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New Business Underwriting Specialist


Job Summary

Underwrites and analyzes new and existing life business within delegated authority levels to achieve business goals and maximize customer experience.

Job Accountabilities - Key Accountabilities

• Maintains external and/or internal distributor relationships by consistently requesting the correct evidence, consistently making the correct decision and always explaining rating decisions.
• Contributes ideas and work for the development of new or enhanced propositions /procedures/philosophy, ensuring we charge the right premium for the associated risk.
• Works closely with distributors and other operational areas to support the overall achievement of the business plan, demonstrating knowledge in underwriting expertise, systems, procedures and processes.
• Provides technical underwriting support and guidance to customers and distributors, consistently providing excellent customer service.
• Completes a range of queries and referrals within agreed authority limits, measuring the exposure & analyzing the risk of each case to maintain underwriting standards.
• Completes assignments while working within delegated authority.

Job Functions

• Identify and comply with the main principles relevant to legal and regulatory controls that govern standard Life Underwriting work practices

Business Accountabilities

• Provide recommendations and commentary to facilitate underwriting decision-making by collecting data from well-established sources and analysis.
• Identify opportunities for improvement by monitoring underwriting business processes.
• Provide detailed procedural advice to producers and employees to ensure that internal standards are adhered to.
• Review and analyze customer service levels using standard reporting tools and highlight discrepancies to more senior colleagues.


You are the heart & soul of Zurich! 
Together we are committed to delivering on our purpose - Let’s Create a Brighter Future Together!

We highly value the experience and know-how of our employees and offer a wide range of opportunities across business areas. You can expect to work on challenges that will help you grow and to collaborate with a diverse and inclusive team. 
People are Zurich’s most important asset. Their varied skills, perspectives and experiences drive innovation. And they reflect the breadth and diversity of our customers, suppliers, communities and investors around the world. We are committed to attracting and retaining talented individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Zurich does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by applicable law. 



  • Location(s):  MY - Kuala Lumpur 
  • Remote working:
  • Schedule:
  • Recruiter name: Kavitha Vijayaratnam
  • Closing date:

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