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Commercial Underwriting Expert

Company: Sentry
Location: Dubuque
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

OVERVIEWSentry 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 DOAs 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 regulations.? 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 growth.? 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 data appropriately.? 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 industry segment.??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 skills.???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 RECEIVEThere 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 you?ll receive.

Competitive compensation to reward you for your hard work every day. Generous Paid-Time Off Plan for you to enjoy time out of the office. 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 healthy lifestyle. 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 community. Sentry Foundation gift matching program to encourage charitable giving.?HOW YOU?LL APPLYIf 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 SPECIALISTKaitlyn FordKAITLYN.FORD@SENTRY.COM?ABOUT SENTRYAll 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 income. ?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 OPPORTUNITYIt 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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