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Zurich NA Senior International Underwriter (Level III or AVP IV) in Chicago, Illinois

Senior International Underwriter (Level III or AVP IV)

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Zurich is currently hiring for our International team! We are open to hiring talent in any office location with a preference to San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston or Chicago.

We have an immediate need for an experienced Senior International Underwriter with property and casualty international underwriting expertise within the construction segment. Within the U.S. marketplace, Zurich has been offering international insurance products for almost 50 years and are looking for ways to enhance our market position and brand influence even further! As a Senior International Underwriter, you will handle complex new and renewal accounts within international construction business and serve as a Subject Matter Expert on the team. As a member of Zurich's Underwriting Team, you will enjoy the opportunity to fully apply and hone your underwriting and marketing skills while building relationships with Preferred Distribution Partners.

This role will be filled at either the Senior Underwriter (Level III) or AVP, Senior Underwriter (Level IV). The hiring manager will determine the appropriate level based upon the selected applicant’s experience and skillset relative to the qualifications listed for this position.

The Senior International Underwriter (or AVP level) is responsible for:

  • Serving as a customer industry advocate with a focus on improving the customer experience by understanding their risk and offering the best end to end solution for their insurance needs.

  • Using a disciplined approach to exposure evaluation, risk assessment and pricing

  • Using risk insights, data and models to drive informed decisions at point of sale Identifying gaps involves and aligning Zurich’s products and value proposition to offer a solution that provides the contract certainty the customer needs

  • Demonstrating strong analytical skills and executing as an innovative advisor Underwriting, analyzing and generating new and renewal business Market facing and production within the growing International 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

Senior International Underwriter (Level III) Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in commercial underwriting or brokerage or market facing area OR

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the claims or underwriting support area OR

  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area OR

  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area Knowledge of Microsoft Office Experience working on time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business Experience working in a team environment

AVP, Senior International Underwriter (Level IV) Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Brokerage or Market Facing area OR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 14 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting 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 OR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 12 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area

Preferred Qualifications Level III & IV:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Property & Casualty International Underwriting experience with an emphasis on construction business

  • Ability to effectively assess risk

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Strong retail broker relationships

  • Superior skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiating

  • Possess knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business Excellent oral and written communication skills

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

  • PC and related software skills CPCU and ARM a plus

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

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.

Location(s): AM - San Francisco, AM - Atlanta, AM - Chicago, AM - Houston

Remote Working: No

Schedule: Full Time

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