Zurich NA AVP/Senior Market Facing Underwriter, Wholesale Property in Chicago, Illinois
AVP/Senior Market Facing Underwriter, Wholesale Property
Zurich North America has an opportunity available on our Property Wholesale Team. This is a great opportunity to join this newly created Property Wholesale Practice. We are looking for an AVP/Market Facing Underwriter to work out of our New York, Atlanta or Chicago Office. This is a highly technical and market facing position and requires experience with Property lines of business to include Custom and Standard Property. As a member of Zurich's Underwriting Team you will enjoy the opportunity to fully apply and hone your underwriting and marketing skills. Specifically, you will underwrite and analyze new and renewal wholesale property business utilizing the Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework within delegated authority levels on assignments of higher technical complexity ensuring a high level service to customers. Our Underwriters are Client Externally Focused and the job’s core deliverables rely on delivering service to external clients and/or customers. Typically involves building relationships and promoting the company.
Client Externally Focused - The job’s core deliverables rely on delivering service to external clients and/or customers. Typically involves building relationships and promoting the company.
Our Underwriters are responsible for:
Underwriting, analyzing and generating new and renewal property business Administering and monitoring underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations and rating manual rules
Developing and maintaining wholesale broker relationships
Working within broad limits and authorities on highly complex assignments
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 14 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaOR
Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 12 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaAND
Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Knowledge of Property line/s of business and the legal and regulatory guidelines
Advance knowledge of Property lines of business
Ability to effectively assess risk
Strong knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines
Strong negotiation skills
Strong broker relationships
Superior skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiating
Possess knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.
Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.
Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.
Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.
Primary Location: United States-New York-New York
Other Locations: United States-Georgia-Atlanta, United States-Illinois-Chicago
Travel Yes, 20 % of the Time
Relocation Available No
Job Posting 02/20/18
Unposting Date Ongoing
Req ID: 180001LT