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Zurich NA Senior Underwriter, Liability in Toronto, Ontario

Senior Underwriter, Liability


Job Summary

Working within the Ontario Region Casualty team in Toronto, the role of the Senior Casualty Underwriter is to generate a pipeline of new business opportunities whilst managing a renewal portfolio of upper mid-market, large and multinational clients with revenues of $300M 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, named a “Top Insurance Workplace” for 2020 by Insurance Business Canada.

Key Accountabilities

  • Underwrite and analyze new/renewal casualty business within delegated authority levels utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting framework.

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

  • Develop and maintain relationships with brokers to drive account retention and new business.

  • Determine client insurance needs and provide solutions.

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

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

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

  • Participate in Sales Team meetings 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.

  • Participate in marketing presentations to assigned agents/brokers.

  • Anticipate customer needs and monitor trends in order to recommend changes.

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

  • Provide assistance in training and developing colleagues.

  • Business Travel, as required

  • Extended Hours during Peak Periods, as required

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 4 years of underwriting or broking experience.

  • Cross Border experience is essential, International Programs experience is highly desirable

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • CIP/FCIP/CRM Designations

  • A minimum 4 years of Casualty Underwriting experience for upper Mid-market, Large and Multinational customers

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Has demonstrated the ability to produce new business and develop market relationships

  • Microsoft Office experience

  • Strong Business acumen

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.

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 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.

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