Zurich NA Underwriting Associate in Vancouver, British Columbia
The Underwriting Associate specializes in the processing and underwriting support of the most difficult business, including multi-national/local, package, portfolio or specialty policies. Provides support to members of the underwriting department in the areas of underwriting operations, procedures and policy endorsements and policies. Manages end-to-end International Program servicing on international program business, including customer service requirements, service proposition and handling of various service delivery issues in order to enhance the customer experience.
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 2 or more years of experience in the Claims or Premium Audit or Risk Management or Underwriting or Underwriting Operations area within the Insurance industry
Fluent in the English language (oral and written). French language skills are an asset
Excellent customer service orientation, collaboration and communication skills
Organizational, prioritization, and multi-tasking skills
Mastery of processing, rating and policy issuance systems
Excellent problem-solving skills
Experience with data collection and analysis
Experience working in a high-volume, production environment
Work experience working in a global environment with international knowledge of policies and practices
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work related experience
Evaluates loss potential due to catastrophe, severity, and/or frequency.
Rates policies and checks previously rated policies for proper rating.
Assists in developing rates.
Facilitates the processing of new business, renewals and endorsements.
Works closely and diligently with underwriters to facilitate renewal and new business quotes
Responsible for communicating with colleagues globally to ensure accurate and timely issuance of global policies.
Responsible for ensuring that International Operating Directives are met in line with Global Policy Issuance.
Service the needs of customers and brokers.
Support others who maintain relationships with customers.
Respond to inquiries quickly and completely, provide status updates.
Recognize and respond to, or refer opportunities.
Identify and resolve problems by referring to policies, procedures, standards.
Accompany underwriters to customer and/or broker meetings, as required.
Deliverable and problem solving issues may relate to the domestic and/or international aspects of services related to policy issuance, regulatory requirements, reporting, risk engineering coordination, premium payment processes, claims flow issues, and money/currency movement.
Business Travel, as required.
Overtime, as required.
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-British Columbia-Vancouver
Job Posting 07/08/19
Unposting Date Ongoing
Req ID: 190004VF
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.