Zurich Insurance is currently looking for a Umbrella & Excess Casualty Underwriter Mid-Level or Senior Market Facing Underwriter to join our Umbrella team. The position is located out of our Chicago, IL Office and offers a hybrid work schedule.
This role will be filled at either the Mid-Level or Senior 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.
The ideal candidate for the will have Excess Casualty background in underwriting construction, middle market, national and global companies. Well-developed technical expertise and marketing skills are needed. Candidates with existing broker relationships and good working knowledge of the region would be ideal.
As a member of Zurich’s Underwriting Team, you will enjoy opportunities for career development as you hone your underwriting and sales execution skills. Specifically, you will be responsible for selecting, underwriting, pricing and growing profitable umbrella and excess business with your assigned brokers.
Externally Client Focused - The job’s core deliverables rely on delivering service to external clients and/or customers by building relationships and promoting the company.
Generating, underwriting, and analyzing Umbrella Policies
Market facing and production within the Large Casualty 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 limits and authorities on highly complex assignments
Cross-Sells other lines of business to increase Zurich product density with the account
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
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
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.
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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.
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Location(s): AM - Chicago Remote Working: No Schedule: Full Time