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Axis Underwriting Unit Leader, 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.

The Unit Leader, Commercial Management Solutions will ensure the execution of underwriting strategies and be accountable for the profitability of the

business for their assigned region. The post holder will be responsible for

managing the planning and monitoring of work, developing staff underwriting skills, and ensuring adherence to underwriting guidelines. Product lines include D&O, EPLI, Fiduciary and Crime for publicly traded and privately owned

commercial companies as well as not-for profit entities, on an admitted and non-admitted basis. This position may exercise independent judgment in the processing of accounts and manage underwriting activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the ongoing execution of Commercial Management Solutions strategy in order to deliver growth, profitability, operating targets and maximization of shareholder value.

  • Manage & mentor underwriting staff responsible for a portfolio of Commercial Management Solutions business in the north east area.

  • Lead a culture of underwriting excellence and instill a culture of accountability by setting clear expectations, measuring results, rewarding the right behavior and addressing consequences. Develop and maintain a performance management culture by setting standards and measures for the selection, hiring assessment and development of talent.

  • Balance and enhance local broker relationships, leveraging the strength of the Commercial Management Solutions group.

  • Ensure execution of short and intermediate term strategies within the assigned region that are aligned with long-term goals through adaptation, innovation, and risk selection to maximize ROE, improve profit and maintain market leadership.

  • Handle referrals within stated authority.

  • Ensures that appropriate underwriting guardrails are in place for the business.

  • Drive consistent underwriting best practices and guidelines across the book to ensure rating, pricing and structuring adequacy of the business.

  • Ensure collaboration across the organization to maximize, deliver, and consistently harness the AXIS value proposition to the marketplace.

  • Assist with audits, quality reviews, and peer reviews, including implementation of action steps to improve underwriting results. Implement governance strategies.

  • Drive a culture that promotes collaboration, innovation, diversity and inclusion; successfully conduct talent acquisition, employee engagement and performance monitoring/evaluation work; lead through example.

Required Education/Training & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience; professional designations preferred.

  • Advanced technical expertise, underwriting skills and knowledge of insurance and underwriting principles, practices and procedures. Experience should

  • include ability to assess company financials, analyze stock metrics, manuscript forms and manage individual portfolios.

  • Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in underwriting all Commercial Management Solutions coverage lines

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.