The Hartford Middle Market Construction Associate Underwriter - Training Begins April 2019 in CHICAGO, Illinois

Title: Middle Market Construction Associate Underwriter - Training Begins April 2019

Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago

Job Number: 1900150

Do you have a passion for identifying risks?

Are you a “go-getter” kind of person, driven to take your career to the next level?

The Hartford’s Underwriting Trainee Program is your opportunity to build a solid foundation of knowledge and experience to do exactly that. Give your passions and talents new purpose by applying them to meaningful work at The Hartford.

ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY

As a participant in the Middle Market Commercial Underwriter On-boarding and Risk Education (CORE) training program, you’ll gain critical experience to prepare you for a successful underwriting career at The Hartford. You’ll complete a formalized 20-week training program that begins in early April and consists of virtual learning, live work, an integrated sales training curriculum, as well as classroom training in CT Home Office and at a Center (Charlotte, NC, Clinton, NY or San Antonio, TX) location.

RESPONSIBILITIES AS A CORE ASSOCIATE INCLUDE:

  • Achieving standards established for success in the program by completing daily assignments, including reading of text materials, completion of on-line courses and assignments, case study work, exams, and general activities.

  • Actively participate in class by asking questions, volunteering answers, and assisting teammates as appropriate.

  • Participating fully with the other trainees on any group/team activities, as assigned by the training manager.

BEYOND THE TRAINING PERIOD YOU WILL:

  • Travel throughout your assigned territory as required; build and leverage personal relationships with key agents and brokers that allow The Hartford to obtain new accounts as well as retain and expand sales to existing accounts.

  • Identify customers' needs and demonstrate how The Hartford's products and services can meet those needs.

  • Achieve the operating plan objectives via new business production through frequent interaction with assigned agents in order to significantly increase The Hartford's penetration of the agent's existing books of business.

  • Review insurance policy submissions and determine appetite to underwrite, underwrite and price new renewal business, and present quotes to the agent.

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

  • Become the carrier of choice by communicating, publicizing, and providing training to agents and their staff on new products and programs.

  • Plan and prioritize work activities to achieve desired results within necessary time frames.

  • Effectively use on-line resources, automation tools, and computer software packages.

Qualifications:

  • Ideally been employed by The Hartford for 3 years with an above average performance history

  • If not currently employed by The Hartford, candidates should have related P&C Industry experience, including but not limited to Broker/Agency experience, Insurance Sales, Claims, or Underwriting Operations Support areas.

  • Bachelor's or Advanced Degree in Risk Management and Insurance, Business Administration, Finance and Accounting, Mathematics, Economics, or Marketing or related field. Preference will be given to candidates who have had Industry-related internships /work experience and have a total GPA over 3.2.

  • Adapts well to a variety of training environments. Our method of training includes an effective range of learning methods including: web-based training, distance online courses, online discussions, as well as site visits in the territory.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication with strong influencing skills.

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret data, identify trends and draw conclusions. The ability to operate with a sense of urgency and make sound business decisions in a timely manner is required.

  • Stellar sales skills and business acumen. Ability to negotiate and sell all messaging including those that may be difficult. Persistency, creativity, and tenacity are required skills.

  • A high energy self-starter, who is resilient and has an entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Solid time, organizational, and desk management skills are a must.

  • Goal-oriented.

  • A valid driver’s license, as use of a company pool car may be necessary for periodic travel

  • Demonstrates satisfactory progress during the Training Program and achieve passing scores on all tests, case studies, and foundational underwriting assessments

  • Operates under the mindset of The Hartford’s Behaviors: Deliver Outcomes, Operate as a Team Player, Build Strong Partnerships and Strive for Excellence

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL ME?

Over the past century, The Hartford's Underwriting Development Program is known to be the best-in-class program in the Industry! Underwriting can be the route to a life-long business career in commercial underwriting. Working within an entrepreneurial environment, our development programs will give you the technical underwriting skills and knowledge to be an integral part of our world class insurance company.

Class Training begins in April 2019.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/Age

Job: Middle Market Specialty UW

Primary LocationUnited States-Illinois-Chicago

Other Locations

ScheduleFull-time

Job LevelIndividual Contributor

Education LevelBachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Job TypeStandard

ShiftDay Job

Employee StatusRegular

Overtime StatusNon-exempt

TravelYes, 20 % of the Time

PostingJan 10, 2019, 1:31:02 PM

Remote Worker OptionNo

The Hartford is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, ancestry or citizenship status, genetic information, pregnancy status or any other characteristic protected by law. The Hartford maintains a drug-free workplace and is committed to building inclusion and leveraging diversity.