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Director of Underwriting
Ref No.: 18-02783
Location: Los Angeles, California
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 05/31/2018
The Director of Underwriting is responsible for developing the strategic direction and leading the underwriting teams on the personal property product line with a focus on profitable growth, service excellence and sound underwriting.

Leads Underwriting managers and teams to achieve departmental goals; Responsible for minimizing the indemnity and expense impact on the combined loss ratio, increased profitability, service excellence and compliance with company procedures and regulatory requirements. Leverages people, technology and processes to drive innovation within product line; Identifies opportunities to move department forward while still embracing the company's fundamental underwriting core.

Proactively formulate and execute underwriting strategy by applying data/reporting, market knowledge and experience to identify opportunities and develop efficient processes.

Balances risk management with the desire for short and long term strategic growth potential across a product line; Partner effectively with product and sales/marketing to maximize profitable results for assigned product line. Oversees strong agency relationships within regions and ensure service excellence standards are upheld.

Builds industry leading underwriting teams through strong leadership; Motivate Directors/Managers and ensure top talent is recruited, retained and developed. Responsible for recruitment, retention, performance management, employee motivation, morale, staff development and talent management within assigned product line.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

8+ years working in an underwriting leadership position

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.