Assistant Market Underwriter

DNA Zurich
29 Mar 2018
16 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Location: Birmingham

The opportunity:
In the role of Engineering Market underwriter you will provide support and underwriting expertise and services to brokers and customers, which:
  • delivers profitable growth
  • provides first class service and productivity
  • builds business relationships with brokers and customers
  • implements company underwriting policy in areas of specialisation
  • negotiates in areas of specialisation, within authority limits, and in support of our whole proposition
  • grows our business (including cross-selling), and
  • meets business objectives and company standards.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Build relationships with brokers and customers
  • Meet agreed performance measures (including high quality and timely data input to systems)
  • Ensure delivery of first class service and productivity (including schemes, portfolio transfers, DAAs and MGAs)
  • Implement agreed technical standards, controls, practices, procedures
  • Implement underwriting policy within areas of specialism
  • Negotiates where appropriate across our whole proposition, with support of local managers and senior underwriters
  • Handle a range of queries within agreed authority limits, providing information and advice to assist in the development of the account and maintain underwriting standards
  • Supports the effective coaching, development and training of assistant underwriters and trainee underwriters
  • Act as a source of underwriting knowledge
  • Handles team referrals within own authority limits
  • Participation in underwriting and schemes audits/reviews.
  • Liaise with EDU's to identify and maximise business opportunities
  • Underwrite and negotiate business within authority as appropriate and where directed by line manager
Your skills and experience:
  • Intends to progress towards professional qualifications
  • At least one years relevant experience
  • Clear understanding of basic underwriting principles and practice
  • Basic knowledge of the insurance market
The Reward:
Excellent salary depending on experience.
As well as this we are offering a generous flexible benefits package which includes an annual company bonus subject to performance and a 12% pension scheme.

We're also happy to consider flexible working arrangements and welcome applications from everyone.

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 cyber crime. 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.

Further information:

At Zurich, we aim to have a diverse mix of employees that reflects our customers and the communities in which we live and work. Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are shaping an environment where everyone feels welcome, regardless of age, gender, religion, ability, culture, sexual orientation or mental health status. Our approach ensures that Zurich is a place that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all. We're also happy to consider flexible working arrangements and welcome applications from everyone.

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