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Zurich NA Underwriting Account Service Analyst in United States

Underwriting Account Service Analyst

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Zurich North America is currently hiring an Underwriting Account Service Analyst to join the Large Casualty Underwriting team!

As an Underwriting Account Service Analyst, you will support the Energy Casualty Underwriting team. Exceptional organizational, strong technical, analytical skills with multi-tasking abilities are required for this position. This position can be located remotely for an internal employee of Zurich North America. New employees to Zurich North America will be required to work at our Houston office.

With advanced industry knowledge of underwriting processes and fully conversant in Zurich’s value proposition, supports Underwriters working on multiple commercial lines of business with varying complexity requiring customized analysis using multiple tools and references.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Reviews, evaluates and analyzes risk exposures, controls, loss history, financial condition and recommends or executes, underwriting decisions around submission acceptance or declination within established risk appetite

  • Anticipates underwriting exposure information needs, and proactively seeks out alternative, relevant data sources using underwriting tools to improve understanding of risks

  • Analyze and recommends input in areas of policy rating, subjective pricing, policy construction, coverages and exclusions, mandatory forms, etc. that are needed to accurately quote and/or renew policies (bonds)

  • Develops and executes account servicing solutions independently and in collaboration with Underwriter, with responsibility for end-to-end servicing processes for new business, renewals, and endorsements for more complex business accounts

  • Drives broker/agent/distributor/customer interactions and on-site calls related to account servicing matters with a planned and well-prepared purpose. Builds strong working relationship outside the team and with broker counterparts

  • Develops new team members and provides support and coaching to peers, based on quality results. Provides coaching and problem solving for complex transactions/issues while educating peers on the context behind the solution

  • Supports special projects as assigned

  • Business Travel, as required

  • Extended Hours during Peak Periods, as required

  • Maintain a Valid Driver’s License, as required

  • Regular Predictable Attendance

  • Visibility in the Office, as Required

Business Accountabilities:

  • Conduct due diligence on transactions and processes in order to determine the risk profile and compliance with relevant regulations

  • Independently collate and analyze data using The Zurich Way of Underwriting, making recommendations within assigned authority levels to support the decision to provide new and renewal underwriting business

  • Assess and evaluate underwriting process in order to implement agreed technical standards, controls, practices and procedures, maintaining underwriting disciplines and identifying opportunities for improvements

  • Review assigned customer cases, prioritize case load and interpret established policies, applying discretion within authority limits in order to resolve customer issues

  • Handle and resolve a range of queries from customers, providing advice and supporting the development of an account to create additional value for the organization and customers

  • Provide specialist advisory support to internal clients on a daily basis, by being focal point of contact, to ensure that there is no misalignment between policy and practice

Performance Management Accountabilities:

  • Model behaviors that demonstrate commitment to corporate values

  • Provide input into performance management discussions of project team members

  • Educate team members and business partners on area of technical expertise

  • Provide guidance and support for team members

  • Take action to manage own personal development and encourage others to do the same

Required:

• Bachelor’s degree and no prior experience in the Administrative, Customer Service, Financial Services, Risk Management or Insurance area

OR

• Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice, including Associate Degree and no prior experience in the Administrative, Customer Service, Financial Services, Risk Management or Insurance area

OR

• High School Diploma or Equivalent and 2 or more years of experience in the Administrative, Customer Service, Financial Services, Risk Management or Insurance area

AND

• Knowledge of the insurance industry and the legal and regulatory environment. For Surety only: Knowledge of the Surety industry. For Direct Markets and Crop only: Knowledge of the insurance or financial industry, legal and regulatory environment.

  • Experience with data collection and analysis

  • Experience with processing, rating and policy management systems used in the insurance industry. For Surety only: Knowledge of bond administration systems. For Direct Markets and Crop only: Knowledge of processing, rating and policy management systems used in the insurance or financial industry

  • Customer service experience

  • Problem solving experience

  • Experience servicing product portfolios for multiple lines of business for insurance. For Surety only: Experience servicing Surety accounts. For Direct Markets and Crop only: Experience servicing product portfolios for multiple lines of business for insurance or financial industry.

  • Microsoft Office experience

Preferred:

• Knowledge of underwriting philosophy and techniques

• Knowledge of national and local insurance filing regulations and guidelines

• Knowledge of international insurance programs

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 (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) 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

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

Remote Working: No

Schedule: Full Time

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