VP/Travel Insurance Underwriting Lead','180006SG','!*! Zurich North America is currently looking for a VP/Travel Insurance Underwriting Lead for our A&H business unit. This is a great opportunity to join Zurich’s expansion into the broader Travel Insurance marketplace in North America. This is a highly technical and market facing position and requires experience with Travel Insurance lines of business. This role will contribute leadership and vision relative to the building and ongoing success of the Non-Corporate Travel proposition. This position is responsible for transactional responsibilities as well as strategic contributions in the areas of Product Development, UW Guidelines and Governance, Rating/Pricing, Distribution, Fulfillment and Portfolio Financial Performance. The Travel Insurance industry provides a broad range of services and benefits for both domestic and international travelers; including, but not limited to trip cancellation, trip interruption, lost or damaged baggage and emergency medical or dental expenses; as well as travel assistance services. Services and benefits are made available to consumers through a variety of different channels, including, but not limited to travel agents, trip and tour operators, vacation clubs, airlines and online travel websites. Client Externally Focused - The job’s core deliverables are predicated on delivering expertise, value and service to external customers and/or brokers. Typically involves building relationships and promoting the company. Responsibilities Include:Underwriting, analyzing and generating new and renewal Travel Insurance businessAdministering and monitoring underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations and rating manual rulesDeveloping and maintaining relationshipsWorking within broad limits and authorities on highly complex assignmentsMentoring and providing technical guidance, assistance and training to junior underwriters Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’ Degree9 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaExperience in a specialized insurance line of business or segmentKnowledge of Travel Insurance lines of business Preferred Qualifications: Advance knowledge of Travel Insurance lines of businessAbility to effectively assess riskStrong knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelinesStrong negotiation skillsStrong broker relationshipsSuperior skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiatingPossess knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal businessExcellent oral and written communication skills Imagine working for a company
that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and
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and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect
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takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the
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Portal for resume submission.','United States-Illinois-Chicago','United States-Texas-Dallas','Full-time','Yes, 20 % of the Time','No','No','08/10/18','Ongoing','','VP/Travel Insurance Underwriting Lead