Zurich NA Surety Underwriter-Senior/AVP in Virtual, Illinois
Zurich is currently looking for a Senior or AVP Surety Market Facing Underwriter to work out of our Central Region, which includes Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
As the Surety Underwriter will work to analyze and underwrite a book of new and renewal business. Underwriters will use the Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework within delegated authority levels on highly complex assignments ensuring a high-level service to customers. In this role, you will partner with the Central Region brokers and will utilize strong sales execution mindset to write profitable business.
Additional responsibilities will include:
Proactively seek renewal and new account opportunities.
Qualify accounts to meet with the organization's appetite, balanced with sound business opportunity. Negotiate Terms & Conditions and close deals.
Cross-Sell other lines of business to increase product density with the account.
Update required systems with details of broker / client visits and account status within specified time frame.
Calculate Target Price accurately by utilizing underwriting tools appropriately.
Diagnose and develop recommendations to solve unique business unit and customer problems
Demonstrate specialized knowledge and expertise in products and industry.
Administer and monitor underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations, and rating manuals.
Work at the highest authority limits on assignments utilizing the highest degree of technical complexity and coordination.
This role will be filled at either the Senior Underwriter III or AVP, Underwriter IV. The hiring manager will determine the appropriate level based upon the selected applicant’s experience and skill set relative to the qualifications listed for this position.
Basic Qualifications Senior Underwriter:
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR
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 areaOR
Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
Basic Qualifications AVP, Underwriter:
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 14 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR
Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 12 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaAND
Experience with Microsoft Office
Preferred Qualifications for both levels:
Advanced knowledge and practice of line/s of business
Strong knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines
Ability to effectively assess risk
Ability to work in a team-based environment
Knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business
Strong presentation skills
As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols ( https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq ), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.
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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 150 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 clickhere (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) to learn more.
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Location(s): AM - Chicago, AM - Schaumburg, AM - Overland Park, AM - Illinois Virtual Office, AM - Anoka, AM - Minnesota Virtual Office, AM - Missouri Virtual Office, AM - Ohio Virtual Office, AM - Edina, AM - Independence, AM - Wisconsin Virtual Office, AM - Minneapolis, AM - St. Louis, AM - Brookfield, AM - Cincinnati, AM - Columbus, AM - Madison, AM - Milwaukee, AM - St. Paul
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time
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