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Vice President, Inland Marine

FHLB Des Moines

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted March 1, 2021.


Vice President, Inland Marine


Everest Insurance Company

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Job Description:

Everest National Insurance Company, a member of the Everest Re Group, Ltd. currently has an opportunity for an Vice President – Inland Marine for our Chicago office. This individual will take an active role in partnering with the Head of Inland Marine to develop and implement underwriting strategy that identifies profitable market opportunities, new product development, positive agent relationships, operational requirements and financial assessments. He/she will also be responsible for hiring and directing the day-to-day activities of the underwriting staff.

Additional duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

• Establish and communicate underwriting profit goals and other measurements including loss ratio, new business development, policy count, account retention, etc.

– Drive profitable new business production.

-Analyze individual risks and book of business results to manage and control underwriting exposure and pricing strategy consistent with company objectives.

• Provide leadership and advice to staff in regard to underwriting risks.
• Partner with the Head of Inland Marine to develop strategies and actions to resolve adverse trends or deviations from established underwriting standards identified through producer and account review audits.
• Conduct Development Reviews and engage direct reports in developmental and skill building opportunities.
• Participate in the recruitment and selection process to ensure the organization has the necessary talent to accomplish business goals.
• Cultivate and maintain relationships within and outside Everest to develop and drive new business plans, value propositions and cross-marketing programs.
• Represent the company at networking functions and other industry-related events that present and promote departmental initiatives to other external constituencies as appropriate.
• Collaborate with internal and external business units to develop joint business plans, value propositions and cross-marketing programs.
• Act as a role model demonstrating belief in, and commitment to, continuing to build and lead a value-based organization committed to long-term success.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Skills and Knowledge Requirements:
• 15+ year’s industry experience Underwriting in the Inland Marine arena.
• Leadership capabilities with a sound influence in dealing with challenging situations.
• Inland Marine industry knowledge a must.
• Previous insurance educational work, IIA and CPCU designation strongly preferred.
• Strong ability to partner with internal and external clients.
• Sales minded with the ability to significantly contribution to underwriting profits, and continually seek opportunities for niche products and potential agent opportunities.
• Demonstrates knowledge of the Inland Marine external market and contributes to the development of business strategy.
• Effective oral and written communication, including influence and negotiation skills.
• Experience in delivering presentations to all internal and external audiences.
• Proven employee development, mentoring, coaching and performance management skills.
• Strong external focus with distribution channel.
• Proficient in the use of computer programs, including Word, Excel and Outlook.



Time Type:

Full time

Primary Location:

Chicago, IL – South Riverside

Additional Locations:

As an effective team member, employees at Everest Insurance must champion the Everest Insurance Culture:

• Collaboration: Open and transparent communication with customers and colleagues
• Thoughtful Assumption of Risk: Supporting the Everest goal of carefully writing profitable business by ensuring data quality, prompt and accurate feedback to Underwriters, and operational control throughout the enterprise.
• Execution: Delivering outstanding support to the organization through strong day-to-day business operations, effective project management, and careful oversight of vendors.
• Humility: Caring and respectful approach to service colleagues, customers, and the community.
• Leadership: By example, every day.

Everest is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, genetics, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, civil union status, family or parental status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. As part of this commitment, Everest will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Everest Talent Acquisition at 1-908-604-3000.

Posted 12 Days Ago

Full time


About Us

EVEREST is a leading international reinsurance and insurance group with an extensive distribution network that spans five continents. With roots dating back to 1973, Everest has developed a global footprint and deep client relationships that are largely unmatched by its peers. The Company’s principal business strategies seek to leverage its strengths to optimize returns over the underwriting cycle, thereby creating value for its shareholders and business partners.

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