AVP Commercial Auto Underwriting

Addison, Texas
Base Salary + Annual bonus and benefits
Nov 28, 2022
Jan 27, 2023
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level

We are seeking an experienced Commercial Underwriting AVP.  The Commercial Underwriting AVP will effectively underwrite and manage a book of Commercial Auto accounts for an industry leader in property and casualty insurance.  We provide customized Monoline Commercial Auto coverage to a broad range of classes including artisan contractors, construction related, agriculture, manufacturing, and service industries.

Primary Duties

  • Manages a team of commercial auto underwriters
  • Provide underwriting proposals and rate recommendations in a timely manner
  • Utilize company underwriting models and prior experience to evaluate risk
  • Provides ownership and oversight of the underwriting quality control process
  • Review and approve underwriter quote recommendations for accuracy, completeness of analysis and compliance with pricing guidelines
  • Carefully evaluate loss control, financial and other underwriting data to determine if a risk is acceptable
  • Provide rate recommendations that are competitive and ensure long-term profitability for the company
  • Lead and manage producer relationships, in collaboration with peer leadership, including proper support and service delivery activities to ensure achievement of business plan objectives
  • Ensure accuracy of policy documents and assist in drafting manuscript endorsements for assigned accounts
  • Support recommendations with industry data, thoroughly document underwriting files, calculate collateral requirements, and lead account review meetings
  • Maintain positive relationships with internal departments and external customers
  • Assist the marketing team with production and networking efforts through customer and agency visits, seminars, conferences, etc.
  • Monitor a book of accounts to ensure profitability and make recommendations regarding any action needed
  • Conduct industry and competitor research to identify new opportunities and provide direction on business to target
  • Mentor and develop an underwriting team and provide interdepartmental and external training
  • Assist in identifying improvements to the company’s underwriting processes that will lead to profitability and growth


  • Minimum 7+ years of commercial auto underwriting experience for an insurance company or MGA  
  • 3+ years experience managing direct reports
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent work-related experience
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented with effective time management skill
  • Demonstrated leadership success with teams and peers including collaboration, persuasion, vision, emotional intelligence, and talent development
  • Demonstrated success cultivating and maintaining business relationships with key customers to support departmental goals and objectives
  • Proficient computer skills required including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated successful ability to build positive relationships and partnerships within department, across the organization and with external customers
  • Ability to think strategically with supporting analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to function in a fast paced, highly visible, and changing environment
  • Designations such as CIC, CPCU, and/or AU, preferred

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