United Fire Group

  • Commercial Lines Underwriting Supervisor

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(10/19/2018 11:15 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1875
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Locations
    US-TX-Webster
    Category
    Underwriting
    Travel
    25%
    Company Car Provided?
    No
  • Overview

    UFG offers you an award-winning workplace and a trustworthy, financially stable company. While we’ve always known our commitment to employees and financial stewardship, it is good to have others recognize our dedicated efforts. UFG was named to the “2015 Top Workplaces” list by The Des Moines Register, and was also included on Forbes’ “America’s Most Trustworthy Financial Companies” list for both 2014 and 2015. Additionally, UFG is a super-regional property and casualty insurer rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.

     

    Most important, UFG can offer you a work environment where you can easily see yourself in the big picture from day one. You become part of a successful team that works together to do great things. In addition, we believe in supporting our employees by providing a great benefits plan and allowing our people to develop flexible work hours that align with their personal schedule. 

     

    JOB SUMMARY: As an Underwriting Supervisor you will be working at an awarded Top Workplace. Here is what you’ll be doing on a daily basis:  Manage a territory of $35,000,000 to $70,000,000 in written premium. Support underwriting by handling referrals, questions and training of the underwriting staff. Monitor staff progress through file reviews and Synergy reports. Assist underwriters with managing their territories to optimize growth and to maintain underwriting discipline keeping loss ratios profitable. Monitor underwriter workloads and make adjustments when needed. Facilitate communication between underwriters and Underwriting Manager and Branch Manager. Work with the Support Staff Supervisor to ensure team efficiency and effectiveness. Interview, select and hire staff.  Administer one-on-one and employee development goals. Assist in salary budgeting and administration. Assist Underwriting Manager in rate review process & in product development.  Depending on the branch needs, may directly underwrite for certain agents or specific accounts.  Develop and facilitate training sessions per branch needs and for the Producer school & Underwriter Trainee program. Complete special tasks and projects, as assigned.

    Responsibilities

    • Team management/coaching/training. Review and sign off on file referrals for underwriting staff. Coordinate and assist in production, underwriting, training and workflow for all team members. Exercise underwriting authority and establish underwriting authorities for team members. Coordinate maintenance of rates, rules and forms, including gathering and analyzing information.
    • Monitor underwriting quality, performance and team results, and report them to Underwriting Manager. Develop and implement actions when required. Evaluate, develop and administer annual performance appraisals. Make salary recommendations, including annual operating plan. Monitor team performance, document and discuss performance- related issues as necessary.
    • Agency Management/Marketing. Coordinate and assist in customer/agency relations including agency review and implementation of action. Assist in identification of new production sources.

    Qualifications

    • 7-10 years of P & C underwriting experience  
    • CPCU or CIC
    • Broad knowledge of insurance coverages and marketplace
    • Strong analytical, communication, decision-making, problem-solving, planning, organization, leadership and interpersonal skills
    • Adaptable to constant change
    • Must possess proven coaching and evaluation skills
    • Able to effectively motivate others
    • Able to travel to promote products and service
    • Promote a positive image and develop productive relationships with agents
    • Tactful and diplomatic

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