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Underwriting Manager - AgriBusiness

Great American Insurance Group

Great American Insurance Group

Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 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.

Running a farm or ranch has always involved a lot of risks. But these days, rapid changes in the industry are raising the stakes. Advanced technologies and new environmental concerns are pushing farming and ranching in new directions. But no matter how much things change, one thing never will: Great American's AgriBusiness® Division's commitment to keeping farmers and ranchers strong with effective insurance coverage.

The AgriBusiness Division has been helping farmers and ranchers manage the uncertainties of doing business as far back as 1886. Today, the division provides coverage for full-time farms, ranches, and other agricultural operations in 44 states. The farm products can cover businesses that range from fruit and vegetable farms to livestock operations and the equine farm products cover a wide range of risks ranging from monoline property and liability, care custody or control to umbrella and auto.

We are looking for an Underwriting Manager to join our AgriBusiness Division in our Cincinnati, OH office.

Benefits Include:

  • Competitive pay rates
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans.
  • Excellent 401(k) plan
  • 24 days of paid time off accrued, plus 8 paid holidays per year.
  • Employee wellness programs and more

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • Oversees employees in functions of the team/unit/department.
  • Has accountability for the risk selection/rejection, pricing, retention, growth, and profitability (per divisional objectives) decisions made by members of the team/unit.
    • Empowers employees to use independent judgment and initiative to support business goals.
    • Oversees analysis of coverage and limit requests and decisions for what terms to offer.
    • Ensures business is priced in accordance with company guidelines.
    • Assesses risk quality and compliance within company guidelines and initiates appropriate loss prevention actions.
    • Ensures that appropriate reports are available, accessed and appropriately used for rating and underwriting processes.
  • Ensures that effective business relationships with internal and external customers/coworkers are developed and maintained in order to attract and retain profitable business.
  • Ensures the provision of excellent customer service. Develops and monitors management reports on service levels, activity, and customer experience. Makes appropriate recommendations for and implements improvements.
  • Administers, applies, and may update underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules, and insurance laws and regulations.
  • Analyzes quality and quantity of risks underwritten and prepares reports to communicate this information.
  • Ensures that the team meets performance targets.
  • Responsible for performance and coaching of staff and decisions regarding talent selection, development, and performance management. Ensures new members of the team receive proper training.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study: Business, Liberal Arts or a related discipline.

Experience: 5 to 8 years of years of related experience, including 1 to 3 years of leadership experience. May be in the process of obtaining or may have already completed certification in area of expertise; 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).

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