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Zurich NA AVP, Senior Middle Markets Underwriter in New York, New York

AVP, Senior Middle Markets Underwriter

Description

Zurich is looking to hire an AVP, Senior Middle Market Underwriter to support our Select Broker relationships in New York City!

Middle Markets is a key business segment in the US Commercial Insurance organization within Zurich and we are focused on attracting top customer advocates who possess a sales mindset, strong technical underwriting skills and solution focused problem solving abilities. This role as the AVP, Senior Middle Market Underwriter you will analyze and underwrite highly complex new and renewal middle market accounts, under minimal direction, utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework as a subject matter expert. At this level, you will be considered a Subject Matter Expert and lend mentoring and guidance to other underwriters on the team.

In this role you will be:

  • Serving as a customer industry advocate with a focus on improving the customer experience by understanding their risk and offering the best end to end solution for their insurance needs.

  • Using a disciplined approach to exposure evaluation, risk assessment and pricing

  • Using risk insights, data and models to drive informed decisions at point of sale

  • Identifying gaps involves and aligning Zurich’s products and value proposition to offer a solution that provides the contract certainty the customer needs

  • Demonstrating strong analytical skills and executing as an innovative advisor

  • Underwriting, analyzing and generating new and renewal business

  • Market facing and production within the growing Middle Markets division

  • Administering and monitoring underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations and rating manual rules

  • Developing and maintaining agency and broker relationships

  • Working within broad limits and authorities on highly complex assignments

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area

OR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 14 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area

OR

  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area

OR

  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 12 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area

AND

  • Experience with Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Advanced knowledge and practice of Middle Market, multi-line, underwriting

  • Broker relationships to leverage in Tri-State region

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

  • Ability to effectively assess risk

  • Ability to work in a team-based environment

  • Knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business

  • 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.

EOE disability/vets

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Primary Location: United States-New York-New York

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 20 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 08/08/19

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190005I9

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.

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