• Senior Underwriter

    Location US-CA-Sacramento
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/19/2018 11:42 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    The Agribusiness® Division provides coverage for full-time operating farms, ranches, equine and agricultural operations on a nationwide basis through independent agents who specialize in the rural market.


    We are searching for a Senior Underwriter to help us to continue to grow our Agribusiness unit. The right candidate will excel at developing new business opportunities and building strong relationships with internal and external customers.  This position would be based in Sacramento, CA.


    • Uses independent judgment and initiative to support business growth. Maintains a high level of customer service.
    • Analyzes coverage and limit requests and determines terms to be offer.  Prices business in accordance with company guidelines.  Assesses risk quality and compliance within company guidelines and initiates appropriate loss prevention actions.  Orders and screens miscellaneous reports needed in the rating and underwriting processes, such as Motor Vehicle reports, loss history reports, credit checks, outside inspections, loss control, etc.
    • 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 to both internal and external customers/coworkers. 
    • Applies underwriting rules and guidelines and insurance laws and regulations.
    • Has the ability and skills to mentor less experienced employees and/or  may have responsibility for the performance and coaching of staff
    • Performs other d
    • Must be flexible with job responsibilitiesuties as assigned


    • Must have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years in Commercial Ag or Commercial Lines property and casualty underwriting experience. 
    • Certifications such as CPCU, AMIM, AIC, INS, ARM, etc are strongly desired.
    • Progression toward certification in area of expertise preferred; appropriate certifications could include AU, CPCU, CIC, INS or ARM. 
    • Demonstrates technical knowledge with moderate to complex underwriting concepts.
    • Must have strong analytical, decision making, and problem resolution skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Position requires occasional travel, including overnight trips.                                                                        #CB


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