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Zurich NA AVP, Technical Underwriter, Liability in Schaumburg, Illinois

AVP, Technical Underwriter, Liability


Zurich North America is currently looking for an experienced Assistant Vice President of Commercial Liability to join our Technical Underwriting team based in Schaumburg, Illinois. This role will provide technical underwriting expertise and guidance on the Liability Line of Business (LOB) to Business Unit Leaders and the Market Facing Underwriters across North America.

The ideal candidate possesses extensive general liability portfolio management experience, expert level knowledge of complex underwriting concepts, pricing, product, and coverage in the general liability space, with a demonstrable ability to deliver meaningful underwriting insights and to operationalize line of business strategies.

The candidate will serve as a Subject Matter Expert for Commercial Liability Portfolio in North America, and will work with cross-functional resources to drive LOB portfolio management, assist in setting strategy, priorities, and expectations, identifying needs, interests, and challenges as well as identifying gaps and root causes, and is ultimately responsible for scheduling, assigning, and delivering actionable plans that support the profitable and sustainable growth of the Liability LOB. This candidate will contribute to the development of technical standards, controls and practices in line of business or product line.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Identify trends and emerging issues that will impact business results and promptly develops strategies for addressing those trends, assessing risks and opportunities, trade-offs and benefits, and impact on short- and long-term goals

  • Analyze and monitor insurance product performance along with competitor trends in the marketplace to delivery data-based decisions regarding underwriting, coverage, and pricing to drive improvement

  • Advise and collaborate with senior leadership team and others on a wide array of liability insurance related issues

  • Build strong relationships among teams and team members to ensure cooperation on project objectives

  • Assist with approval of terms and conditions enabling Underwriters to write profitable business

  • Contribute to the delivery of effective training for the front-line underwriters and managers

  • Independently drive complex projects from inception through execution

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Underwriting areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Underwriting area

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge in the Liability line of business and the legal and regulatory environment

  • Strong relationship, negotiation and leadership skills

  • Superior PowerPoint skills including advanced presentation and storytelling skills

  • Strong knowledge of other standard office applications

  • Tactical knowledge of insurance industry operations and processes

  • Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills

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-Illinois-Schaumburg

Other Locations: United States-Virtual

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 06/29/20

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 200003UW

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.