Primary Casualty Underwriter

James River Insurance - 30+ days ago

Come grow with James River Insurance!


James River Insurance is a specialty insurer operating on an approved non-admitted basis across the United States. 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, Innovations, Customer Service, Communication, and Teamwork.


Job Summary


James River Insurance is seeking candidates for its Primary Casualty division based in Scottsdale, AZ and will consider hiring at the Underwriter, Senior Underwriter, Underwriting Specialist, and Executive Underwriting levels. The successful candidate will be responsible for reviewing and analyzing underwriting data in order to determine if risks meet corporate underwriting standards calculate appropriate premium and determine proper terms for acceptable risks and respond to brokers when risks do not meet underwriting guidelines. Underwriters are also responsible for developing and maintaining profitable business relationships with brokers.


Duties and Responsibilities




Continuously exhibit and uphold Core Values of Integrity, Accountability, Communication and Teamwork, Innovation and Customer Service

Analyze new business opportunities and develop renewal strategies

Attain quote, premium and division goals as assigned

Develop and maintain strong relationships with brokers

Use critical thinking and problem solving skills to negotiate with brokers on placements

Travel to meet with brokers within assigned territory at least three times per year

Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities




Ability to effectively and properly select, evaluate, model, determine coverage, rate, document, quote and bind accounts

Ability to effectively assess risk

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to work independently or in a team environment to complete assignments within the parameters of instructions given, prescribed processes and standard accepted underwriting practices

Solid knowledge of underwriting philosophy and techniques

Proven problem solving and decision making skills

Strong negotiation skills

Ability to multi-task

High level of initiative and motivation

Strong work ethic with a drive to succeed

Solid customer service and relationship building skills

Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Internet researching

Experience and Education


Underwriter




Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience

Minimum of 2 years of related underwriting experience preferably in Excess and Surplus lines

Preferably pursuing courses toward professional designations or continuing education.

Senior Underwriter




Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience

Minimum of 5 years underwriting experience, preferably in Excess and Surplus lines

Professional designation is preferred

Underwriting Specialist




15+ years industry experience, 10+ years in Excess and Surplus lines with specialized coverage and product knowledge

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

Specific experience in marketing and underwriting of the division related products

Professional designation is preferred

Executive Underwriter




20+ years industry experience, 15+ years in Excess and Surplus lines with specialized coverage and product knowledge

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

Specific experience in marketing and underwriting of the division related products

Professional designation is preferred
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