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 Job Description - Market Underwriter 1 (180006FC)  Market Underwriter 1 - 180006FC  
Location: Manchester
The opportunity: 
Working for Zurich means you’re part of a company that brings valuable peace of mind to people and businesses in the UK and around the world. As a Market Underwriter you will analyse and underwrite new and renewal business whilst regularly interacting and facing the market. You will utilise the Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework within delegated authority levels on assignments providing a high level service to customers.
Key Responsibilities: 

Underwrite and analyse new and renewal business utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting framework and within delegated authority levels on assignment of higher technical complexity and coordination.

Administer and monitor underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations, and rating annual rules.

Develop, maintain & collaborate with Line of Business representatives on referrals and other business related needs, as appropriate.

May provide guidance to lower level associates.

Develop and maintain relationships with distributors (agents & brokers) in support of business retention and acquisition and works with customers and distributors (agents & brokers) to determine their insurance related needs and provide solutions.

Supports the sales culture by being a Help Point for agents, brokers and customers.

Proactively seek renewal and new account opportunities.

Complete detailed opportunity assessment with key distributors to identify growth opportunities

Qualify accounts to meet with the organization's appetite, balanced with sound business opportunity.

Make broker/customer and on-sight calls with a planned and well-prepared purpose
Your skills and experience:

Demonstrated technical knowledge and skills reflective of progression of positions of increasing responsibility.

Excellent communication skills.

A good working knowledge of Engineering Underwriting and the legal and regulatory guidelines

Strong negotiation skills.

Ability to effectively assess risk.

Strong knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing, regulations and guidelines.

Superior skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis and win-win negotiating.

Solid knowledge of processing methods and workflow procedures, and basic knowledge of insurance underwriting and regulations for assigned territories.
The Reward:
Zurich offer a flexible benefits package to suit your lifestyle; plus you will receive an annual company bonus subject to performance, free travel insurance for 12 months and a 12% employer contribution pension scheme. We're also happy to consider flexible working arrangements and welcome applications from everyone. As part of our commitment to charity we offer employees three volunteering days per year
Who we are:
With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.
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 are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting

About the company

Swiss insurance company, commonly known as Zurich, headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland. The company is Switzerland's largest insurer.

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