Zurich NA Senior Technical Underwriter- Liability in United States

Senior Technical Underwriter- Liability


Job Summary

Zurichis currently looking for a Product Liability Consultant based out of our NorthAmerican HQ in Schaumburg, Illinois. The Product Liability Consultant will work closelywith the Director of Liability and members of the team, Technical Underwriters,Pricing Actuary, and Technical Underwriting Analysts, as well as collaboratewith the business units to drive portfolio management including but not limitedto: setting strategy; compare results to expectations; identify gaps and rootcauses; schedule, assign and deliver actionable items and plans.

TheProduct Liability Consultant will work closely together and with the business leadershipto identify needs, interests and challenges of the business, set priorities andexpectations. The Product Underwriter will take the lead in coordinating, schedulingand organizing resources, both within the Line of Business and from supportingTechnical Underwriting groups (Underwriting and Product Governance, Pricing,Predictive Analytics, Chief of Staff) to complete critical activities andprojects that create and deliver value to the business.

Keyactivities include but are not limited to:

  • Policy Drafting (ability to create new products in the Liability Space, endorsement drafting and review)

  • Risk Management (capacity allocation and utilization, reinsurance optimization; limit profiles, aggregations; stacking and clashing exposures)

  • Profitability Management (profitability reviews)

  • Pricing (technical price development, pricing predictive models)

  • Product (strategy, lifecycle and architecture, content management, catalog, filing support)

  • Insights (loss trends, lessons learned; evaluating and identifying catalysts, insights, impacts and actions)

  • Underwriting development and training (create guidelines, best practices; [provide technical and compliance training)

  • Underwriting and Pricing Assurance (underwriting file reviews, price adequacy, and, as appropriate, technical price maintenance/assurance)

  • Underwriting Enablement (simplify guidelines, process and procedures; improve underwriting data quality and accessibility)

To provide technical underwriting expertise and guidance to Business Units and Underwriters, acting independently and with minimal direction and as Subject Matter Expert in all aspects of a line of business (LoB) or product line, to enable achievement of business plan and the delivery of excellent customer service.

High Level Influencer Internally Focused - The job’s core deliverables rely on influencing or negotiating with a broad range of internal clients, specifically executives and/or senior management. Expectation of the need to employ specialized techniques and substantial experience. Relationships typically involve persuading or countering opposition.

Job Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Underwriting area


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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPCU

  • Advanced knowledge of line/s of business and the legal and regulatory environment

  • Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills

Additional Information

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-New Jersey-Jersey City, United States-Virtual

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 04/10/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1800026F