AVP, Excess Casualty Executive Underwriter

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

Job Description

Zurich Insurance is currently looking for an AVP Excess casualty Executive Underwriter to join our Umbrella team.  This position can be located in in any of the following cities within the Midwest territory: Chicago, Kansas, Minnesota, Detroit, St. Louis, Minneapolis or Milwaukee. Hyrbid/remote flexibility will be considered depending on location. 


The ideal candidate for this position will have an 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.   
Responsibilities Include:


  • 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

AVP Level Qualifications:


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


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Advanced knowledge and practice of Excess Casualty
  • Existing broker relationships in the assigned territory 
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiating skills
  • Demonstrates presentation skills and a solutions and service orientation
  • Knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines

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.
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 - Brookfield, AM - Detroit, AM - Grand Rapids, AM - Kansas Virtual Office, AM - Milwaukee, AM - Minneapolis, AM - Minnesota Virtual Office, AM - Overland Park, AM - St. Louis
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time
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