Senior Middle Markets Underwriter job in Chicago

Senior Middle Markets Underwriter

Company: Zurich Insurance Group Ltd

Location: Chicago

Experience:5 to 10 years

 

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Job description

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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, we have over 150 years of experience, serve more than 25 industries, and insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Zurich strives to provide ongoing career development opportunities so you can reach your full potential and foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. With the support of people like you, we are optimistic about leading the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our people, our customers and the communities we serve.

 

 

 

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Zurich is currently hiring an experienced Executive Underwriter to join the Chicagoland Middle Markets team! While this position will be based out of our Chicago, IL office, you will have the flexibility to work both in the office and remotely. You will partner with your manager to set a flexible work schedule that supports you, our customers, and our brokers and agents. This role will require you to be visible in the marketplace to meet with our agents and brokers and be in the office one day a week for a team collaboration day.

 

 

 

Middle Markets is a key business segment within Zurich North America and we are focused on attracting top customer advocates who possess a sales mindset, strong technical underwriting skills and solution focused problem solving abilities. Our industry focus includes (not limited to) General Industries, Manufacturing, Technology, and Real Estate. Zurich Middle Markets offers end to end solutions for our customers inclusive of international programs. As an Executive Underwriter you will handle complex new and renewal Middle Markets business and serve as a Subject Matter Expert for Middle Markets. As a member of Zurich’s Underwriting Team, you will enjoy the opportunity to fully apply and hone your underwriting and marketing skills while building relationships with our Preferred Distribution Partners within Chicagoland region. This is an exciting time to join Middle Markets at Zurich!

 

 

 

This role will be filled at either the Executive Underwriter (Level II) or Senior Executive Underwriter (Level III). 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.

 

 

Responsibilities include:

 

 

Serving as a customer industry advocate with a focus on improving the customer experience by understanding their risk and offering the best end to end solution for their insurance needs.

Using a disciplined approach to exposure evaluation, risk assessment and pricing

Using risk insights, data and models to drive informed decisions at point of sale

Identifying gaps involves and aligning Zurich’s products and value proposition to offer a solution that provides the contract certainty the customer needs

Demonstrating strong analytical skills and executing as an innovative advisor

Underwriting, analyzing and generating new and renewal business

Market facing and production within the growing Middle Markets division

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

Developing and maintaining agency and broker relationships

Working within broad limits and authorities on highly complex assignments

 

Executive Underwriter (Level II) Basic Qualifications:

 

 

High School Diploma or Equivalent and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Brokerage or Market Facing area

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

OR

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

 

Senior Executive Underwriter (Level III) Basic Qualifications:

 

 

High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Brokerage 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 Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area

OR

Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area

 

 

Preferred Qualifications Level II & III:

 

 

Bachelor’s Degree

Knowledge of Middle Markets Property and Casualty Underwriting

Existing broker relationships in the Chicagoland region

Strong negotiation skills

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strong relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiating skills Demonstrates presentation skills and a solutions and service orientation

Knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines

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