AVP Primary Casualty
Posted on 9/26/2023
Argo Group

1,001-5,000 employees

Company Overview
Argo Group is a U.S.-focused underwriter of specialty insurance products in the property and casualty market. We offer a full line of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of businesses. Since 1957, we share a firm commitment to working together with independent agents, wholesale brokers and retail brokerage partners to deliver innovative products for niche markets. Headquartered in Bermuda, we’re a diverse company with multiple offices in the United States. Our belief that the company’s success is linked to our employees drives our commitment to creating an environment and culture of respect where everyone can thrive. We value helping the communities around us, growing alongside our employees through innovation and creating a workplace with work-life balance.
Financial Services

Company Stage


Total Funding





Pembroke, Bermuda

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Customer Service
Customer Success & Support
  • Bachelor's degree or seven plus years related underwriting experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrates a high level of responsiveness and focus in supporting key agent's and broker's objectives with a talent for building rewarding partnerships
  • Expert-level knowledge of casualty insurance underwriting, risk selection, pricing, and the marketplace as a whole
  • Proven track record of driving profitable growth
  • Demonstrates an understanding and ability to effectively engage in the negotiation process
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented with initiative and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in mentoring underwriters in various career stages
  • Advanced levels of teamwork, persistence, leadership, and exceptional customer service skills
  • Ability to travel
  • Professional designations preferred
  • Supervise, lead and direct an underwriting team
  • Review underwriter referrals to verify acceptability based upon company underwriting guidelines and granted underwriting authority
  • Leverage advanced level knowledge in reviewing and quoting broker submissions to build a book of profitable and diverse primary and supported excess business
  • Utilize underwriting tools to determine accurate classifications, rates, and premium charges
  • Identify, research, and develop areas of opportunity and market trends
  • Manage assigned underwriting territory, including the performance (GWP, loss ratio) of assigned brokers and underwriting team
  • Utilize extensive underwriting experience for consulting advice to underwriters and service staff
  • Interact with broker partners through site visits, in person meetings and providing unparalleled service
  • Oversee and approve endorsements, resolve premium audit disputes, and handle similar account maintenance tasks
  • Create, analyze, and interpret data from various reports/dashboards
  • Conduct educational sessions within the department
  • Other duties as assigned