Excess & Surplus Lines Property/Casualty Underwriter, Northfield - Remote orHybrid
Posted on: November 26, 2022
**Who Are We?**
Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other.
That's the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have
maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty
insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a
culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration.
Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.
The annual base salary range provided for this position is a
nationwide market range and represents a broad range of salaries
for this role across the country. The actual salary for this
position will be determined by a number of factors, including the
scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education,
training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other
conditions of employment. As part of our comprehensive compensation
and benefits program, employees are also eligible for
performance-based cash incentive awards.
$73,400.00 - $121,000.00
**What Is the Opportunity?**
Under general direction, charged with the profitability and growth
of an assigned book of business within a territory that is
consistent with overall business line objectives. Responsibilities
include underwriting new business on complex risk types, marketing
to and developing relationships with agents and brokers as a
representative of the company, and working with other business
units as appropriate to support market penetration objectives and
identify cross-sell opportunities. Independently manages assigned
book of business but may collaborate with more senior underwriters
on some risks. The incumbent in this job does not manage
This position may be based 100% remotely or in one of our
**What Will You Do?**
Underwriting and Pricing:
+ Underwrites primarily complex accounts and risks and considers
different approaches toward risks to maximize profitability (e.g.,
pricing, retention, endorsements, limits, indemnity,
+ Uses good judgment in making decisions within own underwriting
authority and makes recommendations on other accounts to meet
+ Initiates collaborative discussions.
Distribution and Agency Management:
+ Effectively manages assigned agents/brokers by developing and
maintaining relationships to write and retain accounts consistent
with business unit appetite.
+ Often meets with agents/brokers and insureds in order to build
and maintain business relationship.
+ Uses consultative marketing / sales skills and successfully
employs a consultative selling approach to market products to
agents and brokers.
+ Identifies and captures new business opportunities and
effectively cross sells market segment and Travelers
+ Develops agency sales/business plan and frequently partners with
region team lead to develop region/group sales plan.
+ Negotiates skillfully in difficult situations.
+ Executes Strategy and Drives Results:
+ Develops and executes on a plan to meet business objectives.
+ Anticipates and identifies complex underwriting & marketing
problems, thoroughly analyzes available information and makes
timely practical decisions.
+ Business Planning and Collaboration:
+ Fosters collaboration within the business unit and across the
enterprise. Seeks enterprise-wide solutions to business
+ Assists less experienced employees when appropriate.
+ In addition to leading self, may coach less experienced staff
+ May participate in the training of less experienced
+ Other duties as assigned.
+ Perform other duties as assigned.
**What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?**
+ Bachelors degree preferred.
+ In some lines of business, relevant agent/broker experience may
+ Typically has 3-5 years of relevant Account Executive
+ Previous Excess and Surplus/non-admitted underwriting experience
+ Understands the local insurance marketplace, industry business
operations, critical issues and financial drivers that affect the
region and local office.
+ Continuously seeks out market insight and uses acquired knowledge
to assist less experienced employees.
+ Understands organizational and regulatory rules, policies and
procedures and effectively employs that knowledge in day-to-day
+ Uses acquired skills and knowledge to assist less experienced
+ Uses knowledge of internal and external factors impacting the
property & casualty industry to make decisions.
Analytical Thinking/Financial Acumen:
+ Identifies current or future problems or opportunities, analyzes,
synthesizes and compares information to understand issues,
identifies cause/effect relationships and explores alternative
solutions to support sound decision making.
+ Understands and uses financial information, tools and expense
management principles to accomplish day-to-day work and maximize
+ Seeks out, builds, fosters and maintains productive
relationships, networks or alliances to meet goals and achieve
+ Valid drivers license or alternate means of personal
+ CPCU designation preferred in some lines of business.
**What is a Must Have?**
+ 2 years of Account Executive/ underwriting experience
**What Is in It for You?**
+ **Health Insurance:** Employees and their eligible family members
- including spouses, domestic partners, and children - are eligible
for coverage from the first day of employment.
+ **Retirement:** Travelers matches your 401(k) contributions
dollar-for-dollar up to your first 5% of eligible pay, subject to
an annual maximum. If you have student loan debt, you can enroll in
the Paying it Forward Savings Program. When you make a payment
toward your student loan, Travelers will make an annual
contribution into your 401(k) account. You are also eligible for a
Pension Plan that is 100% funded by Travelers.
+ **Paid Time Off:** Start your career at Travelers with a minimum
of 20 days Paid Time Off annually, plus nine paid company
+ **Wellness Program:** The Travelers wellness program is comprised
of tools and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness
goals. In addition, our Life Balance program provides access to
professional counseling services, life coaching and other resources
to support your daily life needs. Through Life Balance, you're
eligible for five free counseling sessions with a licensed
+ **Volunteer Encouragement:** We have a deep commitment to the
communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved.
Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards program that
enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique
abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization
and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our
If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the
physical requirements of this role, please send us an email
(4-ESU@travelers.com) so we may assist you.
Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above
or below the level included in this posting.
To learn more about our comprehensive benefit programs please visit
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