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Zurich NA Property and Casualty Portfolio Underwriter (Level II or Level III) in Chicago, Illinois

Property and Casualty Portfolio Underwriter (Level II or Level III)

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Zurich North America is seeking several Property and Casualty Portfolio Underwriters to join our newly created Select Portfolios Team here at Zurich. Since we are building a new team we are open to underwriters being based in multiple locations including Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Seattle, Dallas and Houston as well as virtually.

Select Portfolios is a new business unit being built in the National Accounts SBU to underwrite and support the coverage needs of National Accounts customers. This could require different coverage approaches to go along with their primary large casualty or large property product placements. The Portfolio Underwriting team will be responsible for building a book of new business through writing the traditional property and casualty exposures for new customers. The team will also be helping to driving deeper product density on current customers including connecting customer needs with our excess liability, cyber, financial and special lines underwriters and product capabilities.

This role will be filled at either the 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.

Our Property and Casualty Select Portfolio Underwriters will:

  • Handle the supporting lines of P&C business in order to meet product needs for U.S National accounts customers.

  • Provide expert underwriting advice to key stakeholders and customers to enable the organization meet customer and organizational expectations.

  • Have extensive technical knowledge of insurance industry operations, processes, pricing and market environments.

  • Be an expert in building relationships to help meet broker/customer expectations as well as supporting the One Zurich strategy.

  • Possess strong negotiation skills to help drive profitability metrics for the Select Portfolios Underwriting business unit.

  • Have excellent organizational and communication skills to help drive collaboration with Property, Casualty and Specialty Lines teams in National Accounts.

Property and Casualty Select Portfolio Underwriter Level II 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 Claims or Underwriting Support areaOR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 2 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 Claims or Underwriting Support areaAND

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

  • Experience with Microsoft office

  • Experience working toward deadlines and under time restraints

Property and Casualty Select Portfolio Underwriter Level III Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in Claims or Underwriting Support areaOR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in Claims or Underwriting Support areaAND

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

  • Experience with Microsoft office

  • Experience working toward deadlines and under time restraints

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Commercial Property and Casualty Underwriting experience

  • Strong Broker relationships

  • Ability to effectively assess risk

  • Ability to work in a team-based environment

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong negotiation skills and strong Analytical Skills

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 (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 - Chicago, AM - Anoka

Remote Working: Yes

Schedule: Full Time

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