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Underwriter Commercial


Underwriter, Commercial Insurance to Zurich Nordic


Zurich is one of the most specialized insurance companies within non-life insurance for local and international business in the Nordic market. We are now looking for a business driven and customer orientated person to join our team as Underwriter within commercial.


Job Description

In the role of Underwriter, you will work on pricing and risk assessment of risks primarily within business insurance, Koff. You contribute to profitable business by ensuring optimal insurance solutions for both the customer and the company. You are involved in internal training within the risk area, insurance products, and work closely with our Junior Underwriters, acting as a mentor and providing support in their work. As a underwriter you’ll have the mandate to write complex risks and high loss limit. You’ll also have the authority to delegate simpler risks to junior underwriters and assisting them and help them grow in their role.


The job involves working with brokered business for both existing and new customers. You have ongoing contact with brokers and contribute to building good relationships with various brokerage firms.  Other tasks include working with our products, analyzing new submissions, and participating in the development of Zurich as the leading insurance company in the Nordic region. You will also be involved in the work related to our risk selection criteria. You will be reporting to the Head of Underwriting Middle Market.


Who are you?

We are looking for someone who is business-minded and has a strong analytical ability to understand business risks and complex insurance needs. You are self-driven and organized in your work, and can explain complicated matters in a simple and clear manner. You are pedagogical and open to helping where needed. Personality-wise, you are also trustworthy and have a strong ability to collaborate, both internally and externally. You have a positive and open attitude that creates a good working environment.


To succeed in this role, you need to have a good knowledge of commercial insurance, including terms, pricing, and regulations. You have a relevant academic degree or equivalent experience and have worked in the insurance industry for a several years.



  • Several years of professional experience within the Insurance Industry
  • Extensive experience in property underwriting is preferred
  • Extensive experience of risk analysis and selection, pricing for new business and renewals 
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in engineering, economics, or a related field is preferred.
  • Prior leadership experience
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills in both Swedish and English is a requirement 


Skills and competencies:

  • Excellent knowledge from commercial insurance
  • Proven knowledge of product development
  • Strong data processing and analytical skills  
  • High level of risk- and business awareness 
  • Great communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent customer and broker relationship skills
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and change 

What we can offer you:

  • Hybrid working
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Occupational pension
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Benefit package
  • Comprehensive insurance package
  • Global Career development
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Great location in the central part of the city


Please refer your questions to Filip Jacobsen, Head of UW Middle Market, +46 76 083 2491, or Carl-Arvid Nilsson, Nordic Talent Acquisition Specialist, +46 76 720 3350, 


You are welcome to submit your application online on July 28, 2024 at latest.
The selection process will run continuously and we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.



Who we are

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 about 60,000 employees serving customers in more than 215 countries, 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.


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.


So be challenged. Be inspired. Help us make a difference.

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