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Underwriter - Contract Binding

Markel Specialty

Markel Specialty

Marketing & Communications
Alpharetta, GA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024
What part will you play? If you’re looking for a place where you can make a meaningful difference, you’ve found it. Because, at Markel, the work you do gives people the confidence to move forward and seize opportunities. Whether you’re wild about horses, bananas for boats or driven by data, 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 position encompasses Binding P&C underwriting for the Markel Specialty Southeast Region located in Alpharetta, GA. The focus of the position includes reviewing, analyzing, accepting, and declining risks to ensure profitability for Markel. The Underwriter will communicate with underwriting management and national product line leaders on individual accounts, current and proposed producers, and make recommendations concerning operations, systems and procedures when appropriate. They will also monitor producers for profitability and production while developing and maintaining productive relationships with said producers. The Underwriter will review exposures, terms, conditions and pricing while underwriting new and renewal business and handle related servicing. They will also implement corrective measures on renewal accounts as needed and monitor producers for profitability and production. In addition, they will market products to producers by coordinating marketing plan with regional and national marketing associates as well as participate in audits and/or underwriting meetings as required.

What you'll be doing:

  • Reviewing, analyzing, accepting, and declining risks to ensure profitability for Markel.
  • Communicating with underwriting management on individual accounts, current and proposed producers, and to make recommendations concerning operations, systems and procedures when appropriate.
  • Underwrite and select new business that will produce an underwriting profit.
  • Review submissions and identify exposure and risk from information provided.
  • Underwrite renewal business review terms, conditions and pricing and handle related account servicing.
  • Monitor producers for profitability and production.
  • Monitor results of the overall book of business assigned; and recommend corrective action as necessary.
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships within assigned region and product line management.
  • Participate in audits and/or underwriting meetings as required.
  • Cross-sell opportunities with other Markel divisions through the promotion of Markel’s products and services.
  • Coordinate with other Markel platforms on common accounts.
  • Travel within the Northeast region.

What we're looking for:

  • Minimum 5+ years of current experience underwriting profitable Binding or related business (position title will depend upon experience);
  • Bachelor’s degree and industry designations (proven, outstanding experience can be substituted for education);
  • Proven outstanding reputation with wholesale and retail distribution;
  • Knowledge of pricing accounts using loss rating and actuarial modeling tools/techniques;
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment;
  • Proven excellent customer service skills;
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and skills reflective of progression of positions of increasing responsibility;
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Superb MS Office and underwriting system skills;
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills;
  • Must be a team player that enjoys a flexible and spontaneous business environment.
  • US Work Authorization required. Markel does not provide visa sponsorship for this position, now or in the future.

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.

Should you require any accommodation through the application process, please send an e-mail to the rarecruiting@markel.com.

US Work Authorization

  • US Work Authorization required. Markel does not provide visa sponsorship for this position, now or in the future.