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Senior Property Underwriter, Japan Desk


Who we are?

Looking for a career that will excite, challenge and inspire you? Thinking about insurance? Perhaps you should. Working for us is a totally different experience to what you probably expect. How do you feel about the things you truly love? Don’t you want to protect them in the best way possible? Imagine if you could help people do this all over the world. You’d give them confidence and reassurance by protecting what they love most. This is no easy task. In today’s interconnected world, tackling risk is fast, unpredictable and invigorating. You’ll have to think on your feet as you manage risks big and small, from flooding to cybercrime. You’ll be tackling issues like these in over 170 countries. It’s a big challenge, but you’ll have a truly diverse network helping you. As part of an international team, every day would provide opportunities to learn, grow and share ideas.

As you make an impact across borders, 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.

So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.

Zurich Insurance has the policy to be an equal opportunity employer. We aim to attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to criteria such as race/ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

At Zurich we believe that having a culture of inclusion is essential in delivering good results. Attracting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce where employees feel valued, respected and empowered allows people to reach their full potential. As a business this diversity helps us to better reflect and understand our 4 million customers’ needs to allow us to drive better outcomes. As a global organization, with an increasingly agile workforce, we're happy to consider flexible working arrangements.

Description of role

This senior consultant level, individual contributor, role is recognized across the business unit as a subject matter expert and is responsible for working on a specialized lines of business or a segment of a line of business to improve underwriting performance, providing leadership to more junior underwriters.

Performance Management Accountabilities

• Model behaviors that demonstrate commitment to corporate values.

• Provide input into performance management discussions of project team members.

• Provide technical direction/ advice within and outside unit.

• Provide guidance and mentoring support for team members.

• Take action to manage own personal development and encourage others to do the same.

Contacts/ Relationship

High Level Influencer Externally Focused - The job’s core deliverables rely on influencing or negotiating with external contacts on strategic impact matters. Relationships typically involve persuading or countering opposition, often with vendor representatives or senior management level customers.

Job Qualifications

• Bachelors Degree and 9 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area. For SURETY POSITIONS ONLY: OR Finance, Accounting or Banking experience

• Bachelors Degree and 18 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area

• Experience in a specialized insurance line of business or segment

• Advanced knowledge and practice of lines 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
• Strong presentation skills


You are the heart & soul of 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 highly value the experience and know-how of our employees and offer a wide range of opportunities across business areas to encourage you to apply for new opportunities within Zurich when you are ready for your next career step. 

Let’s continue to grow together!


  • Location(s):  SG - Singapore 
  • Remote working:
  • Schedule:
  • Recruiter name: Kelly Sidhu
  • Closing date:

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