AVP Underwriting
Inland Marine, Midwest Region
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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.
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Business Strategy
Business & Strategy
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and 7+ years' related experience
  • Experience with core inland marine lines such as construction, transportation and equipment lines
  • Adept at building relationships with Retail and Wholesale Brokers in the region
  • Proven leadership capabilities with a sound influence in dealing with challenging situations
  • Demonstrates strong ability to partner with finance, actuarial, IT and marketing resources
  • Demonstrates significant contribution to underwriting profit
  • Independent decision maker - takes full responsibility for making decisions and consequences associated with decisions
  • Recognized as a leader within the organization that provides advice and guidance to others
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the Inland Marine external market and contributes to the development of business strategy
  • Have established relationships with external clients and professional network
  • Continually seeks opportunities for niche products and potential agent opportunities
  • Meet new business and profit goals of the assigned region, individually and as a team
  • Initially, be the lead underwriter to develop a book of business within the region
  • Owns portfolio results and distribution management for the territory
  • Establish and communicate underwriting profit goals and other measurements including loss ratio, new business development, policy count, account retention, etc. once the team expands
  • Analyze individual risks and book of business results to manage and control underwriting exposure and pricing strategy consistent with company objectives
  • Provide leadership and acts as a subject matter expert, if called upon
  • Partner with the SVP of Underwriting to develop strategies and actions to resolve adverse trends or deviations from established underwriting standards identified through producer and account review audits
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection process to ensure the organization has the necessary talent to accomplish business goals, when it is time to expand
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships within and outside Argo Group to develop and drive new business opportunities. Work with internal and external business units to develop joint business plans, value propositions and cross-marketing programs
  • Represent the company at networking functions and other industry-related events that present and promote departmental initiatives to other external constituencies as appropriate
  • Act as a role model demonstrating belief in, and commitment to, the aspiration values of Argo Group, continuing to build and lead a value-based organization committed to long-term success
  • Other duties as assigned