Technical Director, Liability
Zurich Insurance Company
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
4d ago

Basic Qualifications :

  • Bachelors Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Underwriting area
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Underwriting area
  • Preferred Qualifications :

  • CPCU
  • Advanced knowledge of liability and the legal and regulatory environment affecting mid- market and large corporate accounts
  • Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Job Accountabilities Key Accountabilities :

  • Operationalize an underwriting business strategy through active engagement with internal and external stakeholders utilizing market and industry data to drive decision making.
  • Implement risk appetite changes based on relevant internal and external data.
  • Contribute to the development of technical standards, controls and practices for the liability line of business.
  • Working with cross-functional resources, actively drive the implementation of Underwriting strategies (e.g. Pricing), propositions, and solutions (e.
  • g. product development, underwriting tools and processes) for portfolios and for the liability line of business as a whole.

  • Monitor underwriting strategy relating to performance metrics, data and insights.
  • Operate in established Zurich Risk Policy, Global Underwriting Policy and underwriting governance policies, and operationalize the policies into guidelines and best practices.
  • Lead initiatives that have a high impact on the development of technical underwriting guidelines, and Best Practices, including controls and procedures.
  • Lead various projects, aligning appropriate resources, setting project direction and engage work team with successful outcome.
  • Provide expert technical underwriting guidance to Business Units Leaders and Underwriters in support of the achievement of business plans and proposition development, to find creative solutions.
  • Handle complex queries and referrals within delegated authority.
  • Assist with approval of terms and conditions and Line of Business-wide issues, enabling Underwriters to write profitable business.
  • Provide guidance to lower level associates.
  • Take a leading role in contributing to the development of business plans and pricing strategies and alignment of these with Business Unit Strategies.
  • Lead key aspects of portfolio management, including analysis to monitor profitability and growth of specialty areas of business.
  • Provide recommendations on aspects requiring change or remedial action.

  • Monitor Technical Price accuracy and develops and implements solutions to enhance Technical Price.
  • Drive continuous enhancements of pricing tools in adherence to Technical Price Certification requirements.
  • Participate in Technical Underwriting Reviews, identifies trends, and contribute to the development of action plans and agreed upon action items.
  • Participate in compliance-related queries, including regulatory exams and insurance department inquiries.
  • Act as subject matter expert to develop underwriting technical training content.
  • Ensure successful implementation of key technical initiatives by consulting with executives and other leaders to gain their commitment and improve their business effectiveness.
  • Add value by identifying need to modify Strategic Business Unit / Shared Services Unit policies, programs or services and develop cost-effective proposals
  • Diagnose and develop recommendations to solve complex, ambiguous problems.
  • Investigate, recommend and deliver high quality, strategic technical solutions and ensure post-implementation project review.
  • Plan for medium to long-term; develop and implement annual budget for area of responsibility.
  • Business Travel, as required
  • Extended Hours during Peak Periods, as required
  • Maintain a Valid Driver's License, as required
  • Regular Predictable Attendance
  • Visibility in the Office, as required
  • Additional Information 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.

    Zurich is that place where 53,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them.

    We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

    Zurich is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and barrier-free environment resulting in an accessible organization for employees, customers, and other parties who interact with, or on behalf of, Zurich.

    We strive to achieve a workplace free of discrimination of all forms, including discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability, or medical condition.

    If you are interested in a job opportunity, please advise if you require an accommodation, so we can work with you to provide a more accessible process.

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