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Axis Underwriting Specialist - Small Specialty Commercial (Location is Flexible) 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.

Reporting to the Small Digital Business Innovation Lead, this role has responsibility for identifying and developing new classes of business, monitoring performance of the underwriting process, and creating training, marketing information, and support tools to our distributor partners.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Grow the Business

  • Monitor results of underwriting journey, initiate discussions internally and with partners to discuss opportunities, and recommend changes to drive premium growth.

  • Make class, product and pricing recommendations based on actions of key competitors and emerging issues; work with Actuarial, Legal and Filing to implement approved changes.

  • Develop information and training content for distributors to put AXIS at “top of mind” when working with potential customers; deliver training as requested.

  • Develop information content for customers to support them in the insurance buying process.

  • Build and Maintain Underwriting and Customer Journey

  • Develop underwriting questions, rules and guidance consistent with small digital business strategy, organization standards and regulatory requirements; recommend changes as appropriate.

  • Define process flows that create a frictionless user experience; work iteratively with partners to refine and improve the process.

  • Handle policy transactions submitted via tasks and/or emails; respond to product, eligibility and underwriting questions received through HBB mailbox.

  • Participate in underwriting audits and monitor policy, distributor and portfolio performance; recommend changes to underwriting journey, product or pricing based on results.

  • Stay current on emerging issues; initiate appropriate changes to underwriting framework as needed.

Required Education/Training & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience; CPCU, ARM or other industry designation(s) are preferred.

  • A minimum of 8-10 years of commercial underwriting experience. Previous experience with small business underwriting and automated platforms is highly valued.

  • Strong knowledge of policy forms, contract wording and pricing approaches.

Proven ability to:

  • Work cross-functionally with internal partners and stakeholders showing a command of the role of claims, actuarial, accounting, and finance in the underwriting process and

  • Work effectively with vendors, partners and customers to understand capabilities and requirements and listen openly to feedback

  • Preference for strong broker contacts with an excellent understanding of the Commercial Insurance market.

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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