Zurich NA Senior Wholesale Property Underwriter in New York, New York

Senior Wholesale Property Underwriter

Description

Zurich North America has several opportunities available on our Property Wholesale Team. This is a great opportunity to join this newly created Property Wholesale Practice. We are looking for Senior Underwriters 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

  • Responsible for working on renewal and new business accounts

Basic Qualifications:

  • 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

  • Knowledge of Property line/s of business and the legal and regulatory guidelines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 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.

EOE disability/vets

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Primary Location: United States-New York-New York

Other Locations: United States-Georgia-Atlanta, United States-Illinois-Chicago

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 20 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 03/01/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 170008BQ