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Senior P&C Underwriter

Great American Insurance Group

Great American Insurance Group

Marketing & Communications
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 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’s Ocean Marine Division is seeking a senior level P&C Underwriter to support select Ocean Marine books of business. This role is based in our Cincinnati, OH office and offers a hybrid schedule. The ideal candidate will have 3-6 years of experience underwriting commercial P&C lines, with a strong focus on property and auto.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • Has responsibility for risk selection/rejection, pricing, retention, and profitability per divisional objectives.

    • Uses independent judgment and initiative to support business goals.

    • Maintains a high level of customer service.

    • Analyzes coverage and limit requests and decides what terms to offer.

    • Prices business in accordance with company guidelines.

    • Assesses risk quality and compliance within company guidelines.

    • Orders and screens miscellaneous reports needed in the rating and underwriting processes, such as Motor Vehicle reports, loss history reports, loss control, etc.

  • Develops and maintains effective business relationships with internal and external customers/coworkers in order to attract and retain profitable business.

    • Interprets and explains products and services.

    • Develops relationships with internal marine underwriters, and agents & brokers through telephone and email interactions.

  • Applies underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules, and insurance laws and regulations.

  • Provides guidance and assistance to lower level positions.

  • May have responsibility for performance and coaching of staff and may have a participatory role in decisions regarding talent selection, development, and performance management for direct reports.

  • 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: Generally, 3 to 6 years of related 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).

Business Unit:

Ocean Marine

Benefits:

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