Commercial Lines, Underwriting Manager

American National Insurance   •  

Glenmont, NY

Industry: Insurance


8 - 10 years

Posted 272 days ago

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American National is seeking enthusiastic industry professionals with demonstrated work experience, preferably in the field of underwriting, to lead a team of underwriters skilled in the areas of (commercial and agriculture). The ideal candidate will provide training, guidance, and support for team members, while maintaining company service standards by managing and executing operational strategy.


Primary responsibilities will include:


Coach and mentor a team of underwriters with various skills and position levels

Train and develop new and existing team members

Administer and monitor underwriting authority for team 

Actively monitor territory growth, retention, and profitability goals / Develop plans to engage the team, agents, and agency managers

Monitor and manage underwriter assignments and maintain balanced workflow to ensure underwriters are adhering to service expectations 

Research and draft formal responses to the Department of Insurance and/or consumer filed complaints

Maintain open and collaborative communication with team and agency managers in assigned territories

Support and / or lead special projects at the request of the Director or Vice President of Underwriting to include product enhancements, policy form or language development, reunderwriting initiatives, etc.


The most successful candidate will possess the below qualifications and attributes:


4year completed degree or equivalent industry work experiencepreferred

(7) years’ industry experience with a minimum of (3) years as a desk underwriter preferred

Prior supervisory / leadership experiencepreferred

Ongoing interest in continuing education and development- INS, AU, or CPCU designations preferred

Must be a team-player and thrive in an open and collaborative work environment

Commercial lines and / or Agriculture product knowledge desired

Thorough understanding of insurance coverage, rules, and regulations desired

Ability to understand and effectively communicate corporate goals, objectives, and strategies to front line teams; while also having the ability to represent and advocate for the department when applicable

Ability to work independently and take initiative

Strong focus on leading by example

Solid organizational skills and attention to detail

Comfortable and confident public speaker

Ability to multi-task in fast paced work environment

Creative and innovative problem solver

Ability to utilize analytical skills and judgment to reach appropriate decisions on time-sensitive matters

Strong conflict management and resolution skills

Ability to travel as-needed