Regional Underwriting Manager

Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Merchants offers a competitive salary, outstanding bonus potential and attractive benefits package.
Oct 30, 2020
Dec 29, 2020
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level

Regional Underwriting Manager

Mt. Laurel, New Jersey

Merchants Insurance Group, is a leading Property and Casualty Insurer in the Northeast, and is looking for an experienced Regional Underwriting Manager for our Commercial Lines Underwriting team located in our Mt. Laurel, New Jersey Office.  The safety of our colleagues, both current and future, is Merchants Insurance Group’s highest priority. At this time, most of our colleagues are working remotely due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The candidate selected for this position will be trained remotely and must be able to work from home in a designated work area until such time as it is determined to be safe for colleagues to return to the office.

The Regional Underwriting Manager will become part of a dedicated underwriting management team focusing on leadership and mentoring of underwriting colleagues. This position interacts extensively with internal colleagues, company management and outside Agent personnel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Cultivating solid relationships with company agents and internal staff while working towards achieving the most optimal outcomes for Merchants and our policyholders.
  • Managing activities and development of underwriters in accordance with departmental objective and standards.
  • Achieving regional underwriting goals and objectives by providing guidance and direction to the regional staff regarding underwriting guidelines and identifying and rectifying the underwriting and book of business issues.
  • Achieving regional loss ratio and production goals for commercial lines of business.


Qualifications & Skills:

  • Qualified candidates will have a 4 year degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Property and Casualty insurance related coursework is desired i.e. CPCU.
  • A minimum of 7 years commercial underwriting experience.
  • Previous supervisory or management experience is required.
  • Previous Agency relationships within the local insurance industry – NJ & PA is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of local industry developments and trends.
  • Microsoft Office knowledge as well as the ability to work with internal company systems (WINS, ImageRight etc.).
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • The ability to travel at least 25% of the time to meet with agents, conduct sales meetings, and develop customer relationships.
  • A valid driver's license is required.

Merchants Insurance Group Benefits:

  • Welcoming and positive work environment
  • Flexible work arrangements, including flex scheduling and summer hours
  • Competitive pay scale
  • Generous paid time off package
  • Full Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, 401(k) employer match amount is 100% up to 6% of your annual contributions. You are immediately 100% vested in the employer match dollars.
  • Two outstanding company bonus programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement

And many more exciting company benefits!!

Please visit our website to apply online at: EOE.