Zurich NA Portfolio Manager, Casualty in New York, New York
Portfolio Manager, Casualty
Zurich North America is currently looking for an experienced Underwriting Portfolio Manager to join our Casualty Portfolio team. This group engages the various NACI Business Unit segments and Regions within the U.S. Casualty Lines of Business (Liability, Motor and Workers Compensation). The role focuses on the technical underwriting improvement and impact to the region by improving decision quality. The role will also work on key projects and portfolio analysis that spread across a wide range of topics and functions that drive outcomes and strategies. These include areas such as allocation methodologies, OUE design and credit risk taking impact of the portfolio for growth and retention. The Portfolio Manager will deliver portfolio analysis and actionable underwriting strategies across the regions and LOB's and steer the portfolio to targeted returns. The analysis, training and involvement with the regions that occurs is significant.
This position can be located in one our Zurich offices.
High Level Influencer Focus - The job’s core deliverables rely on influencing, steering, and negotiating outcomes with key underwriting personnel on large transactions and with senior management on strategic matters that influence and drive the portfolio. Relationship development, deep technical expertise and persuasion are critical.
Developing and implementing business and underwriting strategies to meet segment objectives.
Drive segment strategies through field office network.
Provide a consistent and clear communication on business strategies, profitability objectives, priorities and accountabilities.
Evaluate and communicate key underwriting/marketplace issues to peer and senior management staff.
Conduct segment analysis to ensure profitability and growth of business.
Bachelor’s Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Risk Management or Underwriting or Broker or Carrier or Market Facing area within the Commercial Insurance industry
Knowledge of Casualty product lines and insurance industry
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to manage complex portfolios
Technical knowledge of insurance operations and functions
Casualty lines experience; CPCU
Strong strategic experience assessing/anticipating market environment
Knowledge of loss trends, triangles, and ratemaking
Ability to quantify risk and experience with forecasting methods
Ability to collaborate in a team environment
Coaching and mentoring experience
Strong negotiation skills
Ability to interact with the C-Suite
Knowledge in risk selection, program design & assessment
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-Illinois-Chicago
Other Locations: United States-California-Los Angeles, United States-New York-New York, United States-Illinois-Schaumburg, United States-Texas-Dallas, United States-Georgia-Atlanta, United States-California-San Francisco
Travel Yes, 20 % of the Time
Relocation Available No
Job Posting 12/03/18
Unposting Date Ongoing
Req ID: 180008ZW
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.