Zurich NA AVP, Casualty Underwriting Specialist, E&S in Schaumburg, Illinois
AVP, Casualty Underwriting Specialist, E&S
Zurich North America (ZNA) is seeking an AVP, Casualty Underwriting Specialist for Zurich E&S, ZNA’s independent business division servicing the excess and surplus lines industry. The AVP, Casualty Underwriting Specialist is a new position that will be responsible for the analysis, development and drafting of underwriting rules, guidelines and products to support the primary and excess casualty offerings for Zurich E&S. Products supported will include primary general liability, lead and high excess and umbrella.
Additional responsibilities include:
Recommending and developing underwriting rules and guidelines including identifying opportunities to leverage objective data as drivers of risk selection, coverage and terms for both primary and excess casualty.
Working with the Head of Underwriting, Head of E&S Excess Casualty and Head of E&S Primary Casualty as well as respective Portfolio Managers in identifying opportunities to expand appetite, as supported by market sizing and profitability assessments, and to identify opportunities for corrective actions to enhance profitability.
Working with the Product Development team as an SME in the development of new standard or bespoke coverages.
As part of the product development process, the role will collaborate with actuaries to ensure product changes are appropriately reflected in rating plans.
Assisting in the identification and development of reporting capabilities to support monitoring of portfolio KPI’s and insights and report regularly to the line of business management team.
Training to underwriting teams on new products or processes and well as participate in Quality Assurance reviews.
The new position reports to the Head of Underwriting E&S. The rolecan be a located in Atlanta, GA or Schaumburg, IL. This opportunity offers a hybrid work schedule (in-office and remote).
Bachelor’s Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Product Development areaOR
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Product Development area
Extensive knowledge of surplus lines casualty markets and products
Experience across an array of risk segments including large risks, middle markets and SME preferred
Demonstrated experience in drafting underwriting guidelines that align with business unit strategy objectives as well as business unit and corporate risk tolerances
Demonstrated ability to leverage data and technology to drive underwriting outcomes
Expertise in product forms, coverage and manuscripting
Excellent communications skills and a demonstrated ability to translate complex underwriting concepts into actionable protocols and processes
Ability to conduct market research including knowledge of reliable tools and resources
Strong portfolio management skills with demonstrated track record of superior underwriting performance
As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to any COVID-related health and safety protocols in place at that time ( https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq ).
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Location(s): AM - Schaumburg, AM - Atlanta
Remote Working: Hybrid
Schedule: Full Time
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