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AVP, Underwriting - Healthcare Management Liability in Atlanta at QBE

Date Posted: 5/2/2018

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Job Description

Guide underwriters in the execution of assigned line/s of business strategy by developing policies and procedures that align with department goals to support the underwriting of business that contributes to a profitable portfolio. Line/s of business may include Aviation, Healthcare, Inland Marine, Management Liability & Professional Lines (MLPL), Privacy Network Security Liability (Cyber), Programs, and Technology & Life Sciences.

Primary responsibilities
• Enhance underwriting portfolio by measuring, analyzing and communicating agency performance to ensure alignment with business strategy, retention of key partners and acquisition of desired business
• Monitor degree of risk by identifying, measuring, managing and accounting for risks during team underwriting process to ensure team analyses and recommendations yield profitable risk selection
• Recommend and implement business growth initiatives by monitoring insurance market trends and developments to promote adoption of best practices for profitability
• Manage underwriting systems data entry to ensure accurate capturing of department data and identify opportunities for continuous improvement
• Cultivate efficient team functioning by managing resources and recommending and implementing needed changes to fill in gaps and ensure streamlined strategy execution
• Influence team by modeling strong relationship building with key stakeholders to encourage team to utilize timely and effective communication and deliver personalized and quality service
• Increase team awareness of and engagement with business plan by leading internal meetings to share and develop strategy and best practices for team to underwrite profitable business
• 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
• 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
• Create 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
• Model 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
Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience

Experience: 10+ years relevant experience

Licenses/Certifications: NA

Preferred Qualifications
Education: NA

Experience: Experience managing or leading others; 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

Licenses/Certifications: NA

• Events affecting the industry, including understanding of competition and the marketplace for assigned program/s
• Advanced working knowledge of underwriting methodologies and best practices
• Advanced working knowledge of organizational underwriting guidelines and standards
• Understanding of laws and regulations relevant to underwriting standards, processes and procedures

• Maintain current, accurate and readily accessible data
• Build and capitalize on beneficial internal and external relationships including competitors
• Utilize effective research and investigative techniques
• Use internal and external resources to gather, analyze, and reorganize information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems
• Risk identification and mitigation
• Negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups to settle differences with minimum noise
• Collaborate with people at different levels within the organization to accomplish a common goal

• Coach and encourage employees towards continuously improving performance and mentor team with feedback, on-the-job skill enhancement opportunities and career advice
• Utilize motivational, inspirational and enthusiastic approach to managing team
• Anticipate obstacles, estimate time and resources needed for the completion of a project
• Understand the needs and goals of a customer and actively look for ways to meet them
• Utilize effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication

Work environment
Travel frequency: Occasional (approximately 5-10 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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