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Liberty Mutual Insurance

Senior Surety Underwriter, Commercial Surety

Orange, CA

Pay Philosophy
The typical starting salary range for this role is determined by a number of factors including skills, experience, education, certifications and location. The full salary range for this role reflects the competitive labor market value for all employees in these positions across the national market and provides an opportunity to progress as employees grow and develop within the role. Some roles at Liberty Mutual have a corresponding compensation plan which may include commission and/or bonus earnings at rates that vary based on multiple factors set forth in the compensation plan for the role.

Description
Liberty Mutual Surety™ is currently recruiting for a Surety Underwriter to join our Walnut Creek Commercial Surety team.

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As a Surety Underwriter you will develop and underwrite profitable surety business, and service independent agents, brokers, and Commercial Surety accounts within an assigned territory. Using your excellent relationship skills, you will build and maintain positive partnerships our agents, brokers, and accounts as a trusted advisor and underwriting resource for our producers and customers. You will also use your business and financial acumen to perform primary credit underwriting and financial/risk analysis, provide recommendations, and make decisions on new and existing accounts. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and self-motivated surety professional looking to grow their career with a top surety company that focuses on its employees and customers first.

Liberty Mutual Surety, a business unit of Liberty Mutual Insurance, is the world's largest globally Surety, including in the United States. Conducting business worldwide through fronting relationships and Liberty-owned subsidiaries, we provide bonds in over 60 countries for construction firms, manufacturers and suppliers, and commercial enterprises on an account and transactional basis. We are committed to building mutually profitable relationships by providing smart business solutions, ease of doing business, and consistent, responsive service. Liberty Mutual Surety is dedicated to the communities we serve and highly values a diverse workforce in more than 18 countries.

Responsibilities:
  • Underwrite and negotiate accounts to maximize profitability whilst minimizing risk, which may include the most complex accounts based on level of role. Makes thorough evaluations and assessments of a customer's financial, technical, organizational, and management capacities, including experience, desired objectives as well as a subjective judgment of character.
  • Manage the profitability and retention of an assigned book of business while continue to develop the portfolio through strong relationships and active engagement with new and existing agents and brokers. May assist in developing the marketing plan.
  • Performs analytical evaluations of financial statements on both a static and trend basis. Determines the present and historical financial position of accounts and monitors financial position of risk through analysis of quarterly statements and work in progress data as appropriate.
  • Stay abreast of Liberty Mutual Surety and Global Risk Solutions product lines and identify/promote opportunities across with agents and brokers, leveraging domestic and global capabilities.
  • Responsible for investigation, analyzing, and managing all necessary underwriting/accounting/workflow issues, within framework of Surety policies and procedures.
  • May assess and identify changes in all aspects of the business including, but not limited to, work program to financial strength criteria, nature of work performed (inherent risk), accuracy and timeliness of data flow, and exposure analyses. Coordinate and surface issues to Home Office Underwriters and Field Management.
  • Assists in the evaluation of business continuity arrangements and funding mechanisms (such as adequacy of life insurance) to preclude financial drain of customer in the event of the demise of (an) owner or other insurable loss.
  • May mentor more junior staff based on level.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • BA/BS in Business Administration or related field typically required.
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience expected, typically 7 or more years surety underwriting experience and/or equivalent surety related business experience preferred.
  • Proven analytical ability to evaluate and judge underwriting risks within scope of responsibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex analyses and information in understandable written and/or oral directives to other persons in the organization for underwriting or training purposes.
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills in dealing with agents, brokers, CPAs, bankers, attorneys, etc. required.
  • Must demonstrate comprehension of complex technical underwriting issues and be capable of defining and implementing necessary underwriting and administrative processes/ workflows to properly manage or administer those issues.
  • Demonstrated track record of business development.
About Us
This position may have in-office requirements depending on candidate location.

At Liberty Mutual, our purpose is to help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. That's why we provide an environment focused on openness, inclusion, trust and respect. Here, you'll discover our expansive range of roles, and a workplace where we aim to help turn your passion into a rewarding profession.

Liberty Mutual has proudly been recognized as a "Great Place to Work" by Great Place to Work® US for the past several years. We were also selected as one of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT" on IDG's Insider Pro and Computerworld's 2020 list. For many years running, we have been named by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers for Women and one of America's Best Employers for New Graduates-as well as one of America's Best Employers for Diversity. To learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion please visit: https://jobs.libertymutualgroup.com/diversity-equity-inclusion/

We value your hard work, integrity and commitment to make things better, and we put people first by offering you benefits that support your life and well-being. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit: https://LMI.co/Benefits

Liberty Mutual is an equal opportunity employer. We will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information or on any basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

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  • California
  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles
  • Philadelphia

Client-provided location(s): Orange, CA, USA; San Francisco, CA, USA; Walnut Creek, CA, USA
Job ID: liberty_mutual-2024-63449-en_3
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Company Outings
    • On-Site Cafeteria
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Performance Bonus
    • Pension
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • 401(K)
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Mentor Program
    • Promote From Within
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Internship Program
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

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