Small Commercial Underwriter

Spokane, Washington State

Company Information
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Job Summary
Responsible for the underwriting of Small Commercial endorsements, renewals and/or new business within delegated authority. Goals are focused on supporting key business objectives including account retention and account growth. The incumbent is accountable for underwriting in a high volume environment. Territory is countrywide. Under moderate supervision, operates within authority as delegated by the Business Center Underwriting Director. This job does not manage others

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Evaluation of complex new, renewal and endorsement activities to accept, modify, or decline. As needed, price accounts following defined best practices. Provide technical underwriting analysis and recommendations to other employees within Travelers Small Business Underwriting and Business Centers. Responsible for insuring compliance with underwriting strategies and regulatory requirements. Provide excellent customer service to agents and internal business partners. Responsible for engaging with agents to close individual transactions. Provide technical expertise in the delivery of underwriting training supporting the needs of the local Business Center teams. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum two years property casualty insurance experience required.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
4 year college degree or related insurance industry experience preferred. 2 years underwriting experience preferred.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Business & Technical Knowledge: Strong technical multi-line underwriting skills; strong knowledge of Property/Casualty business and products. Analytical, Problem Solving & Decision Making: Manages own work; takes responsibility for decisions and actions; quantitative reasoning, critical thinking skills. Teamwork & Collaboration: Establishes strong relationships and networks within Select Business and Underwriting Centers, the Travelers Enterprise and externally. Communication: Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Organization: Strong organization and Time Management Skills - Ability to manage multiple tasks; prioritize and work effectively in a fast paced, decision oriented environment.

Environmental/Work Schedules/Other
Monday - Friday 8am-5pm

Physical Requirements
Operates standard office equipment (Continuously) Sitting (can stand at will) (Continuously) Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key (Continuously)

Licensing or Certificates
Insurance Designations (CPCU, INS) preferred Insurance Brokers License preferred

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
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About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.