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Axis Underwriter, Global Cyber & Technology 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.

The Underwriter, Global Cyber & Technology will act within established guidelines, market, analyze, review, evaluate and monitor new and renewal accounts of all programs, exercise independent judgment in the processing of accounts and manage underwriting activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prospects new business targets and opportunities and develops strategies to procure new business

  • Manages personal book of business with regard to new lines, renewals, and cross-marketing of product lines within AXIS

  • Meets established divisional servicing objectives related to quote turnaround, policy issuance, phone management, renewal management, file maintenance, and documentation

  • Analyze and underwrite individual risks. Develop appropriate limit structure, retention, pricing and endorsements within underwriting guidelines. Refer to supervisor for approval.

  • Continue to develop and update product and underwriting knowledge.

  • Participate in prospecting through the identification of new business targets and opportunities, work closely with producer/agent to ensure department receives opportunity to offer proposal. Make strategy recommendations to supervisor.

  • Review and evaluate primarily new business based upon company underwriting guidelines, competition and geographic focus. Develop strategy and make recommendations.

  • Review coverage requests provided by agent and determine department’s position relating to such requests within individual authority granted. Present those requests outside the individual authority to immediate supervisor for approval or guidance.

  • Cross market between the product offerings within the department and other business units.

  • Perform required number of broker marketing calls, including out of state travel. Solicit new accounts, gather market intelligence and deliver up-to-date department information relating to products and services. Manage select agency relationships to ensure objectives are achieved.

  • Maintain up-to-date familiarity with economic and legal factors that impact the department’s lines of business and the overall insurance industry.

  • Participate in special projects and department initiatives at the request of manager.

  • Coordinate with branch marketing representatives and profit center representatives to allow for cross marketing.

Required Education/Training & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Mathematics, Finance, Risk Management, Insurance or related field preferred

  • A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in commercial underwriting and/or brokering

  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to establish broker relationships within the region

Other Desired Skills and Characteristics:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

  • Excellent negotiation, interpersonal communication skills, and strong marketing abilities

  • Team player

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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