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Nationwide Insurance

Senior Field Underwriter - Agribusiness

Delaware, OH

If you’re passionate about helping people protect what matters most to them, as well as innovating and simplifying processes and operations to provide the best customer value, then Nationwide’s Property and Casualty team could be the place for you!

A strong commercial underwriting background is necessary to success in this role, and agribusiness or farm exposure is a plus.

This role is a field position, and will require 50% travel (local day trips), and will include a company car.  The territory will include all of Ohio, and the strong preference will be for the candidate living in central ohio.

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This position can be filled at an alternate level, based on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate.

This pay scale for this role is an FSD95 and includes incentive pay.

Job Description Summary

Do you enjoy the challenge of solving complex agribusiness underwriting issues? Our team is knowledgeable about all facets of farming and agriculture, loves to connect and build relationships and thrives on growing total premium by writing and retaining great business. If you like to win and have the flexibility and freedom to do your best work, we want to hear from you!

As a Field Underwriter, you'll generate new, profitable agribusiness production from agencies in an assigned territory. We'll count on you to have a sound, workable knowledge of agribusiness contracts and be familiar with various agribusiness insurance policy language and endorsements. You'll develop partnership with sales managers and agencies to extract new business from the agency force to review, quote, inspect and issue.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accepts, rejects or modifies new agribusiness to ensure profitability, within delegated authority levels and company guidelines. Prices business according to company underwriting and pricing guidelines and ensures standards for timelines are met.

  • Evaluates risk exposures accurately. Underwrites new business, reviews applications, selects business to quote and rejects the business that is unacceptable, class and price according to guidelines. Underwriting also includes reviewing motor vehicle reports, financial reports and loss control reports.

  • Gathers competitive data, prepares reports and performs loss control inspections.

  • Conducts routine field inspections of accounts, with and without agents. Make recommendations based on findings.

  • Maintains frequent visitation schedule with all assigned agents and establishes the company as the agribusiness provider of choice for the agencies in the territory.

  • Manages full workload effectively and backup other team members as needed.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of regional office strategic direction and plan, including goals and objectives to achieve profit and growth.

May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Manager or Director.

Typical Skills and Experiences:

Education: Undergraduate degree preferred. Pursuit of technical insurance coursework, such as CPCU, highly desirable.

Experience: Three years agribusiness underwriting experience and/or portfolio management preferred.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Requires knowledge of agribusiness underwriting practices, procedures, and policies. Some knowledge of agency operations and field agency support needs. Proven knowledge of sales techniques, loss control and risk management. Requires strong verbal and written communication skills; able to convey the agribusiness message in a positive manner to agents.

Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence.

Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the hiring manager’s leader and HR Business Partner.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates Nationwide Values.

Job Conditions:

Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible (Exempt)

Working Conditions: Requires the ability to relocate, and travel extensively in the field, service centers, agency offices and customer business locations. Must have and maintain a safe driving record. Must be able to stoop, bend, and climb ladders in performing inspections.

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties. 

Client-provided location(s): Ohio, USA
Job ID: b73926e2e78bdbd1a7bd789e82e1474e4e2e5203e30c17edc1c0b8bebc2cd03a
Employment Type: Other