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Sr. Underwriter/Underwriting Manager

Axis Capital Holdings Limited

Axis Capital Holdings Limited

Marketing & Communications
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

This is your opportunity to join AXIS Capital – a trusted global provider of specialty lines insurance and reinsurance. We stand apart for our outstanding client service, intelligent risk taking and superior risk adjusted returns for our shareholders. We also proudly maintain an entrepreneurial, disciplined and ethical corporate culture. As a member of AXIS, you join a team that is among the best in the industry.

At AXIS, we believe that we are only as strong as our people. We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming culture where employees of all backgrounds and from all walks of life feel comfortable and empowered to be themselves. This means that we bring our whole selves to work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, civil union status, family or parental status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodation is available upon request for candidates taking part in the selection process.

The Senior Underwriter or Underwriting Manager underwrites and manages a diverse book of private company Management Liability business, including Directors & Officers, Employment Practices, Fiduciary and Crime; manages and implements marketing to Chicago and Midwest regional brokers; executes LMM regional budget and strategy for growth and profit while adhering to all underwriting guidelines.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
• Prospects new business targets; develops strategies to procure new business
• Forms and develops new relationships as well as maintains and strengthens existing relationships with brokers operating in Midwest LMM Region
• Manages personal book of business including new lines, renewals, and cross-marketing of product lines within AXIS
• Reviews accounts and obtains appropriate authority before quoting/binding.
• Meets established divisional servicing objectives related to quote turnaround, policy issuance, phone management, renewal management, file maintenance, and documentation
• May participate in projects at request of management.

Required Education/Training & Experience:
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Professional designations preferred
• A minimum of four to eight years of experience in executive liability underwriting

Other desired skills and characteristics:
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
• Excellent negotiation and interpersonal communication skills
• Team player
• Strong presentation skills
• Strong basis of financial analysis
• Proven marketing abilities and established relationships with brokers in the area

For this position, we expect to offer a base salary in the range of USD 140K - 160K. The specific salary offer will be based on an assessment of a variety of factors, including the experience of the successful candidate and their work location. In addition, all employees are eligible for competitive incentive targets, with awards based on overall corporate and individual performance. On top of this, we offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes medical plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and much more.