Senior Underwriter - Primary Casualty

2.8 IFG Companies – Chicago, IL 3 days ago
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Job Brief

Reviews and investigates new business submissions and mid-term endorsement requests to determine acceptability for quoting/binding within granted Letter of Authority and established unit guidelines.

  • Selects, prices, classifies and determines coverage terms of individual general liability risks following established company guidelines and philosophies.
  • Monitors key performance metrics in order to achieve individual and unit goals.
  • Meets production and marketing goals while maintaining underwriting integrity and overall profitability of the product line.
  • Develops production sources and relationships. Maintains excellent communication with brokers and makes broker visits as required.
  • Exhibits thorough working knowledge of sound underwriting principles, policies, procedures, and controls.
  • Works collaboratively with other team members and mentors less experienced underwriters and support staff.
  • Keeps current on issues affecting the general liability line of business as well as the competitors and the overall marketplace. Attends industry conferences as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Knowledge of commercial lines risk, classification, pricing and coverage options with adherence to applicable statutory compliance issues and corporate guidelines.
  • Knowledge of basic property and inland marine coverages preferred.
  • Working knowledge of the wholesale agency distribution system preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and analyze data and make an informed, calculated risk decision.
  • Strong computer skills (Excel|Word|SharePoint) with demonstrated high accuracy output
  • Strong problem solving, reasoning, and decision making skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks while meeting established deadlines.
  • Ability to demonstrate planning and organizational skills.
  • Proven team player and energetic personality.

  • College degree or equivalent work experience with demonstrated involvement in insurance industry education.CPCU designation preferred.
  • Five years commercial general liability insurance experience.

  • Physical demands are considered to be that of an office environment, climate controlled, with minimal physical exertion.This position requires prolonged sitting, ability to utilize a computer and interactions with others in meetings or via phone.
  • Travel required.

  • We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), flexible spending, short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, long-term care insurance, education assistance and paid time off.
IFG Companies is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

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