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Senior Underwriting Manager



Kansas City, MO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Come join this completely new team as we build out SafetyCulture Care within SafetyCulture. A risk-led Insurance Agency that is helping companies that stand to benefit from the unique product offering of SC Care to empower them to run better, safer business. By leveraging data insights from SafetyCulture tools, we help businesses become smarter and reward those who are actively managing their risk exposure.
Are you a Senior Underwriting Manager looking for your next challenge? Buckle up and get ready to make your mark with SafetyCulture Care as we redefine the limits of what's possible in the insurance industry!
As we expand into North America, we are looking for an experienced and dynamic Senior Underwriting Manager to join and help build our team. You will be responsible for overseeing the underwriting process, ensuring compliance with company guidelines and industry regulations. You will have strong leadership abilities, possess excellent analytical skills and have a thorough understanding of risk assessment and management. You will also have the opportunity to help build out our different industry verticals within the team.
SafetyCulture Care (MGA) is an innovative insurance and technology solution tailored specifically for underserved small and medium-sized enterprises to help them run a better, safer business. Our approach emphasizes proactively managing risks through our mobile-first platform. Unlike traditional insurers, we prioritize helping customers by providing both knowledge and the tools to easily implement a safetyculture. By integrating insurance with the SafetyCulture technology platform, we offer unparalleled visibility into business operations, leveraging insights from over 1 billion checks, connected assets, IoT, and sensors. Our mission is to identify and mitigate potential risks while providing competitively priced, high-quality insurance products for those utilizing SafetyCulture.

What will I be doing?

  • Lead, manage, coach and mentor the team to ensure effective resource allocation, optimal performance, capability development, employee engagement and retention, and to create an environment to drive and facilitate change
  • Perform complex underwriting activities in accordance with all legal and regulatory requirements to ensure obligations are met
  • Establish and maintain product underwriting guidelines including risk management and risk acceptance criteria
  • Underwriting activities in compliance with business and regulatory requirements
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of current legislation, best practice, underwriting acceptance levels, systems and organizational guidelines
  • Maintain and review policy wording on a regular basisPerform technical underwriting audits in accordance with the audit manual
  • Support effective communication of Product related issues across SafetyCulture Care
  • Build internal and external relationships by effectively communicating, negotiating and influencing within the industry
  • Manage key portfolios and relationships with intermediaries to effectively promote the product and raise the expertise of brokers
  • Supervise the underwriting activities of Development Underwriters ensuring all procedures are adhered to.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to Development Underwriters
  • Ensuring the customer facing roles are adequately licensed and trained

What do I need?

  • Minimum 7 years experience as a development underwriter, preferably working in commercial insurance lines, GL, Property, Machinery Breakdown preferred
  • CPCU Designation
  • Minimum 5 years of experience leading an underwriting team with proven track record
  • Experience across multiple industries such as Hospitality, Manufacturing, Retail with Food & Bev emphasis, a plus
  • Existing Relationships in the Hospitality and/or Food & Bev (manufacturing, retail) or Franchise space, a plus
  • Team Player - you work effectively with cross-functional teams and can manage tasks and interests from many stakeholder groups
  • Reporting to the General Manager, you’re expected to help set overall company strategy, build an incredible working culture, and set an example to everyone of how to live up to our values
  • Motivation to expand, learn and grow with a high performing team
  • Comfort with multi-tasking in a deadline-driven environmentProactive, collaborative, and resilient
  • Providing technical expertise and guidance to Product, Risk Solutions, Design & Delivery and Data & Analytics Teams
  • Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement
  • Encourage and promote knowledge sharing and learning

More than a Job

  • Equity with high growth potential and a competitive salary
  • Flexible working arrangements, we encourage you to create the best work blend while working from your home and the local SafetyCulture office
  • 401k
  • Generous Medical Insurance plansIn-house Chef serving up daily breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Wellbeing initiatives such as subsidized fitness programs, EAP services
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Access to professional and personal training and development opportunitiesHackathons, Workshops, Lunch & Learns
  • We encourage involvement in the community, open source work, attending talks and events, and experimenting with new technologies
  • Freshly brewed coffee, beers, boutique wines and a range of non-alcoholic beverages
  • Quarterly celebrations and team events
  • Pickle Ball Court, modern workspace and pet-friendly office
We’re committed to building inclusive teams and cultivating a sense of belonging so our people can bring their whole authentic selves to work each day. We seek to make reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process to create an even playing field for all candidates. Thanks to the tireless efforts of the entire SafetyCulture Crew we’ve built an incredible culture which has seen us recognised as a Best Place to Work in Australia, the US and the UK.
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