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Territory Underwriter Specialist

Company: Sentry Insurance
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Sentry's dedication to customers is embodied by our best associates. At Sentry, our associates take care of our customers with a passion for service and quality business results. We are currently seeking an experienced, self-motivated and results driven individual to fulfill a highly skilled position as a Territory Underwriter Specialist. As a Territory Underwriter Specialist for our Northwest Regional operation, you'll market and underwrite Sentry's products and services to select Commercial Lines independent agents and brokers in a defined territory. You will manage and coordinate the sales and placement of middle market business with premium sizes up to $500K in a wide variety of classes and lines of business.What You'll DoThe Territory Underwriter Specialist will be responsible for agent and broker relationships. The ideal candidate will work from home and reside in the Greater Seattle/Tacoma territory and will work with the Portland Regional Office.In addition, you'll:

  • Solicit accounts through select agents and brokers
  • Evaluate, underwrite, and price prospective accounts to select independent agents
  • Serve as the primary contact with assigned agents and brokers
  • Provide comprehensive sales expertise to increase production through agency channels
  • Work with assigned agents and brokers on the coordinating of resolutionsWhat it Takes
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
    • Minimum of 5 years of multi-line middle market underwriting experience handling accounts in construction, manufacturing, wholesale, real estate, and service industries
    • Knowledge of the Washington marketplace, and preferably existing or past relationships with larger independent agents
    • Previous technical insurance experience, preferably with sales
    • Experience with underwriting large complex accounts
    • Exceptional communication and relationship building skills
    • Strong business and pipeline development skills
    • Ability to meet travel requirements of at least 33% of the time as you'll be prospecting new business opportunities in an agent office; meeting with insureds during safety inspections, and participating in mid-year claims review meetings
    • Ability to travel and have a valid driver's license with the ability to maintain an acceptable motor vehicle recordWhat You'll ReceiveAt Sentry, your total rewards go beyond competitive compensation. Below are some benefits and perks that you'll receive.
      • Generous Paid-Time Off plan for you to enjoy time out of the office.
      • 401(K) plan with a dollar for dollar match on your first eight percent, plus immediate vesting to help strengthen your financial future.
      • Group Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
      • Extensive Work-Life Resources to lend a helping hand.
      • Sentry Foundation gift matching program to encourage charitable giving.
      • Continue your education and career development through Sentry University (SentryU).Based on experience and qualifications, the pay range for this position is $126,060-$173,4 annually.About SentryWe take great pride in making Forbes' list of America's Best Midsize Employers since 2017. A lot of different factors go into that honor, many of which contribute to your job satisfaction.Our bright future is built on a long track record of success. We got our start in 1904 and have been helping businesses succeed and protect their futures ever since. Because of the trust placed in us, we're one of the largest and financially strongest mutual insurance companies in the United States. We're rated A+ by A.M. Best, the industry's leading rating authority.Our headquarters is in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with offices located throughout the United States. From sales to claims, and information technology to marketing, we enjoy a rewarding and challenging work environment with opportunities for ongoing professional development and growth.Get ready to own your future at Sentry. Opportunities await!Casey Van Der GeestCasey.VanDerGeest@Sentry.comEqual Employment OpportunitySentry is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy that there be no discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Keywords: Sentry Insurance, Seattle , Territory Underwriter Specialist, Other , Seattle, Washington

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