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Underwriting Review Leader

Location : Greenwich, CT
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Ridgefield One is a staffing agency serving NY, CT, and VT.  Our client is a major insurance company with offices in Stamford and Greenwich, CT. 


We are currently recruiting for an Underwriting Review Leader.


Description:  Lead and coordinate underwriting reviews at the company’s operating units. 


Reports to: Underwriting Review Manager




  • Planning and staffing underwriting reviews (the reviews are staffed with underwriters from other operating units)

  • Interviewing departmental personnel and senior management

  • Coordinating and evaluating the work of the review team members

  • Assessing the practices, procedures, and results of the operating unit including:

    • quality of risk selection,

    • execution of underwriting strategy,

    • pricing discipline and adequacy

  • Assessing the effectiveness of the organizational structure, staffing, and management information

  • Developing opportunities for improvement

  • Leading closing meetings and delivering feedback to operating unit management and executive management

  • Preparing the audit workpapers, written report and recommendations

  • Following up on implementation of recommendations

  • Automating, standardizing and continuously improving the review process, reporting and follow up procedures

Required Qualifications :


  • Accomplished commercial P&C insurance professional (over 10 years)

  • Seasoned commercial multi line underwriting expertise:

    • been underwriter and underwriting manager

    • been involved with underwriting best practices development and monitoring

    • lead underwriting quality review and file audit processes

    • evaluation of pricing practices

    • forms and coverage

    • regulatory compliance

  • Diversified commercial P&C insurance experience:

    • various primary insurance products

    • admitted and non-admitted

    • standard lines and specialty lines

    • treaty and facultative reinsurance


      Skills and characteristics:


  • Strong leader and manager. Ability to manage and direct a diverse group of volunteer underwriting expert team members

  • Have presence to, and experience in dealing with senior and executive management

  • Good at relationship building, influencing and persuading at all levels

  • Strong project management, organization and documentation skills

  • High level of attention to detail with an inquisitive nature

  • Ability to work independently and has strong work ethic

  • Excellent communicator (verbal and written)

  • Willing to roll up sleeves and do the work vs. just delegating

  • Assertive yet flexible and open minded in a professional manner

  • Efficient computer and data analysis skills

  • Creative thinking needed to improve, automate and standardize the review process

  • Independent nature. Able to work in an environment with no administrative support



Location and Travel:

Company headquarters are in Greenwich, CT.  It is preferable, but not required for the individual to be located within commuting distance to Greenwich, CT. 

The job will require travel (approximately 40%) to operating unit locations.  If not located near Greenwich, CT then there will be travel to the home office as well.  Travel is mostly within the United States but there is some international travel as well. The US trips are usually 4 to 5 days, the international could be longer.


Ridgefield One provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ridgefield One complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities or client worksites. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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