Job Description Template for:

Underwriting manager

Years of experience: 5 - 7 years
  • Bachelor's Degree, business administration or related field
  • Accountable for the management of a geographic commercial underwriting operation, which consists of an underwriting unit and may include field underwriters. Oversee the acceptance, declination and pricing of risks.
  • Counsel and mentor subordinates on complicated risks and make underwriting decisions on risks exceeding their authority.
  • Accountable for profit growth and performance and make recommendations or implement underwriting guidelines or pricing corrections when appropriate.
  • Responsible for the selection and training of personnel as well as initiating personnel actions such as salary adjustments, performance evaluations, promotions, etc.
  • Complete other duties and assignments as they arise.
  • Analyze information in insurance applications
  • Determine the risk of insuring a client
Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • Leadership skills, with the ability to mentor and develop others
  • Analytical, organizational, planning and communication skills
  • Determining the probability of losses on an insurance policy and calculating appropriate premiums require mathematical ability.
  • Underwriters must consider the costs and benefits of various decisions and choose the appropriate one.

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