Novum Underwriting Partners, a leading wholesale brokerage and MGA, is seeking an experienced Excess and Surplus Lines commercial Underwriter in Arizona to work from home. In this position, you will focus on building and maintaining relationships with Independent Insurance Agents and Carrier partners to identify the best solution for each insurance opportunity. The ideal candidate will be an experienced and established Underwriter in the Scottsdale E&S industry. Candidate must be focused on growing a profitable book and Novum’s core values.
Binding authority Underwriters will be expected to quote and bind policies in house in accordance with Carrier binding authority guidelines and risk appetite.
· Assesses new and renewal accounts in compliance with underwriting guidelines and authority granted by our Carrier partners.
· Determine individual risk acceptability, pricing, coverage, terms and conditions.
· Work independently within individual granted underwriting authority.
· Effectively communicate (written/verbal) information to both Carriers and Independent Agents to ensure our standards of excellence are maintained when obtaining additional information or submitting underwriting referrals.
· Ability to negotiate acceptable terms with Carrier partners on submit business.
· Responsible for monitoring production, profitability, maintaining and developing Agency relationships.
· Self-motivated and can identify new product opportunities.
Qualifications / Requirements
· Minimum of 5 years experience in Surplus Lines as an Underwriter or Broker.
· Preferably Underwriting experience in a Managing General Agency operation.
· Well versed in commercial General Liability and Property. Garage experience is beneficial.
· Established Independent Agency relationships and experience in developing new relationships.
· Excellent organizations skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
· Knowledge of current competition, underwriting environment and market conditions.
· Strong negotiation skills.
We provide excellent benefit packages and compensation structure. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity with a lot of room for advancement, apply today! Learn more about who we are at Novumuw.com.