Vice President of Underwriting

General Search & Recruitement Published: February 9, 2018
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Vice President of Underwriting

Anywhere, USA

Reporting to the SVP & Chief Operating Officer, the Vice
President of Underwriting will direct the Underwriting function for this client.
Lead and manage the regional underwriting teams, developing and implementing
national strategies that support the company’s objectives, including generating
new business opportunities and maintaining high retention ratios.

Individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The essential functions listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required with or without
reasonable accommodation.

  • Participate in general management of the Client
    Company as an Officer and any subsidiaries.

  • Lead and direct the Underwriting activities
    related to the admitted business for all companies and locations within the Client
    Company Group.

  • Develop national underwriting strategy and
    structure regional underwriting teams to support company objectives.

  • Implement strategy to generate new business
    opportunities and maintain high retention ratios.

  • Partner with Business Development to develop
    and implement strategies to generate new business opportunities, employing
    game-changing tactics to solidify and strengthen underwriting support for our
    national sales efforts.

  • Identify new products and services needed to
    support business initiatives.

  • Create and maintain relationships with
    individual accounts and producers to develop business opportunities and retain
    existing business.

  • Ensure compliance with Underwriting rules and

  • Develop annual department budget and monitor
    actual expenses.

  • Provide input and recommendations to the
    strategic management team to address and respond to changes in the healthcare
    marketplace and delivery system.

  • Serve as key liaison with the Client Company
    Group Underwriting Advisory Panels.

  • Support the Business Development team in
    presentations to producers and accounts.

  • Conduct presentations to employees, senior
    management, business partners and Board of Directors as needed.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as

    Responsible for
    the development of the Underwriting department budget; Completes monthly review
    of actual expenses to budget, identifies variances and reports to finance;
    Review and approve staff expense reports consistent with company guidelines.

    Hires and trains staff effectively in
    multiple locations; Works with staff on professional development plans and
    opportunities; Interacts frequently with staff to provide feedback on
    performance; Consults with Human Resources as appropriate.

    Expenses:  Employees must be able to pay for certain
    business expenses in advance.  Examples
    include such items as airline tickets, rental cars, hotel deposits, seminar
    registrations, etc

    Required Driving:  n/a


    Working Conditions:

  • General office environment is primarily
    sedentary work which requires the following physical activities: standing,
    sitting, walking, reaching, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, repetitive
    motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move
    up to 10 pounds.

  • Exposure to LCD on a daily basis.

  • A moderate noise level is usual.


  • Four
    year degree in Business, Management, or related field is required.

  • Advance
    degree or professional designation(s) are preferred.

    Experience Required:

  • Minimum of ten years of Medical Liability
    Underwriting experience including a minimum of five years as a supervisor.
    Experience with a national insurance company is preferred.

    Skills Required:

  • Writing and Presentation skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to

  • Supervisory/Management skills.

  • Project Management skills with ability to multi

  • Independent judgment and discretion.





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