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Zurich NA Portfolio Manager (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time) in United States

Portfolio Manager (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)


Portfolio Manager– (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

Location: We’re flexible with travel to our offices in Manchester or Fareham

Closing date for applications: 25th May 2022

We’re the #1 best place to work in the insurance industry!

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The opportunity:

Are you looking for that next step in your career? Do you have experience in Pricing and Underwriting within Personal Lines or Commercial Markets? If so, we would love to hear from you!

As the Personal Lines Portfolio Manager, you will have the opportunity to drive, support and implement the pricing and underwriting strategy for allocated UK Personal Lines schemes. You will provide technical, distribution and business leadership to the Portfolio Management function and wider business areas.

This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.

What will you be doing?

The role of Portfolio Manager will consist of these 5 main areas:

Pricing Process, Framework & Systems:

You will design and implement Pricing and Product management to execute great underwriting, ensuring effective pricing control cycle is utilised to monitor and learn from impact of pricing actions implemented.

Market Pricing Function:

You will be a key advocate by supporting and collaborating with the wider UK Personal Lines teams when assessing new initiatives. You will have a firm grasp of market influences and key competitors across all appropriate markets.

Planning & Strategy Development:

You will lead planning and forecasting process for allocated portfolios and innovate to ensure robust and effective planning techniques and optimise process

Leadership, Team Development & Direction:

You will communicate and embed strategies, methodologies and behaviours across the wider underwriting and pricing teams. Development is important to us and you will play a key role as an advocate for personal and professional development across underwriting and beyond, taking an active role in setting the bar high.

Customer and Partner Interfaces:

In order to proactively deliver real change to your key stakeholders, you will be able to add real value to your partners that will support the delivery of the strategy that leads to profitable growth.

You will also support the negotiation for new and current business relationships that we have.

What are we looking for?

  • A qualified / part-qualified actuary with protection pricing experience at a UK insurer would be beneficial

  • In depth knowledge of pricing techniques, elasticity modelling, reinsurance and profitability metrics

  • Excellent data analysis skills, able to confidently work with large data sets

  • Wide knowledge of the UK Protection market essential

  • Prior knowledge of Radar/Emblem software desirable but not essential

  • Excellent collaboration, organisation and communication skills

What will you get in return?

As well as a competitive salary, we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes:

  • 12% company pension contribution (employee contribution optional)

  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days

  • Annual company bonus

  • Contribution to medical cover

  • Discounted technology offers

  • Virtual GP appointments

  • Discounted gym membership,

  • Free flu jab

  • Discounted gadget insurance

At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring. Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

Who we are:

With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.

You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.

Further information:

At Zurich we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that.

Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.

With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.

We have won numerous awards for our work on Diversity and Inclusion. We are also proud to be nominated for the 2020 Insurance Times award for Diversity and Inclusion. You can read about our awards on our website.

So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.

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