The Hartford Executive Underwriter / Senior Underwriter, Specialty Construction in CHICAGO, Illinois

Title: Executive Underwriter / Senior Underwriter, Specialty ConstructionLocation: United States-Illinois-ChicagoOther Locations: United States-Ohio-IndependenceJob Number: 1703007Underwriting:Underwrites business (new or renewal, as applicable)Analyzes agency book on quarter-to-quarter basis for potential actionMay or may not act with high levels of Underwriting AuthorityCoaches and mentors staff on team; supports junior underwritersExpertly applies all applicable LOB Underwriting guidelines when  making decisionsTypically manages higher volume and/or higher Total Written Premium goal compared to country-wide standardCapable of underwriting highly complex business and will require limited support from senior underwriters and infrequent referral activity to complete quotesHas thorough knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and governance May or may not focus on technical underwritingAgency Management:Creates, drives and executes on strategies for  new and/or renewal accounts (prospective book management, executes on the mix strategy, low strategy, territorial and agency sales plans, etc.)Consults and provides solutionsEffectively provides excellent account management service of assigned Division through strategic planning and operational excellence. Ensures the consistent delivery and execution of the Circle of Service process; tailoring a service plan for each client based on needs.  Positively impacts and influences final account pricing and terms. Successfully sells the proposalResponsible for, or influences, retentionTakes lead in communicating strategy to the agency; coordinates communications across the Enterprise; educates others on the strategyCoaches and mentors others on Agency ManagementTrusted advisor to agency; manages the book of businessSales:Establishes and maintains pipeline Manages cross-sell and up-sell opportunities across team; generates cross-sell opportunitiesManages the sales process including planning, operating routines, and monitoringSources opportunities for other team membersCoaches and mentors others on sales practicesIs well versed about every aspect of The Hartford's Value proposition to best position us for success. Is professionally demanding and holds internal and external customers accountable.Service:Consulting with the agents to answer questions regarding coverage, explaining processes, directing the agents to appropriate resources within the Hartford based on their unique needsDirects and coordinates identified service issuesIs highly familiar with how service operatesMakes recommendations to service; provides feedback to Service leadersQualifications: Highly-proficient in underwriting7   years experience, superior technical knowledge, proven presentation abilities, decision making, analytical skills,  demonstrated leadership and management skillsBS/BA degreeThis position may be filled at a different level, depending on experienceEqual Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or ExpressionJob: Middle Market Speciality UWPrimary LocationUnited States-Illinois-ChicagoOther LocationsUnited States-Ohio-IndependenceScheduleFull-timeJob LevelIndividual ContributorEducation LevelBachelor's Degree (±16 years)Job TypeStandardShiftDay JobEmployee StatusRegularOvertime StatusExemptTravelYes, 20 % of the TimePostingJan 4, 2018, 4:14:35 PMRemote Worker OptionNoThe Hartford is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, ancestry or citizenship status, genetic information, pregnancy status or any other characteristic protected by law. The Hartford maintains a drug-free workplace and is committed to building inclusion and leveraging diversity.