Underwriting Manager

Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 14902 N 73rd Street
Date Posted
2 weeks ago(8/5/2022 1:56 PM)
Berkley Aspire
Primary Location

Company Details


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 Excess policies through Berkley appointed agencies in 49 states.


The Underwriting Manager will lead our production underwriting team to meet production and underwriting, profit and loss goals.  This individual will also coach and mentor their team in sales related, retail agency management in order to seek out and secure opportunities that drive surplus lines insurance products.   

Specific Duties

  • Responsible for all production and underwriting (profit/loss) results for the production underwriting team
  • Lead and coach the production underwriting team through an advanced understanding of underwriting guidelines, state regulations, facultative reinsurance placement and OFAC regulations
  • Conduct performance management duties including KPI analytics
  • Participate on projects and initiatives as assigned by leadership
  • Review claims activity, loss control survey, and inspection reports for compliance with existing policies, handling exceptions as required and recommending improvements
  • Provide support to ensure accurate and timely servicing of accounts
  • Collaborate with other departments to resolve issues
  • Lead delivery of appropriate customer service levels
  • Determine and lead delivery of training and development based on individual and unit needs - Coaches, develops and provides feedback to associates
  • Manage relationships with WR Berkley regional carriers and territory teams – Work to initiate and execute cross selling strategies
  • Assist the production underwriting team with development and execution of sound action plans to drive business from key agents
  • Monitor, track and analyze the effectiveness of agency partnerships to support course corrections and decision making.


May perform other functions as assigned.


BS/BA college degree preferred. The knowledge and skill levels acquired through undergraduate level studies especially in the areas of business administration, finance or marketing

  • Minimum of 10 years of P&C insurance industry experience
  • Surplus lines experience required
  • Required Residential P&C and Surplus Line License or able to obtain within 90 days of employment
  • Established retail agent relationships a plus
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Ability to effectively influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Advanced knowledge of insurance principles, rates, rules, forms, procedures, regulations, coverages and business processes
  • Ability to analyze complex administrative or business problems, evaluate alternatives, and make appropriate recommendations






Berkley Core Competencies

Developing and Building a Team

Entrepreneurial Leadership

Relationship & Personal Leadership

Technical & Job Effectiveness



Must be fully vaccinated and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19*, unless prohibited by law. 

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer. 


*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.

Additional Requirements

Travel: Approximately 25% travel required
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is typically required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is infrequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job typically includes close vision, occasional use of depth perception, and infrequent need for distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
• Most functions of this position are completed while sitting at one’s desk and working on a computer.


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