Zurich NA Senior Ocean Cargo Underwriter (Level III or AVP, Level IV) in Los Angeles, California
Senior Ocean Cargo Underwriter (Level III or AVP, Level IV)
Zurich is currently seeking a Senior Ocean Marine Underwriter for our office in San Francisco. We also have the option to hire this Underwriter in Los Angeles, Seattle or virtually with the state of California.
This role will be filled at either the Senior Underwrite (III) or AVP, Senior Underwrite (IV) level. The hiring manager will determine the appropriate level based upon the selected applicant’s experience and skill set relative to the qualifications listed for this position
As a Senior Ocean Marine Underwriter you will have the chance to use your market facing and analytical skills to analyze and underwrite new and renewal ocean cargo, accounts, under limited direction, utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework within delegated authority levels on assignments of moderate technical complexity ensuring a high level service to customers.
Some of the key accountabilities of this role include:
Administer and monitor underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules, and insurance laws and regulations.
Develop, maintain & collaborate with Line of Business representatives and other business related needs, as appropriate.
Develop and maintain relationships with distributors (agents & brokers) in support of business retention and acquisition and works 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.
Proactively seek renewal and new account opportunities.
Complete detailed opportunity assessment with key distributors to identify growth opportunities.
Qualify accounts to meet with the organization's appetite, balanced with sound business opportunity.
Make broker/customer and on-sight calls with a planned and well-prepared purpose.
Cross-Sell other lines of business to increase the organization's product density with the account.
Senior Underwriter Level (III) Basic Qualifications:
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in Underwriting or Market Facing area or BrokerageOR
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaOR
Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR
Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaAND
Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Experience working on time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business
Experience working in a team environment
AVP, Senior Underwriter (IV) Basic Qualifications:
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Brokerage or Market Facing area or BrokerageOR
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 14 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaOR
Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR
Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 12 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
Preferred Qualifications Level III & IV:
Knowledge of Ocean Cargo underwriting
Strong negotiation skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiating skills Demonstrates presentation skills and a solutions and service orientation
Knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines
As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols ( https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq ), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or negative COVID test results when allowable, to a third-party vendor. These are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.
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Location(s): AM - San Francisco, AM - Los Angeles, AM - Seattle, AM - California Virtual Office
Remote Working: Yes
Schedule: Full Time
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