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AIG Underwriting Specialist, Excess Casualty in Chicago, Illinois

Who we are

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. Building on 100 years of experience, today AIG member companies provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement solutions, and other financial services to customers in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions. These diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security.

Get to know the business

General Insurance is a leading provider of insurance products and services for commercialand personal insurance customers. It includes one of the world’s most far-reaching property casualty networks. General Insurance offers a broad range of products to customers througha diversified, multichannel distribution network.

About the role

This level underwriter typically handles accounts/clients that are most complex. Has a greater underwriting authority and handles larger accounts and/or more complex risks than the Senior Underwriter.

  • The role will be responsible for underwriting NA Casualty products. (i.e. Environmental, Excess or Primary Casualty, NA Auto, WC, AL, GL, DBA, Foreign Casualty)

  • Develops and manages underwriting strategies for both renewals and prospects within his/her portfolio of accounts. This includes knowledge of the current market penetration of NA Casualty products and the development of specific plans to increase portfolio share.

  • Develops and implements negotiation strategies. Makes independent sales calls to market and cross-market products. Identifies target markets, designs and implements strategies for lead development and builds prospect lists.

  • Provides technical direction to management, less senior specialists, producers, and claims adjusting personnel.

  • Communicate risk appetite and NA Casualty Value Proposition to brokers.

  • Collaborate with Distribution, Territory Managers, and other line(s) of business underwriters to target desirable accounts and cross selling opportunities from brokers.

  • Rapidly evaluate, prioritize and select submissions to be underwritten.

  • Recognize and create cross sell opportunities for other Commercial products.

  • Work with broker to understand the deal structure, terms, and AIG Services that best meets clients’ needs.

  • May review, evaluate and make recommendations to underwriting guidelines.

  • May direct or conduct internal underwriting audits.

  • Negotiate pricing, terms & conditions, and deal structure with brokers and clients.

  • Participate in special underwriting projects as needed.

  • Develop strong, long term relationships with brokers and clients to profitably grow a book of business.

  • Will identify cross selling opportunities.

  • Provide superior customer service to brokers and clients.

TECHNICAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Proven Commercial Insurance Company, Agency or Brokerage experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred.

  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong professional relationships.

  • Advanced working knowledge of the NA Casualty lines of business including product features, forms, regulatory environments and risks etc. (i.e. Environmental, Excess or Primary Casualty, NA Auto, WC, AL, GL, DBA, Foreign Casualty)

  • Demonstrated sales, marketing, and relationship building experience.

  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Highly motivated and results-oriented.

  • Ability to work in dynamic, rapidly changing environment, adapting to changing requirements and collaborating with a wide range of colleagues to quickly deliver solutions.

  • Willingness to be flexible, learn on the job, and maintain a can-do attitude.

  • Expert with underwriting analytical tools and technology.

A look at our benefits

At AIG, we have a 100-year legacy of working to make the world a better place. And that begins with our employees. We’re proud to offer a range of employee benefits and resources that help you protect what matters most – your health care, savings, financial protection, and wellbeing. We provide a variety of leaves for personal, health, family, and military needs. For example, the “Giving Back” program allows you to take up to 16 hours a year to volunteer in your community.

We also believe in fostering our employees’ development and offer a range of learning opportunities for employees to hone their professional skills to position themselves for the next steps of their careers. AIG also has a tuition reimbursement program for eligible employees to enhance their education, skills, and knowledge in areas that relate to their current position or future positions to which they may transfer or progress.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

It has been and will continue to be the policy of American International Group, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories. At AIG, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our future and our mission – creating a foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation, growth, and profitability. Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, we invest in each employee, seeking to ensure that our people are not only respected as individuals, but also truly valued for their unique perspectives.

It has been and will continue to be the policy of American International Group, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.

At AIG, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our future and our mission – creating a foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation, growth, and profitability. Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, we invest in each employee, seeking to ensure that our people are not only respected as individuals, but also truly valued for their unique perspectives.

To learn more please visit: https://www.aig.com/about-us/diversity-equity-and-inclusion

AIG is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants and employees with physical or mental disabilities. If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to complete any part of the application or hiring process, please send an email to candidatecare@aig.com . Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Functional Area:

UW - Underwriting

Estimated Travel Percentage (%): Up to 25%

Relocation Provided: No

RISK SPECIALISTS COMPANIES INSURANCE AGENCY INC

We're a leading global insurance organization with operations in approximately 80 countries and jurisdictions. We provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement solutions, and other financial services to support our clients in business and in life through our General Insurance, Life & Retirement and Investments business units.

What unites us across all of these offerings is our commitment to helping individuals, businesses and communities prepare for and respond to times of uncertainty. Whether serving those facing natural disasters or millions of Americans striving for a financially secure retirement, we have the specialist expertise to help clients better manage risk.

We’re also committed to doing the right thing for our people and the communities where we work and live. It’s why we seek to offer what matters to our ever-diversifying team - like flexible and creative work environments, professional growth opportunities and forums to advocate for one another and incite change. We encourage employees to give back to the causes they care most about, supporting these efforts through our Volunteer Time Off and Matching Grants Programs.

Join our Talent Network (http://www.aig.com/careers/life-at-aig/join-the-talent-network) . Additional information about AIG can be found at www.aig.com | YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/aig) | Twitter (https://twitter.com/AIGinsurance) | LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/aig) . These references with additional information about AIG have been provided as a convenience, and the information contained on such websites is not incorporated by reference into this press release.

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