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Zurich NA Wholesale Portfolio Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Wholesale Portfolio Manager


Zurich North America is currently looking for an experienced Underwriting Portfolio Manager to join our Wholesale team. This role engages the various Business segments and regions within Wholesale including Property, Primary Casualty, Excess Casualty, Construction and Financial Lines. The Wholesale Underwriting Portfolio Manager focuses on the technical underwriting improvement and impact to the regions by improving underwriting decision quality. In this role, you will thrive to improve Underwriting data transparency and visualization (PQM) including integration and inclusion. You will and develop framework and process for better linkage to underwriting action and loss ratio booking. The analysis, training and involvement with the regions that occurs is significant.

As the Underwriting Portfolio Manager, you will assist with the profitability review, build and execute Wholesale specific strategies to rollout and integrate existing tools and capabilities into existing processes with the intent to ensure future enhancements are delivered to underwriters in an efficient and effective manner.

This position can be located any location that is commutable to a Zurich office.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing and implementing business and underwriting strategies to meet segment objectives.

  • Ensuring pricing tools are calibrated and fit for purpose with most recent view on yield curves, loss costs and expense loads

  • Driving segment strategies through field office network.

  • Providing a consistent and clear communication on business strategies, profitability objectives, priorities and accountabilities.

  • Evaluating and communicating key underwriting/marketplace issues to peer and senior management staff.

  • Conducting segment analysis to ensure profitability and growth of the business.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Risk Management or Underwriting or Broker or Carrier or Market Facing area within the Commercial Insurance industry

  • Knowledge of Commercial Insurance product lines, Property, Casualty, Primary, Excess and Financial Lines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to manage complex portfolios

  • Technical knowledge of insurance operations and functions

  • CPCU

  • Strong strategic experience assessing/anticipating market environment

  • Knowledge of loss trends, triangles, and ratemaking

  • Ability to quantify risk and experience with forecasting methods

  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment

  • Coaching and mentoring experience

  • Strong verbal, written and negotiation skills

  • Ability to interact with the C-Suite

  • Knowledge in risk selection, program design & assessment

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 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 - Atlanta, AM - Houston, AM - New York, AM - San Francisco, AM - Schaumburg

Remote Working: false

Schedule: Full Time