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Senior Life Underwriter
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Business Operations
Location :
SGP, Singapore SG
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Full Time
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Job Description :

§  Underwriting Risk Management

o   Execute underwriting for all products

o   Perform risk assessment oversight for local underwriters in consultation with Chief Underwriter

o   Responsible for the integrity of the underwriting approval

o   Ensure compliant to Corporate and Regulatory guidelines

o   Review claims on non-disclosure cases in conjunction with Chief Underwriter

o   Review appeal cases in conjunction with VP New Business


§  New Product Development

o   Working with Regional Office and Product Development to develop appropriate underwriting and benefits guidelines for the new products

o   Working with the Product Launch Committee to ensure smooth product roll out


§  Training & Development

o   Train underwriters to ensure professional competency and up-to-date with competitive or new market practices

o   Ensure consistent assessment across the underwriters and compliance with underwriting guidelines

o   Work collaboratively with the rest of the New Business & Underwriting team members to ensure production targets are met monthly

o   Provide feedback to Chief Underwriter on staff developmental needs from technical underwriting perspectives and other qualitative skills such as distribution management and decision making, etc..

o   Train Distribution channels on new products’ underwriting requirements or changes to existing underwriting practices

o   Provide consultations to distribution channels


§  Business Processes

o   Establish underwriting practices to ensure competitive advantages

o   Perform underwriting audits

o   Conduct benchmarking exercises with various reinsurers


§  Risk Management with Regional Office, Bermuda Office and Reinsurers

o   Work with both offices and reinsurers to develop underwriting guidelines that are appropriate to local context, in consultation with Chief Underwriter  


  • At least 5 years of underwriting experience
  • Minimum 2 years of team lead experience
  • Possess degree qualifications with ACII certificates
  • Strong and consistent mentoring skill for underwriters
  • Strong distributors relationship management skill
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Critical problem solving and decision making
About Manulife Manulife is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Clients look to Manulife for strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions of clients. We also provide asset management services to institutional customers. Funds under management by Manulife and its subsidiaries were approximately C$637 billion (US$597 billion) as at June 30, 2014. Our group of companies operates as Manulife in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife can be found on the Internet at

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