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Zurich NA Underwriting Manager, Middle Markets (AVP or VP) in Atlanta, Georgia

Underwriting Manager, Middle Markets (AVP or VP)


Zurich is currently looking for a Middle Markets Underwriting Manager to support our Atlanta production underwriting team! We are looking for talent to work out of our Atlanta, GA office. While this position will be based out of our Atlanta office, you will have the flexibility to work both in the office and remotely. You will partner with your manager to set a flexible work schedule that supports you, our customers, and our brokers and agents. This role will require you to be visible in the marketplace to meet with our agents and brokers.

Middle Markets is a key business segment within Zurich, and we are focused on attracting top customer advocates who possess a sales mindset, strong technical underwriting skills and solution focused problem-solving abilities. Our industry focus includes (not limited to) Financial Institutions, General Industries, Manufacturing, Technology, and Real Estate. Zurich Middle Markets offers end to end solutions for our customers inclusive of international programs. This is an exciting time to join Middle Markets at Zurich!

In this role you will manage a team of skilled Property & Casualty production Underwriters as well as a team of UW and Associate Underwriting Managers. You will be expected to travel as necessary to support the needs of the team and to cultivate key broker relationships within the Southeast region. This is a critical role in driving an engaging team culture. This role requires a strong technical, staff development and sales execution mindset.

This role will be filled at either the Middle Markets Underwriting Manager Level II or 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. This role requires 25% of Travel.

Basic Qualifications:

AVP, Middle Markets Underwriting Manager Level II:

  • 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 Under Support area.OR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area.AND

  • 2 or more years of management experience


VP, Middle Markets Underwriting Manager Level III:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 10 or more years of experience in the Underwriting, Market Facing, Broker, Carrier or Risk Management area within the Commercial Insurance industryOR

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 20 or more years of experience in Claims or Underwriting Support area within the Commercial Insurance industryAND

  • Experience in Experience in a specialized line of business or segment

  • 2 or more years of people management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • CPCU

  • Advance knowledge of product lines and insurance industry

  • Excellent verbal, written, and communication skills.

  • Excellent skills in relationship building

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Results oriented

  • Strategic planning and execution experience

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Experience managing complex portfolios

  • Technical knowledge of insurance industry operations and processes

  • Knowledge in risk selection and strategical components of anticipating the market environment

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 ).

A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at 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 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.

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

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Location(s): AM - Atlanta

Remote Working: Hybrid

Schedule: Full Time

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