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Territory Underwriting Specialist

Company: Sentry
Location: Irvine
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Job Description:

OVERVIEW

Sentry’s dedication to customers is embodied by our best associates.  At Sentry, our associates take care of our customers with a passion for service and quality business results.  We are currently seeking an experienced, self-motivated and results driven individual to fulfill a highly skilled position as a Territory Underwriter Specialist. As a Territory Underwriter Specialist for our Pacific operation, you’ll market and underwrite Sentry’s products and services to select Commercial Lines independent agents and brokers in a defined territory.  You will manage and coordinate the sales and placement of middle market business with premium sizes up to $500K in a wide variety of classes and lines of business.

 

WHAT YOU'LL DO

The Territory Underwriter Specialist will be responsible for agent and broker relationships.  The ideal candidate will work from home and reside in the Southern California territory and report to the Irvine Regional Office.
In addition, you’ll:
•    Solicit accounts through select agents and brokers 
•    Evaluate, underwrite and price prospective accounts to select independent agents
•    Serve as the primary contact with assigned agents and brokers
•    Provide comprehensive sales expertise to increase production through Independent agency channels
•    Work with assigned agents and brokers on the coordinating of resolutions


 

WHAT IT TAKES

•    Bachelor’s degree and equivalent work experience with property and casualty business
•    7-10 years of experience with an insurance carrier, commercial agency or brokerage (underwriting 7+ yrs)
•    Previous technical insurance experience, preferably with sales
•    Experience with underwriting large complex accounts
•    Highly motivated self starter with the drive to be a top performer
•    Exceptional communication, organization and selling skills
•    Strong business and pipeline development skills 
•    Ability to travel and have a valid driver’s license with the ability to maintain an acceptable motor vehicle record
•    Ability to travel 25% of the time

 

WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE

We take great pride in making Forbes’ list of America’s Best Midsize Employers since 2017. A lot of different factors go into that honor, many of which contribute to your job satisfaction.  At Sentry, your total rewards go beyond competitive compensation.  Below are some benefits and perks that you’ll receive.

  • Generous Paid-Time Off plan for you to enjoy time out of the office.
  • 401(K) plan with a dollar for dollar match on your first eight percent, plus immediate vesting to help strengthen your financial future.
  • Group Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
  • Pretax Dependent Care and Health Expense Reimbursement Accounts to ease taxes on health spending.
  • Extensive Work-Life Resources to lend a helping hand.
  • Sentry Foundation gift matching program to encourage charitable giving.
  • Continue your education and career development through Sentry University (SentryU).

 

HOW YOU’LL APPLY

If you are interested in joining Sentry’s team, select the one position that you are most interested in being considered for and complete your online application details. If you have applied with us before, you will only need to provide your email address and password. If this is your first time applying, you’ll need to create an account. Please complete your application and upload your resume online.

 

ABOUT SENTRY

All of us at Sentry—more than 4,000 associates—have various talents, skills, and backgrounds. We work together to deliver on our promises to our policyholders every day. We’re proud to offer a full line of property, casualty, and life insurance products to help protect businesses, cars, homes, lives, and retirement income.

 

Our headquarters is in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with claims and service offices located throughout the United States. From sales to claims, and information technology to marketing, we enjoy a rewarding and challenging work environment with opportunities for ongoing professional development and growth.

 

Our bright future is built on a long track record of success. We got our start in 1904 and have been helping businesses succeed and protect their futures ever since. Because of the trust placed in us, we’re one of the largest and financially strongest mutual insurance companies in the United States. We’re rated A+ by A.M. Best, the industry's leading rating authority.

 

Get ready to own your future at Sentry. Opportunities await.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

It is our policy that there be no discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.

 

TALENT ACQUISITION SPECIALIST

Thank you for your interest in Sentry!

Kaitlyn Ford
KAITLYN.FORD@SENTRY.COM

 

Keywords: Sentry, Irvine , Territory Underwriting Specialist, Other , Irvine, California

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