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Farm/Ranch Regional Underwriting Manager

Company: American Family Insurance
Location: Madison
Posted on: September 14, 2019

Job Description:

At American Family Insurance, we're driven by our customers and employees. That's why we provide more than just a job - we provide opportunity. Whether you're already part of our team in search of a new challenge or new to our company and ready for what's next, you're in the right place. Every dream is a journey that starts with a single step. Start your journey right here. Join our team. Bring your dreams.Quick Stats:Job ID: R13348 Farm/Ranch Regional Underwriting Manager (Open)Summary:This position is responsible for managing a Farm/Ranch (F/R) Underwriting Unit. Provides leadership and directly manages people, systems, products and projects to achieve unit and department goals. Establishes, communicates and implements department plans, objectives and strategies. Effectively manages an underwriting unit to provide commercial and farmowners lines products and service to our customers with a focus on achieving profitable growth.Responsibilities:Education/Licenses/Designations


  • Completion of CPCU or Associate in Underwriting (AU) designation may be required within a timeframe specified by management

    Specialized Knowledge and Skills Requirements

    • Demonstrated experience providing customer-driven solutions, support or service
    • Demonstrated leadership or management experience.
    • Extensive knowledge and understanding of profitability, growth, and risk concepts.
    • Solid knowledge and understanding of Farm and/or Commercial Line policies, underwriting philosophy, and procedures gained through progressive underwriting, product management, premium audit, or claim experience.


      Travel Requirements


      • This position requires travel up to 25% of the time.


        Additional Job Information:Candidates selected for an interview with the hiring manager will be asked to complete a leadership skills assessment.Job Description:Primary Accountabilities

        Commercial and Farmowners Lines Underwriting Unit Operations (50%)

        • Provides risk analysis, accurate risk selection, appropriate selection of coverages and pricing. Conducts or directs work product audits to assure consistent processes, compliance, and identification of training needs.
        • Ensures compliance of underwriting operations with state and federal regulations. Researches and responds to insurance department complaints or inquiries.
        • Provides technical expertise and support for the underwriting of unique, complex or large premium accounts. This includes placement of property and excess/umbrella liability reinsurance for individual risks.
        • Resolves escalated or sensitive issues arising from internal and external customers including the field force.
        • Directs claims problem resolution including contract interpretation, reformations, claims committees, ab initio considerations
        • Manages appropriate authority levels for underwriters based on knowledge and skill level.

          Management/Leadership for the Underwriting Unit (35%)

          • Manages direct reports, systems, products and projects to achieve unit and departmental goals. This is done in accordance with company policies and practices.
          • Provides leadership by exhibiting influence and expertise, thus affecting the results of the operating area.
          • Performs administrative activities in a timely manner necessary to effectively manage the department, including but not limited to budget preparation, reports preparation, and salary administration.
          • Creates an effective work environment by developing a common vision, setting clear objectives, expecting teamwork, recognizing and rewarding outstanding performance and maintaining open communications.
          • Develops staff through coaching, providing performance feedback, providing effective performance reviews, and establishing development plans to include continuing education.

            Strategies Linked to the Division`s Business Goals/Results (15%)

            • Establishes, communicates and implements departmental plans, objectives, and strategies, with particular attention to department and division business plans.
            • Participates as a member of the department management team.
            • Maintains an active awareness of American Family's business environments, corporate culture and structure to support key decision making.
            • Maintains contacts with counterparts in other companies.

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