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Everest Insurance - Claims Manager Netherlands - Rotterdam

Everest Insurance Rotterdam

It’s an exciting time for Everest Re Group, Ltd. (“Everest”)! As they continue on their journey, they see significant opportunity ahead of them to expand their reach, build diversity, and enhance their capabilities in critical markets.

Everest is a leading global reinsurance and insurance provider, operating for nearly 50 years through subsidiaries in the Bermuda, Canada, Europe, Singapore, US, and other territories. Their strengths include extensive product and distribution capabilities, a strong balance sheet, and an innovative culture. Throughout their history, Everest has maintained its discipline and focuses on creating long-term value through underwriting excellence and strong risk and capital management. But the most critical asset in this organization is their people. 

Although they are currently active in the European and Asia regions, they see great opportunity to expand their market presence.  They are planning to grow Everest Global Markets, their international insurance business, and build a local presence in many more regions. 

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The primary purpose of this role, Claims Manager Netherlands, is to lead the development and execution of Claims solutions and services to support the Everest Insurance Netherlands business strategy, working closely with local and corporate stakeholders. Reports to head of Claims Continental Europe.

Core Tasks & Key Results Areas:

  • Leadership of Claims team in Netherlands.
  • Provision of claims handling service within Netherlands.
  • Develop the Dutch Claims function to meet business targets and plans.
  • Personal management of large and complex losses and systemic claims issues, ensuring that these are reported and escalated in line with corporate requirements.
  • Ensure that team performance meets or exceeds corporate standards,
  • Work closely with underwriters and Country and Regional management to ensure effective communication and integration of Claims to drive business plans outcomes.
  • Identify and monitor claims trends and issues, providing insightful and actionable feedback to underwriters, local management and Global Claims.
  • Broker and customer relationship management for Netherlands to support the retention and acquisition of business.
  • Build and manage a team, which will enhance the delivery of strategic goals.
  • Align, empower, and influence others through ideas, encouragement, and insight.
  • Market facing role, promoting Everest brand and capabilities within Netherlands.
  • Execution of yearly business planning.
  • Provide Claim solutions to support clients’ most complex risks and challenges.
  • Build brand and product awareness through broker market.


  • Provide management and oversight of all claims issues in Netherlands.
  • Ensure effective controls are in place and adhered to and that claims handlers are operating within their delegated authorities.
  • Effective management of expenses in order that Everest maintains its competitive advantage.
  • Provision of an annual Claims budget and forecast.
  • Ensure the creation and production of relevant, timely and accurate data and reporting.
  • Carry out Claim Quality Assurance reviews as necessary to ensure policies and procedures are being followed and that all claims are handled according to Best Practices.
  • Ensure compliance with policies, procedures and controls that are in place to meet all regulatory and corporate governance requirements affecting the Branch and Parent, whether internal or external.
  • Ensure the creation of effective service provider panels and monitor their performance and compliance with required standards.

Human Resources

  • Build and maintain a high performance team which can deliver strategic goals outlined either above or by executive management
  • Performance evaluation and management of direct reports
  • Evaluation of staff training needs and coaching
  • Remuneration recommendations
  • Keep leadership and the HR department apprised of any HR issues that arise within the office, including any disciplinary actions that may be necessary


  • Demonstrable experience in commercial P&C and specialty lines.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in managing claims portfolios.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication, with the ability to provide concise executive summaries to senior management.
  • Highly collaborative and able to work effectively across the organisation as well as with external stakeholders.
  • Ability to adapt and embrace change, solutions driven.
  • Tenacity and decisiveness, with the courage to take risks.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrates respect for the opinions of others.
  • A degree educated professional, preferably incl. Claim specific qualifications.
  • Demonstrable experience in progressive Claim solutions.
  • Knowledge and experience in managing Claims teams.

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