Berkley

Middle Market Underwriter

Location Name NC, Charlotte - 3436 Toringdon Way
ID
2022-6465
Date Posted
2 months ago(3/16/2022 12:04 PM)
Company
Berkley SouthEast InsGroup
Primary Location
US-NC-Charlotte
Loc2
South Carolina
Loc3
GA, Atlanta - 2 Ravinia Drive - Suite 1050
Category
Underwriting

Company Details

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Responsibilities

The Sr. Commercial Lines Underwriter working within delegated authority levels, evaluates (selection and pricing) and maintains (control) risk acceptability and profitability within the company’s underwriting guidelines and procedures for commercial risks.  s/he partners with agents to manage a challenging and/or complex book of commercial business or agency relationships.  Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Analyzes commercial lines accounts to make decisions based on individual risk characteristics, exposure analysis, hazard recognition and control.  Utilizes underwriting guidelines to ensure compliance with state regulations.  Within delegated authority levels, accepts, rejects or modifies new and/or renewal business to ensure a profitable book of business.  
  • Prices business according to Company underwriting and pricing guidelines.  Assists less experienced underwriters in the handling of high hazard or more complex accounts.  Ability to use creativity and underwriting knowledge to write risks and retain business.
  • Partners with Territory Managers to support marketing activities by developing ongoing relationships with agents to discuss market appetite, quality and profitability of submissions, service standards, and underwriting and/or product changes.  Communicates with agents on underwriting issues including decisions on cancellations, declinations, exposure concerns, and survey results.
  • Partners with Territory Managers to identify issues or patterns and works to resolve or improve them; participates in agency planning and review processes; and may identify sales and marketing opportunities.   Takes a lead role relative to Key Account review and recommendations.
  • Travels, with or without Territory Manager, to assigned agent locations to develop agency partnerships. 
  • Trains and educates agency staff on Company products, services, processes, and underwriting philosophy.  
  • Assists in training and serves as a technical resource to other underwriters as needed. 
  • Attends industry workshops/meetings

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree preferred
  • Minimum of five years commercial lines underwriting experience, including but not limited to CGL, Property, Packages, BOP, Auto, Crime, IM, Umbrella and/or WC.
  • CPCU Designation or other equivalent coursework preferred.
  • Good organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks and effectively prioritize.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of commercial lines products and contract knowledge including regulatory and policy differences among applicable states. 
  • Demonstrated depth in negotiation, analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Strong computer skills and ability to work with multi-faceted systems. 
  • Ability to effectively and independently manage complex workload while exhibiting very sound judgment. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with agents and other departments and must also exemplify superior teamwork.
  • Must be fully vaccinated and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19*, unless prohibited by law. 

 

     *Per the CDC, fully vaccinated means at least 2 weeks after (1) a second dose in a 2-dose series, or (2) a single-dose vaccine, and this status and definition applies to COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized for emergency use or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer. 

Additional Company Details

W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation’s premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Berkley Southeast Insurance Group (BSIG) is a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, a Fortune 500 Company, whose insurance company subsidiaries are rated A+(Superior) by A. M. Best Company. BSIG provides local underwriting, risk services, claim, marketing and audit services for agents and policyholders in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. We take a broad approach to underwriting for ‘best in class’ businesses, primarily in: construction, light manufacturing, wholesale, distribution and business service industries.

Additional Requirements

*Per the CDC, fully vaccinated means at least 2 weeks after (1) a second dose in a 2-dose series, or (2) a single-dose vaccine, and this status and definition applies to COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized for emergency use or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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