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Zurich NA Senior International Underwriter in Chicago, Illinois

Senior International Underwriter

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Zurich is currently hiring for our International team in Chicago! There is flexibility in location and ideally, we would like to hire in Chicago or Cleveland, however a virtual option is available for qualified talent! We have an immediate need for an experienced Senior Underwriter with property and casualty International expertise. Within the U.S. marketplace, Zurich has been offering international insurance products for almost 50 years and are looking for ways to enhance our market position and brand influence even further! As a Senior International Underwriter you will handle complex new and renewal middle market sized international business and serve as a Subject Matter Expert on the team. As a member of Zurich's Underwriting Team, you will enjoy the opportunity to fully apply and hone your underwriting and marketing skills while building relationships with Select Brokers. This is an exciting time to join our International team within US Commercial Insurance at Zurich!

The Senior International Underwriter is responsible for:

  • Serving as a customer industry advocate with a focus on improving the customer experience by understanding their risk and offering the best end to end solution for their insurance needs.

  • Using a disciplined approach to exposure evaluation, risk assessment and pricing

  • Using risk insights, data and models to drive informed decisions at point of sale

  • Identifying gaps involves and aligning Zurich’s products and value proposition to offer a solution that provides the contract certainty the customer needs

  • Demonstrating strong analytical skills and executing as an innovative advisor

  • Underwriting, analyzing and generating new and renewal business

  • Market facing and production within the growing International 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

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in commercial underwriting or brokerage or market facing areaOR

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the claims or underwriting support areaOR

  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR

  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Experience working on time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business

  • Experience working in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Property & Casualty International Underwriting experience

  • Ability to effectively assess risk

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Strong retail broker relationships

  • Superior skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiatingPossess knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines

  • PC and related software skills

  • CPCU and ARM a plus

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

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.

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago

Other Locations: United States-Virtual, United States-Ohio-Cleveland

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 01/06/21

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 200006VR

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.

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