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Corporate Commercial Lines Underwriting Director job in Los Angeles

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Career Interest:  Underwriting
Insurance Discipline:  Property & Casualty
Job Type:  Full Time
State:  California (CA)
City:  Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, USA (Show on map)

Corporate Commercial Lines Underwriting Director. Los Angeles suburb, CA.

Large all-lines commercial insurance carrier has this position available due to an upcoming retirement.
This position reports to the commercial chief underwriting officer (CUO).
In simplistic terms this person will be the technical “glue” in a cross-functional way that ensures that the CUO’s needs / agendas are carried out. (Almost like a chief of staff).

Requires a 4 year degree and it would be a plus to have various insurance industry designations, as well.
10 of more years of commercial multiline underwriting experience.
2 or more year of regional commercial underwriting management or home office staff management in a multiline environment ($100Mil of more).

Salary $160-$195k + bonuses.
Expected bonus is 25% based on performance and can go to 45% for exemplary. (Marginal bonus of 12.5%).
A relocation package is available based on individual situations.


 Supervises assigned personnel.
 Directs the development and revision of Commercial Lines Underwriting policies, rules, procedures and practices.
 Develops and supports the Commercial Center quality control program as well as conducts regular Home Office quality control audits; evaluates corporate policies, procedures, and practices, related to Commercial operating results, recommend modifications, acts as a liaison between all Commercial Business Units.
 Identifies and corrects weaknesses affecting CMP, Auto, and Workers Compensation profit and growth goals by auditing Commercial Center operations to assure proper adherence to quality control standards for risk selection and related pricing.
 Evaluates measurement controls regarding trends and recommends corrective action if necessary to Head of Commercial Underwriting, Service Center management, and the Executive Leadership Team regarding unfavorable trends.
 Evaluates research of risk management techniques and classifications based on Actuarial, Claims and Underwriting experience and confers with Assistant Vice President of Commercial Underwriting.
 Directs and oversees underwriting compliance and Service Center results; manages underwriting excellence and standardization, indicates corrective measures and provides oversight on Best Practice.
 Directs Commercial Underwriting Execution in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives that support growth, profit, and retention objectives.
 Provides oversight on Large Accounts, including those that exceed Service Center underwriting authority.
 Directs development of improving and updating the Commercial Underwriting Tool and Guide to indoctrinate Service Center Office personnel and the field force with current underwriting principles, objectives and policies.
 Advises CMP, Auto, and Workers Comp Product Management of the need for, and assists in, the implementation of new or revised insurance products. Evaluates the need for new rating plans, price structures of revision of reinsurance treaties and confers with Line Of Business Heads.
 Provides interpretation of coverage and underwriting rules or intent for Claims Management and Service Center Management.
 Counsels Commercial Center Managers on technical underwriting issues, loss development/trends, and makes recommendations for corrective action, where appropriate.
 Assists Commercial Marketing, Finance, and Actuary in helping the Service Center Office establish their "Target Markets" comprised of desirable and eligible Underwriting/Marketing Guide risks that offer the greatest profit potential.

Please contact Harvey Dorland of Pacific Recruiting at 936-597-6500 or email:


Salary:  Open
Bonus/Benefits:  Salary $160-$195k + bonuses


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