Under general direction, underwrites and analyzes new and renewal property business utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting framework and within delegated authority levels on assignment of higher technical complexity and coordination. Administers and monitors underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations, and rating annual rules. Develop, maintain & collaborate with Line of Business representatives on referrals and other business related needs, as appropriate. May provide guidance to lower level associates. Develops and maintains 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. Supports the Zurich sales culture by being a HelpPoint for agents, brokers and customers. Note: In business units that sell direct to the customer, references to the agent, broker or distributor may be replaced by parties such as prospect, insured, customer, sales representative or other terms that are customary in the unit.
Bachelors Degree with 4 or more years of Construction Property Underwriting experience 1. Demonstrated technical knowledge and skills reflective of progression of positions of increasing responsibility. 2. Excellent communication skills. 3. In-depth knowledge of line/s of business and the legal and regulatory guidelines. 4. Solid knowledge of processing methods and workflow procedures, and basic knowledge of insurance underwriting and regulations for assigned territories. 5. Strong negotiation skills. 6. Ability to effectively assess risk. 7. Strong knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing, regulations and guidelines. 8. Knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business.9. Ability to multi-task. 10. Must be able to function effectively in team environment. 11. PC literate. 12. Superior skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiating. 13. Demonstrates strong presentation skills and a solutions and service orientation.
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