Underwriting Manager - Property & Casualty

First American Financial Santa Ana , CA 92701

Posted 1 week ago

Company SummaryJoin our team! As a global leader in providing title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is an ideal place to build your career. We have been entrusted with helping our customers achieve and protect their dream of homeownership since 1889. As a member of the First American family of companies, First American Property and Casualty specializes in four major types of insurance: Homeowners, Dwelling Fire, Condominium, Renter's and Flood. We believe that our people are the key to the company's continued success. Because our employees enable our future, we invest in theirs by supporting their careers and promoting their overall wellbeing. First American has created an award-winning culture and has been named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2018 list for the third consecutive year and to more than 50 regional Best Places to Work lists. For more information, visit www.FAPCIG.com.

Job Summary

Responsibilities:

  • Leads and trains the underwriters to ensure integrity of property and casualty underwriting activities and processes

  • Works with Product Management to help identify and fix segments of book that are unprofitable

  • Mentors and develops underwriting staff regarding the roles, responsibilities and practices within the department

  • Works closely with VP of Underwriting to develop underwriting strategies

  • Manages work activities and operations of a large functional area or department

  • Provides direct supervision to non-exempt and exempt employees

  • Provides input to and may develop operational plans and works with Senior Management to ensure that plans are integrated with broader strategies

  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives, establishes goals, and assigns resources to meet schedules and goals

  • Work is reviewed in terms of meeting product, project, or operational objectives, quality, schedules and budgets

Qualifications:

  • Experiences in risk management and assists the underwriters on most complex applications

  • Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures

  • Insurance Legal and Regulatory Environment: Knowledge and understanding of state laws and regulations affecting insurance practices

  • Insurance Finance and Actuarial Concepts: Knowledge of finance, accounting and actuarial concepts and practices as applied to the insurance industry

  • Must be analytical and results-oriented

  • Solid administrative/management skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Proficient in MS Office

  • Successful track record designing, developing, and executing complex projects in area of functional expertise

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at the Management level across functional groups and business units. Adeptness to influence the thinking of, or gain acceptance from, others in sensitive situations, using influence and preventing damage to the relationships

  • Strong capacity to communicate the function's vision and the department's direction and set aligned goals. Provides resources and creates systems to measure results. Familiar with competitor, financial and industry dynamics

  • Actively recruits, retains and develops talent and holds employees accountable for results. Leads change, manages conflict and fosters collaboration

  • Drives and models customer loyalty, manages customer expectations, solicits customer feedback and ensures commitments are met

  • Provides others with reliable information and delivers informative and persuasive presentations. Uses good listening skills and negotiates effectively

  • Collaboratively engages with leaders to create, identify, and implement solutions to further effectiveness of the business

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • CPCU or other certifications preferred

Typical Range of Experience

  • 5-7 years of directly related experience

  • 3-5 years demonstrated experience in a supervisory or management role

  • Qualified candidates will have solid personal lines underwriting background

  • Demonstrated success establishing, leading and maintaining effective working relationships at the Middle Management level

First American invests in its employee's development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer. For more information about our Company and our dedication to putting People First, check out firstam.com/careers.


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