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Zurich NA Market Facing Underwriter (I or II) in Topeka, Kansas

Market Facing Underwriter (I or II)

78330

Zurich North America is hiring an experienced Market Facing Underwriter (I or II) to join our Construction Property team! We are looking to hire new talent in the Chicago or Kansas City Markets.

As a member of Zurich's Underwriting team, you will enjoy the opportunity to fully apply and hone your 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 on assignments of higher technical complexity ensuring a high-level service to customers.

In this role you will be responsible for:

• Underwrite and analyze new and renewal business utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting framework and within delegated authority levels on assignment of higher technical complexity and coordination.

• Administer and monitor underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations, and rating annual rules.

• Develop, maintain & collaborate with Line of Business representatives on referrals and other business related needs, as appropriate.

• Develop and maintain relationships with distributors (agents & brokers) in support of business retention and acquisition and works with customers and distributors (agents & brokers) to determine their insurance related needs and provide solutions.

• Supports the sales culture by being a Help Point for agents, brokers and customers.

• Proactively seek renewal and new account opportunities.

• Complete detailed opportunity assessment with key distributors to identify growth opportunities

• Qualify accounts to meet with the organization's appetite, balanced with sound business opportunity.

• Make broker/customer and on-sight calls with a planned and well-prepared purpose

• Cross-Sell other lines of business to increase product density with the account

• Participate in Sales Team meeting as related to assigned brokers and / or territory.

• Proactively engage in the target account process, managing a qualified list of opportunities 90 to 120 days prior to effective date.

• Update required systems with details of broker / client visits and account status within specified time frame.

• Serve as key Zurich contact for assigned target accounts.

• Calculate Target Price accurately by utilizing underwriting tools appropriately.

• Measure exposures/analyze risk.

• Quote and set coverage, negotiate terms and conditions.

• Service accounts, handles declination's/cancellations.

• Provide technical advice that enables a customer to solve a problem or improve business.

• Develop and maintain positive customer relationships by meeting regularly with customers when no specific initiative is underway.

• Lead short-term (3 to 9 months) defined scope projects.

Qualifications (Market Facing Underwriter I)

Required:

• High School Diploma or Equivalent and 1 or more years of experience in the Insurance, Market Facing area Accounting, Banking, or Risk Management.

OR

• High School Diploma or Equivalent and 2 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area

AND

• Knowledge of the insurance industry and the legal and regulatory environment

• Knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines

Preferred:

• Bachelor's Degree with 1 or more years' experience in the underwriting area

• Strong negotiation skills

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Microsoft Office skills

Qualifications - (Market Facing Underwriter II)

Required:

• High School Diploma or Equivalent and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area.

OR

• High School Diploma or Equivalent and 6 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area

OR

• Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 1 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area

OR

• Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 4 or more years of experience in the Claims or

Underwriting Support area

AND

• Knowledge of line/s of business and the legal and regulatory guidelines

• Knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business

• Experience with Microsoft Office

Preferred:

• Bachelor's Degree

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

A future with 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 148 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 click here (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

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Location(s): AM - Chicago, AM - Kansas Virtual Office

Remote Working: Yes

Schedule: Full Time

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