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Job Title Underwriter
Location Portland, Oregon
Career Area Underwriting
Job Description
Position Summary –
With minimal supervision, underwriters are expected to evaluate commercial insurance applications. Other responsibilities include reviewing requests for changes in policies; and determining acceptance, declination or modification of applications. The underwriter will also negotiate pricing; market company products effectively; promote agency management and relationships; and maintain profitable customer accounts. This role is also accountable for achieving premium budget forecasts, profit and loss, and business development in the assigned territory. Underwriters are expected to maintain business relationships with customers, co-workers, and company personnel. Substantial independent action is required to determine status of policy and pricing; along with current underwriting knowledge and regulations.

The qualified candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience in the following areas:
 Field Underwriting – Construction experience required
 Underwrite New & Renewal Business – Determine pricing and understand commercial lines policy forms and coverages
 Analyze & Manage Exposures – Develop action plans to manage risks and changes during a policy period
 Agency Management – Growth and development; prospecting; appointment; and maximization of opportunities and responsibilities
 External Sales – Cultivate new business while demonstrating retention of current customers through presentations to agencies and customers

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