Berkley Agribusiness is a provider of property and casualty insurance solutions for select commercial agribusiness and food accounts and is a subsidiary of the W. R. Berkley Corporation, a Fortune 500 company recognized as one of the most respected names in the property casualty insurance industry.
About W. R. Berkley Corporation
W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation’s premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Each of the operating units in the Berkley group participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about a territory or product. Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our units to identify and respond quickly and effectively.
Accepts, retains and prices agribusiness insurance risks of significant size or technical complexity in accordance with established underwriting guidelines and within delegated authority level. Manages book of business to achieve profitable growth objectives by properly classifying and pricing risks; building strong internal and external business relationships; analyzing competitive marketing data, and developing, implementing and monitoring action plans as appropriate. Serves as the point of contact for assigned agencies and is responsible for the agency relationship. Serves as technical underwriting resource to staff and facilitates the placement of facultative reinsurances as needed.
Bachelor's degree; five to eight years commercial underwriting experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of commercial underwriting guidelines, insurance forms and coverages and a proven ability to exercise good judgment and creativity when assessing and accepting large and/or technically complex commercial risks. Commercial agribusiness underwriting experience highly desired.
Ability to travel as needed; effectively and professionally respond to inquiries from external customers; organize, prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment; communicate effectively with all levels of the organization. Possess strong customer orientation; problem analysis and problem resolution skills; and effective interpersonal and communication skills including presentation skills. Regularly and consistently demonstrates commitment to company values and guiding principles. Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Valid driver’s license for travel. Completion of or working toward AU, CPCU or similar designation.