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Underwriting Assistant

Company: Argo Group International Holdings Ltd.
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Argo Group is a leader in specialty insurance with a vibrant culture built on respect, equality, wellness and opportunity. We're an innovative organization that's small enough to be agile and big enough to make a difference in our industry. Our hybrid workplace is continuously evolving to ensure all employees feel: * Comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. * Confident that they will be treated respectfully. * Recognized for their performance and provided with equal opportunities to succeed. At Argo, skill meets opportunity. If you're wired to raise your hand and ask, "Where can I help?", you'll thrive with us. If you're a goal-oriented results-driven professional who appreciates the recognition of a job well done, then consider a career at Argo. Argo is currently recruiting for a Surety - Underwriting Assistant to assist our Surety team in the underwriting process of surety bonds. This role may be located near our Irvine, CA office with the opportunity to work partly remote. We value the diverse ideas they generate, and we encourage and applaud the impact they make in our company and our communities. Responsibilities: * Working as a Surety - Underwriting Assistant, the select candidate will provide support to the Surety Commercial and Contract Department. The position will have extensive phone contact with agents and clients and assist in inputting new bond transactions, and endorsements and supporting surety underwriting information management, updating agency information and providing general office administrative functions as needed. * Process Surety business through data entry supporting national organization. * Communication with Home Office staff, field staff, internal and external customers, attorneys, and Surety IT personnel * Apply considerable independent judgment to complete complex or specialized assignments/tasks working within defined policies and procedures to optimize planned business results. * Apply advanced-level technical knowledge of Surety Operations Processing policies and procedures acquired through experience in the job area or through advanced-level technical training. * Process, coordinate and/or validate data and documents to ensure quality and customer satisfaction. * Provide Administrative Support to Home Office personnel. Qualifications: * Experienced in Surety Underwriting Support/Knowledge preferred * Learns quickly and demonstrates an open attitude when facing new problems, processes, or procedures, and takes advantage of diverse sources of information to solve problems * Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment as well as independently * Demonstrates the ability to produce error-free work and achieve high levels of accuracy * Able to multi-task and prioritize work in order to accomplish the most important individual objectives. * Effective verbal and written communication skills * Able to complete tasks and assignments in a high volume work environment * Strong PC skills, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) is a global multiline underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. We help power the businesses that drive the world economy, offering a comprehensive line of high-quality products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of our clients. We foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity and design thinking, relies on innovation and agility, promotes collaborative service delivery, offers frequent, integrated communication and values authentic recognition of excellence. View our 2022 Environmental, Social & Governance Report to learn more about Argo. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin or citizenship (including language use restrictions), denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical) , including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Our Benefits Developing our employees professionally and personally strengthens our organization. Argo Group offers an attractive Total Rewards package that includes: * A culture that recognizes performance and empowers employees to excel, offering competitive compensation and merit driven profit sharing. * Flexible workplace policies that support employee well-being include compressed hours, flex-time, job-sharing, remote work, sabbatical leave, holiday and summer hours. * Comprehensive health, wellness, and financial planning options that employees can tailor to meet their personal and family needs. In addition to traditional health and wellness plans, benefits include retirement savings, matching 401K (US-based employees), generous paid time off (PTO), paid caregiver and parental leave, employee assistance program (EAP), an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) offering a 15% discount, and an array of voluntary benefits. * Argo Academy, a digital and instructor-led platform that offers continuous learning and professional development - Training magazine lists Argo among the Training "Top 125" Companies. Argo encourages career mobility and continuing education to pursue and maintain professional and industry designations, in addition to traditional university and higher education programs. * An inclusive culture that develops and sponsors diverse teams, encourages cross-functional engagement and collaboration, builds community through employee resource groups (ERGs), and provides an environment that welcomes ongoing dialogue, creative innovation, professional and personal development. * Active community outreach and volunteer programs in addition to matching charitable gifts by 100%. * A generous Employee Referral program that has resulted in 25% of all new hires this year.

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