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Professional Liability and Cyber Underwriting Manager

Zurich Insurance Group

Zurich Insurance Group

Chicago, IL, USA · Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Professional Liability and Cyber Underwriting Manager


Zurich North America is Looking for a Professional Liability and Cyber Underwriting Manager for our Middle Market segment. This position reports to the Head of Middle Markets within the Professional Liability & Cyber Business Unit.

This is a critical leadership position, and we are looking for a leader that will manage the Midwest portfolio, execute strategy (growth), drive rate and retention along with cultivating broker/client relationships.

This position is also responsible for ensuring that all key performance metrics are achieved to drive profitability, shifting portfolio mix and developing and executing our go to market strategy to drive new business and retention. The Middle Market Professional Liability & Cyber B.U. owns the growth and placement of the following lines of coverage for customers up to $750M in revenue: Cyber, Technology E&O, Miscellaneous Professional Liability, Manufacturers E&O, and Employed Lawyers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing and leading a team of underwriting professional to execute on the growth strategy and opportunities that align with our Professional Liability and Cyber Growth Plans
  • Strategy execution in line with underwriting objectives to meet/exceed the financial plan with a focus on the management of rate, retention, new business production, and other KPI’s pertinent to the Professional Liability & Cyber Business Unit.
  • Managing renewal book of business and fostering new strategic relationships
  • Develop, train, and coach a team of underwriters within the Midwest Region
  • Internal (Claims, Actuary, Finance, etc.) and External (brokers and clients) stakeholder management
  • Aiding or otherwise assisting Underwriters with transaction management, which involves the timely response for referrals and underwriting authority
  • Managing relationships with key internal stakeholders in order to identify opportunities for service improvement to ensure commercial viability and customer satisfaction
  • Participating and leading leadership team meetings to provide specialist guidance and enable the implementation of policies, projects and change initiatives
  • Contributing to the business growth strategy to align underwriting strategy with wider business goals
  • Overseeing development plans for underwriters to ensure the capability exists to drive business results.
  • Recommending and implementing action plans after reviewing broker partner books of business and profit/growth results and trends

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
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 14 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area within the Commercial Insurance industry
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area within the Commercial Insurance industry
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 12 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area within the Commercial Insurance industry
  • 2 or more years of management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • CPCU
  • Ability to leverage existing relationships with Agents, Brokers, internal, and external business partners
  • Portfolio Management Experience
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills
  • Collaborative
  • Results oriented

Compensation for roles at Zurich varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Zurich provides in good faith a reasonable range of compensation for roles. For additional information about our Total Rewards, click here. Other rewards may include short term incentive bonuses and merit increases. Candidates with salary expectations outside of the range are encouraged to apply, and will be considered based on experience, skill, and education. The salary provided is a nationwide market range and has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location where the position may be filled. The starting salary range for this position is $165,000.00 - $215,000.00.

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
Remote Working: Hybrid
Schedule: Full Time
Employment Sponsorship Offered: No

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