Zurich NA Mid Level or Senior Market Facing Underwriter, Umbrella in Albany, New York
Mid Level or Senior Market Facing Underwriter, Umbrella
Zurich Insurance is currently looking for an Umbrella Underwriter (Level II or Senior Level III) to join our Excess Casualty Umbrella team. Our ideal candidate would sit in our Atlanta office, but we are also open to having someone based out of New York, Dallas, Houston or other Zurich offices. The ideal candidate for this position will have a Casualty background. Well-developed technical expertise and marketing skills are needed. Candidates with existing broker relationships and good working knowledge of the region would be ideal.
As a member of Zurich’s Underwriting Team, you will enjoy opportunities for career development as you hone your underwriting and sales execution skills. Specifically, you will be responsible for selecting, underwriting, pricing and growing profitable umbrella/excess business with your assigned brokers.
This role will be filled at either the Underwriter Level II or Senior Underwriter Level III. 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.
Generating, underwriting and analyzing Umbrella Policies
Market facing and production within the Large Casualty Division
Administering and monitoring underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations and rating manual rules
Developing and maintaining agency and broker relationships
Working within broad limits and authorities on highly complex assignments
Cross-Selling other lines of business to increase Zurich product density with the account
Basic Qualifications Level II:
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area.OR
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 6 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaOR
Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 1 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR
Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 4 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaAND
Knowledge of line/s of business and the legal and regulatory guidelines
Knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business
Experience with Microsoft Office
Basic Qualifications Sr. Level III:
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area OR
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 or Market Facing area OR
Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
Existing broker relationships in the assigned territory
Strong negotiation skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiating skills
Demonstrates presentation skills and a solutions and service orientation
Knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines
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 to learn more.
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Location(s): AM - Atlanta, AM - Boston, AM - Dallas, AM - Houston, AM - New York
Remote Working: false
Schedule: Full Time