Berkley Senior Underwriter in Albany, New York
Acadia Insurance specializes in commercial property casualty insurance. Our company began in 1992 insuring businesses in Maine. Today we offer insurance programs for small and midsize businesses throughout New England and New York State with local offices in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont.
Responsible for new and renewal accounts with a focus on acquisition including underwriting and pricing accounts in accordance with Acadia’s underwriting standards and personal underwriting authority.
Evaluate, select, and price policies for assigned agencies to achieve underwriting profit (within underwriting authority), premium growth, desired business mix, market/agency penetration, and agency management objectives with a focus on new business. Refer risks exceeding authority to management with recommendations for approval or disposition.
Develop and manage assigned agency relationships with producers and customers through visitations and regular customer contact.
Evaluate the performance of assigned agencies on an ongoing basis to ensure company and agency goals and objectives are met. Participate in review and evaluation of agencies and make recommendations on agency management issues. Communicate corporate goals, programs, underwriting policies, procedures, and guidelines to agents.
Monitor production, hit ratios, renewal retention ratios, spread of risk, and other production and quality measures.
Request information needed for underwriting and pricing of assigned business.
Conduct negotiations with assigned agents.
Coordinate loss control, claim, audit and billing services as needed.
Bind reinsurance, review certificates from reinsurers.
Maintain a workflow for your assigned territory which meets all the standards and expectations of the department. Strive to improve processes within the Company to increase the level and quality of service provided to internal and external customers.
Demonstrate a commitment to self-development.
Manage larger agencies and complex accounts.
Act as a resource for others in the department and provide direction to underwriters and support staff as needed.
Negotiate facultative reinsurance on accounts where needed.
Train or assist in training others as necessary. Help co-workers improve their skills by sharing your knowledge.
Develop loss sensitive pricing approaches including retrospective rating plans and large deductibles.
Assist in the training (coverages, new products) of staff.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Operator's license.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and some travel is required.
Job ID: 2020-4416
Name: NY, Syracuse
External Company Name: Berkley
Street: 20 Corporate Woods Boulevard