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Zurich NA Complex/Loss Sensitive Casualty Underwriter, AVP in St. Louis, Missouri

Complex/Loss Sensitive Casualty Underwriter, AVP

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Zurich is currently looking for an experienced Loss Sensitive Casualty Underwriter to join our Middle Market Complex Casualty Underwriting team in the East or Midwest Region. We are open to hiring talent located in the NY Metro area, New Jersey, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Boston, DC, MD, or VA in the East or Chicago, St. Louis, Overland Park, Kansas, OH, MI, MN, or WI in the Midwest. We are looking for someone who has established broker relationships in these regions. This is a technical and market facing role working with our complex/loss sensitive casualty products and is a great opportunity to join an expanding team.

While this position will be based out of one of our office locations, you will have the flexibility to work on a hybrid basis (or remote if not located within commuting distance to one of our offices within the region). You will partner with your manager to set a flexible work schedule that supports you, our customers, and our brokers and agents. This role will require you to be visible in the marketplace to meet with our agents and brokers.

This role will be filled at either the Senior or AVP underwriting level. The hiring manager will determine the appropriate level based upon the selected applicant’s experience and skill set relative to the qualifications listed for this position.

This is a highly technical and market-facing position. Experience with Casualty lines of business is needed for this role. As a member of Zurich's Underwriting Team, you will enjoy the opportunity to fully apply and hone your loss sensitive underwriting and marketing skills. Specifically, you will underwrite and analyze new and renewal business utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework within delegated authority levels.

Our Underwriters are market-facing with objectives focused on profitable growth and superior service to our broker partners and customers.

Our Complex Casualty Underwriter is responsible for:

  • Generating, underwriting, and analyzing domestic Complex and Loss Sensitive Casualty business

  • Market facing and production activities

  • Complying with underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations and rating manual rules

  • Developing and maintaining agency and broker relationships

  • Working within broad limits and authorities on complex assignments

Complex/Loss Sensitive Senior Casualty Underwriter Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Brokerage or Market Facing areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaOR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area

Complex/Loss Sensitive Casualty AVP UnderwriterBasic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Brokerage or Market Facing areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 14 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaOR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 12 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area

Preferred Qualifications (Senior/Executive Level):

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Knowledge of Domestic Complex Casualty

  • Ability to effectively assess risk

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Strong broker relationships within the region

  • Superior skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiation.

  • Possess a high level of customer service by meeting or exceeding broker and or customer expectations with respect to required deadlines

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong knowledge of underwriting philosophy, loss sensitive pricing techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines

Compensation for roles at Zurich varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Zurich provides in good faith a reasonable range of compensation for roles. For additional information about our Total Rewards, click here . Other rewards may include short term incentive bonuses and merit increases. Candidates with salary expectations outside of the range are encouraged to apply, and will be considered based on experience, skill, and education. The salary provided is a nationwide market range and has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location where the position may be filled. The combined salary range for this position is $115,000.00 - $205,000.00. The starting salary range for the Senior Underwriting level is $115,000.00 - $165,000.00 and for the AVP Underwriter is $150,000.00 - $205,000.00. .

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 ).

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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Remote Working: Hybrid

Schedule: Full Time

Employment Sponsorship Offered: No

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