Market Facing Agri Underwriter - Wexford
Zurich Insurance PLC (ZIP) is looking for a Market Facing Agri Underwriter. The successful person will be responsible for the account management of Agri business and connected motor through our broker business partners and direct customers.
Strong contribution to the attainment of financial and operational targets. The Agri underwriter will be working closely with Broker partners and other internal operations, such as product, claims, finance to ensure all areas of the Agri business are managed according to the Zurich Way of Underwriting and within delegated authority levels
Under direct supervision; underwrite and analyses new and renewal business.
Measuring exposure & analysing risk primarily for business referred by our on line quotation tool
Quoting & setting coverage for cases not automatically rated on online tool
Implementing agreed technical standards, controls, practices and procedures, thereby maintaining underwriting discipline
Adhere to Central Bank compliance standards of operating
Demonstrate high level of quality assurance in all elements of the underwriting process
Ensure any issues arising are dealt with in accordance with Zurich standards and that where appropriate issues escalated in a timely fashion
Ability to work within a team environment focused on the achievement of both individual and team goals
Build key relationships with our chosen partners
Engagement and participate in promotion of Zurich at Broker events when appropriate
Your Skills and Experience
Minimum Qualifications :
A minimum of 2 honours in Higher Level subjects in the Leaving Certificate or Third Level Qualification (minimum Diploma Standard), or equivalent industry qualification
Having APA Qualification with previous experience in a similar role will place you at a distinct advantage.
Applicants should hold or have the desire to pursue a Certificate in Insurance Practice (CII) and / or Association of Insurance Institute ACII qualification.
In recognition of this, a comprehensive study support package will be provided
Preferred Qualification & Experience :
As a Market Facing Agri Underwriter your skills and qualifications will include :
Solid understanding of Underwriting practices, rules and performance metrics
A high level of experience in contributing to and working effectively as part of a successful team
Strong communication and interpersonal skills supporting an ability to develop and maintain valuable and productive relationships with key customers
Supports organisational change and improvement
All employees are expected to work in accordance with the values laid out in Zurich Basics
Key Personal Attributes
A strong team player with a flexible, positive attitude towards work
Excellent planning and organisational skills that support a high service standard
Excellent attention to detail, including a strong ability to multitask
Ability to prioritise workload and to adapt quickly within a busy environment to ensure we respond effectively to customer needs and expectations
Primary work location is Drinagh, Wexford. Position is Wexford-based but occasional travel may be required to other Zurich locations.
If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button Apply online .
Who we are
Zurich is one Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services.
The company employs over 1,200 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford.
Zurich is a strong brand. Zurich in Ireland is part of Zurich Insurance Group, a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets.
Zurich has about 54,000 employees worldwide who form the basis of its success, helping our customers in more than 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk.
In order to deliver our services, we offer a competitive compensation package and interesting opportunities for further training & development.
As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterised by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.
At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race / ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.