InsurTech / Automotive - Head of Insurance & Risk

Aston Charles
London (Central), London (Greater)
Generous salary & attractive stock options
06 Dec 2018
06 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Offering a unique, innovative solution to an age-old problem within the automotive industry, this London based startup is one of the UK’s great business success stories of recent years.  It was formed a little over 3 years ago in one of the world’s most prestigious automotive manufacturer’s ‘business incubator’ and has subsequently established itself as the market-leader in its field.

Having delivered off the back of its initial £2M ‘pre-seed’ funding, it has recently secured a further £5M+ investment, including backing from blue chips such as the Venture arms of giants within the global automotive industry. 

Delivering its customers a simple, cost-effective and ‘no nonsense’ insurance offering is key to its success. It already has an established relationship with a very well-known insurance company, and together they have created a solid insurance product that has been delivering both parties profitable results for several years now.

As Head of Insurance & Risk, you will own insurance from a product perspective. This will include monitoring and refining the insurance book, and adjusting underwriting processes and criteria to deliver heightened profitability. You will also play a key part in the development of ancillary products that are already in the pipeline (such as tyre / scratch insurance, or excess waiver).

As you would expect, you will own the relationship with the insurance company, collaborating with them at a number of levels; exploring innovative new products, adjusting the existing book, ensuring that both parties continue to adhere to SLA’s.

In addition to overseeing the management a small team of tech’ orientated insurance professionals, you will also be responsible for managing the compliance monitoring plan and ensuring that all contractual / regulatory obligations are adhered to.

It is essential that you have extensive knowledge of the UK personal lines market, with particular reference to motor insurance. Ideally this will come from an underwriting background, giving you the ability to add real value when looking at adjusting the current rates, pricing strategy and acceptance criteria. Whilst you need not have worked within a claims team per se, you must have an understanding of insurance company’s claims processes and philosophies. 

Ideally, you will also have worked for an InsurTech / FinTech organisation, or can demonstrate a sound understanding of the market. Equally, exposure to launching new products would add weight to your application.  We are particularly keen to hear from candidates who possess that curious blend of being both highly analytical and detail-orientated, whilst being entrepreneurial, seeing the bigger picture, and being able to thrive in an atmosphere of ambiguity and often quickly-changing priorities!

In return, you will enjoy a fantastic working environment; collaborative and supportive, but also where you are encouraged to set your own agenda and take ownership of challenges faced (with colleagues always on hand to help!). You will work in close quarters with some of the brightest in the business; alumni from the world’s best schools and most prestigious companies. Alongside an impressive basic salary, you will receive a range of company benefits such as discretionary stock options, cycle to work schemes, regular ‘team retreats’ abroad and even a free daily breakfast!

To find out more, or to confidentially recommend someone who may be interested (and benefit from Aston Charles’ extremely lucrative referral programme), please contact Richard Jones for more information.

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