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Manager, UW Services (NY)

Glenmont, NY, US, 65899


American National is an established, stable, and successful multi-line insurance corporation that has provided financial strength and a sense of security to employees, customers and business partners since 1905.  We’ve been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s most trustworthy financial companies and best mid-sized employers. With focus on our organization’s values and cultural richness: Financial Strength, Integrity, Respect, Service and Teamwork (FIRST) and Agility, Collaboration, and Engagement (ACE) we continue to pursue our vision to be a leading provider of financial products and services for current and future generations.

 

What’s in it for you?

American National supports a comfortable, diverse, and inclusive work environment, following a casual dress code and focus on healthy work-life balance. We understand that comprehensive benefits are important which is why we offer a generous package that includes: medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, matching 401(k), paid time off, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, health-wellness initiatives, and a volunteer program where employees are provided PTO for giving their time to a charity of choice, and referral bonuses! We also offer a comprehensive wellness program that includes onsite fitness centers and classes or discounted gym memberships, free health screenings, free flu shots, and more.

Manager-Underwriting
Do you have proven success in the areas of training, development, and supervision of team(s)? Do you understand the importance of fostering strong relationships, both internally and externally to achieve overall objectives? American National is seeking enthusiastic industry professionals with demonstrated work experience preferably in the field of underwriting, to lead a team of underwriters skilled in the areas of (commercial and agriculture). The ideal candidate will provide training, guidance, and support for team members, while maintaining company service standards by managing and executing operational strategy.


Responsibilities

  • Coach and mentor a team of underwriters with various skills and position levels

  • Train and develop new and existing team members

  • Administer and monitor underwriting authority for team 

  • Actively monitor territory growth, retention, and profitability goals / Develop plans to engage the team and field force

  • Monitor and manage underwriter assignments and maintain balanced workflow to ensure underwriters are adhering to service expectations 

  • Research and draft formal responses to the Department of Insurance and/or consumer filed complaints

  • Maintain open and collaborative communication with team and agency managers in assigned territories

  • Support and / or lead special projects at the request of the Director or Vice President of Underwriting to include product enhancements, policy form or language development, reunderwriting initiatives, etc.

 

Qualifications

  • 4 year completed degree or equivalent industry work experience preferred

  • (7) years’ of Property & Casualty experience with a minimum of (3) years as a desk underwriter, preferred

  • Prior supervisory / leadership experience preferred

  • Ongoing interest in continuing education and development- INS, AU, or CPCU designations preferred

  • Must be a team-player and thrive in an open and collaborative work environment

  • Thorough understanding of insurance coverage, rules, and regulations desired

  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate corporate goals, objectives, and strategies to front line teams; while also having the ability to represent and advocate for the department when applicable

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative

  • Strong focus on leading by example

  • Solid organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Comfortable and confident public speaker

  • Ability to multi-task in fast paced work environment

  • Creative and innovative problem solver

  • Ability to utilize analytical skills and judgment to reach appropriate decisions on time-sensitive matters

  • Strong conflict management and resolution skills

  • Ability to travel as-needed

 

 

 

Hiring Practices

The preceding job posting was designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.

 

American National’s recruitment policies help us place individuals in a timely and efficient manner. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted by our recruiting team. Candidates may check the status of their application(s) by logging into our Career Portal.

 

Learn more about our company, by following us on social media: LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @CareerswithAN

 

American National is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing a diverse and inclusive environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.

 


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“If you believe you can make a difference in the lives of our clients, if you’re willing to work hard, if you want a fulfilling career, and if your values match ours, then I want you to work for American National. ” – James Pozzi, President and CEO.

 

 

 


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