Underwriter Underwriter …

Argo Incorporated
in San Francisco, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Argo Incorporated
in San Francisco, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
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Build the Business.

At Argo Pro, that is what our Underwriting team does each and every day. We offer a broad portfolio of errors and omissions and management liability products to various size risks, targeting middle to larger market risks. Our experienced underwriting team is dedicated to providing effective solutions for all types of companies. We hire the best people, so we can deliver the best solutions.

Our book is growing and to meet the demand we are looking for an exceptional Underwriter Trainee to join our team and work in our San Francisco (CA) office. This is a production underwriting position responsible for marketing, underwriting and processing of Commercial lines of business.

So whats it like to work on the Argo Pro Underwriting team? The work we offer is challenging and diversified. Bored with doing the same task all the time? No worries! Here you will need to think quickly to resolve a range of problems and projects that will always keep you busy. We are a flat organizational structure and staff regularly interacts with our senior management team, including the President of Argo Pro. We offer a work environment that inspires innovation and is open to employee suggestions. While we work hard, a work/life balance is just as important so that our employees are fully focused while working. We believe in building an inclusive and diverse team and we strive to make our office a welcoming space for everyone. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds to apply.

Sound like a team you would like to join?

First youll want to make sure you embody our core values as they are the key to our success:

  • We desire to excel
  • We are committed to our clients and to each other
  • We have the courage to do the right thing
  • We apply original thinking

Second, youll want to make sure the challenge sounds interesting to you. In this data analysis and customer focused role you will:

  • Under supervision, analyze and underwrite new and renewal submissions, supporting the Private Company and Not for Profit segment. Products include D&O, EPL, Fiduciary, Crime and Fidelity on both a primary and excess basis.
  • Learn and develop an understanding of the professional lines insurance marketplace. This includes policy contract language and intent.
  • Take accounts through the new business and renewal process including but not limited to quote, bind and issue.
  • Participate in the marketing and communication of our products and services to our retail and wholesale brokers.
  • Develop broker relations as well as establish new relationships to attract business opportunities.
  • Attend client and broker meetings as requested with other Argo Pro representatives.
  • Become aware and informed of the evolving economic and insurance marketplace to form basis of understanding of professional lines underwriting trends, legal developments and concerns.
  • Special projects and assignments as requested.

What will you need to be successful here?

  • A genuine excitement to not only meet but exceed our customers expectation on each and every interaction with the customer.
  • An ongoing desire to continually improve and enhance your skill level through continuing education and self-development.
  • A bachelors degree from an accredited university (preferable in finance or economics)
  • Any previous or in process insurance educational designation studies, RPLU IIA and CPCU designations are a plus
  • Ability to negotiate a strong position while balancing the needs of the client and our underwriting strategy
  • Adaptability, flexibility and resourcefulness to meet the demands of a fast-paced environment that is constantly evolving
  • A strong focus on execution in getting things done right. We are looking for people with a proven ability to consistently produce and deliver expected results.
  • Excellent ability to collect, analyze and apply information within our underwriting guidelines with accuracy and good judgment
  • We look for individuals that can take direction and suggestions but can demonstrate a resourcefulness and initiative to attempt resolutions on their own.
  • A working knowledge of computer programs, including Excel, Outlook, and Word.
  • Excellent organization skills, strong oral and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to interact and communicate with various levels of the organization to cross sell or address processing requirements.
  • Ability to work independently with guidance and procedures provided.

What will we provide to you?

  • An opportunity to be your best and work with talented and innovative professionals at a Company Forbes magazine named to its list of Americas 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies for the last two years and that A.M. Best has rated an A (Excellent) for thirteen consecutive years.
  • An attractive Total Rewards package that includes:
    • Base pay and profit sharing.
    • Comprehensive benefits designed to protect and enhance your life and your dependents lives by way of health and wellness plans, life insurance, a matching 401(k) Plan, generous PTO and an opportunity to become a shareholder at a 15% discount.
  • Argo Academy, a digital and instructor-led platform that helps us focus on continuous learning and which got us named in Training magazine as one of the Training Top 125 Companies!
  • Opportunities to support your local community though various outreach programs or by matching your gift to charitable causes by 150%.
  • An Employee Referral program that resulted in 30% of all new hires last year.

Who are we?

Argo Pro is part of Argo Group. Argo Group, through its operating subsidiaries, offers high-quality Commercial Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance products and services tailored to the needs of businesses and public entities. At Argo Group, we leverage the success, discipline and expertise of our people and an understanding of our customers needs to provide a diverse portfolio of products and services. This approach helps those we insure drive down their ultimate cost through prevention and aggressive claims handling. Simply stated, our products and services help keep businesses in business.

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, Argo Group will not sponsor an applicant for employment authorization for this position

To all recruitment agencies: Unless you have been requested to work on this position, or other positions with Argo Group, please do not forward any resumes to Argo Group employees. Argo Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin or citizenship (including language use restrictions), denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical) , including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other status protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

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Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in areas of the property and casualty market. Through its operating subsidiaries, Argo Group offers a comprehensive line of high-quality products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of its clients in four business segments.

  • Excess & Surplus focuses on risks that the standard (admitted) market is unwilling or unable to underwrite because of the nature of their businesses, their particular risk exposures or their loss histories.
  • Commercial Specialty provides standard-market property and casualty insurance and surety coverage to highly specialized commercial and public entities.
  • International Specialty writes both insurance and reinsurance business worldwide through the broker market, with offerings including specialty property catastrophe reinsurance along with excess casualty and professional insurance.
  • Syndicate 1200 operates through a Lloyds of London syndicate offering property and liability coverage.

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. is headquartered in Bermuda.