Underwriter - Small Accounts Commercial Lines

Des Moines, Iowa
Competitive salary and benefits
Sep 14, 2016
Nov 13, 2016
Job Type
Full Time

Continental Western Group (CWG) is looking to hire a Small Accounts Commercial Underwriter to work in the Des Moines office for the Great Rivers Region. This position will be responsible for the underwriting and portfolio management of small commercial new and renewal business for the state of Iowa. The selected candidate will perform underwriting analysis including risk acceptance, setting of terms and conditions and commensurate pricing while adhering to Small Commercial company underwriting and pricing guidelines and strategies. This will be accomplished through efficient processes that ensure underwriting quality and profitability through application of appropriate level of underwriting analysis based on risk complexity to accept, decline, modify, rate and quote small business accounts assigned.

This position is also responsible for building and strengthening agency relationships through regular contact on underwriting matters, promoting new business growth, renewal retention and agent portal interface usage. Regular travel in Iowa will be required in order to build relationships, provide portal interface training and educate agents about the Advantage product and CWG services. 

The qualified candidate will possess a minimum of 2 years commercial underwriting experience and experience managing an assigned agency plant and achieving profitability, growth and retention goals. Bachelor's degree and/or insurance related coursework, i.e., CPCU, strongly desired. Must be technology savvy and possess experience with underwriting systems and applications. Dynamic communication and customer service skills as well as strong organizational skills are required. 

Successful candidates will have the ability to produce a high volume of work in a fast-paced environment as well as the ability to recognize and act on opportunities and achieve challenging goals.