Underwriting Manager

Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 7233 E Butherus Drive
Date Posted
2 months ago(5/7/2024 1:56 PM)
Nautilus Insurance Group
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As an elite Excess and Surplus Lines market, Nautilus Insurance Group offers commercial property and casualty insurance solutions to appointed wholesale surplus lines producers countrywide. We have specialized in providing these solutions for more than 35 years.


We have more flexible policy terms and premium rates on a non-admitted basis. Our focus is small to medium Property and Casualty risks on both an admitted and a non-admitted basis.


Our offerings are distributed through partnerships with appointed wholesale surplus lines producers. Our relationships are defined by mutual success, speed to market, customer-centric focus and an expanded appetite.


Coverage placed by Nautilus Insurance Group is provided by Nautilus Insurance Company and Great Divide Insurance Company, both W. R. Berkley Corporation members with A.M. Best (Superior) A+ XV ratings.


Benefit Highlights

  • Paid Parental Leave! At Nautilus, we offer Childbirth Recovery Leave as well as Primary Caregiver Leave, for up to a maximum of 12 weeks of paid leave.
  • Nautilus offers Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage options, along with Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA) choices
  • We help our employees feel secure by providing a 401(k) program, profit sharing, stock purchase plan, life insurance, and travel accident insurance options. 
  • One of our core values is “Committed to Serve” and these aren’t idle words. We provide every employee one paid day off per year to volunteer at a local charity. That’s serving with a smile!
  • We take risk management excellence and your professional growth seriously by offering Tuition Assistance and Industry-Related Education and Exam programs.
  • Can you hear us now?  Employees are eligible for special cell phone service discounts with Verizon and AT&T. We’ve got a plum position for you! We participate in the Plum Benefits program offering employees cost-free access to thousands of exclusive travel and entertainment discounts.
  • Flexible work arrangements, including working from home 1 day a week.


Nautilus Insurance is seeking an Underwriting Manager  - this role is located in our Scottsdale AZ office on a hybrid schedule, or remotely for a highly qualified candidate.


In this role you will manage the assigned Underwriting territories’ day-to-day operations to maximize production and underwriting results and ensure effective management of assigned territory.  The Underwriting Manager:


  • Directly manages assigned underwriting staff and territory
  • Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws
  • Interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems in accordance with company policies, goals and applicable laws
  • Responsible for production, profitability and relationships with agents within that territory
  • Develops and executes strategic initiatives that support profit, growth, retention and customer service objectives
  • Provides leadership, direction and management in the risk selection process beyond the capacity of underwriting staff
  • Assesses agency performance and recommends the appointment, rehabilitation, or cancellation of agents within the territory
  • Tracks and assesses impact of large losses including making recommendations to modify underwriting guidelines/profile as needed
  • Provides assistance in underwriting of difficult, complex accounts and resolves issues beyond the authority level of underwriting staff
  • Reviews and monitors underwriting policies and submissions to ensure underwriting standards and performance objectives are met.  Takes corrective action when issues are discovered.
  • Allocates underwriting authority for staff, establishing their ability to accept risks, determine pricing and coverages, and place reinsurance
  • Creates, analyzes and interprets data from various reports
  • Plans regular agency contact and visits to agents
  • Works with other departments to develop and maintain state specific forms, rules and rates
  • Coordinates review of agency operational reviews and conducts the necessary follow up to assure timeliness of responses and monitor progress of opportunities identified
  • Represents the department, as requested by the Senior Leaders, in internal or external meeting or events
  • Assists with the development, marketing and communication plan for agents in an assigned territory
  • Assists other departments with customer complaints and develop recommendations as needed
  • Other duties and projects as assigned




  • Work experience as a Senior Underwriter or equivalent skill level position required
  • Direct supervisory experience of P&C underwriters
  • Excess and surplus lines background beneficial
  • CPCU, ASLI, AIC or completion of other insurance-related classes is preferred
  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university or ten to fifteen years related commercial P&C insurance underwriting and management experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Additional Company Details

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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.


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