Executive Underwriter
W.R. Berkley Corporation
 Bellevue, WA

Company Details

Berkley North Pacific is a regional, commercial insurance provider servicing businesses in the Northwest. With local leadership, conversational underwriting, and consultative risk management and claims services, we truly are a relationship driven company.Partnering with a select group of Independent Agents in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, we pride ourselves on the ease of doing business. Additionally, our policy holders can be reassured that their insurance investment is sound, as we are backed by the resources of a fortune 500 company, W. R. Berkley Corporation.

Responsibilities

Job Summary

Responsible for meeting growth and profitability goals within an assigned territory by developing strong agency relationships. Determines acceptability and pricing of risks in accordance with established underwriting guidelines and within established authority level.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Calls on agents to build and enhance strong business relationships to promote profitability and growth of new business and the retention of existing business.
  • Underwrites new and renewal business within established authority by analyzing applications and various reports. Determines accurate classification of business, policy forms, and pricing of risks. Refers accounts exceeding authority level to appropriate staff.
  • Collaborates with specialty areas and others as needed to ensure prompt and professional underwriting service is provided.
  • Assigns work to others within the territory team and collaborates with specialty areas as needed to ensure prompt and professional underwriting service is provided.
  • Analyzes agency results, competitive marketing data and the operating environment of the assigned territory. Develops, implements and monitors action plans as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with Vice President Branch Operations to provide coaching, training, and constructive feedback to others within the territory team.

Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree from a 4-year college or university; or more than 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Advanced insurance education desired, e.g., CPCU, AAI, CIC

Additional Job Requirements

  • Ability to work outside normal work schedule to fulfill responsibilities
  • Ability to travel on a frequent basis

Responsibilities Job Summary Responsible for meeting growth and profitability goals within an assigned territory by developing strong agency relationships. Determines acceptability and pricing of risks in accordance with established underwriting guidelines and within established authority level. Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities - Calls on agents to build and enhance strong business relationships to promote profitability and growth of new business and the retention of existing business. - Underwrites new and renewal business within established authority by analyzing applications and various reports. Determines accurate classification of business, policy forms, and pricing of risks. Refers accounts exceeding authority level to appropriate staff. - Collaborates with specialty areas and others as needed to ensure prompt and professional underwriting service is provided. - Assigns work to others within the territory team and collaborates with specialty areas as needed to ensure prompt and professional underwriting service is provided. - Analyzes agency results, competitive marketing data and the operating environment of the assigned territory. Develops, implements and monitors action plans as appropriate. - Collaborates with Vice President Branch Operations to provide coaching, training, and constructive feedback to others within the territory team.