Senior Underwriting Consultant

General Search & Recruitement Published: September 24, 2018
Location
Des Moines, IA
Category
Job ID
Job-1219

Description

Senior Underwriting Consultant

Des Moines, IA

You would be a senior level individual contributor role responsible for developing and
recommending underwriting policies, procedures and standards to be implemented
across all Commercial Underwriting.


You support the development and directs the
implementation of strategies that support multiple product related
profitability and growth objectives. Functions as highest technical subject
matter expert for staff underwriting. Plans, executes and drives underwriting
projects and initiatives that directly support profit, growth and/or expense
efficiency. Lead technical resource to Underwriting team members providing
advice and counsel on regulatory issues, specific risks, policy forms,
underwriting appetite and guidelines, technical training initiatives, corporate
commercial underwriting projects and agency relationships. Provides staff
support for Underwriting personnel in the Region.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

You lead
research to develop/implement underwriting initiatives for technical area of
responsibilities within Underwriting.  Anticipates, understands and
addresses the impact that underwriting projects and initiatives have on other
teams (Services, Regional Underwriters, Product, IT, Data team, etc.).  
May independently perform research or lead a team of underwriters or cross
functional teams in order to complete the project.

You provide highly
technical underwriting perspective to project teams, regional teams and other
Staff teams.   Utilizes experience, knowledge and skills to assess
underwriting opportunities and make action oriented recommendations.
  

You would also provide technical
evaluation and recommended action for risks submitted by regional for Staff
Underwriting consultation.  Makes final recommendation relative to highly
specialized/niche underwriting opportunities that are escalated from the
regions.  Makes recommendations for implementation of underwriting
projects based on expertise and research.

Responsible for various
support functions such as product functional audits, training, vendor analysis,
 selection and management, employee career enhancement, competitive
monitoring, systems, and liaison to other business  units (systems,
services, claims, pricing, distribution, marketing, etc.). To understand and
drive critical thinking and technical underwriting via case studies and risk
clinics. 

You consult with Regional
Underwriting staff on new or highly specialized concepts, business or practice
opportunities.  This may involve assessment of the opportunity, risk
exposure and decision to accept/reject  business.  The consulting is
typically in situations where answers are unknown or a practice is not yet
established within the company.

Develops,
 maintains  and utilizes key business relationships with other staff
product, pricing, risk quality and loss control team members as well as
regional underwriting leaders to strengthen the overall underwriting quality,
accuracy and processes.

Requirements:

Education/Knowledge:
Bachelor's degree or post-graduate studies preferred. Relevant professional
designation such as CPCU highly desirable. Requires proven knowledge  of
property/casualty  products, insurance company operations, field and staff
functions, industry  trends, and project management.

Experience:
Typically ten years property casualty (personal and/or commercial)  lines
underwriting, including at least five years of management experience.
 Exposure to both field and staff office operations preferred Detailed
knowledge of commercial lines insurance products, state regulations,
underwriting policies and procedures, and best practices. Demonstrated
knowledge of insurance contracts and forms to properly interpret and provide
counsel to underwriting management and associates. Working knowledge of
financials, trend analysis and competitor data to assist in effective territory
management and counsel of underwriting team. 

Seeking a
passionate, solution oriented, highly skilled Casualty Underwriting Consultant
to provide technical underwriting support to Standard Commercial Underwriting
operation. The role is focused on General Liability including Employment
Practices Liability and Cyber coverage.

This role
includes the following key responsibilities:  

Respond
to general liability technical questions and underwriter referrals  

Monitor
liability trends and performance 

Develop
and communicate liability underwriting guidelines

Underwriting
projects

Skills
Desired

Strong
working knowledge of General Liability underwriting

Continuous
improvement mindset

Adaptability

Project
management skills and experienc

Strong
communication skills

Ability
to connect, partner, and lead through influence

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