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E&S Primary Casualty Regional Underwriting Manager

Zurich Insurance Group

Zurich Insurance Group

Chicago, IL, USA · Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Monday, February 5, 2024

E&S Primary Casualty Regional Underwriting Manager

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Are you looking for an opportunity to exercise all of your skill sets? Zurich is currently looking for a Regional Underwriting Manager to lead our newly formed E&S Primary Casualty Underwriting team. This is a new position that will be responsible for assisting in the development of the unit’s strategic risk appetite, quality controls, and business processes necessary to run a high performing team within the E&S marketplace. In this role you will also manage a team of highly skilled E&S Primary Casualty Production Underwriters, while managing a small production portfolio to stay attune with regional market changes.

You will be expected to travel as necessary to support the needs of the team and to cultivate key broker relationships within the specified regions (25%). This is a critical role in driving a diversified dynamic and engaging team culture. This role requires a strong understanding of systems requirements, technical acumen, staff development and profitable production mindset.

This role will be best suited from one of the following office locations: Chicago, Schaumburg, or Atlanta!

While this position will be based out of one of these locations, you will have the flexibility to work on a hybrid basis. You will partner with your manager to set a flexible work schedule that supports you, our customers, and our brokers and agents.

Zurich E&S is growing and expanding their underwriting talent resulting in an exciting time to join the E&S Primary Casualty group! Zurich is recognized as a market leader, and we are focused on attracting top customer advocates who possess a balanced production/profitability mindset, strong technical underwriting skills and solution focused problem-solving abilities.


Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area within the Commercial Insurance industry
    OR
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 14 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area within the Commercial Insurance industry
    OR
  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area within the Commercial Insurance industry
    OR
  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 12 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area within the Commercial Insurance industry
    AND
  • 2 or more years of staff management or portfolio management with leadership experience (formal or informal)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong underwriting acumen and expertise in the E&S Primary Casualty space
  • Wholesale broker relationships
  • CPCU
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent skills in relationship building
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong knowledge of forms language and coverage intent
  • Results oriented


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 - Atlanta, AM - Schaumburg
Remote Working: Hybrid
Schedule: Full Time
Employment Sponsorship Offered: No


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