Senior Underwriter - Inland Marine

QBE North America
Dover, DE
Oct 12, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Implement assigned Specialty Lines business strategy by assisting with business development and growth through building relationships within assigned customers and applying sound decision-making to underwrite business that contributes to a profitable portfolio. Responsibilities include new business production, renewal retention and the overall profitability of assigned book of businessPrimary responsibilitiesReview, evaluate and price moderately complex business by applying sound underwriting judgment and adhering to company policy and state regulations within established authorityUnderwrite moderately complex insurance risks in accordance with the business plan and the personal authority to meet business objectives including negotiating rates, terms and conditions for existing and new business, managing production and issue of contract documentation, ensuring compliance with internal and external regulations and guidelines, and ensuring contribution to the business plan and objectivesEnsure review and analysis of the portfolio to identify progress toward business objectivesResearch and obtain market intelligence in order to enhance organizational profit goalsComply with all legal and regulatory requirements to ensure obligations are metAdhere to underwriting standards, instructions and good practice to minimize risk and maximize efficiencyContribute to recording and measurement of insurance risks to ensure accuracy and good practiceUnderstand and comply with any reinsurance requirements to minimize risk and to deliver business plan objectivesEstablish and maintain relationships with producers and customers to understand their needs and sell products that respond to their needsFoster strong partnerships with customers by informing on new products and programs, communicating opportunities for continuous improvement and clarifying and explaining underwriting decisions to ensure understanding of assigned Specialty Lines goals and objectivesContribute to assigned special projects by assisting with Specialty Lines audits, participating in department product and process improvement initiativesContribute to a positive work environment by demonstrating cultural expectations and influencing others to reward performance and value "can do" people, accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration, creativity and funAdopt QBE values in personal work behaviors, decision-making, contributions and interpersonal interactions; manage own career development by soliciting feedback and valuing other perspectivesRequired QualificationsEducationBachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experienceBusiness, insurance, or related fieldExperience4 years relevant experiencePreferred QualificationsExperience5 years relevant experience preferred Insurance industry experienceLicenses/CertificationsChartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) or Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designationKnowledgeBroad working knowledge of insurance products and insurance conceptsBroad working knowledge of Microsoft Office SuiteBroad working knowledge of underwriting processes and proceduresBroad working knowledge of laws and regulations related to area of responsibilityBroad knowledge of risk profiling, pricing tools and loss modelsInsurance business acumenSkillsUse multiple resources to gather and analyze information and use logic to underwrite complex risksUse wise, astute and insightful judgment and individual credibility to make autonomous, sound underwriting decisionsPrioritize interests of the company and community during decision-makingEffectively and efficiently present logic, reasoning, and analysis to managersNegotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups to settle differences with minimum noiseWin concessions without damaging relationshipsRecommend improvement opportunities and translate them into tangible business deliverablesEfficiently and appropriately prioritize and delegate tasks to ensure timely goal achievementAbilitiesAbility to analyze data and use for decision makingClearly and confidently convey information to a wide audienceShow drive and initiativeHigh attention to detailAct fairly, ethically and with integrity when decision-makingMaintain confidentiality of private or sensitive informationMulti-task and handle competing priorities; adapt and be flexible in a complex changing environmentKeep an open mind, consider unique approaches and be open to change and considerable variety in the workplaceProfessional, polished, poised and positive demeanorShare knowledge and mentor othersWork environmentTravel frequencyOccasional (approximately 5-10 trips annually)Number of Openings:1How to Apply:To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step process.Equal Employment Opportunity:QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.