Underwriter/Senior Underwriter

Company Name:
James River Insurance Company
Select, review, model, analyze and underwrite submissions of a basic to a complex nature within the context of applying the division's underwriting guidelines and standards. Determine the proper terms and conditions for acceptable risks including rating the account to develop the appropriate premium. Respond to brokers when particular risks do not meet underwriting guidelines and offer alternative options and cross sell other products.
Risk Selection - Analyze new business opportunities and develop renewal strategies
Attain quote, premium and division goals as assigned
Develop and maintain strong relationships with brokers
Ability to effectively and properly select, evaluate, model, determine coverage, rate, document, quote and bind accounts
Collaborate, mentor and train other associates within the division
Use critical thinking and problem solving skills to negotiate with brokers on placements
Ability to work independently and in a team environment to complete assignments within the parameters of instructions provided, prescribed processes and standard accepted underwriting practices
Experience - Underwriters: A minimum of 3 years experience underwriting accounts. Associate Underwriters: 3 years of relevant work experience is required.
Education - Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience. Successfully completed industry specific continuing education, training and/or seminars.
Relationship Skills - Communicates effectively verbally and in writing both internally and externally including well documented underwriting files. Strong negotiation skills.
Organizational/Multi-Task Skills - Ability to multi-task.
Skills - Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and internet researching.
Other - Some travel required.

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