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Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 14902 N 73rd Street
Berkley Aspire is seeking a Senior Underwriter to join our dynamic E&S team.   This role can be located on a hybrid schedule in any of our offices - Scottsdale, AZ, Richmond, VA or West Chester, Ohio.  It can also be remote for the right candidate.   The Senior Underwriter will work with team to underwrite new business submissions and help service book of business and meet overall business objectives.   Risk transactions include, but are not limited to new business underwriting, inspections, endorsements, renewal underwriting and audits. Specific Duties - Review and Underwrite new business submissions for acceptability according to authority granted. - Serve as the primary back up for the Territory Manager and the Underwriting team. - Review and underwrite fast track and non-fast track renewals as needed, based upon authority granted, achieving renewal premium retention and rate change objectives. - Make sound risk and pricing decisions that achieve profitable loss ratios. - Maintain underwriting quality score of 90% or greater. Document underwriting file to support acceptability and pricing in accordance with company guideline - Achieve designated customer service standards. - Provide detailed issuance instructions to ensure policy is delivered consistent with quoted terms and conditions and in accordance with established guidelines relative to policy construction. - Review mid-term endorsement requests for acceptability up to the authority granted. - Review inspections to confirm accounts written are consistent with preliminary underwriting information and refer to underwriter when the inspection reveals unacceptable risk characteristics. - Utilize various underwriting tools to determine acceptable risk characteristics, accurate classifications, insurance to value, calculate rates, etc. - Review audits and refer to underwriter based upon authority granted. - Assist with training, mentoring and coaching of less experienced team members.
ID
2024-10402
Primary Location
US-AZ-Scottsdale
Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 14902 N 73rd Street
The Small Business Underwriter will produce new business as part of an assigned territory underwriting team(s). The SBU will help manage the assigned underwriting territory(s) to achieve profitable grown, including underwriting new business and marketing to our Agent partners. Identify new business opportunities and manage agency relationships.   Specific Duties - Review and underwrite new business submissions for acceptability according to authority granted. - Evaluate, accept, reject, or modify risks within established underwriting guidelines and authority.  Comply with company policies, procedures and rating plans when evaluating and managing risk. - Make sound risk and pricing decisions that achieve profitable loss ratios. - Achieve designated customer service standards with a focus on fast turn-around time. - Participate in territory team marketing calls, video conferences, and agency visits. - Provide detailed issuance instructions to ensure policy is delivered consistent with quoted terms and conditions and in accordance with established guidelines relative to policy construction. - Utilize various underwriting tools to determine acceptable risk characteristics, accurate classifications, insurance to value, calculate rates, etc. - Recognize and create cross-selling opportunities for other company products. - Actively market small commercial product to agents and travel within assigned territory, as necessary. - Reinforce our “ease of doing business” model by meeting or exceeding expectations and service standards on a consistent basis. - Continues to increase underwriting knowledge and skills. This may be done through formal education (AINS, ASLI, CPCU, CIC). - Operates according to underwriting authority as granted by Berkley Aspire.  May perform other functions as assigned.
ID
2024-10392
Primary Location
US-AZ-Scottsdale
Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name VA, Glen Allen - 4820 Lake Brook - Suite 150
Berkley Aspire is seeking a Small Business Unit Manager - this role can be located in any of our three offices on a four days in the office, one day remote schedule.   Our office locations are - Scottsdale, AZ, Richmond, VA, and West Chester, OH.   The Small Business Unit Manager will lead our Small Business 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. #LI-RS1
ID
2024-10391
Primary Location
US-VA-Glen Allen
Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 14902 N 73rd Street
Aspire is seeking a collaborative leader for our Business Intelligence Team.  At Aspire, data is a core asset, and this position will play a key role in how our organization derives insights from data for our business operations.  The Business Intelligence Manager partners in making informed, data-driven decisions and promotes the advancement of Aspire’s analytical culture and capabilities.  They will help provide insights and competitive advantages across a variety of insurance products and are ultimately responsible for developing, implementing, and executing the BI team’s vision against company goals.   As Manager of the Business Intelligence Team, you will be actively leading and executing the design, development, and testing of analytics and reporting platforms.  You will develop a strong understanding of Aspire’s business and the strategic direction and will provide the data and analytics to help align efforts with Company goals.  As a leader, you will seek and implement opportunities within the team and department.   As a leader, you are responsible and accountable for your implementation tasks related to delivery of reporting and analytics assets to our business. You will ensure quality in your and your team’s deliverables. You will embrace continuous learning by staying current on the latest innovations within the industry.    This individual will work closely with Business teams to turn data into critical information and knowledge that can be leveraged to make sound business decisions.  The Business Intelligence Manager partners in making informed, data-driven decisions and promotes the advancement of Aspire’s analytical culture and capabilities.   This role can be located in any of our three offices - Scottsdale AZ, West Chester OH, or Richmond VA.  
ID
2024-10345
Primary Location
US-AZ-Scottsdale
Loc2
VA, Glen Allen - 4820 Lake Brook - Suite 150
Loc3
OH, West Chester
Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 14902 N 73rd Street
Berkley Aspire has an exciting opportunity for an Implementation Lead within the Strategy, Operations & Innovation group.  The preferred location for this role is on site in our Scottsdale headquarters.  We will consider highly qualified candidates in either our Richmond, VA or West Chester, OH locations.    The Implementation Lead is the primary point of contact and resource within Berkley Aspire for external stakeholders.  This leader represents the business interests of the Berkley Aspire, during implementation of new platforms, ongoing upgrades and enhancements and ongoing maintenance of existing platforms.   The Implementation Lead is also the primary resource and point of contact internally, responsible for engagement of key stakeholders within Berkley Aspire to understand and represent their perspective, as well as answer their questions.      We are a versatile group of individuals, working together to meet the needs of our customers. We value knowledge, analytical aptitude, and collaboration. If you thrive in a busy, engaging work environment, we want to know more about you!   As Berkley Aspire undergoes a transformation from legacy to state-of-the-art scalable platforms, the Implementation Lead will play a critical role in aligning organizational resources to ensure these new platforms match our business needs, strategy and vision.   We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, organized, and has a positive outlook, along with a natural drive to grow, problem solve, think outside the box and is analytical.   A successful candidate will have strong collaboration skills to work with all levels of the company and the ability to handle multiple assignments within a professional working environment. Must possess a sense of ownership and be accountable for their work. - Develop a deep understanding of the business needs around each existing, proposed, and in-process platform upgrade including, but not limited to Guidewire. - Purposeful and active engagement with the technology support teams at WR Berkley - Participate in segment-level and corporate-level planning sessions, with the ability to represent the perspective and requirements of Aspire stakeholders and leadership - Be available and able to answer questions, both technical and operational, to leadership, management, and key stakeholders regarding existing, proposed and in-process platform upgrades. - Consult with leadership and assigned project team to identify scope/specifications and business needs, write proposals, prepares risk assessments for projects. - Identify gaps, overlaps, conflicts, and barriers to modernization and communicate in a timely manner to resolve. - Act as a liaison to key stakeholders within Aspire, Berkley and other entities and integrate the workflow in these areas in support of company and business unit strategy. - Handle the interfaces between projects, acting as a liaison between project managers and directors, to ensure collaboration and coordination between business unit leadership, program/project development staff, senior management, technology support, customers and, if necessary, vendors and outside consultants. - Provides feedback and makes recommendations to assist in the prioritization process. - May perform other responsibilities, as assigned. #LI-RS1
ID
2024-10263
Primary Location
US-AZ-Scottsdale
Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 14902 N 73rd Street
This role can be located in any of our three locations - Scottsdale AZ, Richmond VA, or West Chester OH.  It can also be remote.   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.    Specific Duties - 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 mentoring and coaching of new associates and less experienced team members - Assist the management team with development and facilitation of technical training classes - 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 but not limited to: - 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 May perform other functions as assigned.     #LI-Remote
ID
2024-9868
Primary Location
US-AZ-Scottsdale
Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name TX, Austin
In this role, you will manage your assigned underwriting territory in the upper Midwest to achieve profitable growth, including underwriting new business, renewals, endorsements and other transactions.  Identify new business opportunities and manage agency relationships. - Develop relationships and educate agents within agency plant to maximize opportunities and achieve profitable growth. - Initiate outbound calls to agencies to identify sales opportunities and collect agent intelligence. - Achieve new business premium, renewal premium retention and rate change objectives. - Within company guidelines and granted underwriting authority, evaluate new and renewal account information to determine risk acceptability, terms / conditions to be quoted, and pricing. - Make sound risk and pricing decisions that achieve profitable loss ratios. - Maintain underwriting quality score of 90% or greater. Document underwriting file to support acceptability and pricing in accordance with company guidelines. - Achieve customer service standards, including established objectives for: - New business quote turnaround - Renewal quotes - Endorsement, cancellation, audits and other transactions - Policy issuance - Provide detailed issuance instructions to ensure policy is delivered consistent with quoted terms and conditions and in accordance with established guidelines relative to policy construction. - Review mid-term endorsement requests for acceptability and provide instructions for processing. - Evaluate premium audit referrals to determine class acceptability and/or appropriateness of current exposure base. Adjust current term with acceptable changes to ensure company gets timely payment of adequate premium. - Order and review inspections to confirm accounts written are consistent with preliminary underwriting information and takes action when the inspection reveals unacceptable risk characteristics. - Assist with training, mentoring and coaching of less experienced team members. - Determine if facultative reinsurance is needed and if so, factor reinsurance cost in gross pricing, complete cession procedures; documentation file, and follow established workflow procedure to ensure proper reporting / accounting. - Utilize various underwriting tools to: - Determine acceptable risk characteristics - Determine accurate exposure classifications - Set adequate property limits to accomplish appropriate insurance to value - Rate and quote business to agents - Support other underwriters as assigned when the other underwriter is traveling or out on vacation / sick time. #LI-Remote
ID
2023-9849
Primary Location
US-TX-Austin
Loc2
TX, Houston - 2107 CityWest Blvd
Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name CT, West Hartford - 433 S Main Street Suite 200
Regional  Distribution  Executives  serve  as  brand  ambassadors  to  prospective  and  existing  production  partners. They  work  closely  with  business  development  underwriters,  small  business  underwriters,  the  marketing  & communications  team,  sister  companies,  and  others  to  drive  awareness  of  Berkley  Aspire’s  value  proposition, business  model,  underwriting  appetite,  and  product  portfolio.  Through  their  knowledge,  contacts,  agent/broker visits,  representation  of  Aspire  at  trade  shows  and  industry  events,  and  digital  outreach,  Regional  Distribution Executives  are  responsible  for  promoting  Aspire,  increasing  the  consistent  flow  of  quality  submissions,  and increasing the volume of profitable premium.   A Regional Distribution Executive has responsibility for a defined geographic area or distribution vertical. Success in  this  role  is  driven  by  the  ability  to  form  and  strengthen  strategic  relationships;  sales  and  analytic  skills;  a willingness to travel; a command of commercial insurance industry trends and dynamics; the ability to clearly and succinctly describe the competitive advantages of Aspire; collaborative skills and someone committed to being a dependable,   selfless   teammate;   an   attention   to   detail;   entrepreneurial   spirit;   receptivity   to   new   ideas; improvisational skills; and, demonstrated ability to be relentless and accountable when following-up.   Key Functions and Duties - Communicating – in writing, in person, remotely - with appointed agents about new products, product extensions, and product launches. - Strengthening relationships with appointed agents. - Identifying affinity marketing and/or alternative distribution sales opportunities. - Collaborating with underwriters, the marketing team, the executive leadership team and sister companies. - Encouraging agents to submit opportunities consistent with our underwriting appetite to Aspire. - Driving profitable premium growth across all distribution segments/verticals. - Representing Aspire at meetings with production partners and industry conferences and trade shows. - Recommending new tactics and strategies for promoting Aspire and our product portfolio. - Formulating distribution strategies for each state and maintaining state-based roadmaps and relationship maps for key accounts. - Providing actionable feedback, business intelligence (i.e., competitors, threats to the business, coverage gaps, rate trends, emerging markets, etc.), and “voice of the customer” insights to the VP of Marketing, Sales & Distribution, the executive leadership team, business development underwriters, and others.
ID
2023-9846
Primary Location
US-CT-West Hartford
Loc2
Connecticut
Loc3
Massachusetts
Loc4
New York
Loc5
Maryland
Loc6
Pennsylvania
Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name OK, Oklahoma City - Field Address
In this role, you will manage your assigned underwriting territory in the upper Midwest to achieve profitable growth, including underwriting new business, renewals, endorsements and other transactions.  Identify new business opportunities and manage agency relationships. - Develop relationships and educate agents within agency plant to maximize opportunities and achieve profitable growth. - Initiate outbound calls to agencies to identify sales opportunities and collect agent intelligence. - Achieve new business premium, renewal premium retention and rate change objectives. - Within company guidelines and granted underwriting authority, evaluate new and renewal account information to determine risk acceptability, terms / conditions to be quoted, and pricing. - Make sound risk and pricing decisions that achieve profitable loss ratios. - Maintain underwriting quality score of 90% or greater. Document underwriting file to support acceptability and pricing in accordance with company guidelines. - Achieve customer service standards, including established objectives for: - New business quote turnaround - Renewal quotes - Endorsement, cancellation, audits and other transactions - Policy issuance - Provide detailed issuance instructions to ensure policy is delivered consistent with quoted terms and conditions and in accordance with established guidelines relative to policy construction. - Review mid-term endorsement requests for acceptability and provide instructions for processing. - Evaluate premium audit referrals to determine class acceptability and/or appropriateness of current exposure base. Adjust current term with acceptable changes to ensure company gets timely payment of adequate premium. - Order and review inspections to confirm accounts written are consistent with preliminary underwriting information and takes action when the inspection reveals unacceptable risk characteristics. - Assist with training, mentoring and coaching of less experienced team members. - Determine if facultative reinsurance is needed and if so, factor reinsurance cost in gross pricing, complete cession procedures; documentation file, and follow established workflow procedure to ensure proper reporting / accounting. - Utilize various underwriting tools to: - Determine acceptable risk characteristics - Determine accurate exposure classifications - Set adequate property limits to accomplish appropriate insurance to value - Rate and quote business to agents - Support other underwriters as assigned when the other underwriter is traveling or out on vacation / sick time. #LI-Remote
ID
2023-9832
Primary Location
US-OK-Oklahoma City
Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name CA, San Francisco - Field Address
As a Business Development Executive, you will manage your assigned territory in California to achieve profitable growth, including developing new business, renewals, endorsements and other transactions.  Identify new business opportunities and manage agency relationships. Specific Duties - Develop relationships and educate agents within agency plant to maximize opportunities and achieve profitable growth. - Initiate outbound calls to agencies to identify sales opportunities and collect agent intelligence. - Achieve new business premium, renewal premium retention and rate change objectives. - Within company guidelines and granted underwriting authority, evaluate new and renewal account information to determine risk acceptability, terms / conditions to be quoted, and pricing. - Make sound risk and pricing decisions that achieve profitable loss ratios. - Maintain underwriting quality score of 90% or greater. Document underwriting file to support acceptability and pricing in accordance with company guidelines. - Achieve customer service standards, including established objectives for: - New business quote turnaround - Renewal quotes - Endorsement, cancellation, audits and other transactions - Policy issuance - Provide detailed issuance instructions to ensure policy is delivered consistent with quoted terms and conditions and in accordance with established guidelines relative to policy construction. - Review mid-term endorsement requests for acceptability and provide instructions for processing. - Evaluate premium audit referrals to determine class acceptability and/or appropriateness of current exposure base. Adjust current term with acceptable changes to ensure company gets timely payment of adequate premium. - Order and review inspections to confirm accounts written are consistent with preliminary underwriting information and takes action when the inspection reveals unacceptable risk characteristics. - Assist with training, mentoring and coaching of less experienced team members. - Determine if facultative reinsurance is needed and if so, factor reinsurance cost in gross pricing, complete cession procedures; documentation file, and follow established workflow procedure to ensure proper reporting / accounting. - Utilize various underwriting tools to: - Determine acceptable risk characteristics - Determine accurate exposure classifications - Set adequate property limits to accomplish appropriate insurance to value - Rate and quote business to agents May perform other functions as assigned.   #LI-Remote
ID
2023-9762
Primary Location
US-CA-San Francisco
Loc2
CA, Walnut Creek
Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name IA, Urbandale - 11201 Douglas Avenue
In this role, you will manage your assigned underwriting territory in the upper Midwest to achieve profitable growth, including underwriting new business, renewals, endorsements and other transactions.  Identify new business opportunities and manage agency relationships. - Develop relationships and educate agents within agency plant to maximize opportunities and achieve profitable growth. - Initiate outbound calls to agencies to identify sales opportunities and collect agent intelligence. - Achieve new business premium, renewal premium retention and rate change objectives. - Within company guidelines and granted underwriting authority, evaluate new and renewal account information to determine risk acceptability, terms / conditions to be quoted, and pricing. - Make sound risk and pricing decisions that achieve profitable loss ratios. - Maintain underwriting quality score of 90% or greater. Document underwriting file to support acceptability and pricing in accordance with company guidelines. - Achieve customer service standards, including established objectives for: - New business quote turnaround - Renewal quotes - Endorsement, cancellation, audits and other transactions - Policy issuance - Provide detailed issuance instructions to ensure policy is delivered consistent with quoted terms and conditions and in accordance with established guidelines relative to policy construction. - Review mid-term endorsement requests for acceptability and provide instructions for processing. - Evaluate premium audit referrals to determine class acceptability and/or appropriateness of current exposure base. Adjust current term with acceptable changes to ensure company gets timely payment of adequate premium. - Order and review inspections to confirm accounts written are consistent with preliminary underwriting information and takes action when the inspection reveals unacceptable risk characteristics. - Assist with training, mentoring and coaching of less experienced team members. - Determine if facultative reinsurance is needed and if so, factor reinsurance cost in gross pricing, complete cession procedures; documentation file, and follow established workflow procedure to ensure proper reporting / accounting. - Utilize various underwriting tools to: - Determine acceptable risk characteristics - Determine accurate exposure classifications - Set adequate property limits to accomplish appropriate insurance to value - Rate and quote business to agents - Support other underwriters as assigned when the other underwriter is traveling or out on vacation / sick time. #LI-Remote
ID
2023-9758
Primary Location
US-IA-Urbandale
Loc2
Minnesota
Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name CT, West Hartford - 433 S Main Street Suite 200
In this role, you will manage your assigned underwriting territory in New England to achieve profitable growth, including underwriting new business, renewals, endorsements and other transactions.  Identify new business opportunities and manage agency relationships. - Develop relationships and educate agents within agency plant to maximize opportunities and achieve profitable growth. - Initiate outbound calls to agencies to identify sales opportunities and collect agent intelligence. - Achieve new business premium, renewal premium retention and rate change objectives. - Within company guidelines and granted underwriting authority, evaluate new and renewal account information to determine risk acceptability, terms / conditions to be quoted, and pricing. - Make sound risk and pricing decisions that achieve profitable loss ratios. - Maintain underwriting quality score of 90% or greater. Document underwriting file to support acceptability and pricing in accordance with company guidelines. - Achieve customer service standards, including established objectives for: - New business quote turnaround - Renewal quotes - Endorsement, cancellation, audits and other transactions - Policy issuance - Provide detailed issuance instructions to ensure policy is delivered consistent with quoted terms and conditions and in accordance with established guidelines relative to policy construction. - Review mid-term endorsement requests for acceptability and provide instructions for processing. - Evaluate premium audit referrals to determine class acceptability and/or appropriateness of current exposure base. Adjust current term with acceptable changes to ensure company gets timely payment of adequate premium. - Order and review inspections to confirm accounts written are consistent with preliminary underwriting information and takes action when the inspection reveals unacceptable risk characteristics. - Assist with training, mentoring and coaching of less experienced team members. - Determine if facultative reinsurance is needed and if so, factor reinsurance cost in gross pricing, complete cession procedures; documentation file, and follow established workflow procedure to ensure proper reporting / accounting. - Utilize various underwriting tools to: - Determine acceptable risk characteristics - Determine accurate exposure classifications - Set adequate property limits to accomplish appropriate insurance to value - Rate and quote business to agents - Support other underwriters as assigned when the other underwriter is traveling or out on vacation / sick time. #LI-Remote
ID
2023-9757
Primary Location
US-CT-West Hartford
Loc2
Maine
Loc3
Massachusetts

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