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AVP, Marine Underwriting in San Francisco, CA at Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

Date Posted: 4/21/2018

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Job Description

Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurer. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. The company is distinguished by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength, underwriting excellence, superior claims handling expertise and local operations globally.
Chubb is currently seeking a Marine Underwriter in the San Francisco, California office. The ideal candidate will have Marine insurance underwriting experience in addition to strong sales and marketing skills.  This position is based in San Francisco but may have underwriting responsibilities for the Pacific Northwest including Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and parts of Nevada.  Lines of business include Inland Marine/Builders Risk, Ocean Cargo and Property but with a focus on renewable Marine lines including Homebuilders, Contractors Equipment, Equipment Dealers, Commercial Rental Operations, Equipment Floaters, Fine Arts, Agricultural Equipment, Miscellaneous Articles Floaters, Musical Instruments and Dealers, Electronic Data Processing Equipment (EDP) and Communication Equipment.
Underwriting Duties Include:
  • Identifying opportunities for growth within new and existing production sources to meet the new business goals.
  • Ability to travel regularly for external agency and insured visits approximately 25% of the time.
  • Risk selection, analysis (including documentation) and service of accounts based on Chubb Commercial Insurance guidelines.
  • Implementing and managing effective pricing and underwriting strategies for profitable growth of the book.
  • Building, maintaining and managing successful producer relationships to achieve retention and new business development.
  • Meeting with new and renewal customers, individually or as part of a Chubb team, to make sales presentations and negotiate coverage, price, financial terms and service delivery.
  • Working in a team environment with other Underwriters, Underwriter Associates, Loss Control Representatives, Claim Representatives and Operations Staff.
  • Proven ability to successfully negotiate on all levels and develop producer relationships.
  • Strong track record of service orientation and teamwork.
  • Knowledge of marketing principles, underwriting and pricing strategies.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise and product knowledge in Commercial Insurance.
  • Demonstrate ability to develop new renewable Marine business profitably over a significant period of time.
  • Aptitude to attract and retain profitable business.
  • Strong interpersonal, written communication skills and focus on quality.
  • Ability to work independently and cohesively in a team environment in conjunction with service staff, loss control, field marketing claims and loss control employees.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum 8-10+ years of underwriting experience for AVP Level. Note, if candidate doesn’t have this level experience then may consider hiring at Sr Underwriter level, Executive Underwriter level, etc.
Chubb offers a competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits package including life, health and dental, vision, a generous retirement savings plan, disability coverage, stock purchase plan, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, and business casual dress. At Chubb, we are committed to equal employment opportunity and compliance with all laws and regulations pertaining to it. Our policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other conditions or opportunities of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.                                              
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In order to be considered an applicant for employment with Chubb, all applicants must go to Chubb’s Careers website to apply for the position(s) of interest and complete an online application. If you do not complete the online application, you will not be considered an applicant in accordance with Chubb’s policy.