Assistant Underwriting Manager



Duties & Responsibilities:

  • In coordination with management, provide input and execute annual business plans for the team and individual underwriters to produce profitable business and provide brokers with optimal service.
  • Responsible for the management of assigned underwriting staff to include: monitoring progress to performance goals to include performance deficiencies, training and mentoring, completing annual performance evaluations, approving PTO requests, and other staff issues as they arise.
  • Assist in the hiring process of new staff and assist in the establishment of Underwriting Authority for team underwriters.
  • Coordinate with Underwriting Manager the marketing travel schedules for team in order to ensure adequate in-office resources.
  • Keep abreast of pertinent changes at underwriting team level (legal climate, market conditions, new business opportunities etc) and make suggestions to management on appropriate course(s) of action.
  • Maintain equitable and productive brokerage assignments within team in conjunction with the Underwriting Manager
  • Identify issues and obstacles that impact ability to attain team/division goals and work in conjunction with Underwriting Manager to rectify.
  • Monitor rate level to ensure team and individual compliance with division pricing objectives.
  • Provide input to management on Underwriting and Pricing Guides where appropriate.
  • Act as first point of referral on all accounts that fall outside of individual underwriter authority.


  • 6+ years of industry experience, preferably in Excess and Surplus Lines
  • Specific experience in marketing and underwriting of the division related products
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Professional designation is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills & strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to collaborate with Actuarial, Claims, IT, Compliance and other divisions as needed.
  • Ability to mentor, guide, and develop others
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively assess risk, price, and negotiate business in accordance with division guidelines
  • Ability lead, motivate and influence others
  • Proven problem solving and decision making skills
  • High degree of personal initiative and self motivation

To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to: