Zurich NA Construction Casualty Senior Market Facing Underwriter in Houston, Texas
Construction Casualty Senior Market Facing Underwriter
Zurich North America has an opportunity available on our new Package Solutions Casualty Wholesale Team as a Construction Casualty Senior Market Facing Underwriter.
We are open to where this position resides geographically; preferably (in no particular order) Atlanta, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Texas (Dallas or Houston) or Florida (Orlando).
This is a highly technical and market facing position and requires experience with Casualty lines of business. 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 casualty 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.
Our Wholesale Casualty Underwriter is responsible for:
Underwriting and analyzing new and renewal package solutions casualty business.
Proactively seek renewal and new account opportunities
Complete detailed opportunity assessment with key distributors to identify growth opportunities
Qualify accounts to meet with the organization's appetite, balanced with sound business opportunity
Make agent/broker/customer and on-sight calls with a planned and well-prepared purpose
Negotiate Terms & Conditions and close deals
Cross-Sell other lines of business to increase product density with the account
Participate in Sales Team meeting as related to assigned brokers and/or territory
Proactively engage in the target account process, managing a qualified list of opportunities 90 to 120 days prior to effective date
Update required systems with details of broker / client visits and account status within specified time frame
Serve as key contact for assigned target accounts
Develop strong broker and client networks as related to industries underwritten by Business Unit
Calculate Target Price accurately by utilizing underwriting tools appropriately
Measure exposure/analyze risk
Assist in training and developing staff
Develop and lead marketing presentations to new and current agents/brokers
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaOR
Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR
Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaAND
Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Experience working on time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business
Experience working in a team environment
Experience with Casualty lines of business
Strong Wholesale Broker relationships
Substantial casualty lines background / experience (GL, Auto, Worker’s Compensation, Excess)
Ability to effectively assess risk
Strong negotiation skills
Superior skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiation
Possess a high level of customer service by meeting or exceeding broker and or customer expectations with respect to required deadlines
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines
Exposure / casualty underwriting background with Environmental Contractors will be considered a plus.
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.
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Primary Location: United States-Georgia-Atlanta
Other Locations: United States-Illinois-Chicago, United States-Massachusetts-Boston, United States-Florida-Orlando, United States-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia, United States-New York-New York, United States-Texas-Dallas, United States-Texas-Houston
Travel Yes, 15 % of the Time
Relocation Available Yes
Job Posting 01/14/19
Unposting Date Ongoing
Req ID: 180007UH
It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.