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Argo Incorporated
à Chicago, IL, États-Unis
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Argo Incorporated
à Chicago, IL, États-Unis
CDI, Plein-temps
Soyez parmi les premiers à postuler
Competitive
Avp, Surety Claims Counsel
AVP, Surety Claims Counsel US IL - Chicago/en-US/Argo/job/US-IL---Chicago/AVP--Surety-Claims-Counsel_R0002741/apply

Honor the Promise.

At Argo Group, that is what our Argo Surety Claims team does each and every day. With paramount integrity and technical excellence, our Surety Claims team delivers superior legal analysis and results. We hire the best people, so we can deliver the best result.

We are looking for an exceptional Surety Claims Counsel to join our team. If you have experience in a surety and/or construction law firm representing and defending sureties and/or general contractors against claims by subcontractors, owners, and/or commercial obligees, then APPLY NOW! Our Surety Claims Counsel will be working in a dynamic environment!

So whats it like to work on the Argo Surety Claims Team?

Well, its different, and, quite frankly, not for everyone. Unlike many sureties, we do not treat our surety claims professionals as a commodity. The work we offer is challenging and diversified. Our Surety Claims Counsel are empowered to exercise their independent discretion and, within broad limits and authority, be creative in developing solutions and treat each case as the unique situation it is. Our entire claims team works in a collaborative nature to expeditiously handle claims. We offer a work environment that inspires innovation and is open to employee suggestions. While we work hard, a work/life balance is just as important so that our employees are fully focused while working.

Sound like a team you would like to join?

First youll want to make sure you embody our core values as they are the key to our success:

  • We desire to excel
  • We are committed to our customers and to each other
  • We have the courage to do the right thing
  • We apply original thinking

Second, youll want to make sure the challenge sounds interesting to you. In this role you will:

  • Thoroughly analyze, investigate, negotiate and resolve both commercial and contract surety Bond claims.
  • Retain, manage, and work with outside counsel in claim, indemnity and regulatory matters.
  • Extensively communicate with internal and external customers on surety claims and legal matters.
  • Review, analyze, draft, and revise contracts, bond forms, indemnity agreements, non-disclosure agreements, co-surety agreements and other surety agreements and documents.
  • Advise underwriting on surety related legal issues.
  • Pursue salvage and subrogation opportunities
  • Assist with special projects including legal research, drafting, document review and other assignments.

What will you need to be successful here?

  • Juris doctor required. Authorized and in good standing to practice law in any U.S. state.
  • At least two years as an attorney at a surety and/or construction law firm defending surety and/or construction claims and/or enforcing surety indemnity rights/general indemnity agreements is preferred.
  • Superior legal skills, including research, analysis, writing, and verbal skills are required.
  • A relentless desire to continually update your skill level through continuing education and self-development (were a bit fanatical about this, so you should be too).
  • Experience in international law especially international surety/reinsurance/insurance legal issues, regulatory compliance, indemnity/guarantee agreements is a plus.
  • Foreign language skills are a plus, but not manadatory.
  • You will work as part of a team, so you must be a team player and must be comfortable collaborating to achieve common goals in a team environment. In addition, you must have a high level of integrity and the ability to earn the trust of co-workers.
  • A high sense of responsibility and pride in completing a work product of excellence.
  • Acquire and maintain all necessary adjusters licenses

What will we provide to you?

  • An opportunity to be your best and work with talented and inventive professionals at a Company Forbes magazine named to its list of Americas 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies for the last two years and that A.M. Best has rated an A (Excellent) for 13 consecutive years.
  • An attractive Total Rewards package that includes:
    • Base pay and profit sharing.
    • Comprehensive benefits designed to protect and enhance your life and your dependents lives by way of health and wellness plans, life insurance, a matching 401(k) Plan, generous PTO and an opportunity to become a shareholder at a 15% discount.
  • Argo Academy, a digital and instructor-led platform that helps us focus on continuous learning and which, by the way, got us named in Training magazine as one of the 2017 Training Top 125 Companies!
  • Opportunities to support your local community though various outreach programs or by matching your gift to charitable causes by 150%.
  • An Employee Referral program, that resulted in 30% of all new hires last year.

Who are we?

Argo Surety offers high-quality surety bond products and services tailored to the needs and requirements of businesses, contractors and public entities. At Argo Surety, we leverage the success, discipline and expertise of our people and an understanding of our customers needs to provide a diverse portfolio of products and services to meet the unique needs of our customers.

Argos success is directly linked to the intellect, commitment and enthusiasm of our team members. We take the time to hire high-potential individuals, and we invest substantially in their ideas and ambitions. Passion for excellence is the foundation for building a strong and profitable company. At Argo Surety, we seek the industrys best talent and offer the optimal surety career opportunities to people who:

  • Strive to exceed expectations
  • Are guided by a deep sense of ethics
  • Focus on understanding our clients needs

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, Argo Group will not sponsor an applicant for employment authorization for this position.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Argo Group, please contact our Benefits Department at 210-321-8400.

To all recruitment agencies: Unless you have been requested to work on this position, or other positions with Argo Group, please do not forward any resumes to Argo Group employees. Argo Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin or citizenship (including language use restrictions), denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical) , including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other status protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

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Posted 4 Days AgoFull timeR0002741

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in areas of the property and casualty market. Through its operating subsidiaries, Argo Group offers a comprehensive line of high-quality products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of its clients in four business segments.

  • Excess & Surplus focuses on risks that the standard (admitted) market is unwilling or unable to underwrite because of the nature of their businesses, their particular risk exposures or their loss histories.
     
  • Commercial Specialty provides standard-market property and casualty insurance and surety coverage to highly specialized commercial and public entities.
     
  • International Specialty writes both insurance and reinsurance business worldwide through the broker market, with offerings including specialty property catastrophe reinsurance along with excess casualty and professional insurance.
     
  • Syndicate 1200 operates through a Lloyds of London syndicate offering property and liability coverage.

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. is headquartered in Bermuda.

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