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Zurich NA Market Facing Underwriting Manager I in Omaha, Nebraska

Market Facing Underwriting Manager I


Zurich Insurance has a great opportunity available in our Overland Park, KS or Omaha, NE office for an Underwriting Manager within our Direct Markets team. This role will focus on Property and Casualty lines of business with a focus on Automotive dealerships and work closely with our Direct Markets Field Sales team. We are looking for someone with strongleadership skills interested in moving into a management role that will drive our marketstrategy and be a mentor/coach to a team of underwriters.

Our Manager will:

  • Lead anunderwriting team with a focus on risk selection, program structure, coverage analysis and limits and attachment point analysis, as it relates to loss frequency and severity, in order to build profitable books of business

  • Assist underwriters in appropriate documentation of underwriting files

  • Support risk selection to achieve an improved book mix

  • Oversee the underwriters’ book of business for rate change, renewal retention and price adequacy

  • Support Zurich sales execution by coaching underwriters in one-on-one meetings about account pipeline maintenance

  • Work with the underwriters to develop and maintain relationships with and provide solutions for regional producers in support of renewal retention and new business acquisition

  • Attend regional meetings and travel in the field with regional producers

  • Develop, maintain and collaborate on referrals within the Profit Center

  • Performs quarterly performance evaluations of underwriters

  • Manage file reviews each month

  • Ensure global compliance with underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations and rating rules

  • Provide authority revisions

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.

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • 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 areaAND

  • Experience with Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • CPCU or other professional designation highly preferred

  • 6 months or more of supervisory or management experience

  • Advanced knowledge of line/s of business

  • Ability to manage and build rapport with team

  • Excellent organizational, written, oral communication and presentation skills

  • Advanced knowledge of the insurance industry and the legal and regulatory guidelines

  • Established Producer relationships

  • Advanced skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiating

  • Strong presentation skills and a solutions and service orientation

  • Experience working on time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business

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 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 / Veterans

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Primary Location: United States-Kansas-Overland Park

Other Locations: United States-Nebraska-Omaha

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 03/13/19

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 19000159

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.