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Zurich NA Sr. Environmental Claims Specialist- Hybrid position in Schaumburg, Illinois

Sr. Environmental Claims Specialist- Hybrid position

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Zurich is currently seeking a Sr. Claims Professional to join our Latent & Environmental team in Schaumburg. This is an opportunity to apply your commercial claims subject matter expertise regarding large exposures, complex coverages, and litigated matters.

At Zurich, the Latent & Environmental Claims organization is dedicated to helping our customers resolve toxic tort, latent injury, class action, product liability and pollution losses. As a member of our team, you will manage a claims caseload from assignment through resolution, with moderate direction from your team manager and Claims executives. At this level, you will provide technical claims service on primarily litigated claims of moderate to high exposure and complexity under general liability, excess, and other coverages. This requires significant policy interpretation and coverage analysis; retention and management of counsel and other vendors; collaboration with internal and external contacts, including underwriters, customers, and brokers; negotiation and claim resolution; and management of all communications and reporting associated with the life of a claim.

At Zurich North America Claims we acknowledge that work life-balance and flexibility are a priority when it comes to choosing your next career move. Designed with our employees' needs in mind, the ZNA Claims hybrid work model emphasizes flexibility, allowing claims employees to conduct individual work in their preferred location, while facilitating in-person connections and collaborative activities when meaningful and valuable. While the model provides a high level of flexibility and autonomy, occasional circumstances requiring in-office attendance should be expected. The candidate selected for this opportunity should be able to report into our North American headquarters in Schaumburg, IL.

Some business travel (5-10%) may be required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Claims and/ or Litigation Management area.OR

  • Juris Doctor and 2 or more years of experience in the Claims and/ or Litigation Management area.OR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice, including an Associate Degree with 6 or more years of experience in the Claims and/ or Litigation Management area.OR

  • Completion of Zurich Claims Training Program and 6 or more years of experience in the Claims and/ or Litigation Management area.OR

  • High School Diploma Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims and/ or Litigation Management area.AND

  • Must obtain and maintain required adjuster license(s)

  • Microsoft Office experience

  • Knowledge of insurance regulations, markets and products

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritization skills

  • Experience collaborating in a team environment and building cross functional working relationships

  • Proactively shares and promotes sharing of insights

  • Ability to gather unique perspectives from other teams/functions to optimize outcomes.

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols ( https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq ), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.

A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at 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 150 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 clickhere (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) to learn more.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Location(s): AM - Schaumburg

Remote Working: Hybrid

Schedule: Full Time

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