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Axis Casualty Treaty Underwriter in New York, New York

This is your opportunity to join AXIS Capital – a trusted global provider of specialty lines insurance and reinsurance. We stand apart for our outstanding client service, intelligent risk taking and superior risk adjusted returns for our shareholders. We also proudly maintain an entrepreneurial, disciplined and ethical corporate culture. As a member of AXIS, you join a team that is among the best in the industry.

At AXIS, we believe that we are only as strong as our people. We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming culture where employees of all backgrounds and from all walks of life feel comfortable and empowered to be themselves. This means that we bring our whole selves to work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, civil union status, family or parental status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodation is available upon request for candidates taking part in the selection process.

JOB SUMMARY:

  • Underwrite a book of casualty treaty business. Potential business includes E&S, Commercial Umbrella / Excess Casualty, Environmental Liability, Auto, Workers Compensation, Professional Liability, and MGA produced business.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Underwrite Casualty treaty business in compliance with the appropriate guidelines and within allocated authority while conforming to best practices and focusing on efficiency in approach.

  • Build and maintain broker and client professional network to support profitable business origination through the US broker market.

  • Track industry and market developments and raise these for strategic discussions with clients including a considered view as to how AXIS Re might help the client navigate the changes.

  • Participate in underwriting audits and monitoring of account performance.

  • Maintain an understanding of current issues affecting the insurance and reinsurance industries

  • Once normal conditions return, there will be frequent travel to service customers and attend industry conferences.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree is required

  • CPCU, ARE or other industry designations are preferred

  • Excellent marketing skills are required to develop and maintain relationships with reinsurance intermediaries and customers.

  • Preference for prior experience in casualty underwriting roles,strong broker and insurer contacts, and solid understanding of the US Casualty insurance/reinsurance markets.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Strong focus on identifying client needs and flexibility in developing solutions

  • Enthusiasm for new business opportunities and the desire to think creatively

  • Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills

  • Acts strategically and exhibits an entrepreneurial mindset

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage peak period workflows

  • Ability to work in a demanding environment and effectively lead change

  • Effective strategic relationship management and portfolio management skills

  • Highly collaborative and versatile; with the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

Rewarding. Challenging. Meaningful.

We are shaping the direction of Insurance and Reinsurance during a critical and exciting time for the industry.

Whether you are a student approaching graduation or a seasoned professional looking for a new environment, AXIS has the right challenges and career opportunities for you. At AXIS, we value each individual and recognize that attracting and retaining the right people is essential to the success of our company.

We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes medical plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and much more.

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