Market Facing Underwriter

Posted on Oct 9 Boston, MA


Zurich Insurance Group



Client Externally Focused - The job's core deliverables rely on delivering service to external clients and/or customers. Typically involves building relationships and promoting the company.

Our Commercial Surety Underwriter is responsible for:

  • Marketing Zurich's Surety products and services
  • Developing, underwriting, and managing a portfolio of Surety business
  • Managing the selection/denial of new and/or renewal business
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with brokers and customers
  • Developing, administering and monitoring complex underwriting rules and guidelines
  • Investigating, recommending and leading product development efforts
  • Leading and participating on project and key initiative teams
  • Assures development and implementation of policy, procedures and standards to produce profitable underwriting results
  • Significantly contributing to process improvement and technology innovation
  • Working in close collaboration with other teams within Zurich, including risk management, operations and finance
  • Addressing governance and regulatory compliance issues

Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
    OR
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 6 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
    OR
  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 1 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
    OR
  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 4 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
    AND
  • Knowledge of line/s of business and the legal and regulatory guidelines
  • Knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Surety Experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Strong knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines
  • Ability to effectively assess risk
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment
  • Knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Possess a high level of customer service by meeting or exceeding broker and or customer expectations with respect to required deadlines
  • Ability to effectively assess risk
  • Possess knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business
  • Superior skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiating
  • Strong presentation skills and a solutions and service orientation

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.