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Underwriting Manager - Online Quoting Division

Company: United Fire Group
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:

Job ID 2019-2054# of Openings 1Job Locations US-IA-Cedar RapidsPosted Date 2019-06-24Category UnderwritingTravel NoneCompany Car Provided NoOverview

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.

The Underwriting Manager - Online Quoting Division is responsible for leading the Online Quoting Division Underwriting Department, directing and assisting staff in meeting production and loss ratio goals; staff hiring, planning, training and development (including 1:1 meetings), developing & executing business plans, implementing & developing competitive and profitable rates & products, maximizing opportunities in regional territory (including state and product expansion), identifying solutions to meet customer needs, contributing to company initiatives, supporting the other regional managers (Marketing, Risk Control, Audit, Support Staff) and operating within budget. Responsible for fostering a constructive culture where all members contribute to our success.

Responsibilities

  • Management & Service
    • Plan and develop department structure, communicate policies, recommend staffing levels, direct staff development, encourage and support effective staff working relationships, reconcile and resolve department conflict.
    • Be a resource on risk evaluation, selection, rating and determination of policy terms and conditions.
    • Underwriting Profitability
      • Develop and implement underwriting standards and procedures
      • Recommend to Regional Manager rating strategy, forms, and filings for each line of business and for each Program.
      • Prepare supporting materials
      • Review and analyze underwriting results to evaluate department performance.
      • Develop & implement strategy to improve or enhance results.
      • Audit underwriting files to monitor quality of underwriting
      • Production & Agency Relations
        • Contribute to identifying opportunities for growth of agencies, products and Programs, including partnering the right underwriter with the right agencies.
        • Work with various corporate departments and other regions to keep UFG products and services current and competitive within the industry

          Qualifications

          • College degree plus five to ten years overall insurance experience, four years in risk selection, three years in supervision.
          • CIC or CPCU is required (CPCU designation is preferred)
          • 5+ years of overall insurance experience
          • 4+ years of experience in risk selection
          • 3+ years of supervisory experienc
          • A visionary, solutions-oriented leader with the ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems, motivate and develop staff, recognize and meet customer needs and to effectively plan and execute a business strategy.
          • Strong technical skills
          • Good understanding of insurance coverages
          • Ability and willingness to make decisions and accept responsibility.
          • Excellent interpersonal skills
          • Effective communication both written and verbal with the flexibility to adapt to a constantly changing environment.
          • Ability to coach, mentor & develop employees.

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Keywords: United Fire Group, Cedar Rapids , Underwriting Manager - Online Quoting Division, Executive , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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