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Global Underwriting Manager, Management Liabilities, 80%-100%

  • 8057Zürich
  • Teilzeitstelle 80-100%

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Global Underwriting Manager, Management Liabilities, 80%-100%

The Commercial Insurance team at Zurich are continuing their strong year and are now looking to hire passionate high performer into their team, to further boost the expertise in our ML function.


As a Global Underwriting Manager – Management Liability Commercial (MLC) part of the Financial Lines and Cyber business, you will be overseeing the line of business underwriting governance, and directing large and/or complex MLC business to improve underwriting performance, providing underwriting leadership and effectively partnering with Zurich’s underwriting business units to execute underwriting strategy.  



What you will do


As Global Underwriting Manager – Management Liability Commercial your main responsibilities will involve:


Key Accountabilities

  • Establishing and managing global line of business underwriting guidelines and underwriting governance framework.

  • Monitoring framework for underwriting decisions e.g. underwriting authorities, empowerment delegation, referrals and technical underwriting reviews.

  • Setting and delivering Underwriting Key Performance Indicators and overseeing the delivery of LoB plan.

  • Driving strategic LoB portfolio management and ensuring improvement of the LoB underwriting performance and execution of underwriting strategies.

  • Ensuring consistent risk selection and accurate underwriting across the business scope, enforcing a rigorous underwriting process and monitoring system.

  • Establishing exposure identification, addressing emerging issues, providing risk insights and identifying opportunities for growth or change within the line of business, setting the global strategic direction.

  • Responsible for the design, implementation and management of global risk assessment and pricing tools, underwriting risk awareness and response actions, underwriting risk monitoring and control activities.

  • Driving operational underwriting excellence and simplification, in collaboration with IT & Operations, to improve underwriting, reporting and portfolio management systems, enhancing data capturing, analytics and business insights

  • Ensuring effective leadership and management of underwriting people and financial resources, pursuing active talent management, driving capability development and creating a high-performance culture to achieve the line of objectives.

  • Leading and managing the line of business underwriting strategy for product development, driving global line of business products refresh, upgrades and innovation, ensuring global consistency

  • Developing, promoting and maintaining strategic partnerships both internally with other functions and externally with brokers and customers.

  • Overseeing underwriting engagement with industry and regulatory bodies.


What you will bring


As a Global Underwriting Manager – Management Liability Commercial your skills and qualifications will ideally include:


  • Developing, negotiating and implementing global and complex strategic business and service plans; providing input to business unit strategies.  

  • Optimizing allocation of resources and launching common products, projects, investments across business units.

  • Developing, expanding business opportunities, long-term customer relationships

  • Identifying opportunities and risks associated with changes in direction of external environment, looking forward 5+ years.

  • Producing results and achieving sustainable profits, either directly or by providing support by developing, implementing and monitoring business/operational plans.

  • Identifying which emerging issues (internal and external) are relevant to current and future needs and ensuring strategies, programs and processes incorporate these.

  • Ensuring that appropriate documentation, implementation and communication of established policies, procedures and operating standards is completed.

  • Regularly monitoring and evaluating activities to identify potential risks and issues of non-compliance.

  • Participating in or leading risk assessments, escalating potential issues.

  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills to support underwriting leadership in multicultural environment


Education & Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) relevant to the line of business requirements

  • 10 or more years of experience in the MLC or Financial Lines business

  • Proven experience of MLC line of business portfolio management and technical underwriting leadership

  • Strong MLC and Financial Lines experience globally, with proven record of significant underwriting management and leadership skills, across several geographies


Travel: Once the current situation has resolved, elements of travel in all regions may be required with the main focus in EMEA countries


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.


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.







Are you interested in working for a company that values its people and put's its customers and employees at the heart of everything we do? Are you looking for growth opportunities beyond simply a career? Then Zurich could be just the place for you!


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

Our ambition is to become one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world. To get there we hire and develop the best talent available. With Zurich, you can expect to work on challenges that will help you grow and to collaborate with a diverse and inclusive global 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):  CH - Zürich 
  • Remote working: No
  • Schedule: Full Time or Part Time
  • Recruiter name: Christopher Parkinson
  • Closing date: