St. Louis Branch Senior Underwriter:
Since 1882, Chubb & Son, a division of Federal Insurance Company
has been delivering exceptional property and casualty insurance
products and services to businesses and individuals around the
Chubb has maintained its reputation and financial stability by
following the slogan "Never compromise integrity." Our employees
worldwide work towards the goal of satisfying customers by bringing
professional excellence and fairness to each transaction.
Today, Chubb stands among the largest property and casualty
insurers in the world. The principles of financial strength,
proficient underwriting, conservative investment, excellent
service, and a deep respect for all of our employees have been
mainstays of our organization for 129 years.
Currently, Chubb is seeking a Specialty Underwriter for our St.
Louis Branch. The ideal Underwriter will have experience handling
specialty products for private companies and non-profit
This position is pay band flexible based on the successful
The St Louis Branch has a large agency plant, which allows for
significant concentration on growth of our Forefront business as
well as other areas. The Branch territory includes the Eastern half
of Missouri, and Southern 2/3 of Illinois. The role will include a
renewal book of $2.5-$3 million. In addition, the role is
responsible for generating over $1.5 million in new business each
year. The successful candidate will utilize DecisionPoint, New
Business Underwriters, as well as their own underwriting skills to
generate the new business. In addition, the candidate will
collaborate with renewal underwriters to manage the agency
relationships and customer experience. The successful candidate
will have a strong responsibility to ensure obligations are made
and kept with agency partners; binding emotionally and
intellectually with customers to create success. The candidate will
need a strong desire to collaborate and generate a win/win
environment. The candidate must have the ability to effectively
communicate and leverage positive relationships across multiple
business units and at many levels in the organization.
Utilizes appropriate tools to underwrite new and renewal
business within area of product, customer and/or industry
expertise. Ability to conducts in-depth risk analysis and develops
optimal program structure as well as transact less complex flow
business.Major Job Functions:
- Maintains underwriting quality standards. Including appropriate
documentation relating to final underwriting decision.
- Serves as point person for managing Financial Lines presence in
assigned territory. Maintain high visibility through proactive
renewal communication, coverage features and visitation.
- Collaborate with NBS, USB, Marketing Managers, branch
colleagues and Branch Managers on new business and retention
- Utilize Tracker platform to drive new opportunities and Lead
Development for Financial Lines.
- Participate in projects with Strategic Marketing and other Home
Office personnel that will drive field business. Examples include
Win-Back Campaign and DecisionPoint Elite team.
- Supports and collaborates on Branch distribution management
activities. As part of the Branch agency planning process, conducts
analysis of agency's Financial Lines Book of business and works
with Branch Manager to establish new business goals.
- Collaborates with field in educating agents on products,
services, automation, and underwriting standards as well as
sales/marketing techniques. Participates in agent education events
including CE courses and product fairs within area of underwriting
- Informs manager of coverage and/or product
opportunities/weaknesses impacting growth potential; gathers
pertinent competitive information to assist in developing product
- Identify Strategic Alliance opportunities and work with Chubb
resources to develop those alliances into growth
- Coach and develop new team members whether locally or in
underwriting centers. Engaging in an environment that leverages
diverse perspectives and embraces all members of the team.
- Deal-Making and Negotiation: Proven ability to find creative
solutions that strike appropriate balance between insured and
producer needs while adhering to company/ Financial Lines
underwriting standards. Identifying when to use additional
resources to close those opportunities.
- Sales and Marketing: Knowledge of Chubb products, competitors,
customers, and marketplace within dedicated area of expertise.
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement effective growth and
retention strategies. Proven prospecting skills and effective use
of CSI sales and marketing tools, including the Salesforce
- Distribution Management: Ability to build strong agency
relationships and manage expectations under changing market
- Collaboration: Ability to work collaboratively with multiple
SBU, Underwriting Centers, Branch and Home Office stakeholders.
Demonstrates effective consultation and partnering skills.
- Communication: Demonstrated ability to differentiate the Chubb
proposal by effectively articulating (verbally and in writing)
underwriting strategy, appetite and capabilities. Ability to
question and listen to wants/needs of customers.
- Experience with Lines D&O, EPL, Fiduciary, Miscellaneous
Professional, Cyber Liability, Employed Lawyers, Crime, Kidnap &
Ransom and Workplace Violence lines of business
Bachelors degree required
Minimum five years of experience in underwriting preferred
Demonstrated record of teamwork, communication management and
Effective influence management and collaboration
Chubb strives to offer a diverse and inclusive and rewarding
work environment. Teamwork and mutual respect are central to how
Chubb operates and we believe the best solutions draw upon diverse
perspectives, experiences and skills. We operate in such a way
where everyone, regardless of their singular background has the
opportunity to contribute to our collective success.
Chubb prides itself on the ability to provide all employees with
an extraordinary work environment which promotes teamwork,
diversity and incentives for those who exceed expectations. Chubb
has been recognized as one of the top 50 companies for diversity by
DiversityInc magazine, one of America's most admired companies by
Forbes, and one of the top 100 companies to work for by
Chubb's compensation and benefit plans work together to create a
Total Rewards Program for our employees that is among the best in
our industry. As a global organization, we work hard to achieve our
goal of providing flexible and competitive compensation and
benefits packages in each local market in which we operate. Our
goal is to exceed average market practices for our performers. For
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