Senior Production Underwriter / Production Underwriter
Great American Insurance Group
 Chicago, IL


Be Here. Be Great. Working for a leader in the insurance industry means opportunity for you. Great American Insurance Group, a member of American Financial Group, is a Fortune 500 company consistently recognized as a top place to work. We combine a “small company“ culture where your ideas will be heard with “big company“ expertise to help you succeed. With over 30 specialty property and casualty operations and a variety of financial services, there are always opportunities here to learn and grow.Learn more at are currently looking for an Underwriter to work on Product Recall accounts for our Great American Risk Solutions Division who will have responsibility for risk selection / rejection, pricing, retention, growth and profitability per the divisional goals.


  • Has responsibility for risk selection / rejection, pricing, retention, growth and profitability of the book of business that they will be handling per divisional objectives.
  • Uses independent judgment and initiative to support business goals.
  • Maintains a high level of customer service.
  • Analyzes coverage and limit requests and decides what terms to offer.
  • Prices business to ensure profitability.
  • Ensures that appropriate reports are used to manage book of business.
  • Develops and maintains effective business relationships with internal and external customers / coworkers including Reinsurers, Actuary, Marketing, IT and Claims
  • Coordinates claims and underwriting for accounts within authority.
  • Plans and implements goals, strategies, and operating & process methodologies for the unit.
  • Visits MGA and brokers in order to retain existing accounts, build and maintain business relationships and develop new opportunities in support of divisional objectives.
  • Applies underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules and insurance laws and regulations.
  • May Provides guidance and assistance to other team members.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree or 3 to 6 years of commercial underwriting experience or equivalent work experience. Excess and Surplus Lines experience is a plus.
  • Must have strong communication skills to build and leverage excellent customer relationships and to successfully market products and services.
  • Must have strong hands-on experience with various computer systems including rating systems, MS Word and Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • Completion of or progression toward Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation is a plus.