The Senior Director of Underwriting is responsible for developing the strategic direction and leading the commercial lines underwriting teams with a focus on profitable growth, service excellence and sound underwriting.
Leads Underwriting managers and teams to achieve departmental goals; Responsible for minimizing the indemnity and expense impact on the combined loss ratio, increased profitability, service excellence and compliance with company procedures and regulatory requirements. Leverages people, technology and processes to drive innovation within product line(s); Identify opportunities to move department forward while still embracing Mercury’s fundamental underwriting core.
Proactively formulates and executes underwriting strategy by applying data/reporting, market knowledge and experience to identify opportunities and develop efficient processes.
Balances risk management with the desire for short and long term strategic growth potential across multiple product lines; Partner effectively with product and sales/marketing to maximize profitable results for assigned product lines. Oversees strong agency relationships within regions and ensure service excellence standards are upheld.
Builds industry leading underwriting teams through strong leadership; Motivate Directors/Managers and ensure top talent is recruited, retained and developed. Responsible for recruitment, retention, performance management, employee motivation, morale, staff development and talent management within assigned product lines.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
8+ years working in an underwriting leadership position
Position can be based in Brea, CA. Austin, TX and/or Clearwater, FL offices.
Team Player:Works well as a member of a group
Leader:Inspires teammates to follow them
Functional Expert:Considered a thought leader on a subject
Self-Starter:Inspired to perform without outside help
Growth Opportunities:Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility
Goal Completion:Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
Ability to Make an Impact:Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
Bachelors or better.
Licenses & Certifications
Chart Prop Cas UW