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Zurich NA Senior Middle Markets Underwriter in Cleveland, Ohio

Senior Middle Markets Underwriter

Description

Zurich is currently hiring for our Middle Markets team in the Cleveland, Ohio and the Detroit, MI area!

We have an immediate need for experienced Senior Underwriters with property and casualty expertise to join the Independence team. Middle Markets is a key business segment in the US Commercial Insurance organization within Zurich and we are focused on attracting top customer advocates who possess a sales mindset, strong technical underwriting skills and solution focused problem solving abilities. Our industry focus includes (not limited to) Financial Institutions, General Industries, Manufacturing, Technology, and Real Estate. Zurich Middle Markets offers end to end solutions for our customers inclusive of international programs. As a Senior Underwriter you will handle complex new and renewal Middle Markets 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 Select Brokers in the Western region. This is an exciting time to join Middle Markets at Zurich!

The Senior Middle Markets Underwriter 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 Middle Markets 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

Basic Qualifications:

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

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

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

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Property & Casualty underwriting experience and broker relationships in the Midwest region

  • Ability to effectively assess risk

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Strong retail broker relationships

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

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and skills reflective of progression of positions of increasing responsibility

  • PC and related software skills

  • CPCU and ARM a plus

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-Ohio-Independence

Other Locations: United States-Ohio-Virtual, United States-Michigan-Detroit, United States-Ohio-Cleveland, United States-Michigan-Virtual

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 05/07/19

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190001XD

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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