Zurich NA AVP, Directors & Officers Liability and Corporate Solutions in Los Angeles, California
AVP, Directors & Officers Liability and Corporate Solutions
Zurich North America is currently seeking an AVP for our Directors and Officers Liability and Corporate Solutions group to manage our West Region, sitting in our LA or San Francisco office.
This role requires:
Strong management and leadership skills and the ability to develop portfolio insights, deliver strategy execution and invest in developing deep relationships with our Brokers and Customers.
Managing the Corporate Solutions Group Northeast Region which is comprised of the management liability suite of products to include D&O, EPL, FLC and Crime business.
Experience handling a large portfolio of varying accounts to include global accounts as well as knowledge of industry claim trends for public and private companies by company size, sector, employee count as well as appropriate limit deployment is necessary in this role.
Executing the strategy and balancing the mix of business and driving and cultivating broker relationships while managing and developing a team of underwriters. A
An influential approach to business relationships and oversight on strategic underwriting practices and requires strong technical skills.
High Level Influencer Externally Focused - The job’s core deliverables rely on influencing or negotiating with external contacts on strategic impact matters. Relationships typically involve persuading or countering opposition, often with vendor representatives or senior management level customers.
This role is responsible for:
Developing a team of Underwriters.
Develop processes and review policies relevant to underwriting to ensure they are in line with strategic business objectives.
Managing relationships with key internal stakeholders in order to identify opportunities for service improvement to ensure commercial viability and customer satisfaction.
Participate in leadership team meetings to provide specialist guidance and enable the implementation of policies, projects and change initiatives to produce profitable results.
Contribute to the business strategy to align underwriting strategy with wider business goals.
Participate in the community of global/regional proposition development practitioners in underwriting to share best practice and continue to meet customer´s needs.
Oversee development plans for underwriters to ensure the capability exists to drive business results.
Underwrite and analyze new and renewal business within delegated authority levels.
Recommend and implement action plans after reviewing brokers books of business and profit/growth results and trends.
Develop and maintain relationships with distributors (agents and brokers) in support of business retention and new business and work with customers and distributors (agents & brokers) to determine their insurance-related needs and provide solutions.
Support the organization's sales culture by being a Help Point for agents, brokers, and customers.
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area within the Commercial Insurance industryOR
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 14 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area within the Commercial Insurance industryOR
Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area within the Commercial Insurance industryOR
Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 12 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area within the Commercial Insurance industryAND
2 or more years of management experience
Advanced knowledge of product lines and insurance industry
Excellent communication skills
Excellent skills in relationship building
Strong presentation 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-California-Los Angeles
Other Locations: United States-California-San Francisco
Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time
Relocation Available No
Job Posting 07/11/19
Unposting Date Ongoing
Req ID: 190005AU
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.