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Vice President of Small Commercial Lines Underwriting

Company: The Hanover Insurance Group
Location: Roseville
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

Vice President of Small Commercial Lines Underwriting Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Our Small Commercial Lines department is seeking a Vice President of Underwriting to join our growing team. We are open on thelocation for the position.
Position summary:
Reporting to the Deputy President of Small Commercial, the SC New Business Leader will have overall responsibility to direct execution of our new business strategy. They will play a lead role in helping set the strategy and direction of the Small Commercial new business book and centers collaborating with the rest of Small Commercial leadership team. They will be well-versed in the business operations of the Centers, including understanding of any unique workflows and exposures. They will monitor trends, performance and the competitive landscape to maximize profitable growth, considering appetite, mix, and pricing. They will work closely with Renewal, Field and Corporate Underwriting leaders to establish priorities, respond to market challenges, and bring consistency between new and renewal operations.
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This is a Full-time, Exempt role.
Responsibilities:

  • Small Commercial New Business strategy. Analyze industry and market trends to maximize profitability and identify unique exposures that will achieve overall company goals.
  • Underwriting Resources - In conjunction with Operations leadership, develop, implement and maintain workflows and tools for underwriters to ensure consistent workflows that address segment needs and company appetite and methodology.
  • Drive consistent strategic messaging to align underwriters and Field leadership on appetite, pricing and new business processes.
  • Program Implementation - Work with Operations and other internal partners on the team to implement the product/service solutions, underwriting guidance, service delivery, marketing materials, and training materials.
  • Talent Development - Hire, develop, and retain best in class UTs, UWs and UW leaders. Build an underwriting culture of continuous improvement to achieve underwriting goals.
  • Monitoring - Monitor environment to assure portfolio solutions stay current and segments are meeting profit and growth objectives. Make adjustments as necessary.
  • Vendor/Partner Management - Work with vendors/external partners to implement product/service solutions for industry segments as needed. Recommend improvements in usage or functionality, lead implementation of changes to vendors' products and processes, monitor usage and costs.
  • Field Resource - act as contact for RVPs, REs, and RPs regarding questions and guidance on segment issues (underwriting, financial performance, products, agency management, etc.).
  • Be an active part of Small Commercial leadership team working closely with CUO, Finance VP, Renewal Leader, Marketing/Sales Leader, head of Operations, and Consolidation Leader.
  • Travel expectations - Travel regularly to our new business centers and participate in home office and regional meetings on a consistent basis. Requirements
    • Technical Expertise - 10+ years of experience. Knows and demonstrates the ability to apply property and casualty underwriting concepts, practices and procedures, including knowledge of exposure/hazard identification and control. Displays knowledge of pricing practices and applications. For multiple lines of business, able to articulate and practice principles of good underwriting, within specific limits and authority. Demonstrates good understanding of regional goals. Stays current with industry information, market trends and emerging loss exposures. Strong products liability background a plus.
    • Leadership - Proven ability to lead projects and/or teams and effectively influence resources outside of direct control and manage in a matrixed environment . Demonstrates characteristics of an effective leader.
    • Product and Service Knowledge - Consistently demonstrates exceptional functional knowledge of product offerings, technologies, distribution channels and service strategies, as appropriate. Successfully applies this knowledge and experience to understand and resolve issues within own business and/or across the enterprise. Shows a high level of competitive intelligence and easily articulates this insight
    • Business Acumen - Demonstrates clear understanding of the economics of our business (i.e., how we make money), and appropriately balances multiple business objectives to achieve optimal result. Strong understanding of industry growth and profit levers.
    • Strategic Partnering - Creates collaborative, productive partnerships with key stakeholders such as management, agents, Underwriting, Actuarial, Operations, Marketing, Claims, Loss Control, vendors and other key functions to establish strategies that will achieve overall company goals.
    • Analytical Thinking - Applies analytical techniques, e.g., separating a complex whole into its parts or elements to resolve problems or issues.
    • Operational Excellence - Well developed ability to effectively establish, communicate, and assess the current and future business/service requirements in order to balance effective service with costs that align to budget expectations. Clear focus on world class quality, productivity, and delivery of P & C services designed to meet and exceed customer expectations.
    • Project/Program Management - Understands the principles, theories, practices, and techniques involved in planning, managing, and implementing projects and programs.
    • Effective Communication Skills (oral and written). EEO statement:
      -- "The Hanover values diversity in the workplace and among our customers. The company provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants on the basis of experience, training, education, and ability to do the available work without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, ancestry or any other status protected by law.-- Furthermore, The Hanover Insurance Group is committed to providing an equal opportunity workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment based on national origin, race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by law."--

      As an equal opportunity employer, Hanover does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation, as a candidate for employment, please inform The Hanover Talent Acquisition office.--
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      Applicants who are California residents:--To see the types of information we may collect from applicants and employees and how we use it, please--click here .--

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