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W. R. Berkley

W. R. Berkley

Marketing & Communications, Software Engineering
Berkeley, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024

Underwriter

Location Name NJ, Morristown - Suite G50
ID
2024-10295
Date Posted
2 months ago(3/27/2024 11:34 AM)
Company
Berkley One
Primary Location
US-NJ-Morristown
Loc2
IL, Chicago - 550 W Jackson Blvd - 5th Floor
Category
Underwriting

Company Details

Berkley One exists to insure and protect the lifestyles of a modern generation of affluence. We seek clients that are sophisticated individuals and families who require world-class risk and claims management customized to their needs, a team of select expert independent agents and innovative digital tools to keep it simple and easy. We’ll blend our partners, products and capabilities with all that is Berkley, generating a modern solution for the customers we serve.

Our culture is one of innovation, creativity and teamwork. Our team is highly motivated, passionate about our business, and deeply experienced in developing and delivering product and service solutions in the personal insurance marketplace.

The company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Responsibilities

We have an opportunity for an Underwriter to join our Berkley One team! You will be responsible for transactional underwriting and functions associated with underwriting risks on behalf of our high net worth clients. We have four openings available (due to growth - very exciting!). These roles can be based in our offices in either: Morristown, NJ or Chicago, IL.

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:

  • In our rapidly growing environment, new business is the focus of the underwriter’s day at Berkley One; you will use your excellent experience and decision-making skills to seek the most profitable business
  • Protect our portfolio by collaborating with risk management to identify and recommend solutions that ultimately make the risk better than when it started
  • Innovate with the team and larger organization to effect the changes you want to see whether it be in the day to day or larger organization priorities
  • Partner with a designated group of agents with focus on individuals and creating Berkley One champions by building strong relationships, coaching on new business solutions, and taking time to understand what’s most important to the agent and client
  • Consult and help agents understand our appetite and apply that knowledge to risk selection
  • Utilize our cutting-edge technology tools that help you monitor the quality of your book of business and use the knowledge in your individual decisions
  • Collaborate with Distribution and Marketing colleagues to co-create plans that drive the business

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 3-5+ years of high net worth personal lines underwriting experience
  • Incredible empathy and understanding of the needs of customers, both insureds and their agents alike
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, a communication style flexible to the situation, and able to communicate clearly and with a purpose
  • A strong sense of accountability and ownership
  • Natural curiosity, a love of learning how things work and always on the lookout for innovative improvements
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft suite of products
    Calm under pressure; you have excellent organizational skills, integrity, and great follow-through on tasks; you are comfortable challenging norms while working collaboratively with colleagues at all levels of the organization
  • A strong customer service bias
  • Flexibility to work an alternate work schedule including coverage for West Coast customers
  • Ability to travel as needed, including overnight travel

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.

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.
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