Berkley

  • Life Sciences Renewal Underwriter

    Location Name NJ, Ewing - 200 Princeton S
    ID
    2018-2065
    Date Posted
    1 month ago(11/7/2018 8:10 PM)
    Company
    Berkley Life Sciences
    Primary Location
    US-NJ-Ewing
    Loc2
    IL, Naperville
    Loc3
    NJ, Ewing - 200 Princeton S
    Category
    Underwriting
  • Company Details

    Berkley Life Sciences_Logo

    W. R. Berkley Corporation is a Fortune 500 Company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The Company is made up of dedicated and passionate people committed to delivering the highest quality insurance products and services to specialized markets worldwide.

     

    At Berkley Life Sciences, we insure the future of life science innovators today. We do so by serving as a preferred market for the life science industry around the globe, offering a broad range of sophisticated property & casualty products and services designed to meet our customers’ individualized needs.

     

    Berkley Life Sciences professionals cohesively respond to the unique challenges faced by our life science customers. We are looking for talented and dedicated professionals to join our team.

     

    Responsibilities

    Under the direction the SVP, Service Manager, the Life Sciences Renewal underwriter Responsible for the execution of the strategy that enables the long-term profitable retention of all Berkley Life Sciences products for an assigned group of producers.   The Service Underwriter will grow and maintain relationships with producers and insureds.  

     

    Specific Duties

     

    ·         Manage assigned book to meet or exceed profitability, rate, retention, and product mix goals.

    ·         Incorporate input from sales underwriters and brokers to support and shape products and strategy

    ·         Build strong relationships with producers to effectively manage and optimize producer performance.

    ·         Responsible for identifying cross sell opportunities and completing the analysis including all pricing and documentation for existing customers.

    ·         Operate with an enterprise mind set to identify cross sell opportunities and create growth with other with other lines of business (International and Management Liability).

    ·         Provide technical support to producers and insureds

    ·         Assist in training of underwriting colleagues on technical underwriting and workflow topics.

    ·         Stay current with all compliance, procedural and workflow changes.

    ·         Work collaboratively and effectively with customer service, legal, home office underwriting and claims

     

    Qualifications

    Technical Skills and Competencies
     
    Core Competencies
    Accountability
    Communication
    Customer Focus and Teamwork
    Innovation and Initiative
    Flexibility
     
    Role Specific Competencies
    Communication
    Customer Service Excellence
    Extreme Ownership
    Positive Learning Culture
     
    Additional Qualifications
    Proven organizational skills and the ability to solve problems, exercise influence and prioritize
    ·         Knowledge of underwriting processes, coverages, and tools to gather and evaluate information in order to reach appropriate decisions on assigned renewal book
    ·         Ability to uncover customer needs, position specific solutions, handle objections and close deals
    ·         Ability to exercise judgment, negotiate and make sound business decisions effectively based on level of authority
    ·         Proven organizational skills and the ability to solve problems, exercise influence and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously
    Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills.
    High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
    Ability to build and maintain cooperative partnerships with customers and co-workers

     

    Travel

    Travel requirements up to 10% of time with minimal overnight travel

     

    Education & Experience
    ·         Bachelor’s degree or related experience

    ·         Minimum 3 years underwriting or associate underwriting experience, Life Sciences a plus

    ·         Management experience a plus

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