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Complex/Loss Sensitive Casualty Underwriter (Senior or AVP)

Zurich Insurance Group

Zurich Insurance Group

Marketing & Communications
Chicago, IL, USA · Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

Complex/Loss Sensitive Casualty Underwriter (Senior or AVP)

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Zurich is currently looking for an experienced Complex/Loss Sensitive Casualty Underwriter to join our Middle Market Complex Casualty Underwriting team in the Midwest. We are open to hiring talent in Chicago, St. Louis and/or Kansas City and are looking for someone who has established relationships with Brokers in the Midwest. Travel to the Chicagoland area will be needed for this position. This is a technical and market facing role working with our complex/loss sensitive casualty products and is a great opportunity to join an expanding team.

This role will be filled at either the Senior or AVP underwriting level. The hiring manager will determine the appropriate level based upon the selected applicant’s experience and skill set relative to the qualifications listed for this position.

Our Underwriters are market-facing with objectives focused on profitable growth and superior service to our broker partners and customers and are responsible for:

  • Generating, underwriting and analyzing domestic Complex and Loss Sensitive Casualty business
  • Market facing and production activities
  • Complying with underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations and rating manual rules
  • Developing and maintaining agency and broker relationships
  • Working within broad limits and authorities on complex assignments

Complex/Loss Sensitive Senior Casualty Underwriter Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Brokerage or Market Facing area
    OR
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
    OR
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
    OR
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
    AND
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Experience working on time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business
  • Experience working in a team environment

OR

Complex/Loss Sensitive Casualty AVP Underwriter Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Brokerage or Market Facing area
    OR
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 14 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
    OR
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
    OR
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 12 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
    AND
  • Experience with Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications (Senior/Executive Level):

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Knowledge of Domestic Complex Casualty Products
  • Ability to effectively assess risk
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong broker relationships within the Midwest region
  • Superior skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiation.
  • Possess a high level of customer service by meeting or exceeding broker and or customer expectations with respect to required deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines


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 - Chicago, AM - Overland Park, AM - St. Louis
Remote Working: Hybrid
Schedule: Full Time
Employment Sponsorship Offered: No


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Nearest Major Market: Chicago