Zurich NA National Accounts Property Underwriting Specialist in Toronto, Ontario
National Accounts Property Underwriting Specialist
Working within the National Accounts Property team in Toronto, the role of a market facing senior property specialist is to establish and foster broker and customer relationships while underwriting a profitable renewal portfolio of complex, large property customers with revenues exceeding $1B.
Supported by a dedicated local team of Underwriting Assistants, Risk Engineers, International Service Specialists and an industry leading claims team, this is your opportunity to join a growing and highly successful organization.
Profitable production underwriting responsible for handling large global structured programs
Knowledgeable of complex program structures and administering these accounts as a lead position or on 100% basis
Highly analytical and willing to further develop in technical risk areas, including catastrophe management.
Strong decision-making skills and the ability to bring creativity to underwriting solutions and capacity
Proven experience in underwriting all perils, natural catastrophe modeling and loss prevention
The ability to use and assess data through underwriting tools inclusive of natural catastrophe modeling such as RMS
Prepares quotations, structures programs, and offers proposals that are compliant with guidelines
Interpretation of risk engineering reports and risk recommendations issued
Establish contract certainty on quotes and policy wordings issued
Enters and maintains risk information into our internal systems to maintain data integrity
Establish trusting relationships with brokers and customers in varying industry segments
Build a pipeline of new business targets with key brokering partners
Proven organizational, deal management and negotiation skills
Highly collaborative and proactively drives involvement of functional areas in the underwriting process (risk engineering, claims, actuarial, finance, distribution, and other lines of business).
• High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area.
• High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
• Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
• Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or
Underwriting Support area.
Minimum of 5 years demonstrated underwriting or broking experience within Property
Completed or pursuing CIP designation
Strong business acumen and communication skills.
Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Office skills
CAT modelling experience
Cross-Border and International experience
Non-standard / Manuscript wording experience
Primary / Excess experience
Specialized Technical Risks experience
Fluent in French
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. We are a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. Today, we serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology and insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, Zurich strives to provide ongoing career development opportunities and 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 people, our customers and the communities we serve.
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