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Financial Lines Product Specialist - Senior or AVP


Zurich North America is currently looking for Financial Lines Product Specialist - Senior or AVP in our New York City office. In this exciting role you will use your expertise within D&O, EPL, Fiduciary and Crime /or FI E&O insurance products to help construct policies, create coverage enhancements, write manuscript endorsements and provide guidance to underwriters.


We are looking for a Subject Matter Expert in Financial Lines to collaborate with and work with the product officers, market basket leaders and other constituents to create new policy forms and endorsements for our Financial Lines products.


The Financial Lines Product Specialist - Senior or AVP will be responsible for:

  • Leading the development and implementation of new policies, coverage enhancements and manuscript endorsements for D&O, EPL, Fiduciary and Crime and/or FI E&O products
  • Identifying market standard product opportunities for Financial Lines based upon the latest product line and industry trends
  • Managing the endorsement policy library with relevant updates and modifications
  • Advising the Business Unit and Underwriters in responding to coverage requests and drafts language for specific transactions and portfolio coverage enhancements (e.g. Broker and Wholesale Amendatory endorsements)
  • Assisting with approval of terms and conditions by working closely with either the product team of distribution partners to align on policy wording or risk management departments of customers to understand how their unique exposures should be covered in the policy
  • Supporting underwriting strategy and product development by incorporating lessons learned from competitor forms and approaches to coverage in new products
  • Participating in compliance-related queries, including state regulatory exams and insurance department inquiries
  • Leading product refreshes (e.g. updating pre-existing coverages and endorsements) by managing form and endorsement reviews with Corporate Law and Claims Legal


This role will be filled at either the Specialist I or II 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.


Basic Qualifications-Financial Lines Product Specialist - Senior

  • JD and 6 or more years of experience of law practice specializing in the insurance area


Basic Qualifications-Financial Lines Product Specialist - AVP

  • JD and 7 or more years of experience of law practice specializing in the insurance area


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Product Management experience including policy creation and manuscript endorsements
  • Financial Lines product experience within D&O, EPL Fiduciary and Crime and/or FI E&O
  • Compliance and Regulatory experience
  • Strong organizational and analytical 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/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 - New York

Remote Working: No

Schedule: Full Time

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