Sr. Underwriter-Commercial Surety (Remote, Southeast Territory)
Marketing & Communications
Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2022
We’re not like other insurance companies. From our specialty products to our business model, our culture to our results — we’re different. Different is who we are, and how we work, interact, deliver and succeed together. Creating a different and better insurance experience doesn’t just happen. It takes focus and a shared passion for going beyond the expected to forge relationships and deliver care that makes a difference. This approach rises from and is supported by our talented, ethical and smart team of employee owners united around a single purpose: to work alongside our customers and partners when they need us, in unexpected ways, with exceptional results. Apply today to make a difference with us.
RLI is a Glassdoor Best Places to Work company with a strong, successful background. For decades, our financial track record has been stellar — a testament to our culture and validation of our reputation as an excellent underwriting company. Our insurance subsidiaries are rated A+ “Superior” by AM Best company and A “Strong” by Standard & Poor’s. Check out our strong financial track record here.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities
Sr. Underwriter will have profit and loss responsibility for a book of business within the territory.
Develop and execute a marketing plan for new business by targeting key brokers, arranging meetings and attending industry functions.
Perform all required underwriting functions including financial analysis, account analysis, industry analysis, and administrative responsibilities.
Adhere to underwriting guidelines and authority limits.
Serve as a resource on underwriting and territory issues to other members of the Commercial Surety team, located across the country.
Lead special projects and other duties as needed.
Education & Experience
Requires a bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or a related field and 3-7 years of experience in a similar field or position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies
Ability to use analytical methods in underwriting processes to find workable solutions.
Ability to communicate findings and recommendations to management on underwriting matters.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to meet objectives while operating independently.
Ability to apply a strategic perspective to improve underwriting functions.
Personal & Professional Growth
RLI encourages its employees to pursue professional development work in insurance and job-related areas. We make a commitment to employees to provide educational opportunities that help them enhance their skills and further their career advancement. RLI fosters a true learning culture and encourages professional growth through insurance courses, in-house training and other educational programs. RLI covers the cost for most programs and employees typically earn a bonus upon successful completion of approved courses and certifications. Our personal and professional growth benefits include:
Nationwide employment opportunities
Training & certification opportunities
Diversity & Inclusion
Our goal is to attract, develop and retain the best employee talent from diverse backgrounds while promoting an environment where all viewpoints are valued and individuals feel respected, are treated fairly, and have an opportunity to excel in their chosen careers. We actively support, and participate in, initiatives led by the American Property Casualty Insurance Association that aim to increase diversity in the insurance industry. Cultivating an exceptional and diverse workforce to deliver excellent customer service reinforces our culture and is a key to achieving superior business results.
RLI is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
At RLI, we're all owners. We hire the best and the brightest employees and allow them to share in the company's success through our Total Rewards. With the Employee Stock Ownership plan at its core, the Total Rewards program includes all compensation, benefits and perks that come with being an RLI employee.
Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
401(k) — automatic 3% company contribution
Annual discretionary 401k and ESOP profit-sharing contribution (up to 15% of base salary)
Annual bonus plans
Work & Life
Paid time off (PTO) and holidays
Paid volunteer time off (VTO) to support our communities
Parental and family care leave
Flexible & hybrid work arrangements
Fitness center discounts and free virtual fitness platform
Employee assistance program
Health & Wellness
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits
Flexible spending and health savings accounts
2x Base Salary for Group Life and AD&D insurance
Voluntary life insurance for purchase
Critical Illness & Accident insurance
Short-term and long-term disability benefits