Crum & Forster (C&F) , with a proud history dating to 1822, provides specialty and standard commercial lines insurance products through our admitted and surplus lines insurance companies.
Approaching $4 billion in written premium as of 2021, C&F enjoys a financial strength rating of A (Excellent) by A.M. Best.
C&F is proud of its superior customer service platform and its claims and risk engineering services are recognized as among the best in the industry.
Our most valuable asset is our people 2500+ employees, and growing, in locations throughout the United States. The company is increasingly winning recognition as a great place to work, earning workplace and wellness awards.
C&F is part of Fairfax Financial Holdings, a global organization with $23.8 billion in revenue as of 2021.
For more information about Crum & Forster, please visit our website: www.cfins.com .
Senior Underwriter - Commercial Surety
A Senior Underwriter is accountable for Commercial Surety product underwriting that contributes to the achievement of the Commercial Surety business plan including new business, renewal retention, pricing and profitability. This role reports directly to the Vice President of Commercial Surety and will work closely with the Senior Vice President to foster agency/broker relationships and develop a profitable book of business.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities
Responsible for risk selection/rejection, pricing, retention, growth, and profitability within scope of authority and per divisional objectives.
Receives and analyzes submissions, assesses risk quality and determines terms in accordance with company guidelines.
Applies underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules, and insurance laws and regulations.
Makes recommendations on risks over authority.
Enters, maintains and monitors accounts using underwriting, analysis, and desktop systems
Uses independent judgment and initiative to support business goals.
Prepares effective internal and external communications on underwriting issues.
Develops a book of commercial surety business with select brokers/agents and maintains effective business relationships with external customers in order to attract and retain profitable business.
Visits producers and principals in order to retain existing accounts, survey exposures, build and maintain business relationships, and develop new opportunities in support of divisional objectives.
A minimum of four years of commercial or contract surety experience is required.
Bachelors degree is required in Business, Finance, Accounting or a related field.
Must have strong communication skills to build and leverage excellent customer relationships and to successfully market products.
Sales mindset for creating and following through on pipeline opportunities that contribute to new business goals and budget objectives.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
An ability to think analytically about business problems, make recommendations and propose solutions.
A high energy, self-starter, who is resilient and has an entrepreneurial spirit.
Demonstrates solid time, organizational, and desk management skills.
Goal-oriented mind set and delivers on goals and objectives.
Microsoft Office experience and the ability to learn new applications a must.
What C&F will bring to you
Competitive compensation package
Generous 401K employer match
Employee Stock Purchase plan with employer matching
Generous Paid Time Off
Excellent benefits that go beyond health, dental & vision. Our programs are focused on your whole familys wellness, including your physical, mental and financial wellbeing
A core C&F tenet is owning your career development, so we provide a wealth of ways for you to keep learning, including tuition reimbursement, industry-related certifications and professional training to keep you progressing on your chosen path
A dynamic, ambitious, fun and exciting work environment
We believe you do well by doing good and want to encourage a spirit of social and community responsibility, matching donation program, volunteer opportunities, and an employee-driven corporate giving program that lets you participate and support your community
At C&F you will BELONG
We value inclusivity and diversity. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and welcome everyone regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you require special accommodation, please let us know.