11/15/2022

Umbrella & Excess Casualty Underwriter (Senior or AVP)

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

Job Description

Zurich is seeking an experienced Umbrella & Excess Casualty Underwriter (Senior or AVP). The position is located out of our Chicago, IL Office and offers a hybrid work schedule.

 

This role will be filled at either the Umbrella & Excess Casualty Underwriter Senior OR AVP level. 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.

As a Umbrella & Excess Casualty Underwriter  (Senior or AVP) at Zurich you will have the opportunity to grow and develop your career as a member of seasoned and dynamic team. You will be underwriting new and renewal business, under limited direction, utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework within delegated authority levels on highly complex accounts. We focus strongly on our customers and are seeking someone with the ability to develop exceptional relationships and a strong market facing presence. Experience with underwriting P&C lines is preferred. 

Our Umbrella & Excess Casualty Underwriter is responsible for:
 

  • 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 agent/broker/customer and on-sight calls with a planned and well-prepared purpose.
  • Negotiate Terms & Conditions and close deals.
  • Cross-Sell other lines of business to increase product density with the account.
  • Participate in Sales Team meeting as related to assigned brokers and / or territory.
  • Proactively engage in the target account process, managing a qualified list of opportunities 90 to 120 days prior to effective date.
  • Update required systems with details of broker / client visits and account status within specified time frame.
  • Serve as key contact for assigned target accounts.
  • Develop strong broker and client networks as related to industries underwritten by Business Unit.
  • Calculate Target Price accurately by utilizing underwriting tools appropriately.

 

Umbrella & Excess Casualty Underwriter Senior Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing, Finance, Accounting, or Banking area
    OR
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Claims, Underwriting Finance, Accounting, or Banking 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
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Experience working on time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business
  • Experience working in a team environment

 

OR

 

Umbrella & Excess Casualty Underwriter AVP Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
    OR
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 14 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
    OR
  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
    OR
  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including and Associate Degree and 10 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support Area
    AND
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Experience with Umbrella underwriting 

 

 

Preferred Qualifications: 
 

  • Bachelors Degree
  • CPCU
  • Advanced knowledge of Excess Casualty product lines
  • Knowledge of Primary Casualty and loss sensitive accounts
  • Strong broker/customer relationships
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent skills in relationship building
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Results oriented


As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to any COVID-related health and safety protocols in place at that time (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq).

 

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
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time
 
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