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Zurich NA AVP, Technical Underwriter IV, Liability in Trenton, New Jersey

AVP, Technical Underwriter IV, Liability


Zurich North America is looking for a AVP, Technical Underwriter, Liability for our Liability Line of Business Technical Underwriting Team. The AVP, Technical Underwriter, Liability provides technical underwriting expertise and guidance on liability matters to the Strategic Business Unit (SBU) Leaders and Underwriters and acts independently as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the Liability Line of Business (LOB) in support of the achievement of business plans and directives.

The AVP, Technical Underwriter, Liability reports to the Head of Liability Line of Business for Zurich North America. Ideally this role will be based out of Zurich’s North American Headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois but there is flexibility in the location of this role.

The AVP, Technical Underwriter, Liability responsibilities include:

  • Working with cross-functional resources and actively driving the implementation of Underwriting strategies, propositions, and solutions for Liability Line of Business

  • Providing Liability Technical Underwriting guidance to Business Units Leaders and Underwriters in support of the achievement of business plans and proposition development; finding creative solutions

  • Evaluating emerging trends and delivering insights to business partners through active engagement with internal and external stakeholders

  • Contributing to the development of technical standards, controls and practices in Liability Line of Business

  • Leading initiatives that have a high impact on the development of Liability Technical Underwriting guidelines, and best practices, including controls and procedures

  • Monitoring underwriting strategy relating to performance metrics, data and insights

  • Handling complex queries and referrals within delegated authority

  • Acting as subject matter expert to develop Liability Technical Underwriting training content.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Underwriting areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Underwriting area.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPCU

  • Advanced knowledge in the Liability Line of Business

  • Effective relationship, negotiation and leadership skills

  • Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills

  • Innovative organizational and analytical skills

  • Tactical knowledge of insurance industry operations and processes

  • Superior PowerPoint skills including advanced presentation and storytelling 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 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

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Location(s): AM - Schaumburg, AM - Remote Work (US)

Remote Working: true

Schedule: Full Time