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Middle Markets Associate Underwriting Manager


Zurich is currently looking for a Middle Markets Associate Underwriting Manager to support our Southern California production underwriting team! We are looking for talent to be based out of our Los Angeles office. This leadership role will require you to be visible in the marketplace to meet with our agents and brokers and be in the office on a regular basis to meet with your team. We may also consider having someone working out of our Irvine office location.


In this role you will manage a team of skilled Property & Casualty production Underwriters as well as a book of new and renewal business. You will be expected to travel as necessary to support the needs of the team and to cultivate key broker relationships in the Southern California region. This is a critical role in driving an engaging team culture. This role requires a strong technical, staff development and sales execution mindset. This role requires 25% of Travel.


Middle Markets is a key business segment within Zurich, and we are focused on attracting top customer advocates that possess a sales mindset, strong technical underwriting skills and solution focused problem-solving abilities. Our industry focus includes (not limited to) Financial Institutions, General Industries, Manufacturing, Technology, and Real Estate. Zurich Middle Markets offers end to end solutions for our customers inclusive of international programs. This is an exciting time to join Middle Markets at Zurich!


Basic Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
  • Experience with Microsoft Office

 Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bachelors Degree
  • Advanced knowledge of line/s of business
  • Ability to manage and build rapport with team
  • Excellent organizational, written, oral communication and presentation skills
  • Advanced knowledge of the insurance industry and the legal and regulatory guidelines
  • Some supervisory or management experience
  • Established Producer relationships
  • Advanced skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiating
  • Strong presentation skills and a solutions and service orientation
  • CPCU
  • Advanced knowledge of product lines and insurance industry
  • Excellent skills in relationship building
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Results oriented

Compensation for roles at Zurich varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Zurich provides in good faith a reasonable range of compensation for roles. For additional information about our Total Rewards, Click here. Other rewards may include short term incentive bonuses and merit increases. Candidates with salary expectations outside of the range are encouraged to apply, and will be considered based on experience, skill, and education. The starting  salary range for this position is $127,400.00 - $208,700.00.

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to any COVID-related health and safety protocols in place at that time (


A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at 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 150 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 - Los Angeles, AM - Irvine, AM - Orange County
Remote Working: Hybrid
Schedule: Full Time
Employment Sponsorship Offered: No
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Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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