Zurich NA Technical Underwriter IV - Financial Institutions in Irvine, California

Technical Underwriter IV - Financial Institutions


Job Summary

The Management Liability Team has a unique Technical Underwriting for Financial Institutions opening. If you want to take your underwriting expertise outside of the norm, expand your skills, work with innovative internal and external people, and work in a fascinating segment of the insurance industry, this may be the role for you!

This role will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Work with senior management across the Zurich organization on a regular basis (including Programs, Sales, Claims, Marketing, IT, Legal, Actuarial, and others)

  • Work collaboratively with the entire Management Liability Team

  • Be involved with and work on a multitude of underwriting and other related short and long term projects

  • Utilize your underwriting capabilities and Financial Institutions expertise to shape the portfolio

  • Advance and expand your exposure to the fascinating types of business that Zurich is engaged in

Our Technical Underwriters:

  • Utilize strong business acumen and underwriting experience to review, assess, and make recommendations on highly complex assignments.

  • Interface between brokers, business unit stakeholders and internal partners

  • Seek to continually improve and shape the portfolio while driving high quality underwriting solutions.

  • Develop and maintain trust-based relationships and collaborate with Line of Business representatives on new opportunities and innovative business related needs, as appropriate.

  • Work independently in a great team atmosphere!

High Level Influencer Internally Focused - The job’s core deliverables rely on influencing or negotiating with a broad range of internal clients, specifically executives and/or senior management. Expectation of the need to employ specialized techniques and substantial experience. Relationships typically involve persuading or countering opposition.

Job Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 8 or more years of Financial Institutions experience in the Underwriting area


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of Financial Institutions experience in the Underwriting area

Preferred Qualifications:

Juris Doctorate preferred

  1. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  2. In-depth knowledge of line/s of business and legal and regulatory guidelines.

  3. Understanding of and developed use of nuanced negotiation and influencing skills

  4. Strong negotiation skills

  5. Strong knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines.

  6. Ability to effectively assess risk.

  7. Ability to multi-task.

  8. Ability to function in a team environment with leadership ability

  9. PC literate.

  10. Demonstrated technical knowledge and skills reflective of progression of positions of increasing responsibility.

  11. Solid knowledge of processing methods and workflow procedures.

  12. Superior skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiating.

  13. Demonstrates strong presentation skills and a solutions and service orientation.

Additional Information

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.

EOE disability/vets

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Other Locations: United States-California-Irvine, United States-New York-New York, United States-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 15 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 03/01/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180000LL