Middle Market Sales Underwriting Trainee
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POST DATE 9/12/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016
JOB DESCRIPTIONMiddle Market Sales Underwriting TraineeJob ID #:
Itasca, ILFunctional Area:
85510 - Human ResourcesPosition Type:
Full - Time Education Required:
Bachelors DegreeExperience Required:
1 - 3 Years Relocation Provided:
Job DescriptionWhere Great People Build Successful Careers.The Hanover is seeking a Middle Market Underwriting Trainee to join our growing team in our Itasca, IL office.Company Overview:
As an employee at The Hanover Insurance Group, you are part of a diverse, energetic and innovative team with a tremendous range of industry, technical and professional experience. Our staff is self-motivated to achieve their business goals and objectives. They are provided with the resources and encouragement needed to help make it happen while balancing the demands of work with personal and family needs. You can expect to be challenged by your work, encouraged by co-workers and collaborators, and supported with outstanding career development and training tools. The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE:
THG) operates as The Hanover Insurance Company, except in Michigan, where we do business as Citizens Insurance Company of America. The Hanover, based in Worcester, Massachusetts, is a leading provider of Property and Casualty insurance products for individuals, families and businesses. The Hanover offers a wide range of Property and Casualty products and services through an extensive network of Independent Agents.Position summary:
This career opportunity provides new-to-insurance industry professionals with the comprehensive job skills and development training necessary to launch a career in property and casualty underwriting. Our Middle Market strategy targets a wide range of mid-sized businesses from retailers and fitness centers, to contractors and craft breweries with insurance needs up to $300,000 in annual premium.Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
- Determine risk acceptability and communicate resulting decisions to agents- Develop agency partnerships and agency management skills- Ensure agents understand the business market direction, underwriting standards and new business risk profile to generate a flow of quality new business submissions and retention- Seek out new opportunities with existing agents as well as new agency appointments- Analyze financial information to determine performance, identify business trends, and recommend process improvements- Manage agents in designated territory to ensure that targets for new business, renewal retention, loss ratio, and mix of business are achievedPosition RequirementsRequirements:
- Bachelor's Degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher- Legal right to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship, now or in the future- Robust internship and leadership experience- Excellent verbal and written communication skills- Ability to adapt to new situations quickly and prioritize tasks and responsibilities- Willingness to be geographically mobile (varies depending on the underwriting position)- Marketing and sales orientation and acumen- Consultative skillsRecognized as one of America's Best Employers by Forbes, The Hanover is proud to be among the top property and casualty insurers in the United States. The Hanover offers a collaborative environment where you'll gain new experiences and grow your career. The Hanover offers comprehensive benefits to help you stay healthy, build financial security, and maintain work/life balance. At The Hanover, you'll enjoy what you do and have the support you need to succeed.For questions, please contact the University Relations team at firstname.lastname@example.org.EEO statement:
'The Hanover values diversity in the workplace and among our customers. The company provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants on the basis of experience, training, education, and ability to do the available work without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, ancestry or any other status protected by law.Furthermore, The Hanover Insurance Group is committed to providing an equal opportunity workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment based on national origin, race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by law.'The Hanover Insurance Group does not accept unsolicited Agency resumes. The Hanover Insurance Group will not pay fees to any third party agency or firm that does not have a signed 'Employment Agency Agreement' already on file with Human Resources - The Office of Talent Management. .