Commercial Insurance Underwriter
This position is a great opportunity with an outstanding company. who is seeking a candidate responsible for using technical, sales, and analytical skills to deliver superior customer service to clients, who are retail insurance agents. Someone who possesses a positive, can-do attitude is a must. This person must also have exceptional attention to detail, effective communication skills and dedication to personal excellence. You will rely on your strong analytic, communication, and negotiation skills and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Underwriters are problem solvers who want to know our customers and how we can accept the risks that our policies cover. This role is critical for driving top-line results and agency relationships. This position is an integral part of the Commercial Lines Team.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Identify and capture new business opportunities
Underwrite profitable insurance risks in accordance with the business plan to meet business objectives, including negotiating rates, terms and conditions for new business, managing production and documentation, ensuring compliance with internal and external regulations and guidelines, and ensuring contribution to the business plan and objectives.
Increase revenue income year on year for assigned agency plant to meet company goals
Perform underwriting file analysis and ensuring forms accuracy
Effectively manage assigned agents/brokers by developing & maintaining relationships to add & retain accounts within carrier appetites
Meet with key agents/brokers regularly in order to build and maintain relationships
Review policies and forms to ensure they clearly reflect the terms and conditions agreed upon.
Adhere to carriers underwriting standards to ensure profitable growth.
Communicate opportunities for continuous improvement and efficiency.
Train and mentor agency staff on products, services and processes.
Perform other duties and assignments, as assigned.
Ability to meet sales production goals and deliver timely service.
Seeks out, builds, fosters & maintains productive relationships, networks or alliances to meet goals and achieve results
Works effectively in a team and individual environment. Adds to team cohesiveness
Strong interpersonal skills, good judgment and be capable of communicating with a diverse group of individuals.
Ability to effectively and independently manage a complex workload while exhibiting efficiency, high quality, and organized behavior
Proficient in the use of computer programs, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Ability to travel to assigned agents to promote relationship.
Ability to assist in training of other personnel, as needed.
At least five years experience in the insurance industry- surplus or commercial lines.
Bachelors degree preferred.
CPCU, ARM, CIC or industry certification preferred.