Summary of Responsibilities Manage growth and profit objectives for assigned states and insurance products within the Personal Lines Underwriting division. Develop and analyze both internal and external data for assigned states and insurance products in order to direct pricing, underwriting, and sales decisions. Maintain a thorough understanding of the product distribution channel and its various business models for assigned states and insurance products. Maintain a thorough understanding of the automation environment for assigned states and insurance products. Assist with file reviews to ensure coherence with underwriting guidelines and direction related to assigned states and insurance products. Conduct general ad-hoc reviews as necessary. Assist the Sales and Marketing department with the development and maintenance of sales and marketing materials and programs that will support growth and profit objectives for assigned states and insurance products.
Preferred Experience and Skills Verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills Ability to perform highly detailed and analytical work Organizational skills, the ability to work independently, and the ability to meet deadlines Experience using personal desktop computers and advanced knowledge of MS Office software applications, comparative and batch rating tools, and query tools Knowledge of personal lines coverage forms and personal lines product knowledge 5 years experience in personal lines underwriting or personal lines staff underwriting with 3 of those years in a product specialist or product analyst role
Preferred Education and Training Bachelor's degree in Business, Insurance or related field Associate in Personal Insurance (API) designation
Additional Salary Information: Full benefits package including company-matched 401k and retirement benefit along with a generous performance bonus plan.
Since 1894, West Bend Mutual Insurance has come to stand for excellence through the use of innovative insurance products, steady growth, and financial stability offering property/casualty insurance for homes, autos, businesses and personal property. This reputation for excellence is recognized not only by our policyholders, but by the insurance industry itself. West Bend has been rated A (Excellen...t) or better by A.M. Best since 1971. West Bend is also consistently ranked at the top by thousands of insurance agents nationwide in an ease-of-doing-business survey conducted annually by Deep Customer Connections, Inc. Over a hundred years ago, a fire roared through the city of West Bend, WI. This tragedy was one of the worst for our community and touched the lives of many people. Because of that fire, our company was formed. And even then, we began to show that something good can come from something bad. Over time, people have come to expect this of us. To call with problems and leave with solutions. As time passes, things change. But not our reason for being. At the core of everything we do lies a simple premise. A sincere desire to help our customers through problems and adversity. To make sure that positives come from negative situations. To step up when you need us. To do the right thing. The worst brings out our best.® That's The Silver Lining.