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Company Berkley Select
Location Name IL, Chicago - 550 W Jackson Blvd - 4th Floor
  The Vice President, Affinity Programs for Berkley Select manages programs and provides the underwriting leadership and management team with underwriting and analytical results while promoting profitable growth within the assigned business partners. The role is responsible for the P&L of the portfolio and works with the distribution channel to steer business opportunities to Berkley Select focusing on profitability of the portfolio when making underwriting decisions. -  Review new business and renewal program referrals within the designated authority for underwriting, pricing, and segment acceptability. - Presentquarterly program results to Senior Management. - Participate in new program due diligence process. - Strengthen our value proposition with existing and future program partners. - Review and reconcile bordereau reports for all programs and provide discoveries to SVP of programs. - Audit portfolios for all programs on a quarterly basis and prepare audit report - Correspond with MGU’s and answer inquiries professionally and on a timely basis. - Works with the Program Managers, Actuarial, Claims, CRM, Finance, Legal, Operations, and Regulatory departments on admitted rate/form filings and forms for the non-admitted business. - Maintain Electronic files for all programs. - Conduct research, run reports, and handle information related to business practices of the company. The position requires extensive experience in the Program underwriting space specifically when it comes to strategic planning and execution. - Work with underwriting, key broker relationships and leadership when it comes to defining overall business plan to drive profitable results. - Is able to articulate the business value proposition that leads to exceptional underwriting results. - Work with the distribution channel to insure that we have clear underwriting focus on our plan to execute.  - Manages the Program Underwriting strategy with report outs on results and plans on a continuous basis while communicating results.
ID
2021-5455
Primary Location
US-IL-Chicago
Company Berkley Select
Location Name IL, Chicago - 550 W Jackson Blvd - 5th Floor
Responsible for performing the analysis required to support the development, maintenance and enhancement of applications used by the company and its business partners.  Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business systems and user needs. Document requirements, tests system functionality, defines scope and objectives, and formulates systems to support key business processes.  Act as a liaison between IT and other business departments.
ID
2021-5073
Primary Location
US-IL-Chicago
Company Berkley Select
Location Name IL, Chicago - 550 W Jackson Blvd - 4th Floor
This position is part of the D&O underwriting segment for Berkley Select and supports the achievement of established departmental goals related to profitability, growth, and producer relations.  Evaluate risk characteristics to determine potential business opportunities in accordance with guidelines and philosophy. Develop and maintain assigned brokerage relationships. Broker Management - Manage key and/or target broker relationships and expectations. - Manage the expectations of, and communicate underwriting decisions, requirements, and philosophies to brokerage community. - Maintain producer / agency contact log in electronic databases. - Quarterly travel required (when permitted by WR Berkley) Underwriting Duties - Assist in distributing business opportunities to underwriting team members to achieve efficient and effective underwriting (based on work flow, ability and priority). - Provide final approval and guidance on risk analysis presented by members of the underwriting department in accordance with authority levels. - Evaluate risk characteristics of submissions to determine business opportunities in accordance with guidelines and company philosophy. - Price, design and recommend policy format for quoted submissions. - Review underwriting documents for accuracy prior to their release to brokers and/or company clients. - Discuss, analyze and interpret Berkley Select policy forms and coverage issues. Product Development - Suggest and/or develop policy endorsements to improve Berkley Select’s competitive advantage in the market. - Provide research assistance in analyzing competitor forms. - Discuss, analyze and interpret changes to competitor forms and underwriting appetites. Leadership Duties - Assist with training junior members of the underwriting and/or support staff on underwriting procedures. - Provide assistance to management with training and education of the underwriting staff.  
ID
2021-4995
Primary Location
US-IL-Chicago
Company Berkley Select
Location Name IL, Chicago - 550 W Jackson Blvd - 4th Floor
This position is part of the Professional Liability underwriting segment for Berkley Select with a focus on Lawyers, Accountants and supports the achievement of established departmental goals related to profitability, growth, and producer relations.  Evaluate risk characteristics to determine potential business opportunities in accordance with guidelines and philosophy. Develop and maintain assigned brokerage relationships. Broker Management - Manage key and/or target broker relationships and expectations. - Manage the expectations of, and communicate underwriting decisions, requirements, and philosophies to brokerage community. - Maintain producer / agency contact log in electronic databases. - Quarterly travel required (when permitted by WR Berkley) Underwriting Duties - Assist in distributing business opportunities to underwriting team members to achieve efficient and effective underwriting (based on work flow, ability and priority). - Provide final approval and guidance on risk analysis presented by members of the underwriting department in accordance with authority levels. - Evaluate risk characteristics of submissions to determine business opportunities in accordance with guidelines and company philosophy. - Price, design and recommend policy format for quoted submissions. - Review underwriting documents for accuracy prior to their release to brokers and/or company clients. - Discuss, analyze and interpret Berkley Select policy forms and coverage issues. Product Development - Suggest and/or develop policy endorsements to improve Berkley Select’s competitive advantage in the market. - Provide research assistance in analyzing competitor forms. - Discuss, analyze and interpret changes to competitor forms and underwriting appetites. Leadership Duties - Assist with training junior members of the underwriting and/or support staff on underwriting procedures. - Provide assistance to management with training and education of the underwriting staff.
ID
2021-4990
Primary Location
US-IL-Chicago
Company Berkley Select
Location Name IL, Chicago - 550 W Jackson Blvd - 4th Floor
As a key member of the Executive Management team, the Chief Financial Officer will report to the President of Berkley Select and assume a strategic role in the overall management of the company. The CFO will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, job costing, deal analysis, reinsurance reporting, billing and collections. The CFO will have considerable interaction with WRBC Finance when it comes to internal and external financial reporting and preparation and leadership of the quarterly results call with WRBC executives along with the President and Chief Actuary. This position has three-four direct reports. - Provides leadership in the development and continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives. - Ensure credibility of Finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis and reporting of budgets, financial trends and forecasts. - Direct and oversee all aspects of the Finance & Accounting functions of the organization. - Evaluates and advises on the impact of long-range planning, introduction of new programs/ strategies and regulatory action. - Establish and maintain strong relationships with senior executives so as to identify their needs and seek full range of business solutions. - Provide executive management with advice and analyses on the financial implications of business activities. - Manage processes for financial forecasting, budgets and consolidation and reporting to the Company management and WRBC. - Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities. - Strong presentation skills to various audiences on financial results; this includes WRBC senior management as well as Berkley Select management and employees. Is able to articulate messages succinctly explaining business results from a financial perspective. - Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
ID
2021-4964
Primary Location
US-IL-Chicago
Company Berkley Select
Location Name IL, Chicago - 550 W Jackson Blvd - 4th Floor
Designs, modifies, develops, and implements software components to support application programs and systems owned by the Berkley Select IT team.    Engineer Duties - Develop structured, easy to maintain components that comply with program/system specifications and adhere to the Information Technology department standards. - Under supervision and coaching by a Senior Engineer, complete programming tasks that follow patterns of previous work and adhere to Development Guidelines. - Ensure that program logic and functionality are accurate, error free and meet user’s needs and requirements. - Assist in the analysis, design, development, and implementation of new software systems. - Work with Business Analysts to clarify requirements/specifications. - Participate in testing process through test review, analysis, and test support. - Further education with new technologies to increase core competencies. - Develop and edit business logic as needed via business rules management system. - Update documentation with specific functionality and enhancement
ID
2021-4618
Primary Location
US-IL-Chicago

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