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Underwriter to Executive Underwriter (Environmental)

Company: James River Management Company
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:






Come grow with James River Insurance!James River Insurance is an excess and surplus lines segment of James River Group Holdings, Ltd. and operates on an approved non-admitted basis in 50 states and Washington, DC. Since 2003, James River has provided thousands of commercial property and casualty customers with innovative and creative solutions for particular insurance needs.At James River Insurance, we are committed to providing a stable and rewarding work environment supported by our Core Values and Guiding Principles: Integrity, Accountability, Innovation, Customer Service, Communication, and Teamwork. We are proud of our recent national recognition as a 2021 Top Workplaces USA award. James River Group Holdings, Ltd. is a Bermuda-based insurance holding company which owns and operates a group of specialty insurance and reinsurance companies. The Company operates in three specialty property-casualty insurance and reinsurance segments: Excess and Surplus Lines, Specialty Admitted Insurance and Casualty Reinsurance. The Company tends to focus on accounts associated with small or medium-sized businesses in each of its segments. Each of the Company's regulated insurance subsidiaries are rated "A-" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.Job SummaryJames River Insurance is hiring in its Environmental underwriting division and will consider hiring at the Underwriter, Senior Underwriter, Underwriting Specialist and Executive Underwriter levels. The successful candidate will be responsible for selecting, reviewing, modeling, analyzing and underwriting complex submissions within the context of applying the division's underwriting guidelines and standards; determining the proper terms and conditions for acceptable risks including rating the account to develop the appropriate premium; and developing and maintaining profitable business relationships with brokers.Duties and ResponsibilitiesContinuously exhibit and uphold Core Values of Integrity, Accountability, Communication and Teamwork, Innovation and Customer ServiceAnalyze new business opportunities and develop renewal strategiesAttain quote, premium and division goals as assignedDevelop and maintain strong relationships with brokersUse critical thinking and problem-solving skills to negotiate with brokers on placementsAssist the Underwriting Manager/Division Manager with training, mentoring, and on-boarding of new employees.Travel to meet with brokers within assigned territory at least three times per yearOther duties as assignedKnowledge, Skills and AbilitiesAbility to effectively and properly select, evaluate, model, determine coverage, rate, document, quote and bind accountsAbility to effectively assess riskExcellent verbal and written communication skillsAbility to work independently or in a team environment to complete assignments within the parameters of instructions given, prescribed processes and standard accepted underwriting practicesSolid knowledge of underwriting philosophy and techniquesProven problem solving and decision making skillsStrong negotiation skillsAbility to multi-taskHigh level of initiative and motivationStrong work ethic with a drive to succeedSolid customer service and relationship building skillsProficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Internet researchingExperience and EducationUnderwriterBachelors Degree or equivalent work experienceMinimum of 2 years of related underwriting experience preferably in Excess and Surplus linesPreferably pursuing courses toward professional designations or continuing education.Senior UnderwriterBachelors Degree or equivalent work experienceMinimum of 5 years underwriting experience, preferably in Excess and Surplus linesProfessional designation is preferredUnderwriting Specialist15+ years industry experience, 10+ years in Excess and Surplus lines with specialized coverage and product knowledgeBachelor's Degree or equivalent work experienceSpecific experience in marketing and underwriting of the division related productsProfessional designation is preferredExecutive Underwriter20+ years industry experience, 15+ years in Excess and Surplus lines with specialized coverage and product knowledge

Keywords: James River Management Company, Alpharetta , Underwriter to Executive Underwriter (Environmental), Other , Alpharetta, Georgia

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