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E&S Excess Casualty Underwriting Manager - West

Zurich Insurance Group

Zurich Insurance Group

Arizona, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

E&S Excess Casualty Underwriting Manager - West


Zurich is currently looking to hire an experienced E&S Excess Casualty Underwriting Manager for our West region to lead a team of production underwriters focused on writing profitable excess casualty business with our wholesale distribution partners. We are looking to hire in Scottsdale or Phoenix Arizona. Zurich E&S is solely dedicated to the wholesale distribution channel, and this leadership opening is a result of the growth E&S is experiencing making this an exciting time to join the team!

In this role you will manage a team of underwriters and you will be expected to travel as necessary to support the needs of the team and to cultivate key broker relationships within the Western region. This is a critical role in driving and engaging team culture. This role requires a strong technical, staff development and sales execution mindset.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 14 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 12 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
  • 2 or more years of management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong underwriting acumen and expertise in the umbrella and excess space
  • Wholesale broker relationships across the Western Zone (including South, West Coast, and Midwest broker partners)
  • CPCU
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • 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 - Arizona Virtual Office
Remote Working: Yes
Schedule: Full Time
Employment Sponsorship Offered: No

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