• Underwriting Product Specialist

    Location US-OH-Cincinnati
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    24035
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Underwriting
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    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 Underwriting Product Specialist to work within the Product Management Team for our Great American Risk Solutions Division. The position will be located in our corporate headquarters in downtown Cincinnati, OH.

    Responsibilities

    • Serves as a contact and technical resource on underwriting policies, guidelines, processes and systems.
    • Develops training sessions.
      • Researches employees current skill levels compared to business plans / goals. Identifies ongoing and future training needs necessary to bridge any gaps and to achieve business objectives.
      • Coordinates and develops curriculum.
      • Provides guidance & oversight for divisional training initiatives.
      • Facilitates and may conduct training sessions.
      • May participate as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) in developing training curriculum / programs.
      • Maintains records of completion and performance; evaluates effectiveness of program.
      • Reports on training to management in order to determine if business needs are being met.
    • Provides field underwriting management guidance. Has responsibility for developing, implementing, communicating and monitoring compliance of company guidelines, policies, systems, underwriting processes, procedures, legislative, regulatory and market conduct issues.
      • May participate in and / or prepare filing submissions for new and revised programs, non-standard forms, manual pages and rule and rate revisions to various state insurance departments.
      • May participate in field underwriting audits / reviews.
      • May assist in monitoring profitability across assigned region (s) / territory / business unit and recommends actions that will result in writing more profitable business.
    • Recommends and leads in implementing new / revised policy language, endorsements and underwriting procedures to ensure appropriate legal review, forms and system modifications are completed.
      • May develop proper notifications to policyholders and ensure distribution.
    • May analyze and reports on risk exposure across assigned region (s) / territory / business unit and recommends actions to achieve business unit's profitability goals.
    • May assist on collaborations with Underwriting, Product Development, Product Management, Information systems and other business partners for implementation of new / revised products and supporting services.
    • 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.
    • Participates in the selection, implementation, ongoing maintenance and reporting of the Learning Development Systems(s).
    • Collaborates with Underwriting, Product Development, Product Management, Information systems and other business partners for implementation of new / revised products and supporting services.
    • 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.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree or 7 or more years of related experience.
    • Must have strong communication skills to build and leverage excellent customer relationships and to successfully market products and services.
    • Must have strong hands-on experience with various computer systems including rating systems, MS Word and Excel, Outlook, etc.
    • Completion of or progression toward Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation is a plus

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