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Bond Administrator

United Kingdom - England - Manchester

Job Posting: 09/24/2018
Schedule:
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Requistion ID 180006MI

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Job Description

Location: Manchester
       
The opportunity: 
Are you an experienced Administrator looking for your next challenge? We are looking for a Surety Bond Administrator in Manchester – Which could be perfect for you. In a fast paced but rewarding area of the business you will get the opportunity to work within the heart of the underwriting support function and will liaise with customers and brokers on a regular basis. You will be tasked with issuing, renewing and cancelling bonds in what is a critical step in the Surety environment.
 
Key Responsibilities:  
  • Process bonds and individual transaction requirements throughout the life of bonds including the preparation of documents and correspondence
  • Process facility and security documentation
  • Review documentation submitted to cancel or reduce bonds and authorise transactions with cap on limit
  • Co-ordinate the review of bonds due for renewal involving contacting clients and brokers to obtain the necessary underwriting information
  • Liaise with clients and brokers answering queries during the lifecycle of bonds and in relation to credit control
  • Check the processing accuracy of others in the team
  • Provide general underwriting administration support
  • Co-ordinate ‘one-off’ projects as required
  • Answer the telephone and transfer calls
  • Deal with incoming and outgoing post
  • Maintain filing systems
  • Maintain stationery supplies
  • Liaise with internal and external agencies in relation to printed stationery and corporate literature 
Your skills and experience: 
  • Previous experience in a similar role – experience or working within Financial Services/Legal is desirable but not essential
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent (Grade C or above for Maths and English)
    PC skills to include an excellent knowledge of Word and Excel – knowledge of Powerpoint is desirable but not essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with clients to develop positive working relationships
  • Ability to work as an effective member of a team with a willingness to undertake a varied number of duties
  • High level of attention to detail - strong focus on accuracy – often under pressure
  • Ability to use initiative and recognise when an innovative approach to tasks / problems is required
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and cope with varying workloads and pressure
 
The Reward:
Zurich offer a flexible benefits package to suit your lifestyle; plus you will receive an annual company bonus subject to performance, free travel insurance for 12 months and a 12% employer contribution pension scheme. We're also happy to consider flexible working arrangements and welcome applications from everyone. As part of our commitment to charity we offer employees three volunteering days per year
 
Who we are:
With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.
 
You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.
 
Further information: 
At Zurich, we aim to have a diverse mix of employees that reflects our customers and the communities in which we live and work. Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are shaping an environment where everyone feels welcome, regardless of age, gender, religion, ability, culture, sexual orientation or mental health status. Our approach ensures that Zurich is a place that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all. We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.
 
So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.
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