Life Sciences Products Specialist

Location Name NJ, Ewing - 200 Princeton S
Date Posted
2 months ago(5/22/2020 1:14 PM)
Berkley Life Sciences
Primary Location
United States
IL, Naperville

Company Details

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The Life Science Products Specialist, a key contributor within the Berkley Life Sciences organization, is responsible for underwriting complex products liability accounts, training the underwriting staff and project management.  Collaborates with leadership and directs teams and partners to assure strategic, operational and developmental goals of the functional area are met.


Location: Flexible Naperville, IL; Ewing, NJ or another Berkley office


 Specific Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Underwrite and maintain a small book of complex products liability accounts
  • Design and develop products liability training programs, materials and curriculum; administer training to the underwriting staff based on skill gaps and career paths
  • Products Liability Referral Underwriter
  • Project Management- ensure the coordination and completion of all activities within the scope of an assigned project; adhere to deadlines; monitor and summarize progress.
  • Assistance with placement of international life science business and possible assistance with international Berkley companies
  • Support Berkley Transactional in their Life Science M&A deals
  • Assist underwriters and Legal in addressing issues related to contract wording
  • Draft and update underwriter authority templates
  • Identify, update and implement any needed changes to underwriting strategies, guidelines and protocols
  • Travel to support field with broker presentations
  • Participate in development of marketing support for product offerings
  • Ensure that general processing and quality of policy construction complies with guidelines


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of life science underwriting experience including products liability, property, workers compensation and automobile
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills. Your communication style is flexible to the situation. You communicate clearly and with a purpose
  • Calm under pressure. You have excellent organizational skills, integrity, and great follow-through on tasks. You are comfortable challenging norms while working collaboratively with colleagues at all levels of the organization
  • You have a strong sense of accountability, fun and adventure
  • You have a proven track record of building and maintaining strong business relationships with insureds, agents & brokers.
  • A strong customer service bias. You want to get to yes. You are known for your super responsiveness. You can say no and preserve your relationships.
  • Natural curiosity. You love learning how things work and you are always looking for innovative improvements
  • An analytical mind. You love to dive into the details of an account in order to craft pricing and coverage that meet underwriting guidelines, profitability models and customer needs
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time, including overnight travel
  • Advanced proficiency with the Microsoft suite of products


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