Trading Underwriter

Posted 5 days ago by Zurich Insurance

Location: Leeds

The opportunity:

We have a great opportunity for a Trading Underwriter to join our team based in Leeds. As a Trading Underwriter you will analyse and underwrite new and renewal business, regularly interacting and facing the market, under limited supervision, utilising The Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework within delegated authority levels on assignments of moderate technical complexity ensuring a high level service to customers.

Key Responsibilities:

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

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

  • 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.

  • Support the organisation's 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 organisation's appetite, balanced with sound business opportunity.

  • Make broker/customer and on-sight calls with a planned and well-prepared purpose.

  • Cross-Sell other lines of business to increase the organisation's product density with the account.

  • Promote the organisation's products and services in order to increase penetration with agency plant.

  • Participate in Sales Team meetings as they relate to assigned brokers and / or territory

Your skills and experience:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • You would already have some Underwriting experience

  • 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.

The Reward:

An attractive salary as well an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes

  • Discounted gym membership,
  • 22 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days
  • Discounted gadget insurance
  • Annual company bonuses
  • Contribution to medical cover

  • Discounted technology offers
  • Virtual GP appointments
  • Free flu jab
  • 12% pension
  • Discounted will writing service

Reference: 37028858

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