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Director of Personal Lines Programs

Company: South Shore Insurance Underwriters
Location: Daphne
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSalary: $100,000-$200,000South Shore Insurance Underwriters (SSIU) is a dynamic Gulf Coast owned and operated MGA (Managing General Agent) currently experiencing exciting growth across our footprint. We provide property and casualty agents with the best excess and surplus lines products available across coastal Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, South Carolina, Texas and Georgia – with continued plans for expansion, and are looking to add a Director of Underwriting, Personal Lines to our team!PurposeThe Director will act as a member of the Senior Leadership Team and establish key contacts and foster positive relationships with industry partners to ensure growth and profitability. This role is responsible for developing underwriting objectives, goals and targets. The Director of Underwriting, Personal Lines will respond to requests from underwriters and serve as the technical expert on issues such as risk analysis, contract guidelines, aggregate management, and general underwriting responsibilities. He or she will manage the profit, growth, and retention of the business segment and manage, train, and oversee direct reports. This role is also responsible for implementation of large programs and projects. Responsibilities & Duties• Guide, direct and train the Underwriting Team to meet and exceed key metrics • Manage aggregate, contract compliance and distribution strategy • Recommends appropriate premiums and coverage for risks after analysis and review of applicant documentation, business factors and competitive situations.• Demonstrates a professional and courteous attitude with agents, which includes responding promptly and ethically to all requests and issues. Delivers on promises and only promises what can be delivered.• Provides accurate and thorough education to agents about the company's risk selection philosophy and pricing guidelines.• Directs and oversees implementation of large programs and projects.• Makes field visits to agent's offices to build relationships and solicit new business applicationsREQUIREMENTSEducation & Experience• Bachelor's degree with a Business or Risk Management emphasis. CPCU, AINS or CIC designation preferred• Five to ten years insurance underwriting experience• Five to ten years leadership experience • Working knowledge of Windows PC, Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel is requiredKnowledge, Skills & Abilities• Superior analytical, math, statistical and negotiation skills• Should be flexible and able to switch quickly from one project to another when dictated by business need. • A willingness to put forth additional effort when critical projects arise as well as availability to communicate with people in different time zones are important. A positive, "can-do" attitude is expected. • Selects appropriate means of communication; questions to seek clarification and understanding.• Maintains confidentiality.• Listens actively and conveys appropriate information to others.• Work on problems of complex scope where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth evaluation of various factors.• Under minimal supervision, makes sound professional decisions.WE ARE PROUD TO OFFER:• Flexible work arrangements and an organizational culture that values innovation, integrity, work/life balance and autonomy• Employer paid BCBS health and dental coverage and a 3% IRA match with immediate vesting• Generous time off including 2 weeks of PTO from hire, 11 paid holidays and maternity and paternity leave PLEASE NOTE: All applicants are required to take a workplace survey for candidacy to be considered. The survey can be found at StatementSouth Shore Insurance Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SSIA, LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. South Shore Insurance Companies expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of South Shore Insurance Companies employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Keywords: South Shore Insurance Underwriters, Mobile , Director of Personal Lines Programs, Executive , Daphne, Alabama

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