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Product Manager

Company: W.R. Berkley Corporation
Location: Urbandale
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Company DetailsBerkley Agribusiness is a provider of property and casualty insurance solutions for select commercial agribusiness and food accounts and is a subsidiary of the W. R. Berkley Corporation, a Fortune 500 company recognized as one of the most respected names in the property casualty insurance industry.W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation's premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Each of the operating units in the Berkley group participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about a territory or product. Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our units to identify and respond quickly and effectively.ResponsibilitiesThe Product Manager will be responsible for leading the development of new underwriting products. Will analyze competitive market intelligence and provide technical underwriting guidance to the underwriting unit in support of achieving the Company's strategy, growth and profitability objectives. This position will have a remote work option with regular travel to our Des Moines offices.* Responsible for the development of new underwriting products needed to meet company's growth initiative. Responsible for providing coverage analysis and data to underwriting as assigned by individual underwriters. Required to create, monitor, and amend underwriting guidelines and supplemental applications as required.* Analyzes competitive market intelligence to identify trends. Provides guidance regarding the unit's performance, financial results, profitability, business mix, competition, and market trends. Recommends adjustments as they relate to financial targets. Presents at reoccurring staff meetings.* Provides technical underwriting leadership and support to Commercial Underwriting Department to assist unit in achieving the company's strategy, growth and profitability objectives. Provides guidance on referrals from underwriting operations including coverage design and compliance. Drafting of manuscript forms for specific clients on an as-needed basis. Monitors and communicates pricing and filing changes to underwriting in support of growth goals.* Leads underwriting audits of individual risks for compliance with company guidelines, state regulations and reinsurance. Required to audit rating systems to verify compliance with state filings.* Serves as a technical underwriting resource for Business Development, Risk Control, Claims, Premium Audit staffs, and Berkley Shared Services and Berkley Technology.* Participates in development and/or delivery of training material for changes to specific systems, changes in underwriting appetite and workflow processes.Qualifications* Bachelor's degree and 6-10 years related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.* Well rounded experience and an in-depth knowledge of Commercial Lines insurance programs - specifically ISO* Knowledge of and experience in Special Market programs, reinsurance placements and procedures and retention strategies.* CPCU highly preferred.* Ability to travel regularly to the Des Moines, IA offices.* Lead people and get results through others; think ahead and plan over a 1-2 year time span.* Must possess problem analysis and problem resolution skills at both a strategic and functional level.

Additional Company DetailsThe Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.Additional RequirementsCOVID-19 vaccine required unless prohibited by law. Responsibilities The Product Manager will be responsible for leading the development of new underwriting products. Will analyze competitive market intelligence and provide technical underwriting guidance to the underwriting unit in support of achieving the Company's strategy, growth and profitability objectives. This position will have a remote work option with regular travel to our Des Moines offices. - Responsible for the development of new underwriting products needed to meet company's growth initiative. Responsible for providing coverage analysis and data to underwriting as assigned by individual underwriters. Required to create, monitor, and amend underwriting guidelines and supplemental applications as required. - Analyzes competitive market intelligence to identify trends. Provides guidance regarding the unit's performance, financial results, profitability, business mix, competition, and market trends. Recommends adjustments as they relate to financial targets. Presents at reoccurring staff meetings. - Provides technical underwriting leadership and support to Commercial Underwriting Department to assist unit in achieving the company's strategy, growth and profitability objectives. Provides guidance on referrals from underwriting operations including coverage design and compliance. Drafting of manuscript forms for specific clients on an as-needed basis. Monitors and communicates pricing and filing changes to underwriting in support of growth goals. - Leads underwriting audits of individual risks for compliance with company guidelines, state regulations and reinsurance. Required to audit rating systems to verify compliance with state filings. - Serves as a technical underwriting resource for Business Development, Risk Control, Claims, Premium Audit staffs, and Berkley Shared Services and Berkley Technology. - Participates in development and/or delivery of training material for changes to specific systems, changes in underwriting appetite and workflow processes.

Keywords: W.R. Berkley Corporation, Des Moines , Product Manager, Executive , Urbandale, Iowa

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