09/26/2022

Property Underwriter - Talent Pipeline

  • Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.
  • Chicago, IL, United States

Job Description

What can go right when you can grow your career?


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, we have over 150 years of experience, serve more than 25 industries, and insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Zurich strives to provide ongoing career development opportunities so you can reach your full potential and foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. With the support of people like you, we are optimistic about leading the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our people, our customers and the communities we serve.

 

Would you like to join our Middle Markets Property Underwriting Talent Pipeline?

 

Zurich gives you the tools and support to construct a rewarding career in the Insurance industry. Our middle-markets team is growing, and we are currently accepting resumes for Property Underwriters who may be interested in pursuing an opportunity with Zurich! Please submit your resume to our talent pipeline for consideration as our teams continue to expand and hire in 2022.

 

Your relationship building and problem-solving expertise will help us drive positive impact with our customers, communities, and each other. Our global footprint and 148 years of experience enables you to develop your skills and put your risk analysis expertise to use while having the opportunity to work with a wide range of Fortune 500® companies.
 

To bring leading talent into the organization and foster a culture of innovation and excellence, we encourage professionals from wide ranges of backgrounds and industries to apply and:
 

  • Join a global company that gives you an opportunity to collaborate with some of the best talent in the business
  • Use your finance, facilities/property management and/or your engineering experience to support the needs of our customers
  • Have the autonomy and freedom to be successful in your career
  • Experience a customized training program dedicated to those new joiners outside of the insurance industry
     

Zurich provides a broad spectrum of property-insurance solutions along with industry expertise that help our customers understand and protect themselves from risk.  This role will open a world of opportunity in a growing and innovative industry. We are an insurance leader committed to developing our people, focusing on our customers, and building a sustainable future for our communities. 

 

As a Property Underwriter you will have a chance to use your marketing and analytical skills along with your knowledge of buildings to analyze and underwrite new and renewal property business both in the US and internationally. This is a market-facing position, and we are seeking someone with a strong sales execution mindset and knowledge of commercial property policies. There will be 25% travel for this position.

 

This role will be filled at either a level II or level III.  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.

 

***Please note: This is a pipeline posting. All qualified applicants will be asked to apply to an open job requisition when one becomes available.*** 

 

Key Accountabilities of this role include:

 

  • Administer and monitor underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules, and insurance laws and regulations.
  • Develop, maintain & collaborate with Line of Business representatives and other business-related needs, as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with distributors (agents & brokers) in support of business retention and acquisition and works with customers and distributors (agents & brokers) to determine their insurance related needs and provide solutions.
  • Support the organization's sales culture by being a Help Point for agents, brokers and customers.
  • Proactively seek renewal and new account opportunities.
  • Complete detailed opportunity assessment with key distributors to identify growth opportunities.
  • Qualify accounts to meet with the organization's appetite, balanced with sound business opportunity.
  • Make broker/customer and on-sight calls with a planned and well-prepared purpose.
     

Basic Qualifications: Property UW II

 

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting, Market Facing, Finance, Banking, Facilities/Property Management, Engineering-Civil or Structural Engineering area
    OR
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 6 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
    OR
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 1 or more years of experience in the Underwriting, Market Facing, Finance, Banking, Facilities/Property Management, Engineering-Civil or Structural Engineering area
    OR
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 4 or more years of experience in the Claims or
    Underwriting Support area
    AND
  • Knowledge of line/s of business and the legal and regulatory guidelines
  • Knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business
  • Experience with Microsoft Office

 

Basic Qualifications: Senior Property UW III

 

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting, Market Facing, Finance, Banking, Facilities/Property Management, Engineering-Civil or Structural Engineering area
    OR 
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
    OR
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting, Market Facing, Finance, Banking, Facilities/Property Management, Engineering-Civil or Structural Engineering area
    OR
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area 
    AND
  • Knowledge of line/s of business and the legal and regulatory guidelines
  • Knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business
  • Experience with Microsoft Office

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelors Degree 
  • Technical knowledge of commercial Property Underwriting
  • Established broker relationships (Retail, select brokers) in Western Region
  • Sales execution mindset
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication 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.
 
A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at 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 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 click here 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 
 
Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission. 
 
Location(s): AM - Chicago, AM - Schaumburg, AM - Overland Park, AM - Edina, AM - Pittsburgh, AM - St. Louis, AM - Minneapolis
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time
 
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