Zurich NA Senior Market Facing Underwriter, Credit & Political Risk in Washington, District Of Columbia

Senior Market Facing Underwriter, Credit & Political Risk

Description

Zurich Credit & Political Risk is currently looking for a Senior Underwriter to join our America’s team, which handles structured credit and political risk insurance for customers in North and South America. The position can be based in Washington or New York. This is a highly technical and market facing position and requires extensive experience credit and political risk underwriting. This is an exciting opportunity in a growth area at a time when credit and political risks are high profile.

Client Externally Focused - The job’s core deliverables rely on delivering service to external clients and/or customers. Typically involves building relationships and promoting the company.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Generating, underwriting and analyzing single obligor credit and political risks

  • Ability to structure and price policies to meet the needs of both Zurich and its clients

  • Market facing and production within the Specialties Division

  • Administering and monitoring underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations and rating manual rules

  • Developing and maintaining agency and broker relationships

  • Working within broad limit / underwriting authorities

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area

OR

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

OR

  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area

OR

  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area

AND

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Experience working on time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business

  • Experience working in a team environment

  • Experience with Credit Insurance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Knowledge and practice of trade credit and political risk lines of business

  • Ability to effectively assess risk

  • Experience negotiating account terms and conditions

  • Possess knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business

  • PC and related software skills

  • Superior skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiating

  • Demonstrates strong presentation skills and a solutions and service orientation

  • Established relationships and networks with specialty trade credit brokers

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.

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Primary Location: United States-District of Columbia-Washington

Other Locations: United States-New York-New York

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 07/24/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1800069C

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.