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Zurich NA VP, Property Technical Underwriter, Middle Market in Jefferson City, Missouri

VP, Property Technical Underwriter, Middle Market


Zurich North America is seeking a Property Technical Underwriter for our growing Middle Market team. The Property Technical Underwriter provides expert technical underwriting expertise and guidance to U.S. Middle Market Leaders and Underwriters acting independently and with minimal direction as a Subject Matter expert on Property lines of business in support of the achievement of business plans and proposition development.

This position reports to the Head of Property, Middle Market and can be based in one of our Zurich Offices.

Responsibilities include:

  • Portfolio performance management by industry, geography peril, etc.

  • Product and pricing/rating performance

  • Underwriting guidelines, technical training, accumulation management and tiering

  • Supporting the continuous improvement of underwriting process and tool landscape

  • Develop and recommend strategic business and service plans

  • Provide expert input for the Property strategy

  • Identify opportunities and risks for the Property line associated with changes in direction of external environment, looking forward 5 + years

  • Partner with Actuary to monitor Model Price accuracy, develop and implement solutions to enhance Model Price and drive continuous enhancements of pricing tools in adherence to Model Price Certification requirements

  • Handle the most complex Property queries and referrals within delegated authority, including approval of coverage terms and conditions

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 10 or more years of experience in the Property & Casualty Commercial Insurance Industry

  • Property Experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced and in-depth knowledge of Property/Middle Market products

  • Portfolio management, risk selection and pricing experience

  • Product development and underwriting strategy experience

  • Technical knowledge and multi-level leadership skills

  • Excellent execution, communication and influencing skills

  • Solution oriented, strong collaboration and conflict resolution experience

  • Strong executive presence and the ability to interact across all levels of the organization

  • Ability to manage vision and purpose, lead the organization through innovative and creative thinking

  • Track record of fostering business improvement and delivering change in a complex insurance environment

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 to learn more.

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.“

Primary Location: AM - Schaumburg, AM - Addison, AM - Atlanta, AM - Boston, AM - Chicago, AM - Houston, AM - Jersey City, AM - Los Angeles, AM - New York, AM - Remote Work (US), AM - San Francisco, AM - Seattle

Remote working: false

Schedule: Full Time