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W. R. Berkley

W. R. Berkley

Marketing & Communications, Software Engineering
Berkley, MI, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024


Location Name NC, Charlotte - 3436 Toringdon Way
Date Posted
3 days ago(6/25/2024 5:52 PM)
Berkley Aspire
Primary Location
AZ, Scottsdale - 14902 N 73rd Street

Company Details

Berkley Aspire is an excess & surplus lines insurer of commercial risks unable to find a home in the standard markets. We are an operating unit of WR Berkley, a publicly traded (NYSE “WRB”) global insurer founded in 1967.

We make excess & surplus lines easy – easy for our distribution partners, easy for the businesses they represent, and easy to navigate. The lines of coverage we underwrite include general liability, property, and excess liability. Our model is different than our competitors – we do the premium billing and do not add interest/ finance percentage, we offer enhanced commissions, and we handle the stamping, affidavit filings, and other behind-the-scenes paperwork.

Our company culture is entrepreneurial, employee centric, and focused on sustainable growth. Aspire teammates work either remotely or on a hybrid schedule from offices in Scottsdale, Cincinnati, and Richmond. If you are looking for a company that offers room for advancement, great benefits, and positive vibes, then Aspire may be the place for you!



This Underwriting position will support new business production as part of an assigned underwriting territory. They will help manage the assigned underwriting territory(s) to achieve profitable grown, including underwriting new business and performing internal marketing to our Agent partners. This position will help identify new business opportunities and manage existing agency relationships. The Underwriting position is a unique opportunity at Aspire as this role helps manage and support the new business flow for both small and middle market.

We will be looking to fill two roles at this level - they can be located in our offices or remote for a highly qualified candidate.

Specific Duties

  • Review and Underwrite new business submissions for acceptability according to authority granted.
  • Provide detailed issuance instructions to ensure policy is delivered consistent with quoted terms and conditions and in accordance with established guidelines relative to policy constructio
  • Make sound risk and pricing decisions that achieve profitable loss ratios.
  • Maintain underwriting quality score of 90% or greater. Document underwriting file to support acceptability and pricing in accordance with company guideline
  • Evaluate, accept, reject or modify risks within established underwriting guidelines and authority. Comply with company policies, procedures and rating plans when evaluating and managing risk.
  • Recognize and create cross-selling opportunities for other company products.
  • Participate in territory team marketing calls, video conferences, and agency visits as appropriate
  • Operates according to underwriting authority as granted by Underwriting Leadership
  • Promptly responds to internal and external customer inquiries in a fast paced environment.
  • In a team environment monitor the territory workload and make appropriate adjustments as needed to ensure the team is meeting the demands of the assigned territory in an efficient manner.
  • Operate across silos to meet territory demands in a team environment. The ability to be flexible and collaborate with team members will be key to success in role.
  • Work with Underwriting Leadership to ensure underwriting objectives are being met.
  • Travel up to 25% of the time.

May perform other functions as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3 plus years related insurance experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Insurance coursework or designations a plus.
  • E&S underwriting experience preferred.
  • Must have strong customer service background in a professional environment.
  • Entrepreneurial qualities, such as trying innovative solutions, resiliency to change and recognizing what is most important to get done.
  • Fosters teamwork. Provides welcoming open, honest, respectful and constructive feedback.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.

Additional Company Details

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

We do not accept any unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies or 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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