Zurich NA Cyber Product Specialist, Technical Underwriter in Los Angeles, California

Cyber Product Specialist, Technical Underwriter

Description

Zurich North America is currently looking for an experienced Cyber Product Specialist for our Technical Underwriting team. This role will provide technical underwriting expertise and guidance to Business Unit Leaders and Market Facing Underwriters. This role will be a Subject Matter Expert on the Cyber Portfolio and act independently and with minimal direction in support of the achievement of business plans and proposition development. The job’s core deliverables rely on influencing or negotiating with a broad range of internal clients, specifically executives and/or senior management. This person will operationalize an underwriting business strategy through active engagement with internal and external stakeholders utilizing market and industry data to drive decision making and outcomes. Implements risk appetite changes based on relevant internal and external data. Contribute to the development of technical standards, controls and practices in line of business or product line. Working with Cross-functional resources, actively drives the implementation of Underwriting strategies (e.g., Pricing), propositions, and solutions (e.g., product development, underwriting tools and processes) for a portfolio, line of business or product line.

This position is flexible on location and can be located in one of our Zurich Offices.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of strategies and business solutions for the Cyber Portfolio.

  • Establish product-specific coverage strategies and ensure effective management and implementation of strategic objectives and policies.

  • Empower market facing underwriters through authority grants.

  • Develop technical standards, controls and practices for the coverage that can be implemented by the LOB.

  • Work with market-facing underwriters and marketing to determine customer needs and develop cross lines approach to appropriately meet their needs, to optimize correlation between current products, or create new products.

  • Drive Management Liability growth initiatives.

  • Help to promote Zurich’s offering and value proposition.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Insurance area

  • OR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Underwriting area

  • AND

  • Practice of Cyber lines of business experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor

  • Advanced knowledge and practice of Cyber risk assessment

  • Strong relationship, presentation skills, negotiation and leadership skills

  • Ability to interact with the C-Suite

  • Knowledge in risk selection and assessment

  • Ability to manage complex portfolios

  • Technical knowledge of insurance industry operations and processes

  • Knowledge of loss trends, triangles and ratemaking

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

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-Schaumburg

Other Locations: United States-Colorado-Denver, United States-New Jersey-Jersey City, United States-California-Los Angeles, United States-New York-New York, United States-Texas-Dallas, United States-Texas-Houston, United States-Georgia-Atlanta, United States-California-San Francisco

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 20 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 04/05/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180002UI