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Surety Segment/Referral Underwriting Manager

Chicago, IL

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Surety Segment/Referral Underwriting Manager
Surety Segment/Referral Underwriting Manager
Zurich North America is currently looking for an experienced Surety Segment/Referral Underwriting Manager to manage our Surety segments within our Contract and Commercial Surety lines of business. This is a highly technical and market facing position and requires experience with Surety lines of business. This position will have National responsibilities and manage the segment underwriting team, manage referrals and International Fronting business.
We are flexible with the location and this position can be based in any of our regional offices or remotely.
High Level Influencer Externally Focused - The job’s core deliverables rely on influencing or negotiating with internal and external contacts on strategic impact matters. Relationships typically involve persuading or countering opposition, often with vendor representatives or senior management level customers.
Responsibilities Include:
Developing and implementing business strategies to meet objectives.
Conduct segment analysis to ensure profitability and growth of business.
Drive segment strategies through field office network.
Provide a consistent and clear communication on business strategies, profitability objectives, priorities and accountabilities.
Evaluate and communicate key underwriting/marketplace issues to peer and senior management staff.
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree
9 or more years of experience in the Risk Management or Underwriting or Broker or Carrier or Market Facing area within the Commercial Insurance industry
2 or more years of management/leadership experience
Contract and/or Commercial Surety experience
Preferred Qualifications:
Strong managerial, team building, coaching and mentoring experience
Ability to manage complex portfolios
Technical knowledge of insurance operations and functions
Surety experience
Strategical component of assessing/anticipating market environment
Knowledge of loss trends, triangles, and ratemaking
Ability to quantify risk and experience with forecasting methods
Ability to collaborate in a team environment
Strong organizational skills
Strong negotiation skills
Ability to interact with the C-Suite
Knowledge in risk selection & assessment
Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.
Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.
Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.
EOE disability/vets
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.
Primary Location:
United States-Maryland-Owings Mills
Other Locations:
United States-Illinois-Schaumburg, United States-Illinois-Chicago, United States-Texas-Dallas, United States-Georgia-Atlanta, United States-California-San Francisco, United States-New Jersey-Jersey City
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