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AVP Media Liability in Remote-CA at QBE

Date Posted: 11/21/2018

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Job Description

Plan, coordinate and manage the day to day underwriting operations for assigned line/s of business within management liability by directing team operations, mentoring professional staff of underwriters, communicating underwriting vision and objectives, developing policies and procedures that align with department goals, and communicating risk assessment best practices to align underwriting strategy with portfolio growth goals.

Primary responsibilities

  • Oversee day to day operations of underwriting team for assigned line/s of business by delegating risk assessment, managing workflow, reviewing and approving recommendations and communicating correspondence best practices to ensure achievement of service standards and alignment with department growth strategy
  • Optimize assigned line/s of business portfolio growth by reviewing, classifying, evaluating and rating complex business, communicating high-risk exposures to senior leaders, guiding team on effective risk analysis strategies and providing feedback on recommendations to ensure team achieves department profitability objectives
  • Build relationships and facilitate projects by sharing expertise with peers, guiding product review/launch process, leading staff training, resolving escalated issues and monitoring impact of change to ensure department initiatives enhance the business
  • Lead profitability and process/automation improvement initiatives by informing senior leaders on innovative underwriting best practices, guiding the development and implementation of strategic plans and training programs and tracking team performance within assigned territory to identify gaps and promote efficiencies for alignment with department objectives
  • Guide key stakeholder decision-making and understanding of operations by sharing underwriting technical expertise with team, agents and regulators and clarifying complex escalated inquiries to transfer information and cultivate a strong department reputation
  • Ensure adherence to organizational and regulatory requirements by leading and reviewing audits, communicating feedback to managers and influence the adoption of long-term continuous improvement initiatives
  • Manage a performance enhancement culture by actively coaching and mentoring direct reports, providing regular feedback and developing employees for wider roles and responsibilities to foster professional growth and development
  • Manage budgeted resources by anticipating expenditures, accurately forecasting resource needs/costs and  properly accounting for expenses to meet requirements and achieve fiscal responsibility
  • Provide a positive environment by modeling cultural expectations and guiding leaders to reward performance and value "can do" people, accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration, creativity and fun
  • Adopt QBE values in personal work behaviors, decision-making, contributions and interpersonal interactions; manage own career development by soliciting feedback and valuing other perspectives

Required Qualifications


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience


7 years relevant experience

Underwriting experience is required; specific experience required will vary based on assigned line/s of business; experience managing or leading others required

Preferred Qualifications


Depending on assigned line/s of business, specific participation and memberships are preferred and may include one or more of the following:   Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Surety & Fidelity Association of America, American Bankers Association and Professional Liability Underwriting Society, or RIMS


  • Advanced working knowledge of products and insurance concepts
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Advanced working knowledge of underwriting processes and procedures
  • Advanced working knowledge of laws and regulations related to area of responsibility                 


  • Assume a methodical approach to evaluate complex situations; conduct gap analysis of current state and desired future state
  • Provide vision and think creatively and innovatively; implement strategies to improve efficiency
  • Anticipate obstacles and challenges, identify root cause and strategize plans to address
  • Organize people, tasks and activities to yield efficient work flow
  • Build consensus through persuasion and influence
  • Critically review, analyze, and synthesize information for reporting purposes
  • Effectively present information to influence organizational leaders and key stakeholders
  • Analyze risks, benefits and opportunities to ensure organizational competitiveness and satisfaction of established long-range objectives
  • Foster and promote collaboration and teamwork


  • Participate in continuing education related to the job
  • Creativity and alternative, open thinking to generate and support new or better ways of doing things
  • Communicate information in a clear, well-organized, and professional manner
  • Use relevant information and individual judgment to identify need for change
  • Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others
  • Provide appropriate structure, direction and feedback
  • Build long-term collaborative working relationships with senior managers
  • Adapt and be flexible in a complex changing environment
  • Mentor others by providing guidance and encouragement
  • Foster and promote collaboration and teamwork
  • Utilize personal credibility to influence others

Work environment

Travel frequency

Frequent (approximately10+ trips annually)

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 pounds.

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Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.


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