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Zurich NA Corporate D&O or Financial Institutions Market Facing Underwriter in Chicago, Illinois

Corporate D&O or Financial Institutions Market Facing Underwriter

Description

Zurich Insurance is currently looking for an Underwriter for our Corporate D&O or Financial Institutions teams in our Chicago Office. This position can also sit in our Los Angeles office for the Corporate D&O position.

The ideal candidate for the Corporate D&O position will work in a team setting to underwrite and perform financial analysis for public companies within Zurich's Management Solutions Group with specific focus on Directors & Officers, Fiduciary, Fidelity and Employment Practices Liability lines of business for public companies.

Our ideal candidate for the Financial Institutions position would work within our existing Financial Institutions team and would underwrite companies within Zurich's Management Solutions Group with specific focus on Directors & Officers, Errors & Omissions, Fiduciary, Fidelity and Employment Practices Liability lines of business for asset managers, mutual funds, hedge funds, insurance companies, REITs, banks, and other financial institutions.

Externally Client Focused - The job’s core deliverables rely on delivering service to external clients and/or customers by building relationships and promoting the company.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Generating, underwriting and analyzing Directors & Officers, Fiduciary and Employment Practices Liability or Financial lines.

  • Market facing and production within the Specialties 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-Sells other lines of business to increase Zurich product density with the account

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR

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

  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 1 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR

  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 4 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaAND

  • Knowledge of Management Liability lines of business and the legal and regulatory guidelines

  • Knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business

  • Experience with Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Knowledge with Professional Liability lines of business to include Directors & Officers, Fiduciary and Employment Practices Liability or Financial Lines.

  • 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

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

EOE disability/vets

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.

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago

Other Locations: United States-California-Los Angeles

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 05/20/20

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 200003BK

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.

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