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United Fire Group Underwriting Manager - Specialty Division in Phoenix, Arizona


UFG offers you an award-winning workplace and a trustworthy, financially stable company. While we’ve always known our commitment to employees and financial stewardship, it is good to have others recognize our dedicated efforts. We've been named an Iowa Top Workplace by theDes Moines Registerfor four consecutive years, and included onForbes’“America’s Most Trustworthy Financial Companies” every year since 2014. Additionally, UFG is a super-regional property and casualty insurer rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.

The Underwriting Manager is responsible for leading the management of the Casualty Specialty Underwriting Department, directing and assisting staff in meeting production and loss ratio goals; completing performance appraisal program; and operating within budget.


  • Management & Service

  • Plan and develop department structure, communicate policies, recommend staffing levels, direct staff development, encourage and support effective staff working relationships, reconcile and resolve department conflict.

  • Be a resource on risk evaluation, selection, rating and determination of policy terms and conditions.

  • Underwriting Profitability

  • Develop and implement underwriting standards and procedures

  • Recommend to Regional Manager rating strategy, forms, and filings for each line of business and for each Program.

  • Prepare supporting materials

  • Review and analyze underwriting results to evaluate department performance.

  • Develop & implement strategy to improve or enhance results.

  • Audit underwriting files to monitor quality of underwriting

  • Production & Brokerage Relations

  • Contribute to identifying opportunities for growth of agencies, products and programs, including partnering the right underwriter with the right agencies.

  • Work with various corporate departments and other regions to keep UFG products and services current and competitive within the industry


  • Four-year college degree

  • 5+ years of overall Casualty E & S insurance experience

  • 4+ years experience in risk selection

  • 3+ years experience in supervisory role

  • CPCU designation is preferred

  • Ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems, motivate and develop staff, recognize and meet customer needs and to effectively plan and execute a business strategy.

  • Strong technical skills

  • Good understanding of insurance coverages

  • Ability and willingness to make decisions and accept responsibility.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Effective communication both written and verbal with the flexibility to adapt to a constantly changing environment.

  • Ability to coach, mentor & develop employees.

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Posted Date5 days ago(3/26/2020 12:10 PM)

Job ID2020-2190

of Openings1

Job LocationsUS-AZ-Phoenix



Company Car Provided?No