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Great American Insurance Company

Account Executive/Senior Account Executive Underwriter- Fidelity/Crime

Great American Insurance Company - Chicago, IL

Overview
Be Here. Be Great.  Working for a leader in the insurance industry means opportunity for you. Great American Insurance Group, a member of American Financial Group, is a Fortune 500 company consistently recognized as a top place to work.  We combine a small company culture where your ideas will be heard with big company expertise to help you succeed. With over 30 specialty property and casualty operations and a variety of financial services, there are always opportunities here to learn and grow.
 
Our Fidelity/Crime Division underwrites fidelity and crime, kidnap & ransom, cyber and fine art policies throughout the U.S. and Canada for mercantile businesses including Fortune 500 public companies and private companies, financial institutions, and governmental entities. Products include employee dishonesty, forgery, theft, computer fraud and kidnap, ransom and extortion coverage.  These coverages are offered for diverse classes of business including specialized industries such as gaming, security guards, check cashers, armored car companies and program business.
 
We are currently searching for an Account Executive/Senior Account Executive for our Midwest Regional Office located in downtown Chicago. The role of the Account Executive is to market, underwrite and produce profitable Fidelity/Crime business in accordance with Company objectives and policies.  This position is responsible for business development of an assigned territory of agents and brokers located within the states of IL, WI, MN, IN, OH and MI.
Responsibilities

Has responsibility for low to moderately complex risk selection / rejection, pricing, retention, growth and profitability within scope of authority and per divisional objectives.
Uses independent judgment and initiative to support business goals.
Maintains a high level of customer service. 
Receives and analyzes submissions and determines terms to offer (policy limits, deductibles, coverage options and conditions, etc.).  
Prices business in accordance with company guidelines.  
May conduct investigations of new and existing accounts through business owners (banks, owners, creditors, debtors, criminal record checks, on-site visits, etc.).
Assesses risk quality and compliance within company guidelines. 
Orders and analyzes miscellaneous business reports needed in the rating and underwriting processes, including credit checks, bank agreements, financial statements and underwriting surveys.
Makes recommendations on risks over authority.
Enters, maintains and monitors accounts using underwriting, analysis and desktop systems.
Prepares effective internal and external communications on underwriting issues.
Develops and maintains effective business relationships with internal and external customers and coworkers in order to attract and retain profitable business.
Visits producers and principals in order to retain existing accounts, build and maintain business relationships and develop new opportunities in support of divisional objectives.  Interprets, explains and markets products and services. 
Applies underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules and insurance laws and regulations.
Provide guidance and assistance to less experienced associates.
Must be open to travel up to 30% of the time, including some overnight travel.
Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Finance, Insurance, Economics, Communications or other Business related fields.
Minimum of 3-5 years of general underwriting and/or insurance business development experience, with some fidelity/crime experience preferred.
Must possess a high level of customer service and proven success in building and maintaining effective business relationships.
Strong verbal and written communication skills in order to leverage excellent customer relationships, and to provide opportunities for marketing products and services.
High level of organizational skills, ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other PC based programs.

12 days 8 hours ago

Great American Insurance Company

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Account Executive/Senior Account Executive Underwriter- Fidelity/Crime Great American Insurance Company - Chicago, IL, United States

   

Location: Chicago, IL

Company Profile:
Strong businesses play a crucial role in our communities. But their owners face more risks than ever. A lawsuit or a stroke of bad luck could set them back—or wipe them out completely—if they don’t have the right coverage. They count on knowledgeable insurance agents to help them manage the risks inherent in their industry, as well as their unique business circumstances.