Assistant Vice President, Underwriting - Brokerage

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/06/18
11 - 15 years experience
Accounting, Finance & Insurance
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/06/18

Scottsdale, Arizona; -For the right candidate open to Omaha, NE; Chicago, IL, Cheshire, CT, Alpharetta, GA


  • Provides leadership to assigned staff by leading organizational change; developing and empowering staff; cultivating relationships; putting staff in a position to succeed, meeting their personal career goals while also achieving organizational goals; building effective teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals; driving engagement and creating a climate where staff are motivated to do their best.
  • Consistently drives profitability growth
  • Partner with support functions such as Product Developers, Actuarial, Claims, Regulatory, Risk Control, and IT to build and maintain profitable books of business.
  • Review and approve pricing models appropriate for various types of commercial and personal insurance lines.
  • Establish and monitor lines of authority.
  • Represent company to internal and external customers; build and foster beneficial contacts and networks.
  • Assess needs and develop training to meet the needs of staff to further enhance and grow the product lines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelors’ degree plus 10 years of related underwriting experience or equivalent.
  • Equivalent experience is defined as 14+ years of relevant experience.
  • Strong Underwriting management experience.
  • Experience within Brokerage Casualty is a must.
  • Experience with property, umbrella, garage and manufacturing would be added plus
  • Extensive knowledge of the commercial insurance industry with emphasis on policy development, problem solving, planning, market savvy, financial planning and risk assessment skills.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrates high self-awareness—seeks and embraces candid feedback with resiliency.
  • Ability to translate vision into concrete business plans and strategies.
  • Proven track record of coaching, mentoring and providing career development direction to direct reports.
  • Experience driving effective team behaviors to ensure optimal outcomes.
  • Ability to look for opportunities to drive change and challenge status quo to improve organization.
  • Proven track record of taking appropriate risks and uses failure as a learning opportunity.
  • Fosters collaborative environment.
  • To qualify, all applicants must be authorized to work in the United States and must not require, now or in the future, VISA sponsorship for employment purposes.


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