Commercial Marine Underwriter

Location:  Hollywood, Florida
Salary:  benefits, 401k, annual bonus


Job Summary: To successfully collaborate with brokers/agents in an underwriting role resulting in premium growth and profitability. Help third parties sell to end source in a competitive market over a short sales cycle and to compete against incumbent vendors, price and/or industry leaders. To quote, issue, and service commercial marine accounts via phone, e-mail, and fax in a manner which creates an exceptional customer experience.



Essential Job Functions:

  • Quote or decline new business by evaluating the submissions for acceptability to company underwriting guidelines including review of applications, websites and loss runs.
  • Quote or non-renew existing business by analyzing the file to verify if it still fits company underwriting guidelines, obtaining renewal information, checking loss runs, and utilizing all available internal markets.
  • Bind and set up policies for issuance
  • Phone calls to customers and companies, returning customer calls and making calls to company underwriters for assistance on account service issues.
  • Understand weather trends, named storms and how this affects boating in the Great Lakes, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico
  • Able to understand and monitor market trends
  • Maintain daily workflow in ImageRight by analyzing, handling or forwarding to the techs daily tasks for processing.
  • Meet service standard requirements
  • Make regular tele-sales calls as directed by manager
  • Write SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures) and Idea Suggestions by following guidelines as determined by team goals.
  • Maintain underwriting knowledge by attending underwriter training meetings at JM Wilson and insurance carriers also by reviewing company underwriting changes and manual updates.
  • Back up others in the department and company by answering phone calls, handling customer service needs, quotes, binding and handling rush items.
  • Meet premium volume goal after 2 years in the position
  • Average PJR (Performance Job Review) score over year prior must be at least 5
  • Perform other duties at the direction of management

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Detail accuracy
  • Effective decision making and negotiating skills
  • Willing to work overtime as necessary, depending on volume of work in office, to meet company guidelines and goals.
  • Effective time management skills with the ability to handle requests within company guidelines and goals.
  • Effective organizational skills with the ability to work with multiple interruptions
  • Work in a sitting position for several hours
  • Knowledge of Lotus and ImageRight software programs
  • Knowledge of Company rating program
  • Willing and able to travel

Education and/or Experience

  • 10 years - Marine Underwriting Experience
  • CPCU or Marine Designation Preferred

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