Zurich NA Market Facing Underwriter, Corporate D&O in Chicago, Illinois

Market Facing Underwriter, Corporate D&O


Zurich Insurance is currently looking for an Underwriter for our Corporate D&O team in our Chicago Office. The ideal candidate will work in a team setting to underwrite and perform financial analysis for public and large private companies within Zurich's Management Solutions Group with specific focus on Directors & Officers, Fiduciary, Fidelity and Employment Practices Liability lines of business for public and large private companies.

Externally Client Focused - The job’s core deliverables rely on delivering service to external clients and/or customers by building relationships and promoting the company.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Generating, underwriting and analyzing Directors & Officers, Fiduciary and Employment Practices Liability submissions;

  • Learn, understand and properly apply relevant insurance contact terms & conditions on an account-by-account basis;

  • Proactive marketing to build, develop, and maintain relationships with key trading partners within the Specialties Division;

  • Administering and monitoring underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations and rating manual rules;

  • Working within broad limits and authorities on highly complex assignments;

  • Cross-Sells other lines of business to increase Zurich product density with the account

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 1 or more years of experience in the Insurance area


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 2 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area


  • Knowledge of the insurance industry and the legal and regulatory environment;


  • Knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree with 1 or more year(s) of underwriting experience

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience working with Financial Statements of public and/or private companies

  • External sales and/or marketing experience

  • Microsoft Office 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.

EOE disability/vets

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 05/04/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1800035R