Lawyers Professional Liability Underwriter II

    • New York, NY

Argo Group, through its operating subsidiaries, offers high-quality Commercial Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance products and services tailored to the needs of businesses and public entities. Our experienced underwriting team is dedicated to providing effective solutions for all types of companies. We hire the best people, so we can deliver the best solutions.

We are looking for a highly capable Professional Liability Underwriter II to join our team and work from our New York City (NY) office. This position will be responsible for underwriting and processing of Lawyers Professional Liability line of business. This is a professional level position which is part of Argo Pro.

The primary duties and responsibilities of the role are:

  • Underwrite and analyze new business and renewal submissions.
  • Work with agency partners for production and profitability
  • Travel to meet with agents, insureds, and the underwriting team as needed.
  • Manage portfolio of accounts, handling mid-term service requests and preparation for renewals
  • Participate in periodic team meetings and provide feedback on production, market developments, industry trends and related issues
  • Actively participate in training and education sessions designed to enhance job proficiencies
  • Participate in special projects and assignments as requested
  • Other duties as assigned.

Core qualifications and requirements for this position include:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and at least three years' related insurance experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Clear understanding of the Professional Lines marketplace.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent working rapport with brokerage community.
  • Advanced working knowledge of computer programs, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated strong negotiation skills, achieving favorable outcomes in win/win negotiations.
  • A strong focus on execution in getting things done right. We are looking for people with a proven ability to consistently produce and deliver expected results.
  • We work in a fast-paced environment that is evolving constantly; so flexibility and the ability to thrive in change are important to be successful here. Oh, as is being resourceful on your own.
  • Excellent ability to collect, gather, manipulate and analyze information in detail to draw conclusions on how to underwrite an account profitably.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.

In addition, you'll want to make sure you embody our core values as they are the key to our success:
  • We desire to excel.
  • We are committed to our clients and to each other.
  • We have the courage to do the right thing.
  • We apply original thinking.

We offer our employees:
  • An attractive Total Rewards package that includes:
    • Base pay and profit sharing.
    • Comprehensive benefits designed to protect and enhance your life and your dependents' lives by way of health and wellness plans, life insurance, a matching 401(k) Plan, generous PTO and an opportunity to become a shareholder at a 15% discount.
  • Argo Academy, a digital and instructor-led platform that helps us focus on continuous learning and which got us named in Training magazine as one of the Training Top 125 Companies.
  • Opportunities to support your local community though various outreach programs or by matching your gift to charitable causes by 150%.
  • A lucrative Employee Referral program that resulted in 30% of all new hires last year.

About Argo Group
  • According to Forbes magazine, Argo Group is among America's 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies for the last two years and an A.M. Best Rating of 'A' (Excellent) for 13 consecutive years.
  • We have a very flat organizational structure, enabling our employees have more interaction with our senior management team, especially when it relates to reviewing large losses.
  • We offer a work environment that inspires innovation and is open to employee suggestions. We even offer rewards for creative and innovative ideas.
  • We believe in building an inclusive and diverse team, and we strive to make our office a welcoming space for everyone. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds to apply.

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, Argo Group will not sponsor an applicant for employment authorization for this position.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Argo Group, please contact our Benefits Department at 210-321-8400.

To all recruitment agencies: Unless you have been requested to work on this position, or other positions with Argo Group, please do not forward any resumes to Argo Group employees. Argo Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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 federal, state and/or local laws.

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Argo Group is a global underwriter of specialty reinsurance products in the property and casualty market.

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