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Market Facing Property Underwriter


Zurich North America is hiring a Market Facing Underwriter to join our Large Property team! We are looking to hire new talent in the Boston Market.


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 on assignments of higher technical complexity ensuring a high-level service to customers.


In this role you will be responsible for:


• Administer and monitor underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules, and insurance laws and regulations.

• Develop, maintain & collaborate with Line of Business representatives and other business related needs, as appropriate.

• Develop and maintain relationships with distributors (agents & brokers) in support of business retention and acquisition and works with customers and distributors (agents & brokers) to determine their insurance related needs and provide solutions.

• 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.

• Participate in Sales Team meetings as they relate to assigned brokers and / or territory.

• Proactively engage in the target account process, managing a qualified list of opportunities 90 to 120 days prior to effective date.

• Update required systems with details of broker / client visits and account statuses within specified time frame.

• Calculate Target Price accurately by utilizing underwriting tools appropriately.

• Measure exposures/analyze risk.

• Quote and set coverage, negotiate terms and conditions.

• Participate in marketing presentations to assigned agents/brokers.

• Resolve technical problems by referring to policies, procedures, specifications.

• Provide technical expertise for short-term, defined scope projects.

• Identify and comply with the main principles relevant to legal and regulatory controls that govern standard work practices.

• Collect evidence from well-established sources and deliver accurate decisions to customers and facilitate decision making on wider customer issues.




• High School Diploma or Equivalent and 1 or more years of experience in the Insurance or Market Facing area.



• High School Diploma or Equivalent and 2 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area



• Knowledge of the insurance industry and the legal and regulatory environment

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



• Bachelor's Degree with 1 or more years' experience in the underwriting area

• Strong negotiation skills

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Microsoft Office 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/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 - Boston

Remote Working: Yes

Schedule: Full Time


Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-KJ1 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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