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Zurich NA Large Casualty Portfolio Manager in Springfield, Illinois

Large Casualty Portfolio Manager


Zurich North America is currently looking for an experienced Underwriting Portfolio Manager to join our National Accounts Large Casualty team. This group engages the various Large Casualty segments including Domestic, Excess, Energy, and International across all casualty lines of business (General Liability, Auto, Workers Compensation, and Umbrella/Excess Casualty). The Underwriting Portfolio Manager focuses on technical underwriting improvement and impact to the regions by improving underwriting decision quality as well as developing business strategies to enhance profitability. In this role, the analysis, training, and collaboration with the regions is significant at both the transaction and portfolio level.

This position can be located at any location that is commutable to a Zurich office.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing and implementing business and underwriting strategies to meet segment objectives.

  • Ensure pricing tools are calibrated and fit for purpose with most recent view on yield curves, loss costs and expense loads

  • Drive segment strategies through collaboration with the field office network.

  • Provide a consistent and clear communication on business strategies, profitability objectives, priorities, and accountabilities.

  • Evaluate and communicate key underwriting/marketplace issues to peer and senior management staff.

  • Conduct segment analysis to ensure profitability and growth of the business.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Risk Management or Underwriting or Broker or Carrier or Market Facing area within the Commercial Insurance industryAND

  • Knowledge of Casualty product lines and insurance industry

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to manage complex portfolios

  • Technical knowledge of insurance operations and functions

  • Casualty lines experience; CPCU

  • Strong strategic experience assessing/anticipating market environment

  • Knowledge of loss trends, triangles, and ratemaking

  • Ability to quantify risk and experience with forecasting methods

  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment

  • Coaching and mentoring experience

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Ability to interact with the C-Suite

  • Knowledge in risk selection, program design & assessment

Applicable Only to Jobs to be Performed Remotely in any US state

The salary range for this role is $186,900-$233,600. This is the range Zurich NA in good faith believes is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of the posting. This range is only applicable for jobs to be performed remotely in any US state. Base pay offered may vary depending on, but not limited to education, experience, skills, geographic location, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business needs. This range may be modified in the future. This job is also bonus eligible. No amount is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable.

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.

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Location(s): AM - Schaumburg, AM - Illinois Virtual Office

Remote Working: Hybrid

Schedule: Full Time

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