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Senior Underwriter - Specialty Property

Company: OneBeacon Insurance
Location: Anaheim
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description We currently have a Senior Underwriter opportunity on our Specialty Property Team that can be based in San Francisco, Orange County or Los Angeles, California. Under technical direction and within underwriting authority the Senior Underwriter reviews complex risks to determine acceptance of an application. They determine selection or rejection of new and/or renewal business using underwriting rules and guidelines, manual rating rules and insurance laws and regulations. Analyzes quality and quantity of risks written and prepares reports accordingly. Monitors and evaluates results of assigned producers and assigned territory. Recommends and implements action plans for improvement of underwriting results for assigned producers and assigned territory. May act as a coach/mentor to newer or less-experienced underwriters and assistants. Responsibilities * Manages a profitable book of business by evaluating results and conducting portfolio reviews for assigned territory and individual producers. Develops integrated pictures of factors that affect profitability, growth, retention and recommends, implements, and monitors necessary action plans. * Has underwriting responsibility for a book of new and renewal business. Examines, identifies, and evaluates exposures by analyzing documentation from various sources, such as the insurance application, internet searches, inspection reports, credit reports, etc. Makes underwriting decisions to accept, decline, or modify risks within assigned underwriting authority level in partnership with underwriting team. Executes underwriting strategy as determined by management, including portfolio management and self-audits. Implements underwriting decisions in compliance with state laws and company guidelines. * Develops superior working relationships with producers to successfully promote achievement of mutual operating goals (growth, retention, and profitability) and to supply the appropriate products and services. Determines and executes strategy for account management and agency planning. Works closely with other departments, including claims, actuary and risk control staff in an effort to better service producers and accounts. * Gathers and analyzes competitor and producer information including producers' retention, profitability and potential, in support of pricing and appetite. Works with other underwriting staff to determine and make recommendations for marketing, pricing, products and systems. * Collaborates with team members to manage work inventories and all production activities to provide accurate and timely service in accordance with business unit standards. Processes underwriting decisions. Documents files and reports via automated desktop systems and tools. * Regularly travels to key producers/accounts and remains a visible presence in the marketplace. Monitors agency action plans and participates in account management, agency planning and marketing meetings to best position the business for the future. May participate in industry events and/or committees. * Provides training and mentoring to less experienced underwriters and/or underwriting assistants. * Stays abreast of industry, territory and insurance trends. Requirements * Possesses demonstrated technical knowledge and skills, including insurance products and industry. * Must be able to identify and describe the major perils insured under policies. * Must be able to independently identify and describe the exposures and hazards to consider in making an underwriting decision. * Must know how to effectively obtain information needed to make an underwriting decision. * Must have proven analytical, decision making, problem-solving, communication, presentation, listening and organizational skills. * Must be able to work both independently and as a highly collaborative member of a team. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office suite as well as electronic underwriting systems. Must be able to work in a fast pace and rapidly changing environment. Education and Experience * Bachelor's degree * Minimum of 3-5 years progressively complex specialty underwriting experience * Professional insurance designation is preferred (AICPCU, RPLU)

Keywords: OneBeacon Insurance, Anaheim , Senior Underwriter - Specialty Property, Other , Anaheim, California

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