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Senior Scheme Underwriter, Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions , 80%-100%


At Zurich, we’re continuing our strong performance in Employee Benefits Insurance and following the move to our nice new offices right by the Lake of Zurich, there’s never been a better time to join us! 


The Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions team help multinational companies find the right financing solutions for their global employee benefit plans. From multinational pooling and captive services to innovative global underwriting programs, we offer multinational companies a holistic approach to risk management and financing solutions, maximizing the value of their global employee benefit plans.


As a senior underwriter, you will be working in an exciting international environment, based in Zurich. You will be the primary point of contact for any technical related topics in relation to our corporate customers and you will be handling complex new and renewal cases as part of a team of Life, Disability, Accident and Group Medical underwriters. 


What you will do


You will be responsible for:


  • Using a disciplined approach to risk assessment of new and renewal business of your own portfolio of customers
  • Collaborating with our sales colleagues to help acquire new corporate customers
  • Working closely with the account managers and the network partners to win and to retain the business in the best interest of ZGEBS and the Customer
  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of tools and processes, supporting the underwriting area
  • Contributing to the ongoing performance management of the book of business


What you bring

  • Minimum of 7 years Employee Benefits insurance or relevant industry experience
  • Practical experience in the pricing and underwriting of Group Medical Insurance schemes
  • A team player, who enjoys working in a dynamic and multi-cultural organisation
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills 
  • Experience of dealing in International benefits would be an advantage 
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (including Word, PowerPoint; Excel)
  • Strong communication skills. At ease in presenting to and discussing and communicating about technical topics to a wide range of stakeholders, including sales and operation functions and external customers
  • Ability to quickly understand and make use of new technical information in relation to risk assessment
  • Ability to understand, interpret and translate customer requirements into deliverables
  • Language skills: English and preferably another European language such as Spanish or French
  • Work location is only Zurich, Switzerland. If applying from outside, a relocation will be required


Additional Information


We look forward to receiving your online application. 


Zurich wants to attract the best talent and we acknowledge that talents might not always be available full-time. At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working. Many of our employees work flexibly in a variety of ways. Please talk to us during the interview about the flexibility you may need.


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Information for recruitment agencies


Zurich does not accept any applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. 

You are the heart & soul of Zurich! 

At Zurich, we like to think outside the box and challenge the status quo. We take an optimistic approach by focusing on the positives and constantly asking What can go right? 

We highly value the experience and know-how of our employees and offer a wide range of opportunities across business areas to encourage you to apply for new opportunities within Zurich when you are ready for your next career step. 

Let’s continue to grow together!


  • Location(s):  CH - Zürich, UK - London, ES - Madrid, FR - Paris 
  • Remote working:
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Recruiter name: Christopher Parkinson

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