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Zurich NA Casualty Underwriting Specialist in Toronto, Ontario

Casualty Underwriting Specialist


Job Summary

Working within the Ontario Region Casualty team in Toronto, the role of a production underwriter is to generate a pipeline of new business opportunities whilst managing a renewal portfolio of upper mid-market up to highly complex clients with revenues up to $1Bn.

Supported by a dedicated local team of Underwriting Assistants, Liability Risk Engineers, International Service Specialists, Pricing Actuaries and an industry leading claims team, this is your opportunity to join a growing and highly successful organization.

Job Accountabilities

  • As a customer led organization, you must lead innovation and drive change by challenging the status quo

  • Established relationships with GTA and Regional brokers

  • Strong decision-making skills and the ability to bring creativity to underwriting risks

  • In depth understanding of LoB(s) products and portfolio

  • In depth understanding of regional / local LoB (s) insurance markets and competitor landscape

  • Ability to build trusting relationships

  • Superior organizational, deal management and negotiation skills

  • Highly collaborative

  • Proactively drive involvement of functional areas in the Underwriting process, including e.g. Risk Engineering, claims, actuarial, finance, distribution and other LoB’s

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum 8 years underwriting or broking experience

  • Must have broad experience writing or marketing & placing General Liability, Umbrella and Excess products

  • Cross Border experience essential, International Programs experience highly desirable

Basic Qualifications:

High School Diploma or 8 or more years of experience in the Underwriting, Broking or Market Facing area

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum 8 years Casualty Underwriting experience

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Knowledgeable in actuarial pricing techniques

  • Has demonstrated the ability to produce new business

  • Microsoft Office experience

  • Strong Business acumen

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.

Zurich is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and barrier-free environment resulting in an accessible organization for employees, customers, and other parties who interact with, or on behalf of, Zurich. We strive to achieve a workplace free of discrimination of all forms, including discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability, or medical condition. If you are interested in a job opportunity, please advise if you require an accommodation, so we can work with you to provide a more accessible process.

Primary Location: Canada-Ontario-Toronto

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Posting 03/23/20

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 200002PP

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.