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Zurich NA Commercial Insurance Underwriter in Albany, New York

Commercial Insurance Underwriter

75608

Let a career at Zurich be your NEW normal. You’ve got the skills and talent, and we’ll make your transition to an underwriting role easy and supportive through a training and development program that will begin your journey to a rewarding career.

Zurich has in-person and remote roles available in our Liability and Cyber practice, Surety, Construction and Financial Lines.​ These opportunities are market facing positions; you will be meeting with brokers and customers to discuss how Zurich’s innovative products and services meet the changing needs of customers

and the market. We foster an inclusive culture of innovation and optimism that is focused on our customers. Your unique background and experiences will be valued, and you’ll have the opportunity to work for a global company with more than 148 years of experience AND:

  • The Autonomy and empowerment to own a book of business (ideal for entrepreneurial candidates)​

  • Opportunity work with a variety of clients – we insure 95% of the Fortune 500®.

  • Flexibility to follow a well-defined career path in underwriting, or pursue other operational / strategic opportunities within a Global Zurich organization​

The Mid / Senior Commercial Insurance Underwriter is responsible for:

  • Analyzing risks (you will be trained on basic analysis tools and frameworks)​

  • Partnering with brokers to generate new business opportunities​

  • Developing creative solutions to achieve Zurich’s underwriting strategy, while addressing customer needs​

  • Leading product and service ideation / conceptualization to stay ahead of the competition​

  • Representing Zurich at external company functions, industry conferences, and marketing meetings​

Senior Underwriter Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting, Market Facing, Accounting/Finance, Banking, Cybersecurity or Risk Management areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 6 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area OR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 1 or more years of experience in the Underwriting, Market Facing, Accounting/Finance, Banking, Cybersecurity or Risk Management areaOR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 4 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area AND

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

  • Knowledge of time restraints for quoting new business

Senior Underwriting Specialist Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting, Market Facing, Accounting/Finance, Banking, Cybersecurity or Risk Management areaOR

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

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting, Market Facing, Accounting/Finance, Banking, Cybersecurity or Risk Management areaOR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area AND

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

  • Knowledge of time restraints for quoting new business

  • Experience working in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Financial background, the ability to read & understand financial statements

  • Service oriented and responsive

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Microsoft Office skills

  • Ability to effectively assess risk

A future with Zurich

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 148 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 click here (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) to learn more.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Location(s): AM - New York, AM - Atlanta, AM - Chicago, AM - Dallas, AM - Houston, AM - Los Angeles, AM - San Francisco

Remote Working: No

Schedule: Full Time

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