The Underwriting Consultant will work closely with partner organizations, including Underwriting Practices, Product Development, Operations, Marketing, Actuarial, Territory Management, Claim, and Legal, to advance the results of the Spectrum Line
Underwriting Consultant - Small Commercial - 1202656
WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBLITIES OF THE POSITION?
Reporting to the AVP, Spectrum Line of Business Manager, the Underwriting Consultant will work to drive profitable growth of the Spectrum Line of Business, the Hartford’s proprietary BOP product. The Underwriting Consultant will work closely with partner organizations, including Underwriting Practices, Product Development, Operations, Marketing, Actuarial, Territory Management, Claim, and Legal, to advance the results of the Spectrum Line of Business.
The Underwriting Consultant will play a key role in driving the strategic vision for the Line of Business by aiding in the development and support of Underwriting Policy for Spectrum. The individual will also help to manage the Spectrum product, including delivering enhancements in support of the Operating Plan (ex. new product enhancements, profit improvement initiatives, appetite changes, etc).
The Underwriting Consultant will either lead or actively contribute as an SME (subject matter expert) to various Underwriting and/or Segment projects potentially across a wide array of subjects (ex. emerging industry issues, product development, automated underwriting, appetite expansion, state specific opportunities/challenges, compliance, pricing).
This individual must ensure that Spectrum Underwriting Policy and/or changes in Underwriting Policy are communicated effectively and on a timely basis, resulting in consistent Underwriting execution in our Underwriting/Operations Centers. This may include the development of Underwriting articles, memos, FAQs, training materials, etc.
Candidate must be a driven, self-starter who can work well independently with little supervision but also with teams. The candidate must be able to balance a wide variety of responsibilities at any given time and effectively manage their time. The ability to forge effective relationships across the organization is critical to success in this role. Additionally, the candidate must possess a strong sense of ownership and accountability.
WHAT QUALIFICATIONS ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Excellent Technical skills –exceptional underwriting experience preferably in the field organization; Understanding of the Small Commercial Model.
Overall Business Acumen – ability to translate short-term objectives to long term business outcomes. Ability to align recommendations with overall business goals.
Leadership –Takes initiative, change management, raises issues that need to be addressed, and strives for achievement. Team leader.
Builds and Maintains Effective Relationships-Seen as trustworthy, credible, flexible and dependable, builds and maintains strong relationships with co-workers and customers, builds a network of contacts to provide quick access to needed information.
Communication skills –Key competency both written, oral and presentation skills; listens carefully, asks good questions and quickly comprehends information.
Critical thinking, problem solving and decision making – Able to make sound business decisions and recommendations, identifies the relevant issues, gathers and analyzes the needed information, applies sound reasoning and develops workable solutions. Prioritizes problems, focuses on critical issues and those that have largest impact. Makes decisions in a timely manner and shows good judgment.
Bachelors Degree required.
5+ years of multi-line, commercial underwriting experience (Small Commercial Underwriting experience preferred)
WHY JOIN THE HARTFORD?
The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG) is a leading provider of insurance and wealth management services for millions of consumers and businesses worldwide. The Hartford is consistently recognized for its superior service, its sustainability efforts and as one of the world's most ethical companies. In 2011, The Hartford reported revenues of $21.9 billion. More information on the company and its financial performance is available at www.thehartford.com.
The Hartford believes people should live with financial confidence. The Hartford exists to provide the confidence and peace of mind that helps people achieve their financial goals. We enable this confidence though the breadth of our product portfolio and relationships and the depth of our knowledge.
The Hartford’s biggest competitive advantage is our employees. We hire a broad range of talented teammates from diverse backgrounds and cultures. We look for teammates who share our core values and bring passion to their jobs. Our values are projected in the way we interact with customers and among our teams.
We are an innovative leader in the industry and have been recognized by:
· Ethisphere Institute as One of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" for five consecutive years
· GI Jobs as a 2012 Top 100 Military Friendly Employer
· Military Times Edge as a 2011 “Best for Vets” Employer
· Carbon Disclosure Project’s Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for The Hartford’s approach to climate change disclosure for four consecutive years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
· Newsweek Green Rankings – No. 12 on the list of U.S. Companies (2011)
· Phoenix Business Journal as a Best Place to Work (2011)
· The Chicago Tribune as a Top Workplace (2011)
· The San Antonio Express News as a Top Workplace (2011)
· Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a Top Workplace (2011)
· Indianapolis Star as a Top Workplace(2011)
· The Hartford Courant and FOXCT as a Top Workplace (2011)
· OKCBiz as a Best Place to Work (2011)
WHAT IS THE COMPENSATION OPPORTUNITY?
At The Hartford, our compensation philosophy is simple: we pay competitive base salaries and reward performance. In addition, you will be eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits program including Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance, a 401K Plan, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan and more.
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL ME?
The Hartford is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
The Hartford maintains a drug-free workplace.
Committed to Building Inclusion and Leveraging Diversity
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: Small Commercial
: United States-Connecticut-Hartford
: Individual Contributor
: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)
: Day Job
: May 10, 2012, 4:43:50 AM