• Commercial Underwriting Manager

    Location Name IA, Urbandale - 11201 Douglas Avenue
    Date Posted
    2 weeks ago(1/7/2019 5:18 AM)
    Berkley Agribusiness
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    Berkley Agribusiness

    Berkley Agribusiness is an innovative company that values its customers and associates.  By joining our team, you will reap the benefits of flexible work hours, collaborative teams, and many networking opportunities.  We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits and an opportunity for personal and professional growth. 


    Manages an assigned team within the Underwriting Department to support the company’s business plan goals of profitability, managed growth and enhanced competitive advantage and to ensure that professional and prompt underwriting service is provided to customers.

    • Recruits, trains, challenges, motivates and mentors underwriting staff to assure excellence in customer service, quality, profitability and productivity. Leads and utilizes team meetings to share information and solicit input from staff. Serves as technical underwriting resource to team. Provides product development support and research, workflow efficiencies, and best practices for the Underwriting Department.
    • Helps the underwriting team assess new and renewal middle-market food and commercial agribusiness insurance risks and determines accurate classification of business, policy contract forms and pricing of risk through referrals per Letters of Authority. Works within broad limits and authority on commercial underwriting accounts of significant size or high technical complexity.
    • Monitors and analyzes underwriting production metrics including but not limited to loss experience, agency performance, identifying trends and analyzing competitive marketing data.
    • Collaborates closely with other functional areas of Business Development, Risk Control, Claims and IT to accomplish goals and projects that will help build and maintain a profitable book of business.


    • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university
    • 8 to 10 years property and casualty underwriting experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • In-depth knowledge of commercial insurance coverages and experience with middle-market/large and/or technically complex commercial risks.
    • Commercial food and agribusiness underwriting experience and advanced insurance education desired. Prior supervisor experience preferred.



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