Underwriting Manager

Underwriting Manager

The James Allen Companies Inc.

  1. OBJECTIVE AND SCOPE

Responsibilities for this position include overseeing underwriting quality to achieve profitable growth for the company; underwriting audits; training and development of underwriting staff; and providing other support as needed.

  1. AUTHORITY

Perform duties with considerable independent judgment per grants of underwriting authority and estab­lished procedures.

III. ESSENTIAL DUITES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the underwriting staff.
  • Train underwriters
  • Monitor risk selection, renewal retention and pricing decisions of underwriting
  • Conduct quarterly audits of Underwriters to confirm compliance with underwriting guidelines.
  • Develop underwriting guidelines/procedures as deemed appropriate
  • Maintain turnaround standards
  • Quote, price, inspect and underwrite new and renewal policies.

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  1. JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Comprehensive knowledge of commercial lines products and services and the ability to translate this knowledge to staff and agency partners.
  • Working knowledge of current business conditions, the competition and territory specific issues. Good business acumen.
  • Excellent agency relationship experience
  • Leadership and coaching skills to develop underwriting team
  • Effective communication, negotiation, and people skills.
  • Ability to interpret and apply concepts based on state statutes, regulations, underwriting standards, company policy and procedures.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven capability of working as part of a team environment.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple and complex tasks simultaneously

  1. Education/Credentials

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training, plus 5 years commercial Property and Casualty underwriting, and management experience required.
  • CPCU/AU designation highly preferred.
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