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Production Underwriter - Pacific Northwest (Remote)

Company: Selective Insurance
Location: Portland
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionAt Selective, we don't just insure uniquely, we employ uniqueness.
Our Business
Selective is a midsized U.S. domestic property and casualty insurance company with a history of strong, consistent financial performance for nearly 100 years.Selective's unique position as both a leading insurance group and an employer of choice is recognized in a wide variety of awards and honors, including listing in Forbes Best Midsize Employers in 2023 and certification as a Great Place to Workin 2023.
Working at Selective
At Selective, we don't just insure uniquely - we employ uniqueness. Employees are empowered and encouraged to Be Uniquely You by being their true, unique selves and contributing their diverse talents, experiences, and perspectives to our shared success. Together, we are a high-performing team working to serve our customers responsibly by helping to mitigate loss, keep them safe, and restore their lives and businesses after an insured loss occurs.
Selective Insurance offers a total rewards package that includes a competitive base salary, incentive plan eligibility at all levels, and a wide array of benefits designed to help you and your family stay healthy, achieve your financial goals, and balance the demands of your work and personal life. These benefits include comprehensive health care plans, retirement savings plan with company match, discounted Employee Stock Purchase Program, tuition assistance and reimbursement programs, and paid time off plans. Additional details about our total rewards package will be provided during the recruiting process.
Selective Insurance is looking for a Production Underwriter for the Pacific Northwest area..
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced underwriting professional looking to expand their exposure to different territories, policies and agencies within the region! This role will help manage agency relationships and underwrite new business submission activity in various open territories for both small and middle market business as needed in the region. This critical position will interact heavily with Selective agents, varied corporate personnel, and other regional team members.
Essential Functions

  • Works with agents to write new profitable business and achieve agency goals. Ensures continuity when vacancies occur and ensures a high level of satisfaction and agency support. Assist busy AMS with overflow.
  • May market and underwrite large accounts according to acceptable underwriting criteria, proper classification, and adherence to company underwriting standards and philosophy.
  • Makes consistent underwriting decisions, adheres to company pricing philosophies and promotes ease of doing business with Selective. Provides world-class communication and service via digital technology.
  • Monitors agency results and follows up with agent on new business opportunities, growth/profitability/share of wallet and compliance with company's initiatives, procedures, and policies. Provides leadership in finding solutions to problems and ways to exploit opportunities.
  • Develop professional working relationship with agent, regional underwriting and claim teams and corporate departments.
  • Keeps two-way communication between agent and company continuously open and viable and encourages agent usage of all Selective systems, including CLAS, PLUS and e-Select.
  • Keeps abreast of industry developments, new ideas, products, or changes in other carrier philosophies that could positively or adversely affect Selective.
  • May assist with other needs within the region, such as assisting with book roll opportunities or with coverage on the small business or large accounts underwriting teams.

    Job Qualifications

    • College degree preferred
    • 5+ years of underwriting, marketing or field underwriting experience.
    • 2 years of Agency Management experience preferred.
    • Highly developed marketing skills.
    • Entrepreneurial and hands-on approach.
    • Demonstrated superior communication, negotiation & presentation skills.
    • Must be a high achiever with superior organizational skills who is self-motivated, pro-active, flexible, and able to work independently.
    • Must be able to maximize technology to ensure high productivity (must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and all internal business related software).
    • Strong focus on results.
    • Must have valid state-issued driver's license in good standing and be able to drive an automobile.

      The expected starting salary range for a Production Underwriter role is$82,000 - $130,000 with an aggressive bonus structure. The actual base salary is based on geographic location, and the range is representative of salaries for this role throughout Selective's footprint. Additional considerations include relevant education, qualifications, experience, skills, performance, and business needs.
      Selective is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. That means we respect and value every individual's uniqueopinions, beliefs, abilities, and perspectives. We are committed to promoting a welcoming culture that celebrates diverse talent, individual identity, different points of view and experiences - and empowers employees to contribute new ideas that support our continued and growing success. Building a highly engaged team is one of our core strategic imperatives, which we believe is enhanced by diversity, equity, and inclusion. We expect and encourage all employees and all of our business partners to embrace, practice, and monitor the attitudes, values, and goals of acceptance; address biases; and foster diversity of viewpoints and opinions.
      Selective maintains a drug-free workplace.
      #LI-BB1 #LI-Hybrid

Keywords: Selective Insurance, Portland , Production Underwriter - Pacific Northwest (Remote), Professions , Portland, Oregon

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