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Zurich NA Regional Underwriting Officer, East Region, U.S. Middle Market in Albany, New York

Regional Underwriting Officer, East Region, U.S. Middle Market


Zurich North America is currently looking for a Regional Underwriting Officer (RUO), for our East Region U.S. Middle Market Business Unit. The RUO will report to the Regional Vice President (RVP) and be responsible for driving underwriting performance through the oversight of portfolio quality and pricing, business mix, authority delegation, underwriting quality, compliance actions and training needs within the region.

The Regional Underwriting Officer will be a key conduit to our USMM LOB Underwriting and Industry Practices (IP) teams, with responsibilities that include:

  • Helping to ensure that our colleagues have a keen understanding of local issues, enabling us to refine our strategies as needed in our respective markets.

  • Serving as change agents to ensure local adoption of new underwriting strategies, models and practices.

  • Engaging with the IP or LOB teams on referrals and directly handling referrals where appropriate.

  • Ensuring we are evaluating opportunities on a holistic, multi-line basis.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Risk Management or Underwriting or Broker or Carrier or Market Facing area within the Commercial Insurance industryAND

  • Middle Market experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Middle Market expertise

  • Ability to manage complex portfolios

  • Technical knowledge of insurance operations and functions

  • Strategical component of assessing/anticipating market environment

  • Knowledge of loss trends, triangles, and ratemaking

  • Ability to quantify risk and experience with forecasting methods

  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment

  • Coaching and mentoring experience

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Ability to interact with the C-Suite

  • Knowledge in risk selection & assessment

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

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/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 - New York, AM - Boston, AM - Philadelphia, AM - Pittsburgh

Remote Working: No

Schedule: Full Time