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Production Underwriting Specialist

Great American Insurance Group

Great American Insurance Group

United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

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.

Great American Risk Solutions writes a diverse mix of property and casualty business, both primary and excess. Risk Solutions writes mostly non-admitted business, partnering with leading wholesalers. We focus on a specialized solution for a diverse market.

Our team members at Great American Risk Solutions display strong personal character, integrity, and honesty. We are driven champions of change and focus on results. We emphasize teamwork, collaboration – among underwriting, claims, and shared services teams – and continuous development of interpersonal and technical skills.

Great American Risk Solutions is currently searching for a Production Underwriting Specialist to join the Great American Risk Solutions E&S Binding team. This candidate may work 100% remote in the United States.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • Experience underwriting in the Mid-West Region of the United States preferred.
  • E&S Contract Binding underwriting experience preferred.
  • Experience underwriting general liability, property and inland marine preferred.
  • Develops and implements strategic underwriting plans with manager for direct reports and assigned territory including initiatives that support growth, profitability, retention, and high levels of customer service.
  • Develops and maintains strategic business relationships with external general agents in order to attract and retain profitable business.
  • Provides leadership, direction and underwriting assistance in the risk selection and resolution of underwriting issues for direct reports and general agents.
  • Provides direct report management through performance management, coaching and development, talent selection, product training and allocating underwriting authority.
  • Monitors the composition, performance and business mix of the assigned territory portfolio to achieve division’s underwriting profitability goals.
  • Has responsibility for risk selection/rejection, pricing, and applies underwriting rules and guidelines.
  • Works on product development projects to develop underwriting guidelines, rates, forms, applications and appetite that align with the strategic direction of the assigned territory and the division.
  • Conducts regular virtual and in-person visits with appointed general agents to retain existing accounts, build and maintain business relationships, and develop new opportunities in support of divisional objectives.
    • Interprets, explains, and markets products and services.
  • Represents the division, as requested by manager, in internal and external meetings, events, and committees.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Liberal Arts or a related discipline.
  • Generally, 6 to 10+ years of related underwriting experience.
  • Progression toward certification in area of expertise preferred; appropriate certifications could include Associate in Underwriting (AU), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Program in General Insurance (INS) or Associate of Risk Management (ARM).

Pay Range: $80k-$150k depending on background and experience.

Business Unit:

Great American Risk Solutions

Salary Range:

$80,000.00 -$150,000.00


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