Personal Lines Underwriting Manager

Job Description

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Job Summary 
Provides staff level administration in assigned regions or zones of Personal Lines Underwriting policies, procedures, practices, rules and other criteria to accomplish Underwriting objectives; develops and carries out programs designed to provide continuous analysis of Personal Lines Underwriting problem areas; evaluates performance of Regional Underwriting operations (includes Auto, Personal Fire and Homeowners Package, Personal Inland Marine and Boats and Mobile Home Policies). 
Essential Job Functions 
Reviews statistics, reports and surveys to verify whether current Personal Lines Underwriting operations are consistent with established objectives and policies. Evaluates regional control reports and other data; advises Regional and Home Office Management of unfavorable trends. Directs and/or carries out a comprehensive evaluation of Underwriting performance in Regional Offices. Determines and investigates Underwriting problem areas; recommends solutions and coordinates the solution with the Regional Office involved. Recommends areas for intermediate and long-range research and operational study by the Administration Section of the Home Office Underwriting Staff. Coordinates educational and procedural planning with the respective Home Office Underwriting Education Specialist and/or Underwriting Procedures Specialist and recommends new or revised programs. Assists the Administratio n Section with the development of Underwriting standards of performance for Regional Offices. Advises Regional Management on the proper interpretation of Underwriting guidelines, classifications and procedures. Coordinates with Regional Management to develop or revise Underwriting guidelines. Analyzes new legislation and recommends necessary actions for compliance. Provides technical advice and assistance to Product Development and makes recommendations concerning development of new contracts and coverages, or revision of existing contracts and endorsements; evaluates the impact of such developments or revisions on the Underwriting function. Reviews quarterly Underwriting operations reports prepared by Regional Underwriting Managers and other reports of operations to identify problem areas. Advises the Director on the need for such provisions in insurance rating plans and price structures as are revealed by Underwriting experience. Projects the impact of all Underwriting activities under Personal Lines control on operations of other functional areas and departments. Evaluates regional inquiries using Home Office resources and coordinates with other Home Office departments when necessary for resolution. Performs other functions as assigned. 
Physical Actions 
Besides some sedentary work, job duties require some or all of the following physical activities: Carrying up to 20 pounds Seeing Driving Speaking Hearing Standing Lifting up to 20 pounds Traveling Reaching Walking 
Physical Environment 
Required job duties are normally performed in a climate-controlled office environment, with occasional exposure to uncontrolled outside environmental conditions. 
Education Requirements 
High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree preferred. IIA Certificate in General Insurance and actively pursuing CPCU or other FIG approved educational programs.  
Experience Requirements 
  • Advanced ability to conduct detailed analysis of data

  • Advanced ability to develop executive facing reports

  • Ability to self-manage, upward manage, and lead with influence 

  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to read a room and communicate with the audience 

  • Strong attention to details
  • Quick to adapt to change 
  • Advanced with Excel and PPT
  • Five years in Underwriting including two years in a supervisory position or one year as a Staff Underwriting Specialist

Special Skill Requirement 
Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce. 
Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 08/15/2019