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Motor Underwriter - 9 month contract


A new adventure awaits… 


At Zurich we’re on a journey, even though we are 150 years young, we are lighting the way to a brighter future. A brighter future for you – focused on your career, your wellbeing and your community – as well as our customers and the planet.  


This exciting adventure will drive positive impact. So, if you want to be part of a values led organisation, that is a leader in the insurance industry with a track record of making a real difference and continuously taking steps toward a sustainable future for our people, customers, communities, and our planet, read on! 


Let’s create a brighter future together, let’s make a difference  


Work is something you do, not only somewhere you go. The way we work continues to evolve and at Zurich we are committed to creating ways of working that ensure you are helping to create a brighter future. 


As a Motor Underwriter (9 month contract with a view to go permanent), you will be responsible for analysing and underwriting new and renewal business, regularly interacting and facing the market, under limited supervision, utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework within delegated authority levels on assignments of moderate technical complexity ensuring a high level service to customers.


Additional key responsibilities include:


  • Working with the state based commercial team to ensure the ZUC delivers for all our stakeholder groups.
  • Renewal Servicing & underwriting – successful delivery and desired retention of the commercial renewal portfolio.
  • Co-ordinate whole of account activity for renewals and support the development of further opportunities from the renewal portfolio.
  • Building relationships with the key brokers and customers in the state – jointly with the state based State Commercial Lead and Deal Manager.


 Important to your success - let's grow together  


  • Multiple years experience working in a market facing underwriting, broking or distribution role
  • Solid understanding of the motor product & market.
  • Highly developed insurance knowledge of commercial underwriting business, relevant Legislation and Regulations governing General Insurance
  • Proven track record of building relationships and strong negotiation skills both internally and externally.
  • Excellent communicator to all audiences
  • Ability to drive results.


Be empowered. Make your impact 


We achieve amazing things together by: 


  • thinking differently, making iterative change, simplifying, finding efficiencies and improving how we do things. We are always testing and learning 
  • setting up our business units with the right resources, pointed at the right things 
  • having a clear and visible set of objectives that each one of us can help form, rally behind, and deliver.  


We’re all moving towards the same destination and encourage everyone to be curious, courageous and responsible as we seek out new opportunities to delight our customers and ensuring this is a great place for us to be together.  


Belong. Zurich is here to support you 


There are so many reasons why Zurich is a great place to be, but here are just a few: 


  • Zurich NZ has been named “Top Insurance Workplace” four years running.
  • Winner - HRD Magazine “Employer of Choice Award” 2021
  • Insurance Business – Women in Insurance “Employer of the Year” - 2019


There are many reasons why Zurich is the right choice for you, but here are just a few – grow, and thrive in your career (we support and encourage it); work with global, diverse, and inclusive teams; explore your passions, fuel innovation, drive equity, collaborate and make a positive difference beyond your role; access programs to stay healthy and feel healthier; Flexwork@Zurich; become an activist in your community with the support of Z Zurich Foundation; award winning training programs; state-of-the-art Green Star rated office in North Sydney; we plant a tree for every new employee – one of many local initiatives driving our contribution to ambitious global sustainability targets.  


We could go on, but the main point is that Zurich is a place that you can truly belong and thrive! 


Zurich is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to ensuring that our recruitment process is fair and accessible for all candidates. If you require any special accommodations to participate in our recruitment process, we encourage you to let us know at the time of your application.  


So, if you want to come on an adventure that will build a brighter future together, and feel a sense of togetherness, then please apply today to start your adventure!

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