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Zurich NA Regional Distribution Manager, Accident & Health in Chicago, Illinois

Regional Distribution Manager, Accident & Health

Description

Zurich North America, a leader in the global Accident & Health insurance industry, is currently hiring for a Regional Distribution Manager (RDM) for our U.S. Accident & Health strategic business unit.

The position is accountable for:

  • Establishing and executing the distribution strategy for our Group Accident products and propositions in the Midwest Region.

  • Identifying, developing, managing and stewarding new and existing distribution partners for the same.

  • Collaborating with various internal and external stakeholders to drive profitable growth.

  • Working in both existing markets and in new ones that we are entering as part of our Accident & Health growth plan.

Group Accident products and propositions include:

  • Business Travel Accident including international programs.

  • Corporate and specialty AD&D plans.

  • Leisure Travel insurance.

  • Student/Study Abroad and Participant Travel insurance.

  • Voluntary Benefits including Accident Medical, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity.

  • Special Risk including Student and Participant accident.

  • Travel Assistance services.

As a Zurich Group Accident RDM you will be accountable for:

  • Establishing and executing the distribution strategy for the Group Accident portfolio in the Midwest Region.

  • Achieving new business sales and growth targets for the Group Accident portfolio in the Midwest Region.

  • Identifying, developing, managing and stewarding new and existing distribution partners.

  • Aligning with distribution partners to achieve specific sales, retention, rate and profitability targets.

  • Delivering the value propositions of the Group Accident portfolio and its products and propositions in the Midwest Region.

  • Providing distribution and sales leadership including by contributing to the coaching and mentoring of other market facing staff.

  • Collaborating with other Zurich business units for cross-sell opportunities.

  • Collaborating with underwriters, underwriting management, senior management and various other internal and external stakeholders to deliver on all of the above.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6 or more years of Insurance Distribution Development and Management, Sales or Market Facing Underwriting experienceOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of Insurance Distribution Development and Management, Sales or Market Facing Underwriting experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Experience in Accident & Health Leisure Travel or Voluntary Benefits

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and execute effective distribution or sales strategies

  • Strong understanding of the insurance industry from a market and distribution perspective

  • Demonstrated ability to build and manage relationships externally and internally that can deliver on sales, retention and profitability goals

  • Ability to analyze and understand financial and performance metrics

  • Ability to identify business trends, changes in market conditions and competitor activity

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

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.

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 08/12/19

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190005TB

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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