Senior Trade Credit Underwriter (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

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  • Sector:

    Financial Services, Insurance

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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The opportunity: 

Do you have experience of trade credit in the London Market? Are you looking for a new opportunity that will truly make a difference? If so, we would love to hear from you. We are looking to someone to manage and develop a portfolio of Trade Credit Business in the UK, actively developing and maintaining client and broker relationships within our target market.

This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time. 

What will you be doing?

As the Senior Trade Credit Underwriter, you will be joining a small team in the UK, but you will also have reporting lines into our team in the United States. This is a genuine opportunity to make the role your own and put your stamp on things. Some of the activity you will be involved in include:

  • Underwrite and analyse new and renewal business within delegated authority levels of highly complex assignments.

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

  • Develop and maintain relationships with distributors (agents & brokers) in support of business retention and acquisition.

  • Contribute to the development of propositions.

  • Provide technical guidance, assistance, and training to other underwriters.

  • Serve as key contact for assigned target accounts.

  • Calculate Target Price accurately by utilizing underwriting tools appropriately.

  • Drive/manage how Business Unit will deal with emerging issues.

  • Act as mentor and coach other Underwriters in the team.

What are we looking for?

  • Ability to analyse credit risk

  • Experience of trade risk in the London market

  • Client Management

  • Advanced knowledge and practice of line/s of business

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

  • Ability to work in a team-based environment

  • Knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business

  • Strong presentation skills

What will you get in return?

As well as a competitive salary we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes:

  • 12% company pension contribution (employee contribution optional)

  • Car allowance

  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days

  • Annual company bonuses

  • Full private medical cover

  • London location allowance

  • Discounted technology offers

  • Virtual GP appointments

  • Discounted gym membership,

  • Free flu jab

  • Discounted gadget insurance 

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 are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that.

Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.

With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.

So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.