Director, P&C Underwriting

Springfield, MO, US, 65899




Director, Underwriting

Are you an Underwriting professional who has successfully led commercial and/or Agriculture multi-line teams, managed risk, understands facultative insurance has experience in growing/managing business in assigned territories, and is knowledgeable with middle market portfolios? As a Director of Underwriting, you will utilize your combined skills in the noted areas to elevate organizational goals and bring fresh ideas to current processes and procedures. 


Placement Locations: Glenmont, NY. & Springfield, MO.

What will you do?
Oversee regional standard and middle market teams, responsible for effective business operations that include business growth, profitability, and policy retention
Partner with leadership teams to support open communication that is focused on increasing/enhancing productivity, improving workflow processes, and maintaining/sustaining positive morale
Provide recommendations on underwriting philosophies and guidelines for risk assessment and selection
Analyze renewal books of business and determine sustainability
Evaluate referrals and determine appropriate measures
Collaborate with other strategic areas, including Risk Services leadership, who partner closely with the middle market team

Proficiency in commercial lines and middle market accounts (Agriculture lines of business beneficial but not required) 
5 years+ professional experience effectively leading commercial lines underwriting teams
Loss control/Risk services knowledge, understanding concepts, practices, terms is a plus
Facultative reinsurance experience 


Preferred Qualifications:
CPCU or industry relevant insurance designations




American National offers eligible employees and their families medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan. Employees also receive annually a bank of paid time off and paid holidays.   We aspire to see people for what they bring to our corporate culture by supporting an inclusive work environment, including an emphasis on a healthy work-life balance, development opportunities, and a casual dress code.


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.  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.


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.  We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job qualifications, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this position or other opportunities at American National.


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: LinkedInFacebookInstagram


American National is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected categories. American National is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.



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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, Former President and CEO.




Nearest Major Market: Springfield

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