Construction Underwriter

Job Description
Job Summary

Job Summary

Under general direction, underwrites and analyzes new and renewal 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.

Job Qualifications
A successful candidate will: 1. Possess a Bachelors Degree 2. Have 4 or more years of Construction Underwriting experience 3. Proven ability to establish new business combined with existing broker/agent relationships in the Northeast Region 4. Have excellent communication, sales and negotiation skills 5. Strong marketing skills with proven ability to assess risk effectively 6. Proficient computer skills in Word and Excel 7. Be able and willing to travel up 40% within the assigned territory 8. Superior skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiating. 9. Demonstrates strong presentation skills and a solutions and service orientation.


Zurich North America

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New York

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