AVP, Lead Underwriter - Accident & Health

  • QBE Insurance Group
  • $98,790.00 - 167,060.00 / Year *
  • 130 E Washington St, North Attleboro, MA 02760
  • Full-Time



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Execute Accident & Health (A&H) underwriting business strategy by leading business development and growth through building relationships within assigned areas and applying sound decision making to underwrite business that contributes to a profitable portfolio. Responsibilities include new business production, renewal retention and the overall profitability of assigned book of business. This role is critical for driving territory results for A&H.. All qualified applicants who would like to work remotely within the U.S. will be considered for this opening.. Primary Responsibilities. Utilize product line subject matter expertise to underwrite insurance risks within assigned area of responsibility by negotiating rates, terms and conditions for existing and new business and managing production and issue of contract documentation to meet business needs. Initiate and maintain product and rating development by communicating with internal business partners to share knowledge of opportunities for new products and business growth. Collaborate with senior department leaders and key stakeholders by sharing specialized knowledge and recommending opportunities for improvement to influence strategy development. Measure and optimize portfolio progress by reviewing and analyzing underwriting data and. monitoring industry best practices to identify opportunities for continuous improvement. Build and maintain relationships with current and potential customers by networking and providing personalized and quality customer service to share and clarify information and maximize company brand. Promote adherence to the underwriting framework by communicating internal guidelines,. regulatory and legal requirements and reinsurance requirements to less experienced underwriters and demonstrating adoption of good practices to ensure compliance and minimize risk. Optimize department operations by supporting junior underwriters and participating in the review and analysis of the portfolio and participating in internal meetings as required to share and develop strategy, knowledge and best practices. Manage budgeted resources by anticipating expenditures, accurately forecasting resource. needs/costs and properly accounting for expenses to meet requirements and achieve fiscal. responsibility. Required Qualifications. Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Experience: 10+ years relevant experience. Preferred Qualifications. Experience. Underwriting experience in a high-production environment; increasing levels of. responsibility. Preferred Knowledge. Advanced working knowledge of underwriting department processes and procedures. Events affecting the industry, including understanding of competition and the marketplace. Principles and processes for providing customer service. Products and concepts relating to the insurance industry. Continuous improvement methodology and principles. Evaluating information to determine compliance with standards -- Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. Preferred Competencies/Skills. Understand market trends and current organizational strategies. Collaborate with key stakeholders. Build and maintain professional networks. Communicate information in a clear, well-organized, and professional manner. Drive for stakeholder success. Build and capitalize on beneficial internal and external relationships. Effectively and efficiently present logic, reasoning, and analysis to others. Win concessions without damaging relationships. Complete tasks attentively and thoroughly. Share knowledge and mentor others. QBE Cultural DNA. Everything we do at QBE is underpinned by our DNA (which interlinks seven cultural elements) - because we know it's not just what we do that matters, it's how we do it that makes the difference. We expect all employees to role model and inspire the right behaviors that link to our cultural elements:. We are customer-centered. We are technical experts. We are diverse. We are fast-paced. We are courageous. We are accountable. We are a team. All employees are expected to adhere to QBE's Code of Ethics and Conduct and apply sound risk management practices. Work environment. Travel frequency: Occasional (approximately 5-10 trips annually). Physical demands: General office jobs: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is not substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Must have the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Must be able to operate basic office equipment including telephone, headset and computer. Incumbent must be able to lift basic office equipment up to 20 lbs.. To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job. responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.. Number of Openings:. How to Apply:. To submit your application, click \"Apply\" and follow the step by step process.. Equal Employment Opportunity:. QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.. QBE Insurance Group is one of the world's top 20 general insurance and reinsurance companies, with operations in all the key insurance ma...
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