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Axis Underwriter/Senior Underwriter - Commercial Management Solutions 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.

Under general direction of manager, this position is tasked to analyze, underwrite, quote, negotiate, bind, and service Management and Professional Liability business, including private company D&O, EPLI, Fiduciary and Crime, for Private Equity and Venture Capital firms and their portfolio companies. This position can be based out of our midtown Manhattan or Berkeley Heights, NJ offices.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prospect new business targets and opportunities and develop strategies to procure new business, with particular emphasis on growing Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Portfolio Company business.

  • Actively prospects new qualified submissions from designated distribution contacts

  • Forms and develops new relationships as well as maintains and strengthens existing relationships with assigned brokers.

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

  • Underwrites individual risks. Develops appropriate limit structure, retention, pricing and endorsements within authority. Gains approval on risks outside authority.

  • Reviews accounts with Management Team prior to gaining authority on risks.

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

  • Participates in development of regional strategy and assists in implementation of strategic measures.

  • Perform required marketing calls through regular broker visits.

  • May participate in policy applications, renewals, product re-pricings, restrictions and cancellations in determining risk acceptability & coverage for a particular product line.

  • Participate in projects, other duties or similar related work as required.

Required Education/Training & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience. Professional designations preferred.

  • Technical expertise, underwriting skills and knowledge of insurance and underwriting principles, practices and procedures. Experience should include ability to assess company financials, common industry financial metrics, manuscript forms and manage individual portfolios.

Other desired skills and characteristics:

  • High energy self-starter, good decision-maker with an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Excellent interpersonal and marketing skills.

  • Strong presentation skills and computer skills.

  • Strong broker contacts and relationships.

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.