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SVP, Underwriting Leader - Excess & Surplus Lines Property

QBE Insurance New York, United States
Posted 3 days ago Remote Job Permanent $260,000 - $390,000
Primary Details
Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Employee

The Opportunity

The role is accountable for planning, directing and executing the vision for the property industry by developing strategy, building strong industry relationships, sharing extensive industry knowledge, and communicating and capitalizing on best practices that align with corporate objectives. Lead the establishment and execution of a consistent and coordinated underwriting approach that supports the achievement of business results, enables sustainable and profitable organizational growth, and aligns business unit objectives with broad organizational objectives to ensure realization of long-term, wide-reaching goals.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Responsible for a suite of products; lead and shape development of strategy by setting annual plans and organizing necessary resources to ensure efficiency and progress towards goals
  • Drive the integrity of the underwriting process by adhering to and guiding team to follow underwriting standards and regulatory requirements to ensure accuracy of information and minimize risk
  • Guide and shape underwriting quality assurance, price, rate and exposure monitoring, price adequacy and risk selection for all products for assigned line(s) of business/industry vertical
  • Utilize influential authority and leadership knowledge to identify and communicate opportunities for continuous improvement, develop new business, and increase retention to build a sustainable business model
  • Guide and shape the implementation of strategic team initiatives by providing mentorship and feedback during large-scale project development and reporting to ensure plans support portfolio growth, mitigate risk and adhere to executive level requirements and expectations
  • Recommend risk tolerances with respect to maximum size and capacity while balancing the needs of the products with the risk appetite of the region and/or group
  • Build strategic relationships with current and potential customers by networking and providing engaged consultation to foster business growth and meet underwriting and profitability goals
  • Oversee the analysis of all products underwritten within assigned line(s) of business/industry vertical to achieve overall financial results set forth within the business plan
  • Utilize high degree of business acumen to drive negotiations and relationships surrounding complex risks to ensure agreements and plans contribute to organizational growth and development as a competitive force in the marketplace
  • Performs all management duties including, but not limited to, budgeting, hiring, performance reviews, employee development, coordinating and scheduling work, salary recommendations, disciplinary actions, leadership, coaching & counseling
Required Education
• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience

Required Experience
• 10+ years relevant experience

Preferred Competencies/Skills
  • Business and financial acumen and awareness of financial responsibility
  • Build and establish constructive and cooperative working relationships and open lines of communication both inside and outside the organization
  • End-to-end strategic planning and implementation including risks, benefits and opportunities analysis to ensure organizational competitiveness and satisfaction of established long-range objectives
  • Choose a solution to a problem even in ambiguous or difficult situations
  • Provide vision around complex initiatives and think creatively and innovatively
  • Identify team performance strengths and weaknesses and implement development and staffing solutions to address performance and capacity gaps
  • Building and maintaining networks and channels of communication inside and outside the organizations
  • Participation in industry events that support continuous education and superior technical proficiency and underwriting competence
  • Utilize effective communication skills to influence and persuade decision makers
  • Negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups to settle differences with minimum noise
  • Respond calmly, quickly and decisively to unpredictable or unexpected events and changes
  • Coach and encourage employees towards continuously improving performance
  • Utilize motivational, inspirational and enthusiastic approach to leading function
  • Capitalize on established industry network and book of business
  • Prioritize interests of the company and community during decision-making
Preferred Experience
  • Established reputation as an industry leader
  • Experience managing or leading others
  • Increasing levels of responsibility
  • Extensive underwriting experience
  • Track record of underwriting profitability on both a gross and net basis
  • Thought leadership in the industry
Preferred Licenses/Certifications
• Depending on assigned line(s) of business/industry vertical, specific participation and memberships are preferred and may include one or more of the following:
•Professional Liability Underwriting Society
•American Bankers Association and Professional Liability Underwriting Society
•Risk and Insurance Management Society
•Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter
•Certified Insurance Counselor
•Registered Professional Liability Underwriter

Preferred Knowledge
• Current and possible future policies, trends practices, technology and information affecting the business and organization; knows how the business works
•Advanced working knowledge of underwriting and sales, insurance principles and best practices, including contracts, rating and coverage
•Advanced working knowledge of laws and regulations related to area of responsibility
•Principles and processes for providing customer service, including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, evaluation of customer satisfaction and continuous improvement

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!

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
• Manager

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.


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

Annual Salary Range: $260,000 - $390,000

AL, AR, AZ, CO (Remote), DE, 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 (Remote, Plano), UT, VA, VT, WI, WV and WY
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Annual Salary Range: $286,000 - $429,000

CA (Remote, Fresno, 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: $325,000 - $488,000

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.
Job ID  319247
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