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Underwriting Manager, Commercial Insurance, Public Entity

Company: Liberty Mutual
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 14, 2018

Job Description:

Launch your career at Liberty Mutual Insurance - A Fortune 100 Company! The Senior Underwriting Manager is responsible for overseeing the underwriting operations of a region or segment. Builds expertise by selecting, developing and managing a unit of technically competent underwriters with multi-line expertise, confidence of judgment and deal orientation. Identifies and pursues opportunities for profitable growth in order to achieve a balanced, profitable and quality book while protecting Company assets. Develop and maintain effective business relationships with distribution and service partners. Applies an advanced level of expertise and judgment to analyze data prepared by underwriters and provides approval for risk selection and acceptance, coverage, and price for multi-line business.Responsibilities:

  • Leadership: Responsible for the acquisition, retention and development of senior level underwriting talent. Formally manages, guides, mentors, and coaches underwriters in both technical and professional skills. Fosters an environment conducive to continuous improvement and root cause problem solving activities.
  • Risk Selection: Responsible for developing and implementing a strategy to better evaluate risk quality and further UWs skillset in qualifying, selecting and assessing risk.
  • Agent/Broker Relationships: Establishes and maintains high level of relationship management with key Agents and Brokers. Develops underwriters negotiation, communication and general deal making skills.
  • Portfolio Management: Evaluates portfolio performance based on profitability metrics, multiline diversification, reinsurance, production metrics and industry trends. Defines strategy and oversees execution of continuously improving portfolio in alignment with division or segment objectives.
  • Quality Audit and Account Review: Ensure files meet regulatory requirements and internal documentation standards. Coaches underwriters to articulate thought process, decision making within both account reviews and file documentation.


    • This is the second level of front-line management or first level operations manager.

    • Incumbents supervise a larger group of underwriters who analyze a company's exposures, hazards, financial ratios, commercial property and casualty insurance coverage, loss history, pricing targets, and desired program structure to recommend whether to proceed with an account, and if so, under what terms and conditions.

    • Accountable for risk selection and pricing decisions as well as channel management/relationships for an assigned group of producers.
    • May also manage underwriting support function


      We recognize that talented people are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, comprehensive benefits packages and outstanding advancement opportunities. For this reason we offer a Comprehensive Benefits Plan that includes the following:

      • 401K and Company paid pension plan
      • Medical coverage
      • Dental coverage
      • Paid time-off
      • Pay-for-Performance
      • Discounts on automobile and homeowner's insurance
      • Discount fitness memberships
      • Flexible spending accounts
      • Tuition reimbursement
      • Vision care coverage
      • Work/Life resources
      • Credit Union membership
      • Employee and Dependent life insurance
      • Disability insurance
      • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance

        At Liberty Mutual, we give motivated, accomplished professionals the opportunity to help us redefine what insurance means; to work for a global leader with a deep sense of humanity and a focus on improving and protecting everyday lives. We create an inspired, collaborative environment, where people can take ownership of their work; push breakthrough ideas; and feel confident that their contributions will be valued and their growth championed.

        Were dedicated to doing the right thing for our employees, because we know that their fulfillment and success leads us to great places. Life. Happiness. Innovation. Impact. Advancement. Whatever their pursuit, talented people find their path at Liberty Mutual.



        Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago

        Schedule: Full-time

        Salary: $133,000-$175,000

        Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (--16 years)

        Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

        Keywords: Liberty Mutual, Chicago, Underwriting Manager, Commercial Insurance, Public Entity, Executive, Chicago, Illinois

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