Underwriting Director – Real Estate Industry
Underwriting Director, Real Estate Industry
This position will be responsible for all home office property and casualty referrals for their assigned offices, representing approximately half of the country.
Fully engage with and understand the local marketplace, competitors, trends and opportunities associated with your office assignments.
Promote an increase in local office underwriting knowledge by providing technical underwriting guidance on risk selection, exposure analysis, loss analysis/ adequate loss picks, pricing adequacy, proper program structure, and the appropriate overall account level risk reward
Work closely with local office underwriters to understand, evaluate, and identify new business opportunities and renewal programs that will deliver our planned financial results
Provide consultation and technical underwriting expertise to local office underwriters on formal account referrals from prospect stage through final approval stage
Foster strong relationships with internal customers (local office underwriters, Managing Directors, RVPs and DEs) and ultimately our distribution partners that specialize in the Real Estate Industry by acting as a trusted technical and sales advisor.
Capitalize on opportunities and recognize the need to take action on profit improvement areas
Focus on risk quality and ensure adherence to underwriting guidelines and authority
Embrace new ideas in support of innovation, product development and appetite expansion
Serve as mentor to local office underwriters in your assigned offices striking the right balance between positive and constructive feedback
Identify and deliver learning opportunities that will contribute to favorable underwriting and financial results for the Real Estate Industry portfolio, as well as, helping to drive individual underwriter performance and knowledge.
Project work that serves to advance our position within the marketplace
Project work that helps us achieve our internal financial goals
Be responsive, act with a sense of urgency, promote teamwork, and collaboration
10+ years of Middle Market Property and Casualty lines underwriting experience
Strong technical underwriting skills with the ability to make timely and quality underwriting decisions
Understands the underwriting issues, product needs and competitive environment for the Real Estate industry
Understands the need to adhere to underwriting appetite and guidelines for all lines of business for the Real Estate Industry sub-segments.
Ability to interact effectively and build strong relationships with individuals internally and externally
Demonstrated creative problem solving and innovative thinking
Prior experience in leading projects or as an assigned mentor desired
Able to deliver outcomes and achieve financial results as well as company goals
Strong influencing skills
Team player with outstanding interpersonal skills
Ability to deal with ambiguity in a matrix organization
Strong internal customer service orientation
Ability to travel as needed
BS/BA degree or equivalent in experience.
CPCU or other related designation(s) attractive.
Operate under the mindset of The Hartford’s Behaviors: Deliver Outcomes, Operate as a Team Player, Build Strong Partnerships and Strive for Excellence.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/Age
Job Function: Middle Market Specialty UW
Primary Location: United States
Job Level: Director
Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree (16 years)
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Overtime Status: Exempt
Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
Remote Worker Option: Yes
Insurance , Risk Management , Underwriting , Mortgage & Real Estate
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