The Company At Utica National Insurance Group, over 1,300 employees countrywide take our corporate promise to heart every day: To make people feel secure, appreciated, and respected. While we had humble beginnings in 1914, today the Utica National Insurance Group is an "A" rated $1.4B award-winning, nationally recognized organization providing personal and commercial property & casualty insurance products and services. Our Mission is to continually meet the needs of our policyholders, agent/customers and employees resulting in sustainable profitable growth in an increasingly competitive marketplace. We are proud to sell our products through more than 2,200 independent insurance agents around the country as we have been since 1928. These agents provide their clients with valuable insight and resources. And, as the second-largest insurer of Agents' Errors and Omissions (E&O) business in the United States, we insure many of the agents who work with our policyholders. Our purpose is to make people feel secure, appreciated and respected. These Values define the character of our employees. They personify Utica National - describing what it means to "be Utica National" and how we approach doing business. Together, with our agents, we are committed to providing our mutual policyholders with valuable services and products to help them feel secure. Essential Functions: Analyzes and evaluates new submissions and renewal accounts to determine acceptability of the risk within parameters outlined within the Underwriting Authority PL Underwriter Document. Reviews, interprets and processes data from various sources, including applications forms and loss history. Able to articulate and practice principles of risk management including knowledge of exposure/hazard identification and control. Demonstrates high degree of understanding and familiarity with competitor's price and products. Clearly communicates appetite, underwriting standards, declination reasons and coverage advantages to Agents and internal partners to ensure profitability and generate a flow of quality new business submissions and retention. Cultivates strong business relationships (internal and external) by proactively communicating and conveying ownership and commitment Anticipates and meets the needs of customers and readily adjusts priorities to respond to pressing and changing client requirements. Manage a high volume agency assignment with increased authority limits at expected quality control results. Proactive independent travel to visit agents in their office to solicit new business and train office personal on company products and processes. Additional Responsibilities: Mentors and trains others. Able to prepare material for agency reviews and work with the account underwriter on agency production and loss ratio improvement plans. Perform other duties as assigned. Conforms to all corporate policies and procedures. Education: Bachelor's Degree preferred or Equivalent business experience. Experience: Minimum of 5 years of insurance agency or company underwriting strongly preferred. Salary Range: $60,600 - $90,900 The final salary to be paid and position within the internal salary range is reflective of the employee's work experience, their geographic location, education, certification(s), scope and responsibilities in the role, and additional qualifications. Benefits: We believe strongly that talented people are core to our success and are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, comprehensive benefits packages, career advancement and challenging work opportunities. We offer a Comprehensive Benefits Plan for full time employees that include the following: Medical and Prescription Drug Benefit Dental Benefit Vision Benefit Life Insurance and Disability Benefits 401(k) Profit Sharing and Investment Plan (Includes annual Company financial contribution and discretionary Profit Sharing contribution based upon annual company financial results) Health Savings Account (HSA) Flexible Spending Accounts Tuition Assistance, Training, and Professional Designations Company-Paid Family Leave Adoption/Surrogacy Assistance Benefit Voluntary Benefits - Group Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness, Legal, ID Theft Protection, Pet Insurance Student Loan Refinancing Services Membership with Back-up Care, Senior Solutions Business Travel Accident Insurance Matching Gifts program Paid Volunteer Day Employee Referral Award Program Wellness programs Additional Information: This position is a full time salaried, exempt (non overtime eligible) position. As part of our hiring process, candidates must also pass a comprehensive background check and drug screen, additional screening for credit or MVR may be required for some positions. Utica National is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply now and find out what it's like to be a part of an amazing team, thrive in an exciting environment and work for a company you can be proud of. Once you complete your application, you can monitor your status in the hiring process by logging into your profile. A representative from our Talent Acquisition team will be in touch regarding any change in your candidacy.