Industry Practice Leader
Posted on: March 14, 2020
Sentry is seeking a motivated individual to join our Corporate
Underwriting & Product Development team as a Commercial
Underwriting Expert focusing on the commercial insurance lines
supporting the manufacturing industry.
In this position, you will be responsible for managing top and
bottom line performance, providing technical guidance and improving
underwriting results across all business units to assist in the
achievement of planned growth and profitability objectives within
the manufacturing industry segment. You will develop and maintain
technical underwriting guidelines and sophisticated pricing tools
that can be applied to small, middle market and large/national
account customers. While this is a multiline position, there will
be a strong focus on the areas of product liability and excess
coverage. You will also participate in file referrals, along with
evaluating and developing new and emerging products.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
As the Commercial Underwriting Expert, you will be responsible for
managing the manufacturing industry segment within commercial
lines. In this position, you will:
--- Utilize your expertise to handle all issues relating to
assigned industry segment including growth, underwriting,
profitability and product development collaboration. As subject
matter expert, consult, train, develop and increase underwriting
skills across the company.
--- Lead the review of states to analyze profitability of Sentry
and our peers. Analyzes emerging issues, including legislative,
regulatory, coverage and product. Advises underwriting of potential
problem areas and works on strategies to either mitigate or take
advantage of the changing environments.
--- Ensures adherence to company underwriting guidelines and
provides information regarding underwriting best practices and
process recommendations to underwriters and managers. Evaluates
cross-business unit workflow and procedures for consistency and
efficiency. Stays abreast of changing underwriting guidelines and
--- Leads underwriting and book reviews to assess processes and
understand quality of underwriting within specified line of
business for all business units. Consult with information
technology and business units to develop automated underwriting and
processing models that produce efficient and cost-effective systems
that result in consistent underwriting standards. Recommend and
implement effective corrective actions to achieve profitable
--- Partner with the safety services team to evaluate and collect
all appropriate underwriting information. Ensure that the data is
adequate and accurate for the risk insured to understand all
operations, exposures and controls.
--- Collaborate with underwriters, sales, claims, legal and safety
services to research, review and evaluate market trends, new
product ideas, enhancements to existing products or strategic
product extensions and turning ideas into marketable products that
contribute to the effectiveness of market initiatives and help
achieve profitability objectives.
--- Act as an expert for and evaluate all underwriting tools, such
as predictive and pricing models, in support of the specified
industry segment to ensure the company is capturing and utilizing
--- Determine the proper usage, placement and certificate setup for
facultative and treaty reinsurance to limit Sentry's exposure and
provide consistency across all business units.
--- Participate in quality control audits and market conduct exams
involving underwriting. Monitor the underwriting functions to
ensure compliance with corporate policies and practices. Prepare
findings and create training materials to assist in the development
of the claim, sales, safety services and underwriting staff.
WHAT IT TAKES
--- Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.
--- 8 or more years of related work experience.
--- 5 or more years of experience underwriting large complex
accounts within all major classes of specified line of business or
--- Thorough knowledge and experience in developing forms and
ratings tools for both ISO and non-ISO coverage and rates.
--- Effective analytical, human relations and communication
--- Completion or in the process of taking Insurance courses such
as IIA and CPCU preferred.
--- Comprehensive knowledge of reinsurance and bond insurance.
--- Strong attention to detail and critical thinking skills.
WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE
There is a reason why Sentry made Forbes' list of America's Best
Midsize Employers in 2017, 2018, and 2019. At Sentry, we recognize
there are many factors that contribute to your overall satisfaction
both at work, and in your personal life. So, we provide a perfect
mixture of compensation, benefits, company culture, and resources
to ensure your everyday happiness. Below are some benefits that
--- Competitive compensation to reward you for your hard work every
--- Generous Paid-Time Off Plan for you to enjoy time out of the
--- 401(K) plan with a dollar for dollar match on your first eight
percent, plus immediate vesting to help fund your future.
--- Group Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance to encourage a
--- Pretax Dependent Care and Health Expense Reimbursement Accounts
to ease taxes on health spending.
--- Extensive Work-Life Resources to lend a helping hand.
--- Volunteer Time Off so you can dedicate time to the
--- Sentry Foundation gift matching program to encourage charitable
HOW YOU'LL APPLY
If you are interested in joining Sentry's team, select the one
position that you are most interested in being considered for and
complete your online application details. If you have applied with
us before, you will only need to provide your email address and
password. If this is your first time applying, you'll need to
create an account. Please upload your resume directly, in addition
to completing your online application details.
TALENT ACQUISITION SPECIALIST
All of us at Sentry-more than 4,000 associates-have various
talents, skills, and backgrounds. We work together to deliver on
our promises to our policyholders every day. We're proud to offer a
full line of property, casualty, and life insurance products to
help protect businesses, cars, homes, lives, and retirement
Our headquarters is in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with claims and
service offices located throughout the United States. From sales to
claims, and information technology to marketing, we enjoy a
rewarding and challenging work environment with opportunities for
ongoing professional development and growth.
Our bright future is built on a long track record of success. We
got our start in 1904 and have been helping businesses succeed and
protect their futures ever since. Because of the trust placed in
us, we're one of the largest and financially strongest mutual
insurance companies in the United States. We're rated A+ by A.M.
Best, the industry's leading rating authority.
Get ready to own your future at Sentry. Opportunities await.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
It is our policy that there be no discrimination in employment
based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability,
age, marital status, or sexual orientation.
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