Zurich NA Regional Vice President of Construction Property in Addison, Texas
Regional Vice President of Construction Property
Zurich North America is hiring a Regional Vice President of Construction Property for the South Region to join our National Accounts Construction team in either Zurich’s Dallas or Atlanta office. This is a hybrid role that will require 3 days per week in a Zurich office.
This position will lead the South Construction Property team and work closely with key brokers and clients to deliver comprehensive first-party risk transfer solutions including Builders Risk, Contractors Property and Inland Marine, Operational Civil works along with other emerging solutions. This leadership position will be responsible for the portfolio oversight and delivery of key business objectives for the South Construction Property team, along with developing, mentoring, and guiding a team of Underwriters and Account Service Associates. You will collaborate closely with Zurich’s broad team of Construction experts and resources, across multiple disciplines and stakeholders.
This role will be filled at either AVP or VP level. The hiring manager will determine the appropriate level based upon the selected applicant’s experience and skill set relative to the qualifications listed for this position.
There will be approximately 25% travel for this position.
In this role you will be responsible for:
Working under minimal direction, underwrite and analyze new and renewal business within delegated authority levels of highly complex assignments.
Demonstrate specialized knowledge and expertise in products and industry.
Administer and monitor underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations, and rating manuals.
Work at the highest authority limits on assignments utilizing the highest degree of technical complexity and coordination. Develop and maintain relationships with distributors (agents & brokers) in support of business retention and acquisition and works with customers and distributors (agents & brokers) to determine their insurance related needs and provide solutions.
Support the organization's sales culture by being a Help Point for agents, brokers, and customers.
Contribute to the development of propositions. Provide technical guidance, assistance, and training to lower level underwriters.
Proactively seek renewal and new account opportunities.
Basic Qualifications, AVP Level:
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area.OR
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 14 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaOR
Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaAND
2 or more years of management experience
Basic Qualifications, VP Level:
Bachelors Degree and 10 or more years of experience in the Underwriting, Market Facing, Broker, Carrier, or Risk Management area within the Commercial Insurance industryOR
Bachelors Degree with 20 or more years of experience in Claims or Underwriting Support area within the Commercial Insurance industryAND
Experience in a specialized insurance line of business or segment (Construction Property)
2 or more years of people management experience
CPCU or CRIS
Advanced knowledge of Construction Property product lines, the commercial insurance and Construction/Engineering industry
Strong Broker relationships in South region
Excellent communication skills
Excellent skills in relationship building
Strong presentation skills
As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to any COVID-related health and safety protocols in place at that time ( https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq ).
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Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please clickhere (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) to learn more.
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Location(s): AM - Dallas, AM - Atlanta, AM - Addison
Remote Working: Hybrid
Schedule: Full Time
Employment Sponsorship Offered: No
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