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Zurich NA AVP, Casualty Product Specialist in Columbus, Ohio

AVP, Casualty Product Specialist


Zurich North America is looking for an Assistant Vice President, Casualty Product Specialist for our Primary and Excess Casualty Lines of Business (Auto, General Liability, and Workers’ Compensation) ideally based out of our North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois but we are open to this role being 100% virtual from your home.

In this new role, the Casualty Product Specialist is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) level role where you are expected to collaborate with and assist less-experienced staff and work independently with minimal supervision.

The Casualty Product Specialist will be responsible for the following:

  • Lead the development and implementation of underwriting solutions (e.g. product development) for Casualty lines of business

  • Identify market standard product opportunities based upon the latest product line, industry trends, and emerging risks

  • Maintain and promote existing strategic partnerships both internally and externally

  • Advise the Business Unit and Underwriters in responding to coverage requests and drafts language for specific transactions and portfolio coverage enhancements

  • Promote a consistent approach to coverage through adherence to an established coverage philosophy

  • Structure new endorsements consistently and maintain the endorsement library with relevant updates and modifications

  • Support underwriting strategy and product development by incorporating lessons learned from competitor forms and approaches to coverage in new products

  • Participate in compliance-related queries, including state regulatory exams and insurance department inquiries

  • Lead product refreshes (e.g. updating pre-existing coverages and endorsements) by managing form and endorsement drafting, leading reviews with Corporate Law and Claims Legal, and managing the filing process and Departments of Insurance review and approval process

  • Analyzes and develops solutions pertaining to Insurance Regulatory requirements with respect to product filings within scope of underwriting

Basic Qualifications:

  • JD and 7 or more years of experience of law practice specializing in the insurance area

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Insurance coverage or defense litigation experience

  • Product Management experience

  • Commercial liability and Auto or Workers’ Compensation experience

  • Compliance and Regulatory experience

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

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 - Schaumburg, AM - Remote Work (US)

Remote Working: Yes

Schedule: Full Time

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