Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Market Facing Underwriter II - Property

Position ID:30090

Position Title:Property Underwriter II

Min Education Desired:Bachelors Degree

Travel Percentage:Minimum


Job Summary:As part of a growth initiative, Zurich Insurance is currently looking for a Property Underwriter to join our team in Southern California. As a member of Zurich's Global Corporate Property Underwriting Team you will enjoy the opportunity to fully apply and hone your underwriting and marketing skills.

Responsibilities Include:

1. Underwriting and analyzing new and renewal commercial property business

2. Market facing and working with all classes of business to include manufacturing and highly protected risk

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

4. Developing and maintaining agency and broker relationships

5. Working within broad limits and authorities on moderate to complex assignments

6. Responsible for the Southern California Region

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East as well as other markets. It offers a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services for individuals, small businesses, mid-sized and large companies as well as multinational corporations. Zurich employs about 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries. The Group, formerly known as Zurich Financial Services Group, is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt program which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com

In North America, Zurich (www.zurichna.com) is a leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors. In addition, Zurich also offers life insurance products and services.

Working for Zurich will provide you with:

• The opportunity to be involved and work in a global organization

• The opportunity for advancement and growth in the US and internationally

Job Qualifications:Required Qualifications:

1. Bachelor's Degree

2. 2+ years of Underwriting or Property experience.

3. Strong broker relationships.

4. Strong negotiation skills.

5. In-depth knowledge of line/s of business and legal and regulatory guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience with Underwriting Property lines of business.

2. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

3. In-depth knowledge of line/s of business and legal and regulatory guidelines.

4. Strong knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines.

5. Ability to effectively assess risk.

6. Ability to multi-task.

7. Ability to function in a team environment.

8. Possess knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business.

9. Proficient with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

10. Demonstrated technical knowledge and skills reflective of progression of positions of increasing responsibility.

11. Solid knowledge of processing methods and workflow procedures, and basic knowledge of insurance underwriting and regulations for assigned territories.

12. Knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business.

13. Must be well versed in writing manuscript endorsements.

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