Zurich NA Market Facing Construction Underwriting Manager in Cleveland, Ohio

Zurich is currently looking for a Market Facing Construction Underwriting Manager for our Construction Team in Pittsburgh Office. (Will also consider Cleveland based candidates willing to spend meaningful time in the Pittsburgh office)

As a member of Zurich's Construction Underwriting Team you will enjoy the opportunity to fully apply and hone your Management and marketing skills. Specifically, you willmanage an underwriting unit, usually comprised of two or more market-facing sub-units, to aid in making appropriate underwriting decisions.

High Level Influencer Externally Focused - The job’s core deliverables rely on influencing or negotiating with external contacts on strategic impact matters. Relationships typically involve persuading or countering opposition, often with vendor representatives or senior management level customers.

Our Market Facing Underwriting Manager is responsible for:

• Manage market facing underwriters who proactively seek renewal and new account opportunities.

• Identifies new growth opportunities with key distributors for areas of responsibility.

• Ensure that accounts are qualified, and meet with the organization's appetite, balanced with sound business opportunity.

• Along with underwriters in areas supervised, make agents/broker/customer and on-sight calls with a planned and well-prepared purpose.

• Oversee negotiations of Terms & Conditions and closes deals.

• Ensure cross-sell within areas of responsibility to increase product density with the account.

• Provide continuous coaching on sales best practices.

• Mentor staff to develop strong broker and client networks as related to industries underwritten by Business Unit.

• Monitor Sales Funnel and Production Metrics of team.

• Calculate Target Price accurately by utilizing underwriting tools appropriately.

• Identify market trends and coverage's exposures that may impact business results. Work with actuarial to insure a proper rate / price structure.

• Manage relationships with producers by conducting line of business, book of business, class and segment analysis to ensure profitability and growth.

• Market company products and services through agency plant and brokerage community.

• Support development and maintenance of agent/broker relationships to achieve profitable growth, market share, product mix, new business and account retention.

• Improve customer relations, profitability and productivity by continually analyzing branch office´s new business, loss ratio, expense ratio, loss frequency, agency distribution, product mix to determine it´s impact on other business units.

• Review agency books of business as well as profit/growth results and trends to recommend and implement action plans.

• Business Travel, as required

Basic Qualifications:

• High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area within the Commercial Insurance industry

OR

• High School Diploma or Equivalent and 14 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area within the Commercial Insurance industry

OR

• Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area within the Commercial Insurance industry

OR

• Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 12 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area within the Commercial Insurance industry

AND

• 2 or more years of management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelors Degree

• CPCU

• Advanced knowledge of Construction product lines and insurance industry

• Excellent communication skills

• Excellent skills in relationship building

• Strong presentation skills

• Results oriented

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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**Title:** *Market Facing Construction Underwriting Manager*

**Location:** *Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh*

**Other Locations:** *United States-Ohio-Cleveland*

**Requisition ID:** *170006CL*