Zurich NA Senior Market Facing Underwriter in Chicago, Illinois
Senior Market Facing Underwriter
Zurich Insurance is currently looking for a Senior Market Facing Underwriter for our Middle Markets team out of our Chicago location. This is a highly technical and market facing position. As a member of Zurich's Underwriting team you will enjoy the opportunity to fully apply and hone your underwriting and marketing skills. Specifically, you will underwrite and analyze new and renewal business utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework within delegated authority levels on assignments of higher technical complexity ensuring a high level service to customers. Our Underwriters are Client Externally Focused and the job’s core deliverables rely on delivering service to external clients and/or customers. Typically involves building relationships and promoting the company.
This position is Client Externally Focused and the job’s core deliverables rely on delivering service to external clients and/or customers. Typically involves building relationships and promoting the company.
This position is responsible for:
Underwriting and analyzing new and renewal business
Market facing and working with all classes of business
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
- High School Diploma or Equivalent and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
- High School Diploma or Equivalent and 6 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
- Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 1 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
- Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 4 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
Knowledge of Commercial Surety line/s of business and the legal and regulatory guidelines
Ability to effectively assess risk
Strong negotiation skills
Strong broker relationships
Superior skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiation
Possess a high level of customer service by meeting or exceeding broker and or customer expectations with respect to required deadlines
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong 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.
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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago
Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time
Relocation Available No
Job Posting 03/24/20
Unposting Date Ongoing
Req ID: 200002EW
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.