• Inland Marine Underwriter Trainee

    Location Name TX, Irving - 222 Las Colinas Boulevard W
    Date Posted
    4 weeks ago(1/22/2019 4:05 PM)
    Berkley Fire & Marine Underwriters
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    Berkley Fire & Marine Underwriters offers preferred inland marine and commercial property insurance products and services throughout the United States. With the ability to craft customized terms, we provide the most effective protection for those in the construction, logistics, manufacturing and transportation industries.


    Berkley Fire & Marine has a great opportunity to start your career as an Inland Marine Underwriter Trainee.  You will work closely with experienced local and regional underwriters and management learning all aspects of inland marine insurance underwriting and contributing to building a profitable portfolio of business while gaining a substantive understanding of the roles and responsibilities of inland marine underwriting.  This is a great opportunity to grow and develop your career. 


    Key job functions over the next 1-5 years will include: 

    • Learning inland marine coverages and forms;
    • Demonstration of functional knowledge of underwriting, producer relationships and market management;
    • understanding our approach to managing our relationships with clients and producers;
    • exhibit proficiency in our marketing/sales methodologies; and
    • Developing a functional understanding of inland marine insurance.

    The successful candidate will provide technical support to underwriting staff, participate in various underwriting and educational activities, and be responsible for:

    • Aiding in building superior distribution partnerships with agents and brokers;
    • Analyzing applications, determining acceptability of risk in accordance with Company guidelines and practices in order to assist underwriting with the appropriate underwriting decisions;
    • Analyzing quality, quantity, and profitability of risks underwritten and preparing reports for underwriting and management review;
    • Assisting in the management of the Inland Marine and Property business to achieve the goals and objectives established. Ensuring continued profitable growth;  
    • Execute special projects in pursuit of enhanced operational excellence, delivery of valuable external marketing materials, and portfolio analysis reporting;
    • Self-study in pursuit of appropriate designations as defined by management;
    • Assisting with product development in creation of innovative products and service to introduce to the market.
    • Interact with the marketplace through frequent attendance of regional client and producer meetings


    Our ideal candidate will have the following:

    • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited 4-year institution or equivalent job related experience
    • Prior insurance underwriting experience, with prior inland marine knowledge a plus
    • Familiarity of local insurance agency market preferred
    • Prior face to face marketing experience
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Critical thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills
    • Must be comfortable identifying and pursuing opportunities for new business in person and by phone and e-mail
    • proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
    • Must be able to work independently, have an entrepreneurial spirit and thrive in a team environment.


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