Zurich NA Business Development Leader, AVP in San Francisco, California

Business Development Leader, AVP


Zurich Insurance is currently hiring a Business Development Leader, AVP to work out of our office in San Francisco. In this business critical position the Business Development Leader, AVP will manage the relationships with our Global Insurance Brokers in San Francisco in order to deliver profitable growth by selling a broad and differentiated suite of commercial insurance solutions.

The AVP, Business Development Leader will be charged with acquiring detailed knowledge of Zurich’s top trading partners including the brokers’ business models and propositions, and creating business plans that optimizes identified opportunities that are in alignment with organizational market basket strategies.

In this role, you will be an influential leader by driving the underwriting team towards reaching the area’s financial growth targets by keeping Zurich front of mind with the broker community. You will market and communicate the long term development of new revenue producing programs, field personnel and operational development through performance, financial and operations management, and special projects. The position will incorporate the high efficiency solution-selling in support of business and field development.

If you have a track record of success in buildingand developing relationships in commercial insurance and are a thought leader andcan drive top line success this might be a great opportunity for you.

We offer excellent benefits along with a company car (All candidates are subject to an MVR check).

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the brokerage, commercial underwriting or insurance sales area


  • Leadership experience of multidisciplinary teams, internally and externally

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to execute effective sales strategies

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong understanding of the commercial insurance industry from a market and underwriting perspective

  • Ability to identify business trends, changes in market conditions, and competitor activity

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-California-San Francisco

Schedule Full-time

Travel No

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 05/10/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180003K6

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.