The Hartford Executive Underwriter/Sr. Executive Underwriter - Contract Bond in NORWOOD, Massachusetts

Title: Executive Underwriter/Sr. Executive Underwriter - Contract BondLocation: United States-Massachusetts-NorwoodJob Number: 1800133Underwriting Execution

Consistently exceeds assigned departmental goals and objectives

Underwrites new and renewal business, may or may not have the highest levels of Underwriting Authority among underwriting staff

Analyzes regional/assigned book of business on a quarter-by-quarter basis.  Proactively formulates action plan as required and reviews with manager

Expertly applies all applicable underwriting guidelines when making account decisions as supported by Quality Management/Compliance file review scores consistently at or above expectations

Capable of underwriting the most complex business with limited involvement from manager or product/referral teams

Coaches, mentors and supports junior underwriters on team. 

May review individual accounts with junior underwriters on team prior to referral.

Proposes pricing and program development to reflect risk quality, identified exposures and controls, loss experience, and achievement of bottom line profit results for the company with little need for input from manager, product or referral teams

Distribution Management

Independently build territory sales plans to achieve financial operating plan

Create, drive and execute strategies for new and/or renewal accounts with individual agencies

erve as regional lead in creation of sales plans and checkpoints with agents

Establishes and maintains a pipeline of new business prospects

Responsible for communicating individual account strategy to agency, educates others on strategy, and involves manager as appropriate

Trusted advisor to agency – viewed as a solution provider due to technical knowledge, underwriting acumen and service

Coaches and mentors junior staff on agency management

Thorough knowledge of value proposition and capabilities of other segments of The Hartford to further a One Hartford approach to agency and account management

Proactively identifies marketplace/distribution needs for value proposition improvements (service offerings, coverage capabilities, etc.) and prepares recommendation for leadership as appropriate

Conducts cost/benefit analysis before proposing changes

Product Knowledge and Policy Command 

Operates as a technical expert on policy forms and coverages 

Presents to junior underwriters on coverage and policy language

Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local laws that impact our business

Contributes to the creation of/maintenance of underwriting guidelines through collaboration with product team

Strong working knowledge of profitability trends of the departmental and individual book of business, proactively seeks opportunities to improve and enhance resultsQualifications:

7 years of Bond underwriting experience with the ability to handle technical underwriting

BS/BA in Accounting, Finance, or Marketing preferred

Ability to position the sale by creating solutions for the insured

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

Ability to build and develop customer relationships


Depending on work experience we may hire at a different level

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or ExpressionJob: Bond UWPrimary LocationUnited States-Massachusetts-NorwoodOther LocationsScheduleFull-timeJob LevelIndividual ContributorEducation LevelBachelor's Degree (±16 years)Job TypeStandardShiftDay JobEmployee StatusRegularOvertime StatusExemptTravelYes, 50 % of the TimePostingFeb 22, 2018, 12:58:10 AMRemote 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.