Berkley

Executive Underwriter

Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 14902 N 73rd Street
ID
2021-4643
Date Posted
1 day ago(4/15/2021 5:35 PM)
Company
Berkley Aspire
Primary Location
US-AZ-Scottsdale
Loc2
VA, Glen Allen - 4820 Lake Brook - Suite 200
Loc3
GA, Atlanta - 2 Ravinia Drive - Suite 1000
Loc4
IL, Chicago - 303 West Madison
Category
Underwriting

Company Details

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Berkley Aspire is passionate about making excess and surplus lines business easy to transact.  We differentiate ourselves by continually innovating to bring market-leading technology and services to our agents and their clients.  From direct bill with installments, to not requiring renewal applications for 80% of our small business policies, we focus on making it easy, expeditious, and efficient for agents and consumers.

Berkley Aspire writes from small, minimum premium, policies to accounts over six figures.  We offer General Liability, Property, Inland Marine and Umbrella policies through Berkley appointed agencies in 49 states.

Responsibilities

The role of Executive Underwriter is to provide technical assistance in the Home Office Underwriting Department on special projects, product development, form and endorsement development, underwriting audits, corporate initiatives, training and development and product specific research while also acting as a referral authority, mentor and trainer to the underwriting team. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Handle account referrals outside of individual underwriter authority
  • Make sound risk and pricing decisions to drive profitable growth and achieve business objectives
  • Assist the management team with training, mentoring  and coaching of new associates and less experienced team members
  • Assist the management team in the overall development and communication of underwriting appetite
  • Assist the management team with developing and refining Underwriting and Pricing Guidelines
  • Assist the management team in new product development efforts to include initiation, research and implementation of new products as well as product/process enhancements
  • In coordination with the management team, participate in the development and execution of annual business plans for the division to include a profitable underwriting strategy
  • Lead research projects on trends impacting our business
  • Participate in book profitability analyses and corresponding action plan development
  • Stay abreast and knowledgeable on market trends and conditions to guide our business and achieve objectives
  • Lead the Underwriting Audit/Quality Control (QC) process to drive underwriting quality including:
                Daily review of ‘bound’ new business to confirm the unit is maintaining underwriting integrity                                 Daily review of ‘declined’ accounts to ensure opportunities are not being missed
  • Assist in the development of forms and endorsements and lead the coordination with Claims and Legal to finalize wording
  • Lead and participate in projects and initiatives as assigned by leadership
  • Other special projects/duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • BS/BA college degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of Property & Casualty insurance industry experience
  • Surplus lines experience required
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Advanced knowledge of insurance principles, rates, rules, forms, procedures, regulations, coverages and business processes
  • Proven ability to mentor and train personnel
  • Strong research skills and project management experience are required
  • Minimal travel required

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