Zurich NA Market Facing Commercial Surety Underwriter (Mid or Senior Level) in New York, New York
Market Facing Commercial Surety Underwriter (Mid or Senior Level)
Zurich North America is looking for a Market Facing Commercial Surety Underwriter (Mid Level or Senior Level) to join our Commercial Surety team. Ideally this role will be based out of our New York City office, but open to anywhere in the New England region.
The Commercial Surety Underwriter is a uniquely technical role in the underwriting world. We are looking for someone with a strong Finance background including credit analysis if not already experienced in the Surety marketplace. Our ideal candidate will have a can-do positive attitude, strong analytical, communication and presentation skills, excellent time management skills, and the ability to further develop and sharpen established negotiation skills.
This role will be filled at either the Mid or Senior level. The hiring manager will determine the appropriate level based upon the selected applicant’s experience and skillset relative to the qualifications listed for this position.
Your relationship building and problem-solving expertise will help us drive positive impact with our customers, communities, and each other. Our global footprint and 148 years of experience enables you to develop your skills and put your risk analysis expertise to use while having the opportunity to work with a wide range of Fortune 500® companies.
To bring leading talent into the organization and foster a culture of innovation and excellence , we encourage professionals from wide range of backgrounds and industries to apply and:
Join a global company that gives you an opportunity to collaborate with some of the best talent in the business
Use your finance, facilities/property management and/or your engineering experience to support the needs of our customers
Have the autonomy and freedom to be successful in your career
Experience a customized training program dedicated to those new joiners outside of the insurance industry
Zurich provides a broad spectrum of property-insurance solutions along with industry expertise that help our customers understand and protect themselves from risk. This role will open-up a world of opportunity in a growing and innovative industry. We are an insurance leader committed to developing our people, focusing on our customers, and building a sustainable future for our communities.
The Market Facing Commercial Surety Underwriter is responsible for:
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
Market facing and production within the growing Surety division
Administering and monitoring underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations and rating manual rules
Working within broad limits and authorities on highly complex assignments
Market Facing Commercial Surety Underwriter (Mid Level) Basic Qualifications:
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing orFinance, Accounting, BankingareaOR
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 6 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaOR
Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 1 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR
Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 4 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support orFinance, Accounting, BankingareaAND
Knowledge of line/s of business and the legal and regulatory guidelines
Knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business
Experience with Microsoft Office
Market Facing Senior Commercial Surety Underwriter (Senior Level) Basic Qualifications:
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing orBanking,Finance, Accounting, BankingareaOR
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 orFinance, Accounting, Banking 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 (Mid and Senior Level):
Established broker relationships (retail brokers)
Sales execution mindset
Creative problem-solving skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Applicable Only to Jobs to be Performed in New York City
The salary range for this role at the Market Facing Underwriter II level is $98,800-$123,500. The salary range for this role at the Market Facing Underwriter III level is $126,100-$157,600. This is the range Zurich NA in good faith believes is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of the posting. Zurich NA may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in New York City, NY. This range may be modified in the future. This job is also bonus eligible. No amount is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable.
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 a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.
A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at Zurich?
Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please clickhere (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) to learn more.
As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet
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Location(s): AM - New York, AM - Boston, AM - New York Virtual Office, AM - Connecticut Virtual Office, AM - New Hampshire Virt. Office, AM - Vermont Virtual Office
Remote Working: Yes
Schedule: Full Time
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