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Vice President International Surety

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Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

Jersey City, NJ

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Zurich is currently looking for an AVP\/International Surety forour growing Surety team in Jersey City office. As a member of Zurich's Surety Underwriting Team you will enjoythe opportunity to fully apply and hone your underwriting and marketing skills.Specifically, you will underwrite and analyze new and renewal business withindelegated authority levels of highly complex assignments, utilizing The ZurichWay of Underwriting Framework within delegated authority levels on assignmentsof higher technical complexity ensuring a high level service to customers. Thisis a market facing position and the successful candidate will have demonstratedability to work closely with internal and external stakeholders in thedevelopment and execution of sales-related activities while leading successfulinternational surety-related sales initiatives. High Level Influencer ExternallyFocused - The job\u2019s core deliverables rely on influencing or negotiating withexternal contacts on strategic impact matters. Relationships typically involvepersuading or countering opposition, often with vendor representatives orsenior management level customers.\u00a0 OurAVP\/International Surety is responsible for: \u2022 Working under minimal direction, underwrite and analyze new and renewalbusiness within delegated authority levels of highly complex assignments. \u2022 Demonstrate specializedknowledge and expertise in international surety products and industry. \u2022 Coordinates sales forecasting, planning, and budgeting processes used withinthe Surety organization.\u00a0 \u2022 Aligns and coordinates Surety sales activities within Surety and with otherfunctions and stakeholders within the wider Zurich organization. \u2022 Proactively identifiesopportunities for sales process improvement. Works closely with Suretymanagement to identify and prioritize opportunities forimprovement. \u2022 Demonstrate specialized knowledge and expertise in international suretyproducts and industry. \u2022 Administer and monitor underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws andregulations, and rating manuals. \u2022 Work at the highest authority limits on assignments utilizing the highestdegree of technical complexity and coordination. Develop and maintainrelationships with distributors (agents & brokers) in support of businessretention and acquisition and works with customers and distributors (agents& brokers) to determine their insurance related needs and providesolutions. \u2022 Support the organization's sales culture by being a Help Point for agents,brokers and customers. \u2022 Contribute to the development of propositions. Provide technical guidance,assistance, and training to lower level underwriters. \u2022 Proactively seek renewal and new account opportunities. Basic Qualifications: \u2022 High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in theUnderwriting or Market Facing area\u00a0 OR\u00a0 \u2022 High School Diploma or Equivalent and 14 or more years of experience in theClaims or Underwriting Support area\u00a0 OR\u00a0 \u2022 Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 5 ormore years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area\u00a0 OR\u00a0 \u2022 Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 12 ormore years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area\u00a0 AND \u2022 Experience with Microsoft Office Preferred Qualifications: \u2022 Bachelors Degree \u2022 Advanced knowledge In-depth knowledge of Contract, Commercial andInternational Surety line\/s of business and legal and regulatory guidelines andpractice of international surety line\/s of business \u2022 Experience with sales processes from forecasting throughpipeline development. \u2022 Strong knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national\/localfiling regulations and guidelines \u2022 Bilingual (Spanish or Portuguese a plus) \u2022 Ability to effectively assess risk \u2022 Ability to work in a team-based environment \u2022 Knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business \u2022 Strong presentation skills Imagine working for a company that truly caresabout their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve. Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition anddesire to be the best global insurance provider in the world. Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countriesand territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protectwhat is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization thattakes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be thebest global insurer in the world. EOE disability\/vets Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employmentagencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich AmericanInsurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting AgencyPortal for resume submission.

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Zurich is one of the world’s leading insurance groups, and one of the few to operate on a truly global basis. Our mission is to help our customers understand and protect themselves from risk.

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