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Travelers Commercial Lines Underwriter - Small Commercial in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Who Are We?

Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That’s Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers – and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

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What Is the Opportunity?

The Small Commercial segment within our Business Insurance group at Travelers provides a broad array of competitive property and liability products and coverages for small businesses of all types, from Main Street retailers to small manufacturers. The Account Executive (AE), Small Commercial role will partner with brokers to provide coverage for new and renewal business based on customers' needs. As an AE, you are decisive, detail-oriented, and have the ability to build relationships internally and externally to drive results. Your ability to assess risk and sell our products will contribute to the profitability and success of Travelers.

What Will You Do?

  • Responsible for the profitability, growth, and retention of an assigned book of business in a high-volume, fast paced environment through thorough knowledge and understanding of Travelers risk appetite to make appropriate decisions within own underwriting authority.

  • Underwrite and skillfully negotiate accounts to minimize risk and maximize profitability.

  • Ensure underwriting quality and profitability through application of the appropriate level of underwriting analysis based on risk complexity to accept, decline, modify, or rate and quote accounts.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal partners within the business unit and across the enterprise to create sales plans and identify cross-selling opportunities.

  • Develop, foster and maintain relationships with external partners by regularly meeting with brokers, as needed, to market and sell Travelers products, leveraging a full range of product knowledge, with a goal of writing and retaining accounts consistent with our risk appetite to meet annual retention and new business targets.

  • Partner with Sales Executives to identify and capture new business opportunities using consultative marketing and sales skills.

  • Attend and actively participate in internal trainings to further advance underwriting skills and marketplace/industry knowledge.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Three to five years of relevant insurance or underwriting experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of property/casualty insurance products, the regulatory environment, and the local insurance market preferred.

  • Relevant experience interacting with brokers preferred.

  • Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) or other insurance-related designation preferred.

  • Strong financial acumen, including the ability to analyze financial statements and analyze client’s loss history preferred.

  • Strong critical thinking skills with the ability to proactively identify underwriting, marketing or financial challenges and analyze available information to make timely decisions in alignment with our risk appetite preferred.

  • Communication skills with the ability to successfully negotiate with brokers preferred.

What is a Must Have?

  • Two years of relevant insurance or underwriting experience required.

  • Valid driver’s license or alternative means of transportation required.

What Is in It for You?

  • Health Insurance: Employees and their eligible family members – including spouses, partners, and children – are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment.

  • Retirement: Travelers provides a core contribution of 3% of your total eligible earnings to your Deferred Profit Sharing Plan (“DPSP”). Travelers also matches your savings plan contribution dollar-for-dollar up to 5% of base pay.

  • Paid Time Off: Start your career at Travelers with a minimum of 20 days Paid Time Off (“PTO”) annually, plus the opportunity to purchase additional days to allow for up to a total of 36 PTO days per year. You will also receive twelve paid company Holidays.

  • Wellness Program: The Travelers wellness program is comprised of tools and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness goals. In addition, our Life Balance program provides access to professional counseling services and other resources to support your daily life needs. Through Life Balance, you’re eligible for free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist.

  • Volunteer Encouragement: We have a deep commitment to the communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved. Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards program that enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing accommodation to persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruitment or interview process we will work with you to accommodate your needs.

If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email (4-ESU@travelers.com) so we may assist you.

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