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Zurich NA Market Facing Underwriter III - Surety National Accounts in Jefferson City, Missouri

Market Facing Underwriter III - Surety National Accounts


Zurich North America is looking for a Market Facing Underwriter III to join our Surety National Accounts West team. Ideally this role will be based out of Los Angeles or San Francisco, but may be located elsewhere.

The Market Facing Underwriter III – Contract Surety National Accounts role is a part of the West Region National Accounts team and responsible for managing National Accounts and an assigned portfolio of National targeted prospects. This is a highly technical and market facing position that requires significant experience with Contract Surety or comparable credit analysis.

The Market Facing Underwriter III responsibilities include:

  • Underwriting and analyzing new and renewal National Accounts

  • Administering and monitoring underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations and rating manual rules

  • Developing and maintaining national agency and broker relationships

  • Working within broad limits and authorities on highly complex assignments

  • Clear and distinct accountability for business results

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area, Finance, Accounting or Banking experienceOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaOR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaAND

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Experience working on time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business

  • Experience working in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Surety knowledge and experience

  • Ability to analyze and understand complicated credit assessments, trends, and strategies

  • Investigative skills (curiosity) to develop an understanding of business strategies, trends, complex contracts, assessment of long term obligations and organizational character among other aspects of our customers

  • Ability to coherently articulate these strategies and financial concepts formulating fact based conclusions and recommendations.

  • Prior experience managing/growing profitable portfolio of customers

  • Negotiation experience with large, international and national organizations

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Personable & outgoing

  • Microsoft Office experience

A future with 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 148 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 (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) 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/vets

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.

Primary Location: AM - Los Angeles, AM - Atlanta, AM - Chicago, AM - Overland Park, AM - Philadelphia, AM - Remote Work (US), AM - San Francisco, AM - Schaumburg, AM - Seattle

Remote working: false

Schedule: Full Time