Senior Underwriter (Property)
Hong Kong

Our opportunity Being part of the team, you will apply your professional knowledge and expertise to support the Head of Property, Commercial Insurance HK in focusing on the commercial property business with development opportunities in the Large Corporate & Commercial segment in Hong Kong insurance market.

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Your role

As Senior Underwriter, your main responsibilities will involve :

  • Apply The Zurich Way (TZW) of Underwriting elements for new and existing Commercial Property business, including risk analysis, exposure measurement and terms & conditions negotiation, according to agreed pricing process and risk appetite within designated underwriting authority
  • Implement agreed technical standards, controls, practices and procedures, thereby maintaining underwriting discipline
  • Assist in formulating and executing underwriting strategy for Hong Kong Commercial Insurance
  • Develop and maintain relationships with brokers and customers in support of customer / business retention and acquisition, provide advice to assist with the development of an account and determine their related needs
  • Ensuring the delivery of high quality service to internal and external clients, brokers and Management
  • Timely update and use of sales and accounting systems to proactively manage and improve the pipeline
  • Contribute ideas and work for the development of new or enhanced propositions based on technical, customer and distributor insights
  • Your Skills and Experience

    As Senior Underwriter, your skills and qualifications will ideally include :

  • Bachelor Degree and typically hold or working towards relevant professional qualification such as ACII
  • Over 4 years General Insurance underwriting experience
  • Property underwriting experience for Middle Market and Large Corporate & Commercial customers is highly preferred
  • Experience in practical market-facing underwriting is preferred
  • Experience in servicing multinational / complex accounts with large / 2nd Tier brokers is an advantage
  • Knowledge in Middle Market and Large Corporate & Commercial Property underwriting
  • Knowledge of Commercial Property insurance market in Hong Kong and to some extent in overseas markets an added advantage
  • Practical experience in market-facing underwriting and servicing multinational / complex accounts with large / 2nd Tier brokers
  • Good command of written spoken English and Cantonese.Mandarin language skill is helpful
  • Proactive team player who contributes across business lines to support team success and able to confidently engage with senior leaders on referrals
  • Ability to develop and build trust-based business relationships with customers, producers and key business partners, locally and overseas
  • Open-minded in trying new ways and alternative approaches of doing things
  • Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivation and self-discipline is required
  • Candidates with different levels of experience can be considered for other positions
  • Additional Information

    Primary work location is Hong Kong. You can apply by clicking on the button Apply online

    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.

    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 organisation, with an increasingly agile workforce, we're happy to consider flexible working arrangements.

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