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Senior Production Underwriter

Senior Production Underwriter

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Full Time
Travel Percentage 
Up to 20%

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Be Here. Be Great. Working for a leader in the insurance industry means opportunity for you. Great American Insurance Group’s member companies are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, a Fortune 500 company. We combine a "small company" culture where your ideas will be heard with "big company" expertise to help you succeed. With over 30 specialty property and casualty operations and a variety of financial services, there are always opportunities here to learn and grow.


We are currently looking for an Senior Production Underwriter - Production Underwriting Specialist to work on Umbrella and Program accounts for our Great American Risk Solutions Division.  


The position will be located in our corporate headquarters in downtown Cincinnati, OH.


  • Accountable for profitability results and premium growth within assigned programs.
  • Serves as a contact and technical resource on underwriting policies, guidelines, processes and systems.
  • Leads in the development of training and communication materials and providing training as necessary for staff and external customers.
  • Provides underwriting management guidance for program administrators/agents/brokers/producers. 
  • Has responsibility for developing, implementing, communicating and monitoring compliance of company guidelines, policies, systems, underwriting processes and procedures.
  • Participates in program underwriting audits / reviews.
  • Recommends action plans and strategic direction for functional areas and maintains alignment with others to ensure successful development of entire program.
  • Recommends and leads in implementing new / revised policy language, pricing methodologies,underwriting procedures and eligibility.
  • Monitors profitability across assigned region (s) / territory / business unit and recommends actions that will result in writing more profitable business.
  • May analyze and report on program data across assigned region (s) / territory / business unit and recommends actions to achieve business unit's profitability goals and team objectives.
  • Collaborates with Underwriting, Product Development, Product Management, Information systems and other business partners for implementation of new / revised products and supporting services.
  • Maintains oversight of others’ compliance in accordance with company guidelines for underwriting eligibility, premium determination and policy forms.
  • Uses independent judgment and initiative to support business/program goals.
  • Maintains a high level of customer service.
  • Analyzes coverage and limit requests and uses independent judgment to decided what terms to offer.
  • Uses independent judgment for pricing business in accordance with company guidelines.
  • Assesses risk quality and compliance within company guidelines and initiates appropriate loss prevention actions.
  • Develops and maintains effective business relationships with internal and external customers / coworkers in order to attract and retain profitable business.
  • Interprets, explains and markets products and services of programs.
  • Provides technical advice to lower level positions and other functional areas.
  • May review / approve referrals from underwriting staff where a higher level of authority is required.
  • May have responsibility for the performance and coaching of staff and may have a participatory role in decisions regarding development, hiring, firing, performance management, pay increases, etc., for direct reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
Field of Study: Liberal Arts, Business or a related discipline.
Experience:  5 years of related experience. Progression toward certification in area of expertise preferred; appropriate certifications could include Associate in Underwriting (AU), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Program in General Insurance (INS) or Associate of Risk Management (ARM).

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