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Contract Bonds Underwriter - Richardson, TX

Great American Insurance Group

Great American Insurance Group

Marketing & Communications
Richardson, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, December 22, 2023

Be Here. Be Great. Working for a leader in the insurance industry means opportunity for you. Great American Insurance Group's member companies are subsidiaries of American Financial Group. We combine a "small company" culture where your ideas will be heard with "big company" expertise to help you succeed. With over 30 specialty and property and casualty operations, there are always opportunities here to learn and grow.

At Great American, we value diversity and recognize the benefits gained when people from different cultures, backgrounds and experiences work collaboratively to achieve business results. We are intentionally focused on fostering an inclusive culture and know valuing diversity is an essential leadership quality. Our goal is to create a workplace where all employees feel included, empowered and enabled to perform at their best.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • Has responsibility for risk selection/rejection, pricing, retention, growth, and profitability within scope of authority and per divisional objectives.
    • Uses independent judgment and initiative to support business goals.
    • Maintains a high level of customer service.
    • Receives and analyzes submissions and determines terms to offer (policy limits, credit limits, deductibles, coverage options and conditions, work programs, etc.).
    • Prices business in accordance with company guidelines.
    • Conducts investigations of new and existing accounts through business owners (banks, owners, creditors, debtors, architects, engineers, criminal record checks, on-site visits, etc.)
    • Assesses risk quality and compliance within company guidelines.
    • Orders and analyzes miscellaneous business reports needed in the rating and underwriting processes, including credit checks, bank agreements, financial statements, and underwriting surveys.
    • Makes recommendations on risks over authority.
    • Enters, maintains, and monitors accounts using underwriting, analysis, and desktop systems.
    • Prepares effective internal and external communications on underwriting issues.
  • Develops and maintains effective business relationships with internal and external customers/coworkers to attract and retain profitable business.
  • Interacts with the producers/insureds, assisting in marketing calls, and participating in underwriting/production calls.
    • Interprets, explains, and markets products and services.
    • Visits producers and principals to retain existing accounts, survey exposures, build and maintain business relationships, and develop new opportunities in support of divisional objectives.
  • Applies underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules, and insurance laws and regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.

Field of Study: Finance, Accounting or a related discipline

Experience: Generally, at least 3 years of related experience.

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We offer competitive healthcare, retirement, and paid time off benefits for full-time and part-time benefit eligible employees.