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Zurich NA Management Liability Underwriter in Chicago, Illinois

Management Liability Underwriter


Zurich Insurance is currently looking for a Management Liability Underwriter for our Management Solutions Team in our Chicago Office. This is a market facing position that will support Zurich’s growth initiatives in Management Liability. As a member of Zurich's Management Liability Underwriting Team you will enjoy the opportunity to fully develop and hone your underwriting and marketing skills.

Specifically, you will underwrite and perform financial analysis for the Directors & Officers, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary, and Crime lines of business utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework within delegated authority levels.

The position will have technical, transactional and market facing responsibilities; and it will also make contributions in the areas of product/proposition development, marketing, fulfillment and portfolio management.

Our Underwriters are responsible for:


  • Generating, underwriting and analyzing for private and non-profit based organizations. Products of focus include; Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices liability, Fiduciary and Crime

  • Complying with underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations and rating manual rules

  • Developing long lasting and productive relationships with the external broker and agency communities and other internal Zurich business units to meet production growth goals

  • Providing superior service to our broker partners and customers

  • Identifying and calculating the potential risk of loss from policyholders while establishing appropriate premium rates following Zurich guidelines

  • Managing a portfolio of accounts

  • Developing a pipeline of business

  • Collaborating and cross selling with other stakeholders and lines of business within Zurich

Basic Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 1 or more years of experience in the Insurance area


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 2 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area


  • Knowledge of the insurance industry and the legal and regulatory environment

  • Knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree with 1 or more years of experience in the underwriting area

  • 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

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

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 06/10/19

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190003Y2

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.