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Regional Underwriting Manager in Minnetonka, MN at Tokio Marine HCC

Date Posted: 2/28/2018

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Job Description

Position Summary:


Makes underwriting recommendations and decisions to protect the financial assets of the company and the carrier. Recommends strategies and objectives for the region, coordinating with all organizational goals and standards. Accountable for performance and attainment of profit goals of assigned Underwriting staff within the region.


Key Responsibilities:


Relying on advanced knowledge and strong leadership skills, the Regional Underwriting Manager is accountable for the following responsibilities:


  • Manage the daily underwriting of the assigned Underwriters and Support staff on a regional team. This includes, but is not limited to, reviewing attachment points over one million, signing-off on Underwriter discretion, acting as a resource for underwriting questions, managing the work flow, monitoring close/loss ratios for Underwriters and matching up Underwriter/Producer relationships.
  • Complete requests for proposal (RFPs) in a timely manager and follow-up for status and competitive numbers. Quote at least 66% of RFPs received.
  • Assist Regional Underwriters in meeting annual goals for profitability, renewal retention, revenue growth, and new business production. (Must keep loss ratio under 100% while striving for a closing ratio of 10%.)
  • Work with producers directly as their management/expert resource to resolve problems and answer any high-level questions. Respond appropriately and in a timely manner to service requests.
  • Conduct on-site visits to producers to maintain and continue development of relationships with an emphasis on the underwriting procedures and philosophies to clients and staff.
  • Work closely with Marketing to develop new relationships, review and manage existing relationships, and assign Underwriters based on a fit of new and existing relationships.
  • Work with Information Systems to enhance the underwriting and policy maintenance systems within the Company.

Job Requirements

Position Knowledge, Skills, and Requirements:



  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, a related field, or the equivalent education and/or experience
  • Master's degree preferred
  • Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI), or Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation(s) preferred.


  • Minimum of eight years of relevant and progressive experience in area of specialization
  • Minimum of five years of leadership experience



  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as plan of benefits, bid specifications, claim reports, and procedural manuals
  • Possess and have ability to apply advanced knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with an emphasis on confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy
  • Superior organizational and analytical skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Knowledgeable of industry changes, legal updates, and technical developments related to applicable area of the Company’s business to proactively respond to changing business environment
  • Advanced proficiency and experience using Microsoft Office package (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word)


Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

  • Overtime hours may be required to fulfill job responsibilities
  • May require travel outside normal work location


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