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Senior or AVP Market Facing Underwriter III/IV

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Zurich North America is hiring an experienced Senior /AVP Market Facing Underwriter III/IV to join our Construction Property team! This position will be located in Atlanta, GA or Dallas, TX  however there will be consideration for other locations in Zurich's South region.  

 

This role will be filled at either the Senior or AVP 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 Property, Builders Risk, Construction and.or Inland Marine lines of business will be important in this role.  Other construction-oriented experience as well as broker experience (preferably within the Property space)  will also be considered 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.

 

This role is responsible for:
 
  • Responsible for writing Builders Risk business and Contractor Property exposures.

  • Manage  customer/broker/carrier discussions on insurance programs and an awareness of the exposures driving the underwriting approach

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

 

Senior Level III 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 Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
    OR
  • Zurich Certified Apprenticeship program 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 
  • Knowledge of Surety line/s of business and the legal and regulatory guidelines 

 

AVP Level IV 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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ability to effectively assess risk
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong broker relationships 
  • 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
  • CPCU or CRIS designation

 

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 identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet 

 

Location(s): AM - Dallas

Remote Working: No

Schedule: Full Time

 

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Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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