Zurich NA Technical Underwriter – Professional Liability in Schaumburg, Illinois

Technical Underwriter – Professional Liability


Job Summary

Zurich North America is currently looking for an experiencedProfessional Liability underwriter to join our Technical Underwritingteam. This role will provide technicalunderwriting expertise and guidance to market-facing underwriters and workclosely with Business Unit leaders to develop underwriting strategies andcompetitive Professional Liability offerings. This role will be a SubjectMatter Expert on the Professional Liability portfolios, including but notlimited to Construction, Technology, Manufacturing, Lawyers, and Veterinarians. Acting independently and with minimaldirection this role will support of the achievement of business plans andproposition development. The successfulcandidate will:

  • Operationalize an underwriting business strategy through activeengagement with internal and external stakeholders utilizing market andindustry data to drive decision making and outcomes

  • Drive risk appetite using relevant internal and external data

  • Implement risk appetite changes based on relevant internal andexternal data

  • Contribute to the development of technical standards, controls andpractices for the Professional Liability portfolio, and all related products

  • Working with Cross-functional resources, actively drive theimplementation of:

  • Underwriting strategies for risk selection, program structure andpricing

  • Propositions and solutions including new product development,product management, underwriting tools and processes for the ProfessionalLiability portfolio, and all related products.

  • Drive Underwriting and pricing insights by monitoring, refiningand enhancing pricing and rating tools

  • Support Professional Liability growth initiatives

  • Help to promote Zurich’s Professional Liability offerings and value propositions.

This position is preferably located in our North Americanheadquarters in Schaumburg, IL, but may be located in Jersey City, NJ, or aremote (work from home) location.

Job Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Underwriting area


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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPCU

  • Professional Liability underwriting expereince

  • Product development experience

  • Broad Professional Liability background

  • Advanced knowledge and practice of Professional Liability line of business, including risk selection and assessment and strong knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines

  • Strong relationship, presentation, negotiation, and leadership skills

  • Technical knowledge of insurance industry operations and processes

  • Knowledge of loss trends, triangles and ratemaking

  • Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills

Additional Information

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

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.

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Other Locations: United States-Missouri-Virtual, United States-Indiana-Virtual, United States-Wisconsin-Virtual, United States-Arizona-Virtual, United States-Illinois-Virtual, United States-Oregon-Virtual, United States-Wyoming-Virtual, United States-California-Virtual, United States-Washington-Virtual, United States-Virginia-Virtual, United States-Montana-Virtual, United States-North Carolina-Virtual, United States-West Virginia-Virtual, United States-Arkansas-Virtual, United States-Nebraska-Virtual, United States-Utah-Virtual, United States-New York-Virtual, United States-New Jersey-Jersey City, United States-Iowa-Virtual, United States-Vermont-Virtual, United States-New Hampshire-Virtual, United States-Delaware-Virtual, United States-Maine-Virtual, United States-Kentucky-Virtual, United States-Nevada-Virtual, United States-Louisiana-Virtual, United States-New Jersey-Virtual, United States-Colorado-Virtual, United States-Kansas-Virtual, United States-Tennessee-Virtual, United States-Ohio-Virtual, United States-Minnesota-Virtual, United States-District of Columbia-Virtual, United States-Texas-Virtual, United States-Connecticut-Virtual, United States-Michigan-Virtual, United States-Georgia-Virtual, United States-Massachusetts-Virtual, United States-South Dakota-Virtual, United States-Mississippi-Virtual, United States-Florida-Virtual, United States-Maryland-Virtual, United States-Oklahoma-Virtual, United States-Alabama-Virtual, United States-New Mexico-Virtual, United States-Rhode Island-Virtual, United States-South Carolina-Virtual, United States-North Dakota-Virtual, United States-Idaho-Virtual, United States-Pennsylvania-Virtual, United States-Alaska-Virtual, United States-Hawaii-Virtual

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 20 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 08/14/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180006ON

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.