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Senior Underwriter: Civil Infrastructure and Energy. 
Salary: £37,794 - £47,278 plus 7.5% Market Supplement.  
The team plays a key role in UKEF’s mission to increase the level of exports from the UK by providing financial assistance and credit insurance support for exports related to projects for all sectors except Aerospace and Defence. We have a varied and diverse deal pipeline dealing with contracts in the low millions up to support > £1bn. We work closely with major exporters and all levels of the UK supply chain. We also directly engage with international organisations around the world. We expect to close around £4bn of business in 2017/18 and for business levels to be on an increasing trend thereafter.
The Senior Underwriter’s role is, in essence, day to day case lead looking after the various moving parts that make up a complex export finance transaction. This includes: 
  •  Obtaining the necessary internal and cross Government approvals, e.g. by UKEF’s Credit Committee;
  • Working in a cross disciplinary team to come up with creative solutions regarding risk and financial structuring and documentation;
  • Building good day to day relationships with senior members of the banking and exporting community; 
  • Managing the decision making processes; 
  • With legal and other colleagues negotiating and issuing documents to enable support to be made available by any UKEF insurance product or loan guarantees to banks or via a direct lending solution.
The Senior Underwriter must ensure that any export finance support which is provided to the customer meets the needs of the customer and complies with UKEF’s governing Act of Parliament, the Consent to operate by HM Treasury, International Agreements applying to Export Credit Agencies as well as being compliant with UKEF’s own policies and practices.
We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:
  • Managing a quality service 
  • Making effective decisions 
  • Leading and communicating 
  • Collaborating and partnering 
  • Achieving commercial outcomes 
  • Delivering at pace 
Benefits:  Pensions Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates. 
Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals.
For any recruitment queries please contact recruitment2@ukexportfinance.gov.uk. Sift/interview dates and location Interviews will be held at Westminster W/C 4th September, 2017. Click here for more information and to apply for this position.

Trainee Account Executive. Location: Sevenoaks. Salary: Competitive
A leading independent trade credit insurance broker is seeking a Trainee Account Executive to assist in the management and quality servicing of customer accounts under the direction of the Associate Directors. The candidate will be required to be numerate with good communication skills and a keen eye for detail. 
The Role: 
  • Assist the Associate Directors in the administration of a portfolio of clients as directed by the Associate Director
  • Support the Associate Directors in uploading and entering client, insurer, policy information and documents onto our CRM system
  • Attend client meetings and insurer meetings alongside the Associate Directors to assist and develop knowledge 
  • Assist the Associate Directors in responding to clients day-to-day queries and requests to ensure first class and effective servicing of the client accounts
  • Develop knowledge of the policies and procedures at Financial and Credit Insurance Services Ltd to ensure a first class service is delivered to the clients
  • Develop knowledge of insurance industry, market trends and regulatory and compliance requirements in the industry
  • Undertake duties and responsibilities as instructed by the Associated Directors which reasonably relate to your position and continued professional development.
To apply for this position, in the first instance please click here to email your CV and covering letter to Credit Insurance News
Junior Account Executive. Location: Birmingham.  Salary: Competitive 
A leading independent trade credit insurance broker is seeking a Junior Account Executive to assist in the management and quality servicing of customer accounts under the direction of the Associate Director. The candidate will be required to be numerate with good communication skills and a keen eye for detail. 
The Role:
  • Assist in the management of a portfolio of clients and day-to-day administration of broking accounts as directed by the Associate Director
  • Keep the CRM up to date by uploading and entering client, insurer, policy information and documents in line with our Data Protection and Compliance procedures
  • Assist with the renewal of existing customers including attending client renewal meetings with the Associate Director
  • Attend insurer meetings with the Associate Directors and liaise with insurers regarding existing client policies
  • Respond to day-to-day queries and requests from clients promptly to ensure first class and effective servicing of the client accounts
  • Assist with prompt preparation of marketing material for submissions and placing
  • Deliver accurate advice and service to clients and act as a liaison between client and insurer •
  • Assist in the handling and procurement of new business and new client enquiries
  • Ensure all client documentation is provided in line with Financial and Credit Insurance Services Ltd Policies and Procedures
  • Develop and improve knowledge of insurance industry and market changes and trends
  • Develop knowledge of regulatory and compliance requirements for the industry
  • Develop and maintain existing and new relationships within the market.
To apply for this position, in the first instance please click here to email your CV and covering letter to Credit Insurance News.
Committee Support Manager / Associate Director,  London.
The Berne Union – International Union of Credit & Investment Insurers – is the leading international trade association for the export credit and investment insurance industry; giving its members a unique forum to connect and exchange business experience since its foundation in 1934. Its membership includes 84 private credit insurers and national export credit agencies worldwide. These member organisations support international trade and foreign direct investment by providing risk mitigation products to exporters, investors and banks. 
Based in London and under the supervision of the Secretary General, the Committee Support Manager / Associate Director is a member of the Berne Union Secretariat team and will be responsible for managing meeting content and other supporting activities for, and in cooperation with, Berne Union members. The successful applicant will have primary responsibility for managing the so-called ‘Prague Club’ Committee (PCC) of the Berne Union. The PCC is a dedicated forum for credit insurance start-ups and maturing organisations, mainly from emerging markets and focuses on sharing of experience and the education of members in industry best-practice.
The grading / positioning of this role (Committee Support Manager / Associate Director) will be subject to the successful applicants’ professional qualification and specific experience. 
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Act as a Secretariat point of contact for Committee Chair(s) to ensure delivery of relevant and suitable meeting content at general and specialist member meetings; regularly and proactively communicate with a variety of stakeholders
  • Identify, develop, prepare and manage content related to export credit insurance for member events and meetings; ensure content relevance and audience suitability
  • Actively contribute to planning, preparation and execution of member events and meetings; propose creative and innovative approaches to meeting programmes, including incorporating member feedback and recommendations as appropriate
  • Co-lead and/or lead events and meetings with a focus on technical and strategic issues
  • Facilitate active engagement from participants in advance and at member events and meetings
  • Work with industry colleagues to further promote the profile of the Berne Union and its member organisations
  • Develop and implement strategies to meet the needs of both established and new generation credit and investment insurers 
Qualifications 
  • Experience in the credit insurance industry, preferably for at least 5 years, with experience in underwriting, claims or other related lines of business
  • Relevant degree of professional / academic qualification such as international affairs, business, finance and/or economics
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and well-organised; proactive with an ability to multi-task, and manage priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a small diverse team; strong written and verbal communication skills including public speaking abilities and experience
  • Fluent in written and spoken English; fluency in other languages are an asset
  • Proficiency with the standard office software word, powerpoint, excel as well preferably experience in using intranet communication platforms
  • Qualified to work in the United Kingdom and ability to travel internationally.
 Please apply by enclosing a curriculum vitae and a covering letter by email to Vinco David, Secretary General (vdavid@berneunion.org) by Monday 7 August 2017. All applications will be treated in confidence.
Trade Credit Underwriter, London. Salary: up to £65,000.
How would you like to take your skills within Trade Credit to the next level?
I am working with a leading insurer who are seeking a specialist Trade Credit Underwriter based within their London office. 
Your job will be to underwrite risk in line with group standards working with brokers, direct clients and buyers by phone, email and even face to face engagement. In accordance with guidelines, you will underwrite credit limits on risks within primary delegated authority and provide support to UK and Ireland based underwriting teams. 
Could this be the role for you? 
If you have experience within trade credit as either an underwriter or credit analyst and are keen to supplement your experience by learning from some of the most reputable names in TC, then get in touch as soon as possible with Mark Keizner from Reed Insurance. mark.keizner@reedglobal.com / 0207 220 4777.


Trade Credit Insurance Brokers 
Several US locations
Meridian Finance Group provides credit, insurance, and trade finance tools that companies use to expand their US and international sales. We arrange cross-border financing, broker trade credit insurance and political risk insurance, administer Ex-Im Bank programs, and offer a wide range of related services.
Since 1993 we’ve helped hundreds of middle-market companies and small businesses nationwide to grow their sales and obtain trade finance.
Meridian has been named Ex-Im Bank Broker-of-the-Year three times. In 2015 Meridian received the President’s “E” Award for our support of US exporters. Meridian’s president was appointed in 2016 to a new federal government trade finance advisory council.
There is a lot of potential for our services nationwide and we’re committed to growth. At this time we’re looking to fill several positions on our team.
In California, we’re looking to add a third business development person to our growing West Coast sales group.
In the Southeast, our regional sales manager accepted a position at one of our underwriters, so we’re seeking a replacement. She was based in Miami, but we would consider Atlanta or elsewhere for the right person.
In the Midwest, we have some clients already but see a lot of growth potential and are aiming to establish a new business development position.
Our business is not exactly like that of all other Credit Insurance News subscribers but it’s close enough that we would welcome the opportunity to interview any sharp candidates from this sector or similar lines.
Meridian employees in sales positions are responsible for growing our revenues by developing and maintaining relationships with referral sources, attending trade shows, making presentations, calling on prospects and clients, booking new business and renewals, partnering with fellow employees, and assuming other duties as assigned.
Meridian’s services are highly specialized and we provide comprehensive training and support for new employees.
We’re seeking serious professionals with successful track records selling sophisticated B2B financial services, people with a combination of strong technical competence and even stronger people skills, who we can develop to help us take Meridian’s sales to the next level.
For more information and to apply for these position please contact Gary Mendell at gmendell@meridianfinance.com.
 
 

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