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Senior Underwriter, Professional Liability

Markel Specialty

Markel Specialty

Marketing & Communications
n front st, harrisburg, pa, usa
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024
What part will you play? If you’re looking for a place where you can make a meaningful difference, you’ve found it. The work we do at Markel gives people the confidence to move forward and seize opportunities, and you’ll find your fit amongst our global community of optimists and problem-solvers. We’re always pushing each other to go further because we believe that when we realize our potential, we can help others reach theirs.

Join us and play your part in something special!

The primary purpose of this position is to underwrite new business and renewals in a profitable manner and according to authority level and established guidelines, and participate in special projects having an impact on the business.

What you'll be doing:

  • Underwrite a book of business including Financial Institutions’ risk management D&O and FI blend lines and Commercial D&O lines for a client base of Fortune 1000 firms;
  • Understand and analyze the financial condition of insureds, including analysis of the Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Statement of Cash Flows;
  • Negotiate with brokers on program structure, premiums, retentions and terms and conditions;
  • Meet outlined objectives related to quote/binder turnaround, policy issuance, renewal management, file maintenance and documentation;
  • Assist with the analysis of coverage and contract language based on industry accepted policy forms;
  • Take lead role in client/underwriter meetings (in-person or remotely) in order to quantify and assess inherent risks and exposures;
  • Maintain up-to-date familiarity with economic and legal factors impacting the FI and D&O portfolio and the overall insurance industry;
  • Assist in management of book rates, aggregate exposure and other aspects of book performance;
  • Cross-sell opportunities to existing customers through the promotion of the Company’s products and services;
  • Participate in projects that have an impact on the business and actively keep your knowledge and skills up to date through courses and seminars where appropriate.

What we're looking for:

  • A minimum of two years’ current experience in underwriting for professional liability; a recent focus in Financial Institutions Professional Liability product lines would be beneficial;
  • Four-year degree in business or related field from an accredited University/College;
  • Experience with industry accepted policy forms and strong working knowledge of applicable endorsement wordings;
  • Strong customer service focus and interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate effectively, and excellent negotiation skills;
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills and excellent problem solving/decision making abilities;
  • Solid understanding of financial statements;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite applications (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Strong work ethic ;
  • Must be a team player and able to work independently as needed.

Who we are:

Markel Group (NYSE – MKL) a fortune 500 company with over 60 offices in 20+ countries, is a holding company for insurance, reinsurance, specialist advisory and investment operations around the world.

We’re all about people | We win together | We strive for better

We enjoy the everyday | We think further

What’s in it for you:

In keeping with the values of the Markel Style, we strive to support our employees in living their lives to the fullest at home and at work.

  • We offer competitive benefit programs that help meet our diverse and changing environment as well as support our employees’ needs at all stages of life.
  • All full-time employees have the option to select from multiple health, dental and vision insurance plan options and optional life, disability, and AD&D insurance.
  • We also offer a 401(k) with employer match contributions, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, PTO, corporate holidays and floating holidays, parental leave.
  • Markel offers hybrid working schedules of 3 days in the office and 2 days remote.

Are you ready to play your part?

Choose ‘Apply Now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.

The base salary offered for the successful candidate will be based on compensable factors such as job-relevant education, job-relevant experience, training, licensure, demonstrated competencies, geographic location, and other factors.

Caution: Employment scams

Markel is aware of employment-related scams where scammers will impersonate recruiters by sending fake job offers to those actively seeking employment in order to steal personal information. Frequently, the scammer will reach out to individuals who have posted their resume online. These "job offers" include convincing offer letters and frequently ask for confidential personal information. Therefore, for your safety, please note that:

  • All legitimate job postings with Markel will be posted on No other URL should be trusted for job Markel Group Careers.
  • All legitimate communications with Markel recruiters will come from Markel.com email addresses.

We would also ask that you please report any job employment scams related to Markel to rarecruiting@markel.com.

Markel is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of any protected characteristic. This includes race; color; sex; religion; creed; national origin or place of birth; ancestry; age; disability; affectional or sexual orientation; gender expression or identity; genetic information, sickle cell trait, or atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait; refusal to submit to genetic tests or make genetic test results available; medical condition; citizenship status; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, familial status, or family responsibilities; military or veteran status, including unfavorable discharge from military service; personal appearance, height, or weight; matriculation or political affiliation; expunged juvenile records; arrest and court records where prohibited by applicable law; status as a victim of domestic or sexual violence; public assistance status; order of protection status; status as a smoker or nonsmoker; membership or activity in local commissions; the use or nonuse of lawful products off employer premises during non-work hours; declining to attend meetings or participate in communications about religious or political matters; or any other classification protected by applicable law.