MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Undergraduate degree in business, insurance, or a related field preferred.
License/Certification/Designation: Actively pursuing of AFSB, CPCU or other insurance/finance related certification desired.
Experience: Ten years commercial or contract surety or related underwriting experience preferred. Significant business management and people leadership experience desired.
Knowledge: Requires knowledge of contract and/ or commercial surety operations products, procedures and practices. Expertise in surety lines of business, ratings, customer environment and markets. Expertise in underwriting large risks, including utilizing relevant tools for underwriting. Requires extensive knowledge of surety underwriting best practices, field underwriting operations and day-to-day underwriting operational needs. Familiarity with other company products preferred.
Skills/Competencies: Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to disseminate vision of senior leadership and to motivate a large agency force. Ability to set work priorities and to initiate, evaluate and recommend solutions to upper management. Must have the ability to perform duties with independent judgment, with underwriting authority and company underwriting standards. Demonstrated decision-making ability required in day-to-day operations where there may be unclear or competing priorities, including evaluating and recommending solutions to customer service issues, work processing issues, underwriting selection and rating problems, and best practices compliance. Ability to reach a solution in situations where there may be multiple options or competing priorities. Strong drive for results. Competencies include: Building Organizational Talent, Optimizing Diversity, Selling the Vision, Leading Change, Driving Execution, Entrepreneurship.
Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors.
Staffing Exceptions to the above Minimum Job Requirements must be approved by the: hiring manager’s leader and HRBP.
Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible (Exempt)
Working Conditions: Extended and/or non-standard work hours may be required as well as extensive travel in the field. May require the ability to relocate. A valid driver’s license and safe driving record are required.
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.