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Experienced Inland Marine Underwriter

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted November 15, 2021.

Who are we?

A strategic and trusted insurance partner, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), provides a broad range of commercial property, casualty and specialty insurance coverages and outstanding service to customers and brokers around the world.

Part of Berkshire Hathaway’s insurance operations, we bring our solutions to market with our stellar brand name, top-rated balance sheet, and the expertise of our global team of professionals, who exude excellent capabilities and strong character.

We are a values-based organization where respect, integrity, excellence, collaboration, and passion define who we are and how we do business.

We value diversity of backgrounds, experience, and perspectives and strive to foster an inclusive environment that enables all our team members to bring their best selves to work.

We are one team committed to building a culture where every teammate has the opportunity to contribute and be recognized.

Want to be part of the team building the finest property, casualty and specialty lines insurance company in the world?

Learn more about our unique culture and history.

Job Opportunity:
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (‘BHSI’) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Underwriter in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston or Los Angeles.

This position is a great fit for a 5+ year, experienced Marine Underwriter looking to expand their responsibilities and underwriting knowledge and grow a book of business.

We are seeking an individual who is hard working, team oriented, passionate and always striving towards excellence.

The candidate must be able to learn new products and have the ability to work both independently and to collaborate with all levels and all disciplines.

Ideally, the candidate will have experience in both Inland Marine lines (including Builders Risk, Contractor Equipment and Motor Truck Cargo) and Ocean Cargo but either would be acceptable.

You will handle day-to-day responsibilities as a Marine Underwriter working closely with the North American Marine team.

Tasks will include but not limited to, developing business with national and regional distribution channels, prequalifying accounts, and utilizing underwriting acumen to select sound marine risks.

Expand and develop new business opportunities through production & marketing calls with brokers and clients.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop and build the Marine book of business which includes both Inland Marine and Ocean Cargo coverages
Establish, develop, and expand broker and customer relationships working independently and in conjunction with other BHSI product lines
Underwrite and grow book of business
Prequalify new business
Maintain a profitable renewal book of business
Work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task, and make quick decisions while maintaining underwriting integrity

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
5+ years insurance experience
Inland/Ocean Cargo underwriting experience strongly preferred
Existing broker relationships
Experience and understanding of policy forms, including broker manuscripts
Experience marketing to specialized brokers
Proven client development experience
Basic understanding of CAT peril modeling/pricing
Strong collaboration and team building skills
Must be entrepreneurial and a self-starter
Willing to travel up to 10% to 15% of time
Strong communication skills including advanced negotiation, communications, and presentation experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

BHSI Offers:
A competitive package and exciting growth opportunities for career-oriented teammates
A dynamic, action oriented, and thoughtful environment centered on always doing the right thing for our customers, teammates and our other stakeholders
A purposely non-bureaucratic organization that embraces simplicity over complexity and emphasizes individual excellence in a team framework
NOTE: Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.

Team Member may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization