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Underwriting Manager - Financial Lines


Job Summary



Zurich is one of the world’s leading insurance groups, and one of the few to operate on a global basis. Our mission is to help our customers understand and protect themselves from risk.  With around 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 210 countries and territories, we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. We help individuals, small and medium sized companies and global corporations around the world understand and protect themselves from risk by offering a wide range of insurance products, solutions and advisory services.


We are looking for a Underwriting Manager - Financial Lines to join our team and play a key role in our Middle East Team. Reporting to the Head of Specialty Lines, this individual  will analyze and underwrite highly complex new and renewal business, under minimal direction, utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework as a subject matter expert, ensuring a high level service to customers.



Job Accountabilities


As Underwriting Manager - Financial Lines, your role will involve: 


  • Proactively seek renewal and new account opportunities.
  • Complete detailed opportunity assessment with key distributors to identify growth opportunities.
  • Qualify accounts to meet with the organization's appetite, balanced with sound business opportunity.
  • Negotiate Terms & Conditions and close deals.
  • Cross-Sell other lines of business to increase product density with the account.
  • Participate in Sales Team meetings as related to assigned brokers and / or territory.
  • Proactively engage in the target account process, managing a qualified list of opportunities 90 to 120 days prior to effective date.
  • Provide continuous coaching on sales best practices.
  • Monitor Sales Funnel and Production Metrics of team.
  • Calculate Target Price accurately by utilizing underwriting tools appropriately.
  • Monitor and identify market trends and coverage exposure developments.
  • Maintain current distributor and key customer relationships as well as the development of new relationships.
  • Responsible for the evaluation, professional development, training and coaching of underwriters. 

Job Qualifications


To be successful in this role, you will need: 

• Bachelor's degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Insurance or Financial services
• Advanced knowledge and practice of line/s of business
• Strong knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines
• Ability to effectively assess risk
• Ability to work in a team-based environment
• Knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business
• Strong presentation skills


Why Zurich


At Zurich, we like to think outside the box and challenge the status quo. We take an optimistic approach by focusing on the positives and constantly asking What can go right? 


We are an equal opportunity employer who knows that each employee is unique - that’s what makes our team so great! 

Join us as we constantly explore new ways to protect our customers and the planet.

  • Location(s):  AE - Dubai 
  • Remote working: No
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Recruiter name: Leigh Jeremy Jaye Santander

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