Commercial Lines Underwriting Director

Southwest US
$105k to $130k
Oct 29, 2020
Dec 28, 2020
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level

About the Role

This is a confidential retained search. This position, in which you can be located anywhere within the Southwest with a property casualty insurance carrier, will be responsible for managing the underwriting and agency management function. The Underwriting Director develops guidelines and procedures regarding risk exposure, application renewal, acceptance, and changes. The Underwriting Director is responsible for managing a team consisting of managers, supervisors, underwriters, and underwriting assistants.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with managing pricing objectives, profit improvement, profit improvement opportunities and combined ratio results
  • Direct the underwriting risk section and underwriting process, planning, reporting, forecasting and business development for the lines of business
  • Provide leadership, technical advice, council and expertise in the development of the underwriting staff
  • Collaborate with the company’s Business Unit Leaders; Actuarial, Reinsurance, Systems, Claims and Legal functions
  • Analyze and evaluate market competition

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of eight years commercial, multi-line, P&C marketing and underwriting experience, including workers’ compensation; four years management experience leading an Underwriting team
  • Track record of seeking process improvements and a sense of urgency directed toward the design of creative solutions
  • Proven analytical and quantitative skills, with strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and time management quality
  • Excellent knowledge of the independent agency system
  • Hands-on underwriting technical experience
  • Excellent relationship building skills

Compensation, Benefits, & Perks

Salary $105k to $130k. Incentive pay with 17.5% target. Competitive benefits.

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