Crum & Forster (C&F) , with a proud history dating to 1822, provides specialty and standard commercial lines insurance products through our admitted and surplus lines insurance companies.
Approaching $4 billion in written premium as of 2021, C&F enjoys a financial strength rating of A (Excellent) by A.M. Best.
C&F is proud of its superior customer service platform and its claims and risk engineering services are recognized as among the best in the industry.
Our most valuable asset is our people 2500+ employees, and growing, in locations throughout the United States. The company is increasingly winning recognition as a great place to work, earning workplace and wellness awards.
C&F is part of Fairfax Financial Holdings, a global organization with $23.8 billion in revenue as of 2021.
For more information about Crum & Forster, please visit our website: www.cfins.com .
Crum & Forster is seeking a dynamic, market-influencing underwriter to join our growing Inland Marine team. We are looking for a senior/executive underwriter who has a proven track record in developing strong relationships in the builders risk space, on both a ground-up and quota share basis. Our ideal candidate should have a passion for builders risk underwriting, a can-do attitude and not be afraid to roll up their sleeves to achieve our goals. We are expanding across the US and looking for experienced underwriters with strong national builders risk relationships to help us build our US footprint.
Senior/Executive Underwriter, Builders Risk
Primary Location: Remote with national relationships
Function: Responsible for review and analysis of underwriting data in order to determine risk eligibility to corporate standards. Develop and manage agency relationships through excellent customer service and creative marketing activities. Seen as a technical underwriting expert within the organization and throughout their assigned agency plant and territory.
What you will do:
Develop a national strategy for quota-share builders risk opportunities.
Provide subject matter expertise on builders risk insurance within the organization.
Meet profitability and written premium goals determined by the department.
Make independent decisions within underwriting letter of authority and maintain proper file documentation.
Assist in developing annual business goals for assigned agents/producers. Responsible for analyzing results and maintaining accountability of agency partners within the department.
Possess and develop a keen awareness of market trends and identify emerging threats to the department.
Have an in-depth knowledge of department products and services.
Ability to clearly articulate the departments value proposition.
Participate in training and initiatives. May participate in projects.
Other duties as assigned.
What YOU will bring to C&F:
A minimum of seven years experience underwriting commercial builders risk business.
Existing relationships with regional and national brokers, agents and producers with a focus on construction and/or builders risks.
Manuscript, Company and AAIS Builders Risk form experience.
Strong communication, analytical and negotiation skills.
Some travel for marketing and/or training purposes, including attendance at national industry events.
Strong customer service and relationship-building skills.
Must be able to work well in a small, tightly knit team environment, but also be able to work independently within an assigned underwriting authority document, territory and appetite.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft software applications.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent, CRIS, AMIM, or CPCU preferred.
Will abide by departmental policies and procedures, including authority levels, to comply with C&F's risk management controls.
What C&F will bring to you
Competitive compensation package
Generous 401K employer match
Employee Stock Purchase plan with employer matching
Generous Paid Time Off
Excellent benefits that go beyond health, dental & vision. Our programs are focused on your whole familys wellness, including your physical, mental and financial wellbeing
A core C&F tenet is owning your career development, so we provide a wealth of ways for you to keep learning, including tuition reimbursement, industry-related certifications and professional training to keep you progressing on your chosen path
A dynamic, ambitious, fun and exciting work environment
We believe you do well by doing good and want to encourage a spirit of social and community responsibility, matching donation program, volunteer opportunities, and an employee-driven corporate giving program that lets you participate and support your community
At C&F you will BELONG
We value inclusivity and diversity. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and welcome everyone regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you require special accommodation, please let us know.