Supervisor, Commercial Underwriting

Location Name IA, Urbandale - 11201 Douglas Avenue
Date Posted
3 weeks ago(5/24/2024 3:11 PM)
Continental Western Group
Primary Location
NE, Lincoln

Company Details



Rated Best Places to Work 2020 by Business Insurance, Continental Western Group is a regional property casualty insurance company offering commercial products and services through independent agents in the Midwest. CWG provides unique value through the service provided by our experienced group of employees and independent agents. Since 1886 - Strong, Local and Trusted.


As a WR Berkley company, we enjoy operational flexibility that allows us to deliver quality coverage solutions.  W. R. Berkley Corporation, and all member insurance companies, are rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company, and carry Standard & Poor’s Financial Rating of A+ (Strong).  #LI-AV1 #LI-Hybrid


This role will be based in one of our two offices:

  • Lincoln, NE
  • Urbandale, IA

We offer a hybrid work schedule with 4 days in the office; and 1 day remote where it makes sense to do so.


The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer. 


Are you ready to take the lead in shaping the success of a dynamic underwriting team? We are seeking a results-driven individual to spearhead our efforts in achieving profitability, managed growth, and a heightened competitive advantage. As the Supervisor of our Commercial Associate Underwriting team, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring professional and prompt underwriting services for our valued customers. 


What you can expect: 

  • Culture of Innovation: Thrive in an environment that fosters innovation, teamwork, and collaboration with supportive colleagues and leaders invested in your talent.
  • Internal Mobility Opportunities: Explore various career paths within our organization and unlock your full potential.
  • Visibility to Senior Leaders: Engage with senior leaders and collaborate with cross-functional teams, providing you with the exposure needed to impact positive change.
  • Impactful Change: Be a driving force in shaping the future of our company and contribute to meaningful transformations.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: competitive compensation, paid time off, comprehensive wellness benefits and programs, employer funded health savings account, profit sharing, 401k, paid parental leave, employee stock purchase plan, tuition assistance and professional continuing education.

We’ll count on you for:

  • Team Leadership: Supervise and lead a team of Associate Underwriters Underwriting Assistants and/or Underwriters, managing the book of business within the team.
  • Data Analysis: Monitor and analyze production, loss experience, and competitive marketing data. Develop and implement action plans to optimize performance.
  • Underwriting Expertise: Utilize established underwriting workflows, processes, and service standards to underwrite commercial property and casualty accounts with low-hazard exposures.
  • Agent Relationship Building: Coach team to Build and nurture strong relationships with internal and external customers agents to promote profitability, growth, and the retention of existing business.
  • Territory Engagement: Occasionally travel within the assigned territory to enhance business relationships and make an impact.  No agency travel required.
  • Mentorship:  Recruit, train, and mentor underwriting staff, ensuring excellence in customer service, quality, profitability, and productivity.
  • Market Monitoring: Stay abreast of material changes within the market, reviewing industry periodicals, legislative actions, and court decisions. Provide insightful reports to management and staff.



What you need to have:

  • Educational Background: A Bachelors degree is preferred; alternatively, a minimum of five years of property and casualty underwriting experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Underwriting Expertise: Solid knowledge of underwriting principles, commercial insurance policy forms, and coverages.
  • Business Acumen: Demonstrated strong business acumen and critical thinking skills that set you apart.
  • Leadership Qualities: Lead by example with the ability to influence others to achieve outstanding results.
  • Time Management: Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and exhibit strong organizational and desk management skills.
  • Customer Orientation: Possess a strong customer orientation to ensure exceptional service delivery.
  • Tech Proficiency: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Travel Readiness: Hold a valid driver’s license for occasional travel requirements.

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Supervisory Experience: Prior experience in a supervisory role, showcasing your ability to coach and develop talent.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills that set you apart as an effective communicator.
  • Relationship Building: Works effectively with individuals at all levels and easily establishes new relationships.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: Strong collaboration skills and a team-oriented mindset.
  • Continuous Learning: Enrolled in or completed designations such as AU, CPCU, or similar, showcasing your commitment to professional development.


If you possess these qualifications and stand out through your leadership, communication, and collaboration skills, we want to hear from you! Join our team and be a part of an organization that values your unique strengths and fosters continuous growth. Apply now and let your skills shine in a dynamic and supportive work environment!

Additional Company Details

We do not accept any unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies or firms.

The company offers a competitive compensation plan and robust benefits package for full time regular employees.

The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment.

Sponsorship Details

Sponsorship not Offered for this Role


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