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Zurich NA AVP, Casualty Technical Underwriter, Middle Market in United States

AVP, Casualty Technical Underwriter, Middle Market


Zurich North America is seeking an AVP, Casualty Technical Underwriter for our growing Middle Market team. The AVP, Casualty Technical Underwriter will provide technical underwriting expertise and guidance to the U.S. Middle Market Business Unit and Underwriters, acting independently and with minimal direction and will act as a Subject Matter Expert in all aspects of the Casualty lines, to enable achievement of business plan and the delivery of excellent customer service.

This position reports to the Head of Casualty, Middle Market and can be based in one of our Zurich Offices.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting portfolio performance management by industry, geography peril, etc.

  • Monitoring product and pricing/rating performance and supporting the creation and implementation of solutions to enhance performance

  • Underwriting guidelines, technical training, accumulation management and tiering

  • Supporting the continuous improvement of underwriting processes

  • Supporting the development of strategic business and service plans

  • Providing input for the Casualty strategy

  • Supporting the Head of Casualty in identifying opportunities and risks for the Casualty line associated with changes in direction of external environment, looking forward 5 + years

  • Partnering with Actuary to monitor Model Price accuracy, developing and implementing solutions to enhance Model Price and drive continuous enhancements of pricing tools in adherence to Model Price Certification requirements

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:

  • Advanced and in-depth knowledge of Casualty/Middle Market products

  • Portfolio management, risk selection and pricing experience

  • Product development and underwriting strategy experience

  • Excellent execution, communication and influencing skills

  • Solution oriented, strong collaboration and conflict resolution experience

  • Strong executive presence and the ability to interact across all levels of the organization

  • Track record of fostering business improvement and delivering change in a complex insurance environment

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.

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

Remote working: Yes

Schedule: Full Time