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Underwriting Supervisor

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2020-2244
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1
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US-TX-Webster
:
9/14/2020
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Underwriting
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10%
No
 
 

Overview:

UFG offers you an award-winning workplace and a trustworthy, financially stable company. While we’ve always known our commitment to employees and financial stewardship, it is good to have others recognize our dedicated efforts. We've been named an Iowa Top Workplace by the Des Moines Register for four consecutive years, and included on Forbes’ “America’s Most Trustworthy Financial Companies” every year since 2014. Additionally, UFG is a super-regional property and casualty insurer rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.

 

UFG is currently hiring for an Underwriting Supervisor to work out of our Webster, Texas office,  This individual will manage a territory averaging $59,000,000 in written premium, while providing meaningful support for regional and company initiatives. The Underwriting Supervisor supports underwriters in delivering quality products and services to our customers that fit our appetite and underwriting vision by offering training, support, file audits & approvals.   They will provide a supportive, constructive environment for team members as well as identify training needs and development opportunities to assist team members meeting their individual and collective potentials.  Additionally, they will enhance agency relationships by hiring the right team members and matching the right underwriters with agency partners. 

Responsibilities:

Underwriting Management

  • Coordinate and assist in production, underwriting activities, training, mentoring and workflow for all team members.
  • Coordinate maintenance of rates, rules, and forms, including gather and analyzing information.
  • Assist underwriters to manage their territories to optimize growth while maintaining underwriting discipline to keep loss ratios at profitable levels.
  • Depending on the needs of the region, may directly underwrite for certain agents or specific accounts.

Team Management Coaching and Training

  • Review and sign off on file referrals for underwriting staff
  • Monitor and report to Underwriting Managers, underwriting quality and team.
  • Evaluate, develop and administer regular 1:1 meetings, salary recommendations and annual operating plan
  • Monitor team performance, develop coaching and development plans.
  • Document and discuss performance related issues.
  • Develop and facilitate training sessions per branch needs and for the Producer school & Underwriter Trainee program.
  • Interview and select new team members.

Agency Management/Marketing

  • Coordinate & Assist in customers/agency relations including agency review and implementation of strategic plan
  • Develop & Implement individual business plans for key agents
  • Assist in identification of new production sources.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • 4 year college degree preferred
  • AU designation and striving to achieve CIC or CPCU designation.

Experience:

  • 5+ years of insurance experience.

Knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Leader, motivator & coach.
  • Effective communicator with strong analytical skills, creativity and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to develop a plan and to successfully implement the plan with minimal supervision.
  • Technical expertise in insurance with strong knowledge of risk appetite.
  • Ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships with agency partners.
  • Ability to hire and retain contributing team members.
  • Excellent delegation and employee development skills.
  • Ability to offer input to Underwriting Managers on rate structure, product needs and emerging issues.


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