Zurich NA Senior Excess Casualty Underwriter in San Francisco, California

Senior Excess Casualty Underwriter

Description

Zurich is seeking a Senior Excess Casualty Underwriter for our office in San Francisco, CA. (We will also consider basing the position out of our office in Los Angeles, CA, Seattle WA, or Denver, CO.)

As a Senior Excess Casualty Underwriter at Zurich you will have the opportunity to analyze and underwrite new and renewal business, under limited direction, utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework within delegated authority levels on highly complex assignments ensuring a high level service to customers. We are seeking someone with a strong market facing presence and experience with Excess Casualty Lines.

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 Excess Casualty 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 networks as related to industries underwritten by Business Unit.

  • Calculate Target Price accurately by utilizing underwriting tools appropriately.

Basic Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

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

  • Experience working in a team environment

  • 25% travel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree

  • CPCU

  • Advanced knowledge of Excess Casualty product lines

  • Knowledge of Primary Casualty and loss sensitive accounts

  • Strong broker/customer relationships

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent skills in relationship building

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Results oriented

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-California-San Francisco

Other Locations: United States-California-Los Angeles, United States-Colorado-Denver, United States-Washington-Seattle

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Relocation Available Yes

Job Posting 11/09/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 18000996

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.