Job Details

Casualty & Property Underwriter

United Kingdom - England - Manchester

Job Posting: 03/18/2019
Travel: No
Requistion ID 190000WF


Job Description

Location: Manchester

The opportunity:

The Casualty & Property Underwriter will analyse and underwrite new and renewal Casualty & Property business, regularly interacting and facing the market, under limited direct supervision. You will utilise The Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework within delegated authority levels on assignments of moderate technical complexity ensuring a high level service to customers.

Key responsibilities:
•Build and maintain relationships with distributors (agents & brokers) in support of business retention and acquisition and works with customers and distributors (agents & brokers) to determine their insurance related needs and provide solutions.
•Administer and monitor underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules, and insurance laws and regulations.
•Develop, maintain & collaborate with Line of Business representatives and other business related needs, as appropriate.
•Support the organization's sales culture by being a Help Point for agents, brokers and customers.
•Actively seek renewal and new account opportunities.
•Make broker/customer and on-sight calls with a planned and well-prepared purpose.
•Participate in Sales Team meetings as they relate to assigned brokers and / or territory.
•Serve as key contact for assigned target accounts.
•Quote and set coverage, negotiate terms and conditions.

Your skills and experience:
•Strong verbal and written communication skills.
•Ideally you will have a basic knowledge of the insurance industry and Underwriting experience.
•Knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines.
•Strong negotiation skills.
•Skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis and win-win negotiating.
•Excellent attention to detail skills.
•Ability to work in a challenging and busy environment.
•Full training program is available, allowing you to thrive in a challenging and rewarding market.

The Reward:

In return we are offering an attractive salary as well as an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes –
•12% pension
•Annual company bonuses
•22 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days
•Contribution to medical cover
•Discounted gym membership,
•Discounted gadget insurance
•Discounted technology offers
•Virtual GP appointments
•Free flu jab

We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities.

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, race, 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.