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Underwriting Authority Administrator

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Zurich NA Schaumburg , IL 60196

Posted 3 months ago

Job Summary

Zurich North America is looking for an Underwriting Authority Administrator based in our North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois. The Underwriting Authority Administrator supportsoverall Underwriter Empowerment through the management of the underwriterletter of authority governance framework.

Responsibilities include:

  • Actively managing current underwriter letters ofauthority (LOA), including issuance, revocation and suspension.

  • Leading triennial reviews with technical andmarket facing teams to ensure that authority levels and grants are current andappropriate for business needs and underwriter skills.

  • Responding to inquiries and requests from market facing underwriters& managers, business leaders and technical teams relating toauthority grants, clarifications, or status.

  • Ensuring authority values and tables areproperly maintained and updated within the Global Underwriting QualityWorkstation (GUQA), the go-forward platform for LOAs.

  • Partnering with Business Continuity & IT toidentify implement system enhancements for the GUQA platform.

  • Decommissioning the legacy authority managementdatabase upon completion of the system transition.

  • Partnering with the line of business technicalteams and the UW Governance Director to understand and respond to authorityrequirements arising from new or revised underwriting guidelines, both localand global.

  • Providing clear and consumable reportingto managers, business leaders and technical teams to allow for analyticalreview and decisions relating to the current empowerment landscape.

  • Ensuring the authority management process issupported with effective governance controls.

  • Identifying and implementing processimprovements to support continued efficiency and effectiveness in theunderwriter letter of authority governance framework.

Job Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Project Management area


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience in the Project Management area


  • Knowledge in organizational design and development

  • Experience leading organizational change

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships

  • Strong analysis and problem solving skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong data management skills

  • Ability to understand the user experience whencreating process or implementing system changes

  • Ability to effectively communicate businessneeds that can translate to business requirements

  • Strong documentation skills

  • Adherence to process and requirements

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills

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 55,000 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.

EOE disability/vets

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.


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Underwriting Authority Administrator

Expired Job

Zurich NA