DescriptionSummary:The role of the AVP (Sr. Underwriter) is to review, negotiate, accept or decline risks on behalf of Aspen for the Inland Marine line of business.Role can be based in Houston, Dallas or Chicago.Responsibilities:* Develop and manage agent and broker relationships within the assigned territory* To ensure all business is thoroughly evaluated by peer review and that risks written adhere to the Company's underwriting standards and individual authority limits* Develop new business in line with the divisional business plan* Develop relationships with brokers and clients including overseas visits and travel, where necessary.* Assist in steering the team to develop new business in line with the annual divisional underwriting business plan* Assist in the management of the team providing support and coaching to develop and maximise individual potential* To effectively use in-house underwriting database e.g., data input, interrogation of data, report generation* Develop or modify policy wordings* Support market associations and trade bodies* Contribute and work with internal committees as appropriateEducation/Experience:* High School Diploma, required; Bachelor's Degree, preferred* Experience in standard underwriting practices and procedures.* Associated classes or courses and/or industry license, or designation.* 5-10 years in the insurance market* Strong knowledge of Inland Marine coverage* Strong knowledge of coverage forms (particularly ISO).* Familiar with different rating plans (ISO, Loss Rating, Layer Pricing, Funding).* Ability to establish strong relationships in the broker communities.Since Aspen was founded in 2002, we have become a leading, diversified specialty insurance and reinsurance company. We respond thoughtfully and creatively to find the best outcomes for our clients and business partners through carefully-tailored solutions. Aspen is a great place to develop your career offering an exciting and challenging environment where achievement is rewarded!We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
Location/Region: Houston, TX (77020)