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Underwriter (Financial Lines)


Job Summary

  • Support the team leader on portfolio performance
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with local and international brokers and other distributors in support of business retention and acquisition
  • Assist in formulating and executing underwriting plans for Financial Lines products and service strategy for these product lines
  • Underwrite and analyze new and renewal business of Financial Lines Division utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting (TZW) framework, within delegated authority levels


Job Accountabilities

  • Apply Zurich Underwriting Guideline for renewal & new business; responsible for handling assigned accounts and works within delegated authorities
  • Measure exposure and analyze risk; determine technical price according to agreed pricing process; quote and set coverage; negotiate terms & conditions
  • Contribute to development and execution of Zurich’s business strategy for renewal and new Business; build relationships in support of customer/ business acquisition and retention (e.g. by handling a range of queries, providing advice to assist with the development of an account
  • Implement the agreed technical standards, controls, practices and procedures, thereby maintaining underwriting discipline
  • Timely update and use of Zurich internal system to proactively manage and improve underwriting and operation efficiency
  • Contribute ideas and work for the development of new or enhanced propositions based on technical, customer and distributor insights


Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree or typically hold or working towards relevant professional qualification such as ACII
  • Preferred 1 - 3 years of experience in general insurance, with strong preference for Financial Lines products
  • Ability to develop relationships with key business partners
  • Ability to build trust-based business relationships with customers and producers
  • Fluency in English, Cantonese and Mandarin speaking added advantage
  • Negotiation, influencing and selling skills
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office - MS Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Team player is a must
  • Open mind to try new ways and alternative approaches of doing things
  • Self-starter, proactive, results and execution oriented



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):  HK - Hong Kong

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