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Executive Underwriter-Surety

W. R. Berkley

W. R. Berkley

Marketing & Communications
Berkley, MI, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2024

Executive Underwriter-Surety

Location Name CA, Santa Ana
ID
2024-10035
Date Posted
1 week ago(5/23/2024 3:54 PM)
Company
Berkley Surety Group
Primary Location
US-CA-Santa Ana
Loc2
California
Category
Underwriting

Company Details

Berkley Surety is a highly professional, service-oriented surety underwriting management company, providing a full spectrum of bonds for contract, environmental, and commercial surety accounts through multiple distribution channels in both the United States and Canada. We write on behalf of W. R. Berkley Corporation member company Berkley Insurance Company, which has an A.M. Best rating of A+ (Superior). We pride ourselves on building strong relationships with our agents. We highly value the insight and expertise our agency partners bring to the table which helps us provide timely and predictable surety solutions.

Responsibilities

We have an opportunity for an Executive Underwriter-Surety to join our team! You will be responsible to produce and underwrite new and renewal business from assigned agents/brokers in the primary line of business. This position involves both outside and inside business development and includes direct responsibility for agency development and management within a book of business.

We have a welcoming culture valuing our employees – we trademarked the phrase Everything Counts, Everyone Matters® to describe the Berkley commitment to our people and how we do business. We believe that every person in the organization is important and every accomplishment makes a difference in our results. Come join us!

Key functions include but are not limited to:

  • Underwrite, assess, and manage surety program needs within a portfolio of active accounts
  • Effectively evaluate bond forms and contract documents in an effort to assess risk
  • Develop and leverage productive agency/client relationships through a high level of visibility with agents, brokers and clients in support of business objectives
  • Plan and execute effective regular travel to develop and enhance new and existing producer and account relationships
  • Effectively communicate the mission and objectives of Berkley Surety in account meetings with confident, clear communication
  • Document and maintain accurate account information in our information systems, on a timely basis
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 7-10+ years of Surety underwriting experience
  • Banking or Credit Analysis background is a plus
  • Ability to to read, analyze, discuss and interpret financial statements, bond forms, contract documents and government regulations and reach appropriate risk assessment conclusions
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with the ability to write clear and effective reports and business correspondence so that others will clearly understand the content and the intent
  • Ability to provide well developed recommendations in support of new and existing accounts, as well as client bond needs
  • Strong analytical, decision-making, and problem solving skills
  • Strong PC skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Self-motivation and an out-going orientation with strong customer focus

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Additional Company Details

We do not accept any unsolicited resumes from external recruiting firms.

The company offers a competitive compensation plan and robust benefits package for full time regular employees including:

• Base Salary Range: $125,000 - $180,000
• Eligible to participate in annual discretionary bonus
• Benefits include: Health, dental, vision, dental, life, disability, wellness, paid time off, 401(k) and profit-sharing plans

The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment.

Sponsorship Details

Sponsorship not Offered for this Role

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