Head of Casualty, Commercial Insurance
Zurich Insurance Company
Hong Kong

Our opportunity

Being the Head of Casualty responsible for leading and managing assigned lines of business within Hong Kong, you will apply your professional knowledge and expertise to provide market facing underwriting leadership across all Casualty portfolios and to deliver on our customer value proposition.

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Your role

As Head of Casualty, your main responsibilities will involve :

  • Manage the Casualty portfolios; underwrite and analyze new and renewal business within delegated authority levels
  • Lead and manage the team; establish performance objectives, manage performance, provide training, coaching and performance evaluation of all direct reports
  • Accountable for driving profitable growth through formulating and executing underwriting plans, Portfolio strategies, Customer strategies and Go-To-Market strategies
  • Develop and maintain relationships with distributors (agents and brokers) in support of business retention and acquisition and work with customers and distributors (agents & brokers) to determine their insurance-related needs and provides solutions
  • Responsible for Pipeline Management; actively participate within the Zurich network leveraging Zurich’s global suite of capabilities and knowledge
  • Provide strategic leadership and guidance and as part of the Commercial Leadership team monitor the succession and development of employees
  • Participate in leadership team meetings of assigned area to provide specialist guidance and enable the implementation of policy, projects and change initiatives
  • Develop, promote and maintain leadership in the external insurance market to maintain the organization’s position and influence
  • Assure development and implementation of policy, procedures and standards to produce profitable results
  • Accountable for all facultative reinsurance purchases & strategy
  • Your Skills and Experience

    As Head of Casualty, your skills and qualifications will ideally include :

  • Bachelor’s degree or Post-graduate qualifications with at least 10 years Casualty underwriting experience
  • Proven ability to develop and execute on strategic plans and company initiatives
  • Strong casualty underwriting proficiency with proven track record of driving results
  • Experience in leading underwriting teams and handling multinational programs
  • Good market insights, trends, exposure and insights of international markets
  • Proven strong market facing presence in local market and industry network
  • Proven track record of growing a business and change management in a complex environment
  • Demonstrate specialized knowledge and expertise in products and industry
  • A high level understanding of underwriting, claims and risk engineering dynamics
  • Understanding of Corporate customers demands and challenges, in particular in multi-national insurance programs
  • Proven knowledge of operational management and in comprehending financials of insurance portfolios
  • Good knowledge in portfolio management, KPIs and dynamics
  • Good understanding of the external reinsurance market
  • An excellent understanding of the internal and external regulatory environment and requirements
  • 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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