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Underwriter 

Description

Position Summary:

The Production Underwriter is primarily responsible for risk evaluation including selection and retention of new and existing business in accordance with Brown & Riding's underwriting philosophy as well as established values, goals, and procedures. The Production Underwriter develops and fosters positive, professional relationships with the company's agency partners, as well as achieves company growth and profitability objectives. The Production Underwriter is a team player, and is expected to exhibit a high level of technical expertise, while exercising sound judgment, and delivering consistent results.

Essential Functions:

  • Selects new business and evaluates renewal accounts in accordance with Brown & Riding's underwriting philosophy, established authority parameters, as well as written/verbal procedures and guidelines
  • Demonstrates a professional, courteous attitude with agents. Responds quickly and ethically to all requests/issues. Delivers on promises and promises only what can be delivered
  • Provides accurate and thorough education to agents about the company's risk selection philosophy and pricing guidelines
  • Monitors performance criteria, including premium and unit count goals, mix of business, written-to-quoted ratio, and declination ratio of assigned agencies and territory
  • Achieves company growth objectives by recognizing sales opportunities, soliciting desirable business, and diligent follow-up on quoted business
  • Travels to agencies providing field underwriting and quoting as needed
  • Reviews claims activity, loss control surveys, and inspection reports for existing policies, handling as required
  • Works with other departments as necessary to resolve policy issues
  • Determines the appropriate course of action for policy changes, delegating to assistant underwriters and/or processing assistants for handling.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Perform other work-related duties, as assigned
  • Work closely with Director of Underwriter in identifying other projects where skills, experience and knowledge can be utilized
 
Position Requirements

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

  • 5+ years insurance experience
  • Exceptional decision making and problem solving abilities
  • Quickly processes information and accepts responsibility for their results
  • Consistently produces accurate work with minimal mistakes. Demonstrates a sense of urgency and regularly meets deadlines.
  • Exceptional organization, follow-up, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Possess an intuitive and proactive approach to business problems and solutions
  • Exhibit good listening skills and a willingness to help and support others
  • Advanced skill level in PC software (Word, Excel and other software, as required)
  • Ability to be flexible in work schedule as needed
  • Manage time to get the job done with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Able to interact with a variety of personality styles
  • Has or is able to secure the appropriate insurance license within the appropriate timeframe as determined by state requirements
 
Category Insurance  
Location Portland Office  
About the Organization Brown & Riding is a wholesale insurance brokerage committed to our Mission, Culture, and Values.

Our Mission: To achieve the best results for our clients by setting the standard of excellence for the wholesale insurance brokerage industry, and build a great firm that attracts, develops, inspires, and retains outstanding people.

Our Culture: Makes us unique and a formidable competitor in the marketplace. It allows our clients, markets, and people to build and enjoy an entirely new wholesale experience.

Our Values: Our organizing principles. They ground us and provide guidance in the face of adversity. Brown & Riding stands for: TEAMWORK, QUALITY, and PROFESSIONALISM.
 
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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