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Berkley Underwriting Manager in Scottsdale, Arizona

Berkley Aspire is passionate about making excess and surplus lines business easy to transact. We differentiate ourselves by continually innovating to bring market-leading technology and services to our agents and their clients. We focus on making it easy, expeditious, and efficient for agents and consumers. We offer General Liability, Property, Inland Marine and Excess policies through Berkley appointed agencies in 49 states.

We are a member company of W.R. Berkley Corporation, a Fortune 500 holding company.

Berkley Aspire has an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Underwriting Manager who is looking to make a major contribution to a fast growing surplus lines company. In this role, the Underwriting Manager will lead our production underwriting team to meet production and underwriting, profit and loss goals. This individual will also coach and mentor their team in sales related, retail agency management, in order to seek out and secure opportunities that drive surplus lines insurance products.


  • Responsible for all production and underwriting (profit/loss) results for the production underwriting team

  • Lead and coach the production underwriting team through an advanced understanding of underwriting guidelines, state regulations, facultative reinsurance placement and OFAC regulations

  • Conduct performance management duties including KPI analytics

  • Participate on projects and initiatives as assigned by leadership

  • Review claims activity, loss control survey, and inspection reports for compliance with existing policies, handling exceptions as required and recommending improvements

  • Provide support to ensure accurate and timely servicing of accounts

  • Collaborate with other departments to resolve issues

  • Lead delivery of appropriate customer service levels

  • Determine and lead delivery of training and development based on individual and unit needs - Coaches, develops and provides feedback to associates

  • Manage relationships with WR Berkley regional carriers and territory teams – Work to initiate and execute cross selling strategies

  • Assist the production underwriting team with development and execution of sound action plans to drive business from key agents

  • Monitor, track and analyze the effectiveness of agency partnerships to support course corrections and decision making

  • BS/BA college degree preferred. The knowledge and skill levels acquired through undergraduate level studies especially in the areas of business administration, finance or marketing

  • Minimum of 10 years of P & C insurance industry experience

  • Surplus lines experience required

  • Established retail agent relationships a plus

  • Strong business and financial acumen

  • Ability to effectively influence internal and external stakeholders

  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams

  • Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Advanced knowledge of insurance principles, rates, rules, forms, procedures, regulations, coverages and business processes

  • Ability to analyze complex administrative or business problems, evaluate alternatives, and make appropriate recommendations

  • The position requires 25% travel

Job ID: 2019-3034

Name: VA, Glen Allen - 4820 Lake Brook - Suite 200

Street: 14902 N 73rd Street



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