09/26/2022

Associate Underwriting Manager

  • Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.
  • Philadelphia, PA, United States

Job Description

Zurich is currently searching for an Associate Underwriting Manager to work out of our Zurich North American in Philadelphia. Associate Underwriting Manager will manage an underwriting unit, specializing in one or more lines of business, to aid in making appropriate underwriting decisions.

 

Responsibilities include:  

  • Managing and leading a team of underwriting professional to execute on the growth strategy and opportunities that align with our Middle Markets Growth Plans
  • Strategy execution in line with underwriting objectives to meet/exceed the financial plan with a focus portfolio management, rate and retention for Middle Markets
  • Managing renewal book of business and driving new strategic relationships
  • Internal (Claims, Actuary, Finance, etc.) and External (brokers and clients) stakeholder management
  • Establishing key performance targets and financial budgets in order to optimize new business targets 
  • Helping the team manage the new business pipeline
  • Managing relationships with key internal stakeholders in order to identify opportunities for service improvement to ensure commercial viability and customer satisfaction
  • Participating in leadership team meetings of assigned area to provide specialist guidance and enable the implementation of policies, projects and change initiatives to produce profitable results
  • Contributing to the business growth strategy to align underwriting strategy with wider business goals
  • Overseeing development plans for underwriters to ensure the capability exists to drive business results.
  • Recommending and implementing action plans after reviewing broker partner books of business and profit/growth results and trends


This role will be filled at the Associate Underwriting Manager or Senior Level.

 

Associate Underwriting Manager 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 Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing 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
  • Experience with Microsoft Office

 

 

Preferred Qualifications: 
 

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Advanced knowledge of line/s of business
  • Ability to manage and build rapport with team
  • Excellent organizational, written, oral communication and presentation skills
  • advanced knowledge of the insurance industry and the legal and regulatory guidelines
  • 6 months or more of supervisory or management experience
  • Established Producer relationships
  • Advanced skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiating
  • Strong presentation skills and a solutions and service orientation

 

OR

 

Senior Basic Qualifications: 
 

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area within the Commercial Insurance industry
    OR
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 14 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area within the Commercial Insurance industry
    OR
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area within the Commercial Insurance industry
    OR
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 12 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area within the Commercial Insurance industry
    AND
  • 2 or more years of management experience


Preferred Qualifications: 
 

  • Bachelors Degree
  • CPCU
  • Advanced knowledge of product lines and insurance industry
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent skills in relationship building
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Results oriented


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 
 
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Location(s): AM - Philadelphia
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time
 
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