Excess Casualty Underwriter

Job Description
Education: Qualifications:

Eight or more years of commercial lines underwriting experience preferred. Prior experience underwriting Excess Casualty or Mono-Line Umbrella strongly preferred.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with agents
CPCU or professional insurance designation preferred.
Expert in contract knowledge, underwriting appropriate commercial exposures, and in depth knowledge of regulatory and policy differences among applicable states.
Exceptional negotiation and analytical skills.
Strong computer skills and ability to work with multi-faceted systems.
Ability to effectively and independently manage complex workload while exhibiting very sound judgment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Bachelor's degree preferred.

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
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
Long-term care insurance

We believe strongly that commercial success can be achieved in a manner consistent with principles and ideals that bind us together as one company, that set us apart from our competitors, and that in the end will allow us to say we have succeeded commercially by doing the right thing the right way.

We believe that the Company's success is inextricably linked to our employees' satisfaction and success: satisfaction that they work for an industry leader committed to improving safety, satisfaction that they work for a company that does the right thing, and satisfaction that the company will reward them for their contributions and provide opportunities for personal growth and success.

Job Description:
Advance Your Underwriting Career at Liberty Mutual - A Fortune 100 Company
Are you looking for a Commercial Underwriting opportunity with a responsible company that has consistently outpaced the industry in year over year growth? We have an excellent underwriting opportunity available. As an Excess Casualty Underwriter you will work to manage assigned agencies, select profitable risks and build a profitable portfolio of accounts. In addition to a wide range of benefits, as a direct employee, your insurance education and training are paid by us.

Liberty Agency Underwriters, headquartered in Fairfield, OH, is a Liberty Mutual Agency Corporation company and a member of Liberty Mutual Group. Liberty Mutual Agency Corporation consists of property and casualty and specialty insurance carriers that distribute their products and services primarily through independent agents and brokers. Liberty Mutual Group ranks 71st on the Fortune 500 list of the largest U.S. corporations based on 2009 revenues.

Liberty Agency Underwriters is currently seeking qualified candidates for an Excess Casualty Underwriter position in the greater New York City area.

Job Summary:
Ensures a profitable book of business by appropriately evaluating the acceptability of risks within delegated authority levels. Partners with agents to manage a challenging and/or complex book of commercial business or agency relationships. Demonstrates complex decision-making with little or no supervision, recommending quality exceptions where appropriate to maximize profitability and meet business plans. Markets Company products and services to agents and actively participates in the agency management process.


Analyzes commercial lines accounts to make decisions based on individual risk characteristics, exposure analysis, hazard recognition and control. Utilizes underwriting guidelines and Company best practices to ensure compliance with state regulations. Within delegated authority levels and Company guidelines, accepts, rejects or modifies new and/or renewal business to ensure a profitable book of business.

Markets Company products and services through agents. Develops ongoing relationships with agents to discuss market appetite, quality and profitability of submissions, service standards, and underwriting and/or product changes. Communicates with assigned agents on underwriting issues including, but not limited to, decisions on cancellations, declinations, exposure concerns, and survey results.

Prices business according to Company underwriting and pricing guidelines and ensures department standards are met. Ability to use creativity and underwriting knowledge to write risks and retain business.

Partners with Territory Managers to identify issues or patterns and works to resolve or improve them; participates in agency planning and review processes; and may identify sales and marketing opportunities. Plays an important role in understanding product and market environment.

Trains and educates agent staff on Company products, services, processes, and underwriting philosophy.

Travels, with or without Territory Manager, to assigned agent locations to develop agency partnerships.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Liberty Mutual

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