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Underwriting Manager, Garage

argo83 · 13 days ago
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Argo Group is a leader in specialty insurance with a vibrant culture built on respect, equality, wellness and opportunity. We’re an innovative organization that’s small enough to be agile and big enough to make a difference in our industry.  

Our flexible workplace is continuously evolving to ensure all employees feel: 

  • Comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. 
  • Confident that they will be treated respectfully. 
  • Recognized for their performance and provided with equal opportunities to succeed. 

At Argo, skill meets opportunity. If you’re wired to raise your hand and ask, “Where can I help?”, you’ll thrive with us. 

Argo Group has a challenging opportunity for an Underwriting Manager on our Garage team. The purpose of this position is to manage a book of business produced by our agency partners in assigned territory for profitability and production and oversee the technical and operational aspects of book management.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead, Manage, and Mentor a team of Underwriters, including communicating performance expectations to staff.
  • Foster a team-oriented atmosphere, with independent decision-making and problem-solving, in accordance with delegated underwriting authority and business plan
  • Develop strong, profitable, mutually relevant relationships with agency partners
  • Oversee agency management for assigned territory which should include prospecting agents and participate in appointment and closure of agents.
  • Oversee product line review champion segments within assigned territory
  • Prospect agents and participate in appointment and closure of agents.
  • Travel to agents’ locations and off-site events as needed.
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection process to ensure the organization has the necessary talent to accomplish business goals.
  • Conduct Development Reviews and engage direct reports in developmental opportunities.
  • Establish and manage departmental business processes including setting performance expectations for staff.
  • Maintain consistency in use of the underwriting guide, rates, and forms in order to maintain profitability and achieve business objectives.
  • Liaison with internal/external auditors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of Excess & Surplus multi-line underwriting experience. 
  • Clear understanding and vision of the E&S marketplace.
  • Minimum of three years supervisory experience preferred
  • Excellent people skills including the ability to mentor key staff members.
  • Effective leadership skills with a sound influence in dealing with challenging situations.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Advanced Presentation and Sales skills.
  • Excellent working rapport with wholesale brokerage community.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Advanced working knowledge of computer programs, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

PLEASE NOTE:  At this time, Argo Group will not sponsor an applicant for employment authorization for this position.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Argo Group, please contact our Benefits Department at 210-321-8400. 

To all recruitment agencies:  Unless you have been requested to work on this position, or other positions with Argo Group, please do not forward any resumes to Argo Group employees.   Argo Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. is an underwriter of specialty insurance products in the property and casualty market. Argo offers a full line of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of businesses. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brookfield Reinsurance Ltd. Argo and its insurance subsidiaries are rated ‛A-’ by Standard and Poor’s. Argo’s insurance subsidiaries are rated ‛A-’ by A.M. Best. More information about Argo is available at www.argogroup.com.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin or citizenship (including language use restrictions), denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical) , including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. 

The collection of your personal information is subject to our HR Privacy Notice

Our Benefits

Developing our employees professionally and personally strengthens our organization.
Argo Group offers an attractive Total Rewards package that includes:

  • A culture that recognizes performance and empowers employees to excel, offering competitive compensation and merit driven profit sharing.

  • Flexible workplace policies that support employee well-being include compressed hours, flex-time, job-sharing, remote work, sabbatical leave, and holiday hours.

  • Comprehensive health, wellness, and financial planning options that employees can tailor to meet their personal and family needs.  In addition to traditional health and wellness plans, benefits include dental, disability, life insurance, medical, and vision insurance, matching 401(k) retirement savings, generous paid time off (21 days of PTO, 11 paid company holidays, 3 floating holidays and a paid voluntary day), paid caregiver and parental leave, paid bereavement, jury duty/court appearances, and military (up to 14 days) leave, employee assistance program (EAP), and an array of voluntary benefits.  

  • Argo Academy, a digital and instructor-led platform that offers continuous learning and professional development – Training magazine lists Argo among the Training "Top 125" Companies.   Argo encourages career mobility and continuing education to pursue and maintain professional and industry designations, in addition to traditional university and higher education programs.

  • An inclusive culture that develops and sponsors diverse teams, encourages cross-functional engagement and collaboration, builds community through employee resource groups (ERGs), and provides an environment that welcomes ongoing dialogue, creative innovation, professional and personal development.

  • Active community outreach and volunteer programs.

  • A generous Employee Referral program that results in approximately 25% of all new hires annually.

Last updated on Jul 1, 2024

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