Senior Underwriter Financial Lines (m/f/d) based in Zurich
The job holder will be responsible for underwriting profitable new and renewal business to meet Financial Lines targets as well as for negotiating pricing and terms and conditions. Furthermore it is expected that this person develops and maintains strong relationships with brokers and clients.
Underwrite profitable financial lines business~crlf~##This encompasses mainly directors’ and officers’ liability (D&O) and cyber insurance but also pension trustee liability (PTL), professional indemnity (P.I.) and other special risks such as public offering of securities insurance~crlf~##Underwrite in line with Financial Lines governance framework - e.g. Underwriting Authorities, Underwriting Guidelines, Rules and Principles and global pricing tools~crlf~##Underwrite new and renewal accounts to meet top and bottom line targets~crlf~##Negotiate participation, pricing and terms and conditions with brokers and clients (where applicable)~crlf~ ~crlf~Policy Documentation and Administration~crlf~##Ensure accurate policy documentation~crlf~##Set up international insurance programs by analyzing geographic exposures, determining a proper premium allocation and hand over to the AGCS Operations team for the instruction of the relevant AGCS network companies all over the world~crlf~##Ensure that the electronic underwriting file is established and maintained for each risk and transaction handled~crlf~##Support reporting duties for the financial lines~crlf~ ~crlf~Market & Relationship Management~crlf~##Proactively support acquisition of new business and retention of existing business (including client and broker negotiations where applicable)~crlf~##Proactively liaise with the market management function on client and broker initiatives~crlf~##Develop and maintain strong relationships with brokers and clients and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. risk managers)~crlf~
Experience & Education:~crlf~##Preferably Degree in Economics, Law, or other appropriate discipline~crlf~##A minimum of 3 to 5 years proven track record in underwriting financial lines business~crlf~##Good understanding of the financial lines insurance markets and competitor landscape~crlf~##Ability to deliver a high quality job performance constantly, also under time constraints~crlf~ ~crlf~Technical Skills:~crlf~##Risk Assessment and Management: Ability to assess risk exposures relevant to financial lines. This includes a basic understanding (or at least an interest and willingness to learn) of cyber risk and IT security topics~crlf~##Policy Management: Robust understanding of policy administration life cycle, including information collection, policy issuance, premium bookings, credit control and cancellation~crlf~##Contract Drafting and Interpretation: Design, develop and implement consistent, robust wordings~crlf~##IT skills (Office applications): Use general office application tools e.g. Power Point, Excel, Word, as well as the AGCS IT systems~crlf~##Fluent in German and English, French skills are an advantage~crlf~ ~crlf~Other Skills:~crlf~##Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze highly complex data, from multiple sources, in detail~crlf~##Influencing skills: Ability to persuade and motivate others to act, without executive authority~crlf~##Communication & Presentation: Ability to express ideas and messages clearly, both written and verbally~crlf~##Ability to "sell" an improvised or prepared audience winning story~crlf~##Ability to work in an international organization with cross-border teams and responsibilities~crlf~##Valid working permit for Switzerland~crlf~
Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is the Allianz Group's dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business. AGCS provides insurance and risk consultancy across the whole spectrum of specialty, alternative risk transfer and corporate business: Marine, Aviation (incl. Space), Energy, Engineering, Entertainment, Financial Lines (incl. D&O), Liability, Mid-Corporate and Property insurance (incl. International Insurance Programs).
Worldwide, AGCS operates in 30 countries with own units and in over 210 countries and territories through the Allianz Group network and partners. In 2016, it employed around 5,000 people and provided insurance solutions to more than three quarters of the 'Fortune Global 500' companies, writing a total of €7.6 billion gross premium worldwide.~crlf~~crlf~AGCS SE is rated AA by Standard & Poor’s and A+ by A.M. Best.~crlf~~crlf~More information about careers at Allianz Global Corporate Specialty can be found at www.agcs.allianz.com/careers~crlf~~crlf~
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