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Zurich NA AVP Portfolio Actuary in Jersey City, New Jersey

AVP Portfolio Actuary


Zurich North America is currently looking for an AVP Portfolio Actuary in our Technical Underwriting organization to lead Pricing in the Construction and Large Casualty business units working out of our North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois or Zurich’s offices in the New York City area.

The AVP Portfolio Actuary will provide advice & solutions regarding growth strategies, portfolio mix, target pricing, and underwriting actions. Additional knowledge & skills needed for a successful candidate include:

  • Deep knowledge of property & casualty industry, products and customers

  • Drive execution of profitability action plans and collaborate with other actuarial areas on priority projects

  • Ability to consult with non-actuaries to understand needs and resolve business problems.

The AVP Portfolio Actuary is part of and responsible for parts of the strategic vision for the entire organization. The AVP Portfolio Actuary will also be responsible for the following:

  • Lead strategic analysis, deep dives, and trending in the Construction and Large Casualty

  • Ability to see entire portfolio strategically, and support sound business decision making

  • Lead and drive projects including profitability reviews and tiering

  • Understand “big-picture” within large, multiline accounts

  • Communicate effectively with all levels of the organization with the ability achieve credibility and establish buy-in from business leaders

  • Translate strategic thought into tactical action

  • Influence without authority

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Actuarial areaAND

  • ACAS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • FCAS

  • Bachelor's degree in Actuarial Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics or a related field with a mathematical, statistical or numerate background

  • Experience in multiple functional areas (pricing, reserving, capital management) and in multiple business units

  • Actuarial experience that includes a combination of reserving and pricing experience, diversified business lines that include commercial lines of business

  • Project management skills

  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

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-Illinois-Schaumburg

Other Locations: United States-New Jersey-Jersey City

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 15 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 07/08/19

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1900045Q

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.