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Zurich NA Environmental Underwriter in New York, New York

Environmental Underwriter

Description

Zurich is currently seeking an Environmental Underwriter for our office in New York, NY.

As an Environmental Underwriter you will have the chance to use your market facing and analytical skills to analyze and underwrite new and renewal environmental business, 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.

Client Externally Focused - The job’s core deliverables rely on delivering service to external clients and/or customers. Typically involves building relationships and promoting the company.

Our Environmental Underwriter is responsible for:

  • 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.

  • Promote the organization's products and services in order to increase penetration with agency plant.

  • Participate in Sales Team meetings as they relate to assigned brokers and / or territory.

  • Proactively engage in the target account process, managing a qualified list of opportunities 90 to 120 days prior to effective date.

  • Update required systems with details of broker / client visits and account statuses within specified time frame.

  • Serve as key contact for assigned target accounts.

  • Calculate Target Price accurately by utilizing underwriting tools appropriately.

  • Measure exposures/analyze risk.

  • Quote and set coverage, negotiate terms and conditions.

  • Service accounts, handle declination's/cancellations.

  • Participate in marketing presentations to assigned agents/brokers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 6 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaOR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 1 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 4 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree

  • Advanced knowledge of Environmental Underwriting

  • Established broker relationships in New York market

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Microsoft Office experience

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

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Primary Location: United States-New York-New York

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 15 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 03/11/19

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190001VL

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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