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Market Facing Underwriter

Zurich Insurance Group

Zurich Insurance Group

Marketing & Communications
Overland Park, KS, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Market Facing Underwriter


Zurich Insurance is currently looking for a Market Facing Underwriter I to support our Direct Markets line of business. This position will be based out of our Overland Park, KS office.


This is a technical, position that will support Zurich’s growth initiatives within Direct Markets.  As a member of Zurich's Underwriting team, you will enjoy the opportunity to fully apply and hone your underwriting and marketing skills.  Specifically, you will underwrite and analyze policies utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework within delegated authority levels.


The position will have technical, transactional and market facing responsibilities; and it will also make contributions in the areas of product/proposition development, fulfillment, and portfolio management.


Our Underwriters are responsible for:

  • Complying with underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations and    rating manual rules

  • Managing a portfolio of accounts

  • Developing and maintaining agency and broker relationships

  • Providing superior service to our broker partners and customers

  • Working within broad limits and authorities on complex assignments


Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 1 or more years of experience in the Insurance or Market Facing area.

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 2 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area

  • Knowledge of the insurance industry and the legal and regulatory environment

  • Knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1 or more years' experience in the underwriting area

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Microsoft Office skills

  • Strong Time Management skills

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to any COVID-related health and safety protocols in place at that time (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq).


A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at Zurich?


Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.


As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet 


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. 


Location(s): AM - Overland Park
Remote Working: Hybrid
Schedule: Full Time
Employment Sponsorship Offered: No
Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-KJ1 #LI-HYBRID 



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