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Zurich NA VP, Casualty Portfolio Underwriter in Honolulu, Hawaii

VP, Casualty Portfolio Underwriter


Zurich North America is seeking a VP, CasualtyPortfolioUnderwriter for our growing Middle Market team. The CasualtyPortfolioUnderwriter will leverage their Casualty knowledge to provide technical underwriting expertise and guidance to U.S. Middle Market Leaders and Underwriters. The primary focus of this position will be supporting Umbrella and Products Liability, in addition to all other Casualty Lines of Business. We are open to hiring talent remotely and/or in one of the following locations Chicago, New York City, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, or San Francisco.

This is a great opportunity to leverage your extensive knowledge of Casualty products while also leveraging your leadership skills by monitoring the Casualty portfolio and training and mentoring our Underwriters.

This position reports to the Head of Casualty, Middle Market and can be based in one of our Zurich Offices or remote.

Responsibilities include:

  • Portfolio Performance management, including product and pricing/rating performance for the Umbrella Line of Business and Products Liability – by industry, geography, peril, etc.

  • Creating underwriting guidelines, technical training, accumulation management and tiering

  • Handling the most complex queries and referrals within delegated authority, including approval of terms and conditions

  • Partnering with Product Development team to monitor product to ensure that products are fit for purpose

  • Partnering with the actuarial team to monitor Model Price accuracy, develop and implement solutions to enhance model price and drive continuous enhancements of pricing tools

  • Supporting continuous improvement of underwriting processes and tool landscape

  • Providing strategic input for Casualty Strategy and developing/recommending strategic business and service plans

  • Identifying opportunities and risk for the Umbrella Line of Business and Products Liability associated with changes in direction of external environment, looking forward 5+ years

  • Leading matrix portfolio management for shared International Casualty and Excess Casualty portfolios

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors 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

  • Umbrella and Casualty experience

*Only current employees level 7 and above may apply with a High School Diploma or Equivalent and 12 or more years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced and in-depth knowledge of Umbrella and Products Liability and Middle Market products, including an in-depth understanding of pricing and rating

  • In depth knowledge of International Casualty products and market

  • Portfolio management, risk selection and pricing experience

  • Product development and underwriting strategy experience

  • Technical knowledge and multi-level leadership skills

  • Excellent execution, communication and influencing skills with the ability to be solution oriented, with strong collaboration and conflict resolution experience

  • Strong executive presence and the ability to interact across all levels of the organization

  • Ability to manage vision and purpose, lead the organization through innovative and creative thinking

  • Track record of fostering business improvement and delivering change in a complex insurance environment

Compensation for roles at Zurich varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Zurich provides in good faith a reasonable range of compensation for roles. For additional information about our Total Rewards, click here (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/benefits) . Other rewards may include short term incentive bonuses and merit increases. Candidates with salary expectations outside of the range are encouraged to apply, and will be considered based on experience, skill, and education. The salary provided is a nationwide market range and has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location where the position may be filled. The starting salary range for this position is $190,000.00- $245,000.00.

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to any COVID-related health and safety protocols in place at that time ( https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq ).

A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at 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 150 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 clickhere (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

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Location(s): AM - Schaumburg, AM - Atlanta, AM - Chicago, AM - Los Angeles, AM - New York, AM - Philadelphia, AM - Remote Work (US), AM - San Francisco

Remote Working: Yes

Schedule: Full Time

Employment Sponsorship Offered: No

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