VP, Group Insurance Underwriting

Prudential Financial   •  

Portland, ME

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


11 - 15 years

Posted 67 days ago

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About the position

Do you want to be part of a smart, ambitious professional team working together to create a better future for our customers and our communities across the US?!!

Become a part of Prudential

As one of the most recognizable financial services companies in the world, Prudential’s employees are building on our 140-year history of financial strength with a focus on innovation and transformation to meet tomorrow’s most complicated challenges. We are committed to growth and development in every single employee, and we see our business success as a direct result of our talent.

What is Group Insurance?

Group Insurance is an operating unit within the U.S. Businesses Division of Prudential that primarily focuses on creating, distributing, and administering a complex range of life and disability insurance products for many top Fortune 500 companies. Prudential has been underwriting group insurance plans since 1916. Today, our Group Insurance business unit is the nation’s second largest group life carrier and a leading disability carrier, proudly servicing nearly 20,000 clients—and insuring more than 20 million employees and their families. Group Insurance has operation centers across the United States.

What will you do and what impact will you have?

The Vice President, Group Insurance Underwriting is responsible for leading the Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Technical Excellence, Shared Services, and Quality Review teams. This position also leads several strategic projects and oversees department expenses. The Vice President, Group Insurance Underwriting must maintain awareness of industry trends and the competitive marketplace and be able to proactively identify potential pricing opportunities designed to drive towards sustainable profitable growth. This position plays a critical risk management role through prudent investigation of product opportunities and development of sound recommendations to senior management.


  • Nurture an environment of high performance and accountability by establishing challenging service, quality & productivity metrics while maintaining a balance with effective risk management
  • Empower employees to challenge the status quo; driving continuous improvement and high levels of efficiency throughout the organization
  • Build capable leadership at all levels of the organization through coaching, training & development
  • Build and maintain effective relationships and feedback mechanisms with sales, operations and other business units that successfully balance earnings and sales objectives
  • Oversees a staff of approximately 35 people in different locations


  • Minimum of 10 years group underwritingexperience; 5+ years of management experience culminating in a senior leadership role within a large group insurance business
  • Experience with leading teams of people in multiple locations
  • Must have deep underwriting knowledge of group life & disability in both middle and large market segments
  • Excellent leadership skills necessary to drive change and innovation while maintaining staff motivation and engagement
  • Disciplined execution and delivery skills with the experience driving accountability and ownership into every level of the organization
  • Experience acting as a key decision maker and member of a senior business leadership team
  • Keen understanding of the insurance industry’s best practices and the industry’s growth patterns and trends
  • Ability to attract, recruit, retain and develop high performing talent
  • Results/accountability orientation; strong client focus; superior oral and written executive communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally with a financial focus such as business management, economics, or finance, strongly preferred

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.