Property Underwriter_Senior

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Date Posted: 02-07-2018
Senior Personal Lines Underwriter - Property
Unique Personal Lines Senior Underwriter position - We are searching for you - an energetic and career minded property lines underwriter who is destined to become one of the top key underwriters in the department.  As the department expands further, there is plenty of opportunity for you to grow.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join a prominent leader in the specialty property division with a major player in the US market. Personal  lines property or commercial property underwriting experience required. 
As a Senior Underwriter you will review property submissions from general agency markets to determine acceptability of risks solicited.  Working with Retail and Managing General Agents you will establish a primary carrier position within the agency while developing a book of business populated with target risks. 
Managing, monitoring and maintaining strong agent relationships you will be accountable for implementing and achieving business objectives and goals. Addressing regulatory inquires, contributing to support product development, you will be collaborating with the Company’s Product Management, Actuarial, Marketing, Reinsurance, IT, Claims, Operations and Legal Departments. 
Responsibilities include: 
> Examine, identify, assess and evaluate individual risks by analyzing exposures from various sources (e.g. application, diagrams, inspection reports, riskmeter, google earth, risk websites, etc.) to make appropriate underwriting decisions to accept, decline, or modify risks within assigned territory.  Implement underwriting decisions in compliance with state laws. 
> Provide timely, articulate, and consistent responses for quoting, writing and renewing business within prescribed underwriting authority granted by the Company. 
> Train agents on proper procedures, product knowledge and underwriting guidelines. 
> Analyze claim reports and pre-underwriting reviews to determine action to be taken on renewal business. 
> Analyze assigned agent’s portfolios for premium production and loss experience and recommend ways to improve their results.   
>Work in an electronic workflow environment such as ImageRight or similar software) to process underwriting decisions, store underwriting documents and document the underwriting thought process.  

Required Skills/Experience: 
> 8+ years of experience with progressive advancement in a retail, MGA, or company setting, underwriting property risks. 
> Bachelors’ degree or equivalent experience required. 
>  Professional insurance designation is preferred. (i.e. CPCU, ARM, AU, etc.) 
> Familiar with basic compliance and regulatory requirements with respect to admitted filings, cancellation and non-renewal of policies, deletion of coverages, risk specific rate changes, manuscript endorsements, or non-disclosure or misrepresentation.  
> Working knowledge of competitors in the specialty property  insurance product marketplace. 
> Excellent interpersonal, communication, problem solving and decision making skills. 
> Excellent organizational and time management abilities. 
>Demonstrates strong presentation and negotiation skills. 
> Strong research and analytical skills. 
>Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
Salary is DOE
Dayne Hayes
Western International Staff, Inc.
Please contact me with any questions:
Phone:  (w) 480-777-0008

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