Zurich NA Senior International Surety Underwriter in New York, New York

Senior International Surety Underwriter

Description

Zurich is currently looking for a Senior International Surety Underwriter for our growing Surety team in our New York office. (May consider Jersey City office as well)

As a member of Zurich's Surety Underwriting Team you will enjoy the opportunity to fully apply and hone your underwriting and marketing skills. Specifically, you will underwrite and analyze new and renewal business within delegated authority levels of highly complex assignments, utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework within delegated authority levels on assignments of higher technical complexity ensuring a high level service to customers. This is a market facing position and the successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to work closely with internal and external stakeholders in the development and execution of sales-related activities while leading successful international surety-related sales initiatives.

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 Senior International Surety Underwriter is responsible for:

  • 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 agent/broker/customer and on-sight calls with a planned and well-prepared purpose.

  • Negotiate Terms & Conditions and close deals.

  • Cross-Sell other lines of business to increase product density with the account.

  • Participate in Sales Team meeting as related 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 status within specified time frame.

  • Serve as key contact for assigned target accounts.

  • Develop strong broker and client relationships

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area

OR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area

OR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area

OR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area

AND

  • 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 In-depth knowledge of Contract, Commercial and International Surety line/s of business and legal and regulatory guidelines and practice of international surety line/s of business

  • Experience with sales processes from forecasting through pipeline development.

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

  • Bilingual (Spanish or Portuguese a plus)

  • 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

Other Locations: United States-New Jersey-Jersey City

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting 07/05/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180005OD

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.