Market Facing Underwriter III / AVP, Market Facing Underwriter IV – Financial Institutions Wholesale Zurich insurance Zurich insurance 848 reviews

Zurich North America is seeking a Market Facing Underwriter III or AVP, Market Facing Underwriter IV for our Financial Institutions Wholesale business based ideally out of our New York City World Trade Center office. Alternatively, this role can be based out of our Chicago office.

This role will be filled at either the Market Facing Underwriter III or AVP, Market Facing Underwriter IV 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 Financial Institutions Wholesale role will have portfolio management and leadership experience to work in a team setting to underwrite and perform financial analysis for public companies within Zurich's Management Solutions Group with specific focus on Zurich’s Financial Institution wholesale business.

As an Underwriter you will have a chance to use your marketing and analytical skills. Specifically, you will analyze and underwrite new and renewal business, under general direction, utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework within delegated authority levels on assignments of higher technical complexity ensuring a high-level service to customers. This is a market facing position thus we are seeking someone with a strong sales execution mindset, an ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with Brokers, and advanced knowledge of Directors and Officers liability.

Some of the key accountabilities of this role include:

  • Underwrite and analyze new and renewal business within delegated authority levels on assignment of higher technical complexity and coordination
  • Administer and monitor underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations, and rating annual rules
  • Develop, maintain & collaborate with Line of Business representatives on referrals and other business-related needs, as appropriate
  • May provide guidance to lower level associates
  • Develop and maintain relationships with distributors in support of business retention and acquisition and works with customers and distributors to determine their insurance related needs and provide solutions
  • Supports the sales culture by being a Help Point for agents, brokers and customers
  • 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 broker/customer and on-sight calls with a planned and well-prepared purpose.

Level III 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
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Experience working on time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business
  • Experience working in a team environment.

Level IV Basic 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 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 Level III & IV:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Technical knowledge of financial institutions underwriting
  • Portfolio management experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Established broker relationships in assigned territory
  • Sales execution mindset
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

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 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/vets

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.

Primary Location: AM – New York
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Schedule: Full Time

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