Undergraduate degree and completion of general insurance courses such as CPCU, CIC, AU, ARM, CPIW or ASLI is preferred.
A minimum of ten years underwriting experience required including five years management experience, excess and surplus lines experience desired.
Knowledge of complex underwriting policies, practices and procedures, insurance law and underwriting marketing principles and techniques. Knowledge of standard bureau rating plans and concepts. Knowledge of alternative rating methods and plans and pricing theory. Knowledge of treaty and facultative reinsurance. Knowledge of regulatory issues, the general agency system, market conditions and company operations. Knowledge of employment principles and practices.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate with individuals and groups via telephone, fax, e-mail and in person. Demonstrates advanced negotiation skills. Ability to direct a highly technical staff. Ability to work with the wholesale/general agency/brokerage distribution system. Ability to analyze highly complex insurance risks to determine acceptability including policy language, various commercial and alternative rating plans and methodologies, reinsurance. Ability to use/learn job related software. Ability to devise business solutions to complex problems, implement the most appropriate and monitor effectiveness. Ability to make decisions on highly complex issues and work with minimal direction. Ability to coach, train and mentor managers and underwriting personnel. Ability to analyze and interpret mathematical, statistical and logical data and evaluate its reliability and significance.
Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors.
*Staffing Exceptions to the above minimum job requirements must be approved by the: Senior management, and HR Consultant.
Not Eligible (Exempt).
Normal office environment. Travel out of state – within regions – several times a year.
The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.