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VP Underwriting

Alpharetta, GA, USA | Ace Group

  • Industry:
    Insurance - General
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Financial Services Professional
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Job Description:
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P&L - Accountability (premium, profitability, growth, retention, and expense plans/results) for middle market P&C serviced within assigned branch.

Portfolio Management/LOB - Direct profit and loss responsibility for field business; coordination, agency management, and production responsibility across CI product portfolio.

Underwriting Strategy Execution - Manages execution of new business underwriting and renewal underwriting strategy for assigned branch.

Technical UW/Referral Resource - In collaboration with Product Line and Industry Practice, serves as technical resource for referrals and underwriting authority. Point of contact for branch risks which fall outside of field authority; coordinate efforts with Home Office/Product and Segment leaders.

Corporate Underwriting audit - Monitors underwriting quality and achieve Satisfactory score with underwriting authority violation below the allowed threshold. 

Marketplace Focus - Develop opportunities particular to the marketplace and provide customized approaches on market conditions and agency needs. 

Marketing Strategy and Execution - Works closely with Field Operations on development and execution of marketing strategy and coordinates marketing and production activities within assigned branch for entire portfolio of CI business.

Business Development - Directs business development activities and provides guidance for implementing sales and/or product launches.

Producer Management -Primary responsibility for managing regional/local producer plant; responsible for cohesive and consistent agency management strategies across assigned locations. Facilitates product education/appetite; serves as point person for key local producer relationships.

Expense Administration – Collaborate with Southeast Regional Manager and WHS to ensure effective expense administration for assigned branch.

Staff Development and Staff Administration (including Performance Management and Compensation) – Accountable for new hire onboarding, training and developing, succession planning, culture of inclusion, coaching and mentoring and retention of staff.Ensure effective deployment of staff for assigned locations; maintain mentoring / succession relationship with high potential underwriters within assigned locations.

Oversee workflows, staffing resources, and appropriate application of technology to ensure efficient, cost-effective field operation.Collaborate with HR on performance management and compensation process.


Understanding of middle market P&C Lines products and appetite.

Strong understanding of field distribution plant (broker, regional, independent agents).

Strong people management skills.

Strong technical/underwriting leadership skills to manage a team of multiline. commercial underwriters

Advanced marketing and sales skills.

Builds Strategic Relationships.

Drives Customer Focus.

Demonstrates Agility.

Drives Execution.

Exerts Operational Decision Making.

Exhibits Skillful Communication.

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