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Underwriter

Company: Berkley
Location: Lawrenceville
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Company Details: Responsibilities: The Underwriter reports to the Territory Sales Manager and collaborates with him/her to develop and maintain strong and effective agency relationships that result in writing high quality profitable commercial insurance accounts. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Analyzes commercial lines accounts to make decisions based on individual risk characteristics, exposure analysis, hazard recognition and control. Utilizes underwriting guidelines to ensure compliance with state regulations. Within delegated authority levels, accepts, rejects or modifies new and/or renewal business to ensure a profitable book of business.
  • Prices business according to Company underwriting and pricing guidelines. Assists less experienced underwriters in the handling of high hazard or more complex accounts. Ability to use creativity and underwriting knowledge to write risks and retain business.
  • Partners with Territory Managers to support marketing activities by developing ongoing relationships with agents to discuss market appetite, quality and profitability of submissions, service standards, and underwriting and/or product changes. Communicates with agents on underwriting issues including decisions on cancellations, declinations, exposure concerns, and survey results.
  • Partners with Territory Managers to identify issues or patterns and works to resolve or improve them; participates in agency planning and review processes; and may identify sales and marketing opportunities. Takes a lead role relative to Key Account review and recommendations.
  • Travels, with or without Territory Manager, to assigned agent locations to develop agency partnerships.
  • Trains and educates agency staff on Company products, services, processes, and underwriting philosophy.
  • Assists in training and serves as a technical resource to other underwriters as needed.
  • Attends industry workshops/meetings each year. Qualifications:
    • Four-year college degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
    • Minimum of 2-5 years commercial lines underwriting experience, including but not limited to CGL, Property, Packages, BOP, Auto, Crime, IM, Umbrella and/or WC.
    • CPCU Designation or other equivalent coursework preferred.
    • Good organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks and effectively prioritize.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of commercial lines products and contract knowledge including regulatory and policy differences among applicable states.
    • Demonstrated depth in negotiation, analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Strong computer skills and ability to work with multi-faceted systems.
    • Ability to effectively and independently manage complex workload while exhibiting very sound judgment.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with agents and other departments and must also exemplify superior teamwork. Additional Company Details: The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer. Additional Requirements: COVID-19 vaccine required unless prohibited by law.

Keywords: Berkley, Roswell , Underwriter, Other , Lawrenceville, Georgia

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