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AIG Senior Underwriting Specialist, Lexington Property in Houston, Texas

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 commercial and 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 through a diversified, multichannel distribution network.

Your future team

Lexington Insurance Company, a leading U.S. based Excess and Surplus Lines company, is strengthening our leadership position in the E&S market. We are the home of specialized underwriters, addressing the most challenging risks in the market, providing thought leadership and innovative solutions, supported by Claims and Operational expertise, all working together to solve our client’s needs as quickly as possible.

Your contribution at AIG

As a member of the Lexington Property team, you will be a key source for technical and market knowledge, who can drive continual improvement and impacting the way things get done. AIG has an opportunity for a Senior Underwriting Specialist in Risk Specialist Companies on behalf of Lexington Wholesale E&S. The position will be based in Houston, TX with some travel required.

The Senior Underwriting Specialist must be able to illustrate the highest levels of technical proficiency and underwriting acumen combined with marketing and sales skills to meet production underwriting goals while maintaining budgeted loss and expense ratios. Candidates are expected to work effectively in a team environment to develop broker and portfolio strategies in addition to working independently to manage a profitable book of new and renewal business.

The Head of Property for the Zone will rely heavily on this position to assist in guiding, mentoring, and training more junior members of the team, as well as to assist in planning and budgeting, collaboration across AIG divisions and building a culture of diversity and inclusion across the team.

The key responsibilities of this position are as follows:

  • Underwrite risks to maintain and profitably grow our E&S portfolio across our desired business segments.

  • Collaborate with colleagues internally and be reliably visible to our wholesale trading partners.

  • Review and negotiate manuscript form wordings and coverages.

  • Act as a senior mentor to train and guide other members of the team within the Zone

    What we are looking for

  • An insurance professional with a minimum of 7 plus years' experience in Commercial Property E&S underwriting.

  • The candidate must have the ability to underwrite property risks across the spectrum of E&S Property business while helping to set direction for your team and maintaining a balanced portfolio across both primary and excess placements.

  • Position requires ability to underwrite 100%, primary/shared and layered, and excess structures.

  • A strong understanding of current market conditions, ability to quickly make decisions, turn around quotes and manage multiple prospects at one time are essential.

  • As a member of the senior leadership within Lexington, take on responsibilities beyond everyday management and underwriting, including mentoring, collaboration within the Zone across business divisions and driving a diverse and inclusive culture.

  • Must be able to work with regional Property leadership peers to continue to build a nationally renowned team and culture for Lexington

  • Proficient working knowledge of Microsoft word, Excel and Outlook required.


A look at our Benefits

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, our "Giving Back" program allows you to take up to 16 hours a year to volunteer in your community. Our global mental health and wellness days off provide all colleagues with a paid day off to focus on their mental health and wellbeing.

We also believe in fostering our colleagues' development and offer a range of learning opportunities for colleagues to hone their professional skills to position themselves for the next steps of their careers. We have a tuition reimbursement program for eligible colleagues 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

American International Group, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates are committed to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and its policies and procedures reflect this commitment. 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 such as sexual orientation. 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

Lexington Specialty Insurance Agency, Inc.

As a leader in commercial and personal insurance solutions, we are one of the world’s most far-reaching property casualty networks, offering a broad range of products, including Liability, Financial Lines, Property, Global Specialty, Crop Risk Services, Personal Lines and Accident and Health.

But as a leader, it is also important to us to help the world overcome some of the biggest challenges it has ever faced. From tackling climate change to creating more diverse, inclusive workforces, we are proud to not just be part of the solution, but to be a global leader for positive change in the communities that we serve.

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.

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