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Complex/Loss Sensitive Casualty Underwriter (Senior or AVP) at Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.

Complex/Loss Sensitive Casualty Underwriter (Senior or AVP)

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. Chicago, IL Full-Time

Zurich is currently looking for a Senior or Executive Market-Facing Underwriter to join our Middle Market Complex Casualty Central region team (Chicago, Kansas City, Detroit, St. Louis, Milwaukee). We are looking for someone with excellent market facing and technical skills that has experience working with Brokers in the Central region. This position would be working with our complex/loss sensitive casualty products and managing a renewal book along with being responsible for bringing in new business. Zurich is open to hiring talent located anywhere within the Central region. While this position will be based out of our Chicago, IL office, you will have the flexibility to work both in the office and remotely. You will partner with your manager to set a flexible work schedule that supports you, our customers, and our brokers and agents. This role will require you to be visible in the marketplace to meet with our agents and brokers and participate with our office one day a week for a team collaboration day.

This role will be filled at either the Senior or Executive underwriting 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.

This is a highly technical and market-facing position.  Experience with Casualty lines of business is needed for this role. As a member of Zurich's Underwriting Team, you will enjoy the opportunity to fully apply and hone your underwriting and marketing skills. Specifically, you will underwrite and analyze new and renewal business utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework within delegated authority levels.

Our Underwriters are market-facing with objectives focused on profitable growth and superior service to our broker partners and customers.

Our Complex/Loss Sensitive Casualty Underwriter is responsible for:

  • Generating, underwriting and analyzing domestic Complex and Loss Sensitive Casualty business
  • Market facing and production activities
  • Complying with 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 complex assignments

Complex/Loss Sensitive Senior Casualty Underwriter (III) Basic Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Brokerage 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
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Experience working on time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business
  • Experience working in a team environment

Complex/Loss Sensitive Casualty Executive Underwriter (Level IV) Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Brokerage 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 Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area OR
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 12 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area AND
  • Experience with Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications (Senior/Executive Level):

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Knowledge of Domestic Complex Casualty
  • Ability to effectively assess risk
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong broker relationships within the Midwest or Central region
  • Superior skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiation.
  • Possess a high level of customer service by meeting or exceeding broker and or customer expectations with respect to required deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong 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 ([ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Complex/Loss Sensitive Casualty Underwriter (Senior or AVP)), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or negative COVID test results when allowable, to a third-party vendor. These are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.  

A future with 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 148 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 [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Complex/Loss Sensitive Casualty Underwriter (Senior or AVP)[ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Complex/Loss Sensitive Casualty Underwriter (Senior or AVP)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 - Kansas Virtual Office, AM - Minnesota Virtual Office, AM - Detroit, AM - St. Louis, AM - Milwaukee

Remote Working: No

Schedule: Full Time

Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-WL1 #LI-REMOTE #LI-HYBRID 

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