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Market Facing Underwriter IV

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Zurich North America is looking for a Senior Surety Market Facing Underwriter or AVP, Surety Market Facing Underwriter to join our Large Contract Surety team in the West Region.  Ideally this role will be based out of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle or Denver, however, we will consider a remote/virtual work locations in the West Region. This role will be filled at either a Level III or Level IV. The hiring manager will determine the appropriate level based upon the selected applicant’s experience and skillset relative to the qualifications listed for this position. The Market Facing Underwriter (Senior or AVP) – Large Contract Surety Underwriting role is part of the West Region responsible for managing Large Accounts and an assigned portfolio of targeted Large Account prospects. This is a technical and market facing position that requires significant experience with contract surety or comparable credit analysis. Assigned accounts will be primarily located in the western states having commensurate travel requirements.

 

The Market Facing Underwriter responsibilities include:

  • Underwriting and analyzing new and renewal of Large Accounts within delegated authority levels

  • Implement marketing plans aligned with business strategy and wider business goals.

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

  • Administering and monitoring underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations and rating manual rules

  • Working within broad limits and authorities on complex assignments

  • Clear and distinct accountability for business results

 

 

AVP, Surety Market Facing Underwriter Basic Qualifications:

High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Underwriting, Market Facing, Finance, Accounting, or Banking 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 in the Underwriting, Market Facing, Finance, Accounting, or Banking area

 

OR

Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 12 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area

 

Senior Surety Market Facing Underwriter Basic Qualifications:

 

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

 

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 in the Underwriting, Market Facing, Finance, Accounting, or Banking area

 

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

Knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business

Experience working in a team environment

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree

Surety knowledge and experience

Ability to analyze and understand credit assessments, trends, and strategies

Investigative skills to develop an understanding of business strategies, trends, complex contracts, assessment of long term obligations and organizational character among other aspects of our customers

Ability to coherently articulate these strategies and financial concepts formulating fact based conclusions and recommendations

Prior experience managing/growing profitable portfolio of customers

Negotiation experience with key stakeholders

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Personable & outgoing

 

 

Applicable Only to Jobs to be Performed in Colorado Only 

The salary range for this role is $98,400-$123,000.  This is the range Zurich NA in good faith believes is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of the posting.  Zurich NA may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Colorado.  This range may be modified in the future.  This job is also bonus eligible. No amount is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable.

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 - San Francisco, AM - California Virtual Office, AM - Colorado Virtual Office, AM - Denver, AM - Los Angeles, AM - Seattle, AM - Washington St Virt. Office

Remote Working: Yes

Schedule: Full Time

 

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Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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