our French market presence and build a sustainable portfolio
  • Work closely with the team to challenge and finetune our strategy
  • Underwriting of professional indemnity, cyber, D&O insurance
  • Build up and lead a motivated team of underwriters
  • Develop and maintain a broad network in the French insurance and broker sector
  • Identify new business prospects and set up business relationships
  • Negotiate binders
  • Advise brokers on our products and who we are

Skills, knowledge and experience:

The successful candidate will have:

  • Significant underwriting experience in the French professional indemnity market, preferably small and middle market
  • Basic English skills, fluent in French
  • Hands-on mentality, entrepreneurial spirit
  • Broad broker network, preferably professional indemnity
  • Open, innovative and progressive mind-set while appreciating existing market mechanisms
  • Proven leadership qualities and performance management experience

We want to ensure that you have a positive experience applying for a role at Markel and are able to perform at your best. If there are any adjustments we can reasonably make to ensure that the process is accessible for you at every stage please telephone us on +44 (0)20 7953 6873 or email

“Why work for us?”

Diversity and inclusion
Markel is truly a global and diverse company. We believe that diversity makes us better business partners and that embracing people’s differences can bring amazing results and fuel innovation. We have a portfolio of businesses and product lines that operate around the world.

Community involvement
Markel has a rich heritage of supporting communities across the world where our customers and employees live and work. Giving back is part of our history and our future. Our employees share in this philosophy through volunteering, mentoring and fundraising.

Commitment to open doors

Markel is committed to creating the best work environment. Our open-door policy is essential in recognizing business issues as they rise and to address the changing needs of our diverse and global workforce. Challenging management is a component of the Markel Style—some of our best ideas start from a conversation between a manager and an employee.

Entrepreneurial spirit

As the Markel Style states, we pursue excellence, strive for a better way, and share the success of others. Markel associates proactively seek new business opportunities, bringing further success to Markel.

Senior Sales Underwriter (Paris)

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