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Zurich NA RVP, South Region, Casualty Underwriting Manager in Atlanta, Georgia

RVP, South Region, Casualty Underwriting Manager


Zurich North America is currently looking for an experienced RVP, Casualty Underwriting Manager for our South Region. This position will be based in our Atlanta or Dallas Office and reports to the Head of Domestic Casualty.

The RVP, Casualty Underwriting Manager will be responsible for developing and driving the success of our Casualty book of business in the South Region. This is a critical position, and we are looking for a leader that will drive and cultivate broker/client relationships while developing and driving the strategy. The role will also be responsible for portfolio strategy and execution, risk selection and pricing, maintaining high standards for underwriting execution and documentation and producer engagement. We are looking for a Leader that will exercise strong technical underwriting knowledge, takes an influential approach to business relationships and develop our underwriting talent.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Establishing key performance targets and financial budgets for underwriting unit in order to optimize business performance in line with set objectives.

  • Developing a team of Underwriters and Underwriting Managers.

  • Develop processes and review policies relevant to underwriting to ensure they are in line with strategic business objectives.

  • Manage relationships with key internal stakeholders in order to identify opportunities for service improvement to ensure commercial viability and customer satisfaction.

  • Participate in leadership team meetings of assigned area to provide specialist guidance and enable the implementation of policies, projects and change initiatives to produce profitable results.

  • Contribute to the business strategy to align underwriting strategy with wider business goals.

  • Participate in the community of global/regional proposition development practitioners in underwriting to share best practice and continue to meet customer´s needs.

  • Oversee development plans for underwriters to ensure the capability exists to drive business results.

  • Underwrite and analyze new and renewal business within delegated authority levels.

  • Recommend and implement action plans after reviewing agency books of business and profit/growth results and trends.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with distributors (agents and brokers) in support of business retention and new business and work 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.

  • Assure development and implementation of policy, procedures and standards.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 12 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area within the Commercial Insurance IndustryAND

  • 2 or more years of management or leadership experience

  • Casualty Underwriting experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge and practice of Casualty lines of business

  • Ability to manage complex portfolios

  • Established Broker relationships in the region

  • Excellent management skills, including underwriter coaching, performance management and mentoring, and the ability to attract and retain a team of underwriters that can deliver high quality performance

  • Strong presentation, negotiation, organizational and influencing skills

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and network in a diversified insurance company

  • Strong executive presence and the ability to interact across all levels of the organization

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 - Atlanta, AM - Dallas

Remote Working: Hybrid

Schedule: Full Time

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