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Property & Marine Underwriting Manager


A new adventure awaits…  


How does 5 weeks leave per year, an impactful career that you’ll truly love, and working for a great organisation that empowers wellbeing sound like to you?  


At Zurich we’re on a journey towards a brighter future… A brighter future for you - focused on your career, your wellbeing, and your community - as well as our customers and the planet. 


Zurich’s General Insurance business in Australia & New Zealand works with companies of all sizes and across all segments SME, Mid-Market and Corporate to provide coverage such as Business Insurance, Motor Insurance, Workers Compensation, and more.


From SMEs to Tradesmen, small yachts to large fleets through to large businesses, our General Insurance solutions are designed to suit organisations of all shapes and sizes.


Whether our customers are just starting out or have been in the business sector for years, our customer-first approach helps protect their businesses with confidence.   


Let’s create a brighter future together, let’s make a difference   



The Property and Marine Underwriting Manager role plays a key leadership role in the Commercial Markets Crew for the respective State, and is accountable for ensuring Pipeline activity, top line growth and execution of go to market & underwriting strategy, plus delivery of key OKR’s for the respective Property and Marine squad. They set the day-to-day activity and priorities of the squad whilst being responsible for defining the cultural standards their teams work towards.


The role will ensure that there is effective collaboration across our sales and underwriting to achieve a strong market focus. A significant expectation is that this role provides leadership to state underwriters with a high degree of engagement in the market and across deal making activities especially in complex and highly visible accounts, integrating risk engineering and claims capabilities ensuring a whole of account view is taken.


The purpose of this role is to underwrite commercial Property and Marine insurance in accordance with Group, ZAIL and Zurich Australia requirements and financial and operational objectives, and lead the team of underwriters in State to achieve the desired business outcomes


Important to your success - let's grow together   



  • Bachelor degree or appropriate equivalent qualification (Financial markets, Economics, Financial management)
  • ANZIIF CIP member or equivalent experience
  • Multiple years underwriting experience across a range of technical underwriting disciplines.
  • Previous people management experience, leading a multi-tiered management environment.
  • Commercially astute with a comprehensive understanding of the General Insurance industry and the products available.
  • Proven technical underwriting capability ideally in Property or Marine lines
  • Proven examples of growing a business and delivering change in a complex insurance environment.
  • Proven ability to execute on strategic plans and company initiatives



Belong. Zurich is here to support you  



There are so many reasons why Zurich is a great place to be, but here are just a few: 



5 weeks leave per year for permanent staff through our new Z leave initiative, as well as 15 days personal/carer’s leave (as we empower our people to manage their own wellbeing); Grow, and thrive in your career (we support and encourage it) with award winning training programs; Work with global, diverse, and inclusive teams; Explore your passions, fuel innovation, drive equity, collaborate and make a positive difference beyond your role; Access programs to stay healthy and feel healthier along with receiving a AUD$500 wellbeing payment per year, plus a AUD$295 new starter e-voucher for your WFH set up (flex work - hybrid working), and other great benefits through our Shine portal; Access to Family Care (parental leave); Volunteer; Work in our state-of-the-art Green Star rated offices (when you are in the office); and dress for your day. We also plant a tree for every new employee – one of many local initiatives driving our contribution to ambitious global sustainability targets… 


…We could go on, but the main point is that Zurich is a great place to be, where you can truly belong and thrive.  


Zurich is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to ensuring that our recruitment process is fair and accessible for all candidates. If you require any special accommodations to participate in our recruitment process, we encourage you to please let us know at the time of your application.   


So, if you want to come on an adventure that will build a brighter future together, and feel a sense of togetherness, then please apply today to start your adventure

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