Commercial Lines Underwriter I

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NJM Insurance

<p><strong>This isn&rsquo;t just insurance.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s NJM.</strong></p> <p>When you join the NJM family, you&rsquo;ll work with talented people who care about doing the right thing by our policyholders as well as each other. You&rsquo;ll be part of a financially strong and stable company that has flourished on relationships, integrity and service for more than a century. NJM is a special place where you can propel your career, help others and make friends &ndash; all at the same time.&nbsp;</p> <p>NJM is proud to offer our employees continuous learning options, outstanding benefits, access to wellness programs, and a wide range of opportunities to give back to the communities we are privileged to serve.&nbsp;</p> <p>Leading, independent consumer publications repeatedly recognize our commitment to customer and claims satisfaction. In addition, NJM has been named to the Forbes list of the Best Employers in New Jersey three years in a row, based on feedback directly from our employees.</p>

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Overview: <p>NJM Insurance is seeking a Commercial Lines Underwriter I&nbsp;for our West Trenton, NJ location.&nbsp; This position will be concentrating on reviewing submissions from agents, negotiating coverage and premiums, as well as supporting profitable new business growth while maintaining strong agency relationships.&nbsp; Accounts will include a variety of premium ranges across multiple lines of business and products.</p> <p>The Underwriter prepares a review of complex and unusual commercial risks and coverage issues for evaluation.&nbsp; &nbsp;The Underwriter will also provide and support analysis, product development, and other high-profile initiatives.</p>
Responsibilities: <p>Strategic Thinking:</p> <ul> <li>Maintains awareness of commercial lines industry and underwriting trends in various states and applies this knowledge to enhance existing products and services and support the creation of new ones</li> <li>Proactively researches and finalizes underwriting assessment of new and renewal business to promote adequate and competitive pricing&nbsp;</li> <li>Partner with other commercial lines areas in exceeding NJM business growth and retention targets</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;<br />Productivity:&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Exercise independent judgment in accepting or declining exposure falling within established guidelines, as well as new lines of business and jurisdictions&nbsp;</li> <li>Effectively communicates results to senior and executive management</li> <li>Conducts account pricing and performance analysis. Accommodates ad hoc research requests from NJM staff, clients, and brokers</li> <li>Partners with Commercial Lines sales staff in helping to retain clients</li> <li>Provide assistance to production and rating staff</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>2+&nbsp; years in Property and Casualty, Commercial Underwriting with authority is preferred or must obtain upon hire</li> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree is preferred</li> <li>Independent decision making skills</li> <li>Advanced user skills in Microsoft Office Suite.</li> <li>Service-oriented self-starter possessing an excellent professional demeanor and interpersonal skills; accountable for accurate and timely work products.</li> <li>Team-builder and strategic planner with experience collaborating with sales, loss prevention, premium audit, product development staff, and the broker community.</li> <li>Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; outstanding ability to clearly explain and document decisions and conduct presentations to senior and executive management, clients, and brokers.</li> <li>CPCU and other related designations are a plus.</li> </ul>