• Commercial Underwriting Manager

    Job Locations US-AK-Anchorage
    Posted Date 8 months ago(9/6/2017 12:58 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Western National is seeking a motivated Commercial Underwriting Manager to join our Anchorage, Alaska office, Umialik Insurance Company. 
    This position will manage the commercial underwriting department through profitable growth and staff development. Contribute to the execution of agency management strategies including the execution of relationship management plans.


    Job Duties/Responsibilities – Commercial Underwriting Manager


    • Develop and implement underwriting strategies to achieve a balanced, profitable and quality book of commercial lines business.
    • Select, coach, develop, and retain staff to achieve company, departmental and individual goals.
    • Act as a referral underwriter for the underwriting staff.  Provide feedback and technical guidance to underwriters as needed.
    • Actively seek opportunities to promote company’s products and services.
    • Interprets and executes policies and guidelines.
    • Applies knowledge to help solve problems of multifaceted scope and complexity.
    • Identifies and analyzes patterns from partial and/or conflicting data, identify and implement appropriate solutions.
    • Develop and maintain highly effective business relationships with agents as well as internal and external customers.



    Job Requirements – Commercial Underwriting Manager


    • Education
      • Bachelor degree in Insurance or finance; or equivalent related experience
      • CPCU, Au, or CIC certification


    • Critical Skills
      • Business Analytics
      • Build Relationships
      • Strong negotiations skills using sound judgement and initiative


    • Technical Skills
      • Intermediate/Advanced Word/Excel/PowerPoint
      • Basic/Intermediate knowledge of CSC PointIn system or similar policy administration system
      • ImageRight or similar file imaging work platform


    Western National Insurance is a growing, super-regional mutual insurance company serving personal and commercial clients through a wide agency network of partners. We are “A+” rated by A.M. Best with over $631 million in direct written premium and a 2017 Ward’s Benchmark Group of top performing U.S. P&C carriers. We are also the winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Workplace Flexibility Award and have been named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for by Minnesota Business Magazine. As we wish to attract talented people to deliver results in a customer focused, relationship based work environment, we provide competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package and excellent advancement opportunities. Our benefits package includes:

    • 401K company match
    • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
    • Paid time-off
    • Western Well-Being, including on-site massage
    • 100% Company Paid Tuition reimbursement
    • Employee and Dependent life insurance
    • Disability insurance
    • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.



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