Stirling Andersen

Senior Underwriter

Stirling Andersen

Banking and Financial Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 30-11-2016


New Zealand

Work type:

Senior Underwriter | Life Insurance

An excellent opportunity to join an organisation with an outstanding reputation.

The company:

Our client is a market pioneer within the insurance industry and they are seeking highly capable Senior Life and Disability Underwriters to join their Wellington team and play a large role in the future of the business. 

The role: 

This role is right for underwriters who are looking to be challenged and enthused by their job on a day to day basis. 

Your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Provide quality underwriting service in line with the companies Underwriting philosophy and practices in order to maintain a profitable risk portfolio.
  • Provide support and mentoring to less experienced underwriters.
  • Assess new Applications within agreed time frames and service standards.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with advisors
  • Attend to advisers and/or customers regarding New Business Applications.
  • Develop new and innovative underwriting approaches


The requirements: 

  • Over 5 years underwriting experience (Senior) or minimum 2/3 years (Intermediate)
  • In depth knowledge of life insurance underwriting philosophies and technologies
  • Excellent relationship management skills and the ability to build outstanding relationships with internal customers
  • Strong medical knowledge
  • Excellent customer service


The benefits:  

  • Supportive working environment
  • Ability to up-skill through workshops, attending industry events and unrivalled training.
  • Great onboarding process
  • Opportunities to experience working with some of the industry’s best
  • Above market remuneration


For a confidential discussion about Underwriting Opportunities, please contact Louise Hall-Strutt at Stirling Andersen, New Zealand’s premier specialist insurance recruiter with 11 offices across the globe on +64 (0)9 887 7260 or

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