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Market Facing Commercial Surety Underwriter (Mid-Level or Senior Level)

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Zurich is currently looking for a Commercial Surety Market Facing Underwriter (Mid Level or Senior Level) to work out of our Philadlehia, PA or Owings Mills, MD Offices!

 

As the Commercial Surety Underwriter will work to analyze and underwrite a book of new and renewal business. Underwriters will use the Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework within delegated authority levels on highly complex assignments ensuring a high-level service to customers. In this role, you will partner with Mid Atlantic brokers and will utilize strong sales execution mindset to write profitable business.

 

This role will be filled at either the Commerical Surety Market Facing Underwriter Level Mid or Senior. 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.

 

Additional responsibilities will include:

 

  • Proactively seek renewal and new account opportunities.

  • Qualify accounts to meet with the organization's appetite, balanced with sound business opportunity. Negotiate Terms & Conditions and close deals.

  • Cross-Sell other lines of business to increase product density with the account.

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

  • Calculate Target Price accurately by utilizing underwriting tools appropriately.

  • Diagnose and develop recommendations to solve unique business unit and customer problems

  • Demonstrate specialized knowledge and expertise in products and industry.

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

  • Work at the highest authority limits on assignments utilizing the highest degree of technical complexity and coordination.

  • 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.

 

Qualifications - Commercial Surety Market Facing Underwriter Mid Level:

 

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area, Finance, Accounting, Banking


           OR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 6 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area


            OR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 1 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area, Finance, Accounting, Banking


           OR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 4 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area

           

           AND

  • Knowledge of line/s of business and the legal and regulatory guidelines

  • Knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business

  • Experience with Microsoft Office

 

Preferred Qualifications - Commercial Surety Market Facing Underwriter Mid Level:

 

  • Bachelors Degree

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

 

Qualifications - Commercial Surety Market Facing Underwriter Senior Level:

 

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area, Finance, Accounting, Banking.
     

           OR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
     

           OR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area, Finance, Accounting, Banking
     

            OR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice 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

 

Preferred Qualifications - Commercial Surety Market Facing Underwriter Senior Level:

 

  • Bachelors Degree

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Microsoft Office experience

 

 


As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any 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 
 
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Location(s): AM - Philadelphia, AM - Owings Mills, AM - Pennsylvania Virtual Office, AM - Delaware Virtual Office, AM - Maryland Virtual Office, AM - Virginia Virtual Office
Remote Working: Yes
Schedule: Full Time

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Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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