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Axis Underwriting Manager, US Programs 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 Underwriting Manager, US Programs will have responsibility for developing underwriting guidelines and strategy for the admitted and non-admitted commercial lines products written by the U.S. Programs team. This position requires a strong technical underwriting background.

Position is open to all AXIS US locations

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Working with AXIS Program Managers, develop and implement appropriate underwriting guidelines and strategies for Program Administrators.

  • Build relationships with Program Administrators to help them meet or exceed financial goals.

  • Identify, review, and recommend new programs for approval in conjunction with program underwriters and business development resources.

  • Work with the Programs leadership team to evaluate and implement efficient reinsurance structures.

  • Evaluate product development needs of existing and prospective Program Administrators

  • Serve as a collaborative underwriting expert with colleagues to build expertise in the unit.

  • Develop underwriting training resources for internal team members as well as for Program Administrators

  • Participate in underwriting audits

  • Serve as a Program Manager for one or more programs

Required Education/Training & Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree

  • Minimum of 10-12 years of multi-line underwriting experience with expertise in Commercial Auto, General Liability, Property, and Umbrella/Excess

  • Extensive knowledge of Property & Casualty insurance coverages, policy construction, and rating

  • Experience working with Program Administrators preferred, but not required

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients and internal support units as well as senior management

  • Must possess knowledge of various functional areas within an insurance company and experience in interacting with these areas relative to support of the business

  • This position will require 10-15 business trips per year including overnight stays.

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.