Corporate Underwriting – Assistant Director

Location Name GA, Lawrenceville
Date Posted
1 month ago(6/11/2024 4:20 PM)
Berkley SouthEast InsGroup
Primary Location
TN, Nashville - 25 Century Blvd
AL, Birmingham
MS, Meridian
GA, Lawrenceville

Company Details



Berkley Southeast Insurance Group (BSIG) is a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, a Fortune 500 Company, whose insurance company subsidiaries are rated A+(Superior) by A. M. Best Company. BSIG provides local underwriting, risk services, claim, marketing and audit services for agents and policyholders in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. We take a broad approach to underwriting for ‘best in class’ businesses, primarily in: construction, light manufacturing, wholesale, distribution and business service industries.


This role can be based in one of our 5 offices:

  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Nashville, TN
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Meridian, MS

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 opportunity employer. #LI-AV1 #LI-HYBRID 



As a Corporate Underwriting Assistant Director, you’ll provide your expertise, guidance, and support to our regional offices to ensure that the Underwriting team is adequately equipped and supported to achieve Company growth and profitability objectives.  You will develop underwriting guidance as a key member of the underwriting team and administer underwriting best practices consistent with Berkley Southeast Insurance Group profit and production objectives. 


What you can expect:

  • Culture of innovation, teamwork, supportive colleagues and leaders willing to invest in talent
  • Internal mobility opportunities 
  • Visibility to senior leaders and partnership with cross functional teams
  • Opportunity to impact change
  • 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 to:

  • Provide underwriting guidance that demonstrates an effective balancing of corporate profit and production objectives.
  • Develop and implement underwriting guidelines; monitor underwriting quality to ensure proper execution of underwriting guidelines and underwriting appetite, and potential new program opportunities.  
  • Monitor product, class, state, and Profit Center performance for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Conduct portfolio reviews to identify loss drivers, makes recommendations to improve underwriting quality.
  • Work in conjunction with actuarial staff, systems, and Corporate Underwriting Directors to develop/revise proprietary forms; review and complete necessary Rate, Rules, Forms and State filings.
  • Collaborate with Corporate Underwriting Directors and underwriters on referral accounts.
  • Develop and conduct regular training sessions designed to increase technical proficiency of underwriting staff. 
  • Promote consistency and quality of underwriting performance through the execution of the BSIG Quality Control Program and Profit Center audits.  Consult with Underwriting Leadership concerning changes to Underwriter authority based on quality review information and assessment of Underwriter technical knowledge.
  • Keep abreast of industry developments, including participation in appropriate industry meetings, seminars, and education sessions.
  • Understand BSIG’s business and the factors that affect its success.
  • Other underwriting related projects as assigned.


What you need to have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Five or more years of progressive Commercial Lines Insurance experience, demonstrating a high level of technical underwriting skills
  • Casualty and/or Property underwriting experience including the following lines of business; Property, General Liability, Automobile, Worker’s Compensation and Umbrella
  • Knowledge of insurance products/coverage, market segments and marketplace
  • Effective communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills to interface with all levels of stakeholders

What makes you stand out:

  • CPCU or CIC designation
  • Demonstrates the ability to analyze a variety of situations effectively and to present logical solutions to problems
  • Strong organizational skills necessary to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Action oriented with a strong drive to achieve results

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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