Zurich NA National Complex Casualty Underwriting Director (AVP or VP) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
National Complex Casualty Underwriting Director (AVP or VP)
Zurich is currently looking for a National Complex Casualty Underwriting Director, (AVP or VP level) to support our underwriting team on a national level! Middle Markets is a key business segment within Zurich and we are focused on attracting top customer advocates who possess a sales mindset, strong technical underwriting skills and solution focused problem-solving abilities. Our industry focus includes (not limited to) Financial Institutions, General Industries, Manufacturing, Technology, and Real Estate. Zurich Middle Markets offers end to end solutions for our customers inclusive of international programs. This is an exciting time to join Middle Markets at Zurich!
In this role you will manage a team of team of highly skilled Casualty Underwriters. This position is a national management role and the underwriting team with be hired across the regions. You will be expected to travel as necessary to support the needs of the team and to cultivate key broker relationships within the designated territory. This is a critical role in driving an engaging team culture. This role requires a strong technical, staff development and sales execution mindset.
This role will be filled at either the AVP or VP level. The hiring manager will determine the appropriate level based upon the selected applicant’s experience and skill set relative to the qualifications listed for this position
Assistant Vice President Underwriting Director Basic Qualifications:
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area within the Commercial Insurance industryOR
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 14 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area within the Commercial Insurance industryOR
Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area within the Commercial Insurance industryOR
Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 12 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area within the Commercial Insurance industryAND
2 or more years of staff management or portfolio management with leadership experience (formal or informal)
Vice President Underwriting Director Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree and 10 or more years of experience in the Underwriting, Market Facing, Broker, Carrier or Risk Management area within the Commercial Insurance Industry.OR
Bachelor’s Degree with 20 or more years of experience in Claims or Underwriting Support area within the Commercial Insurance IndustryAND
Experience in Large Casualty
2 or more years of people management experience
AVP and VP Preferred Qualifications:
Strong underwriting acumen and expertise in loss sensitive casualty underwriting
Broker relationships on a national level
Expertise in the ZLAPS underwriting system
Excellent communication, relationship building and presentation skills
A future with 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 148 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 click here (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) to learn more.
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Location(s): AM - New York, AM - Atlanta, AM - Boston, AM - Chicago, AM - Dallas, AM - Los Angeles, AM - Philadelphia, AM - Remote Work (US)
Remote Working: Yes
Schedule: Full Time