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Production Underwriter - Chicago

Chicago, IL | Direct Hire

Post Date: 01/09/2018 Job ID: 12167 Industry: Underwriting - Production Marketing Underwriting

Our client is an A+ rated, financially stable and growing property casualty insurance company. We are looking for a Senior Production Underwriter for the Chicago area .  This is a remote position where he/she is primarily responsible for risk evaluation including selection new business in accordance with our client' s  underwriting philosophy. The Production Underwriter develops and fosters positive, professional relationships with the company’ s agency partners, as well as achieves company growth and profitability objectives. This employee is expected to exhibit a high level of technical expertise, while exercising sound judgment, and delivering consistent results.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Selects new business in accordance with company underwriting philosophy, established authority parameters, as well as written/verbal procedures and guidelines.
  • Demonstrates a professional, courteous attitude with agents. Responds quickly and ethically to all requests/issues. Delivers on promises and promises only what can be delivered.
  • Provides accurate and thorough education to agents about the company’ s risk selection philosophy and pricing guidelines.
  • Monitors performance criteria, including premium and unit count goals, mix of business, written-to-quoted ratio, and declination ratio of assigned agencies and territory.
  • Achieves company growth objectives by recognizing sales opportunities, soliciting desirable business, and diligent follow-up on quoted business.
  • Travels to agencies providing field underwriting and quoting as needed.
  • Reviews claims activity, loss control surveys, and inspection reports for existing policies, handling as required.
  • Works with other departments as necessary to resolve policy issues.
  • Determines the appropriate course of action for policy changes, delegating to assistant underwriters and/or processing assistants for handling.

ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Decision making and problem solving
    • Consistently demonstrates an accurate and in-depth comprehension and knowledge of the company’ s underwriting philosophy and guidelines. Quickly processes information and accepts accountability for their results.
  • Quality and quantity of work, timeliness
    • Consistently produces accurate work with minimal mistakes. Understands and achieves productivity requirements. Demonstrates a sense of urgency and regularly meets deadlines.
  • Initiative and dependability
    • Consistently exhibits the ability to achieve with little supervision. Requires a minimal amount of direction or guidance to perform well.
  • Communication
    • Demonstrates excellent verbal, written, and listening skills.
  • Exhibits teamwork and cooperation
    • Works toward common goals with a strong sense of interdependence. Demonstrates shared ownership and a willingness to help others.

 

 

Qualifications

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • BA/BS degree from an accredited institution, or equivalent
  • 5+ years’ experience in property and casualty underwriting preferably in the Michigan and or Ohio territory.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, decision oriented environment
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Strong automation skills including MS Office products
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment

Generous salary and auto included

 

Contact Scott Cohen

scohen@ardcareers.com

646 442 5458

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