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Lead Underwriter - A&H

QBE Insurance Plano, United States
Posted 2 days ago Remote Job Permanent $121,000 - $182,000
Primary Details
Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Employee

Implement Accident & Health (A&H) underwriting business strategy by assisting with business development and growth through building relationships within assigned areas and applying sound decision making to underwrite business that contributes to a profitable portfolio. Responsibilities include new business production, renewal retention and the overall profitability of assigned book of business. This role is critical for driving territory results for A&H

Primary Responsibilities:
• Utilize product line subject matter expertise by performing analysis to review potential business prospects and recommend profitable risk selection
• Perform complex underwriting activities in accordance with all legal and regulatory requirements to ensure obligations are met
• Forge and maintain strong relationships with multiple agency leaders by utilizing high degree of business acumen to deliver sound underwriting decision-making, ensure personalized and quality service and garner support for department activities and business growth
• Optimize assigned line/s of business portfolio growth by reviewing, classifying, evaluating and rating complex business, communicating high-risk exposures to senior leaders, and providing feedback on recommendations
• Build relationships and facilitate projects by sharing expertise with peers, guiding product review/launch process, resolving escalated issues and monitoring impact of change to ensure department initiatives enhance the business
• Lead profitability and process/automation improvement initiatives by informing senior leaders on innovative underwriting best practices, guiding the development and implementation of strategic plans and training programs and tracking team performance within assigned territory to identify gaps and promote efficiencies for alignment with department objectives
• Manage documents in accordance with underwriting standards and policies and make sound decisions regarding underwriter recommendations to ensure adherence to business profitability objectives

Required Qualifications

Preferred Education:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience

Preferred Years of Experience:

7 years relevant experience

Preferred Competencies/Skills
• Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
• Negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups to settle differences with minimum noise
•Build and establish constructive and cooperative working relationships and open lines of communication
• Anticipate obstacles and challenges, identify root cause and strategize plans to address
• Establish and maintain effective, trusting and respectful relationships with customers in a matrix environment
• Effectively and efficiently present logic, reasoning and analysis to others
• Understand the needs and goals of a customer and actively look for ways to meet them
• Creativity and alternative, open thinking to generate and support new or better ways of doing things
• Communicate information in a clear, well-organized, and professional manner
• Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others
• Build long-term collaborative working relationships with senior managers
• Adapt and be flexible in a complex changing environment
• Utilize personal credibility to influence others

Preferred Knowledge:
•Advanced working knowledge of underwriting department processes and procedures
• Events affecting the industry, including understanding of competition and the marketplace
• Principles and processes for providing customer service
• Products and concepts relating to the insurance industry

Continuous improvement methodology and principles
• Evaluating information to determine compliance with standards - Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards

About QBE

We can never really predict what's around the corner, but at QBE we're asking the right questions to enable a more resilient future by helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage.

We're an international insurer that's building momentum towards realizing our vision of becoming the most consistent and innovative risk partner.

And our people will be at the center of our success. We're proud to work together, and encourage each other to enable resilience for our customers, our environment, our economies and our communities.

With more than 12,000 people working across 27 countries, we're big enough to make a real impact, but small enough to provide a friendly workplace, where people are down-to-earth, passionate, and kind.

We believe this is our moment: What if it was yours too?

Your career at QBE - let's make it happen!

https://www.linkedin.com/company/qbe-north-america/

US Only - Travel Frequency
Occasional (approximately 5-10 trips annually)

US Only - Physical Demands
General office jobs: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is not substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Must have the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Must be able to operate basic office equipment including telephone, headset and computer. Incumbent must be able to lift basic office equipment up to 20 lbs.

US Only - Disclaimer
To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.

Job Type
Individual Contributor

Global Disclaimer
The duties listed in this job description do not limit the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the duties normally to be performed in the position or those occasionally assigned outside an employee's normal duties. Our Group Code of Ethics and Conduct addresses the responsibilities we all have at QBE to our company, to each other and to our customers, suppliers, communities and governments. It provides clear guidance to help us to make good judgement calls.

Compensation

Base pay offered will vary depending on, but not limited to education, experience, skills, geographic location and business needs.

Annual Salary Range: $121,000 - $182,000

AL, AR, AZ, Fresno, CA, CO (Remote), DE (Remote), FL, GA, IA, ID, IL (Remote), IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV and WY
* * * * *

Annual Salary Range: $133,000 - $200,000

CA (Remote, Irvine and Woodland), Greenwood Village CO, CT, Chicago IL, MA, MD, NY (Remote), RI, Houston TX and WA
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Annual Salary Range: $152,000 - $228,000

San Francisco CA, NJ and New York City NY

Benefit Highlights

You are more than your work - and QBE is more than a workplace, which is why QBE provides you with the benefits, support and flexibility to help you concentrate on living your best life personally and professionally. Employees scheduled over 30 hours a week will have access to comprehensive medical, dental, vision and wellbeing benefits that enable you to take care of your health.

We also offer a competitive 401(k) contribution and a paid-time off program. In addition, our paid-family and care-giver leaves are available to support our employees and their families. Regular full-time and part-time employees will also be eligible for QBE's annual discretionary bonus plan based on business and individual performance.

QBE recognizes that exemplary benefits extend beyond benefits coverage and compensation. Flexibility in your working environment is important to maintaining balance and QBE is dedicated to ensuring employees achieve personal and professional integration by providing the opportunity for hybrid work arrangements.

How to Apply:

To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step process.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

How to Apply:

To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step process.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.
Job ID  318498
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