Commercial Lines Underwriting Director

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Location
Southwestern USA, United States of America
Category
Job ID
Job-1311

Description

Commercial Lines Underwriting Director
Southwestern USA

This unique opportunity is located within the Southwest with a property casualty insurance carrier, will be responsible for managing the underwriting and agency management function.  As the Underwriting Director, you will develop guidelines and procedures regarding risk exposure, application renewal, acceptance, and changes. You would be responsible for managing a team consisting of managers, supervisors, underwriters, and underwriting assistants.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist with managing pricing objectives, profit improvement, profit improvement opportunities and combined ratio results.
Direct the underwriting risk section and underwriting process, planning, reporting, forecasting and business development for the lines of business.
Provide leadership, technical advice, council and expertise in the development of the underwriting staff.
Collaborate with the company’s Business Unit Leaders;  Actuarial, Reinsurance, Systems, Claims and Legal functions.
Analyzing and evaluating market competition.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Minimum of eight years commercial, multi-line, P&C marketing and underwriting experience, including workers’ compensation.  Four years management experience leading an Underwriting team.
Track record of seeking process improvements and a sense of urgency directed toward the design of creative solutions.
Proven analytical and quantitative skills, with strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and time management quality.
Excellent knowledge of the independent agency system.
Hands-on underwriting technical experience.
Excellent relationship building skills.
To Qualify for Consideration:
**You must also have experience overseeing a department(s) of around 50+ employees.
This confidential search assignment is has a good compensation package which includes relocation and a generous bonus plan.