Senior Underwriter- Commercial Surety Southeast
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Job Description
Senior Underwriter- Commercial Surety Southeast
Job Locations US-FL-Remote | US-GA-Remote | US-NC-Remote | US-SC-Remote | US-NJ-Remote | US-DE-Remote | US-VA-Remote | US-MD-Remote | US-NY-Remote | US-CT-Remote
Job ID 2024-3768 Category Underwriting Type Regular Division Surety
Crum & Forster Company Overview

Crum & Forster (C&F), with a proud history dating to 1822, provides specialty and standard commercial lines insurance products through our admitted and surplus lines insurance companies. C&F enjoys a financial strength rating of "A" (Excellent) by AM Best and is proud of our superior customer service platform. Our claims and risk engineering services are recognized as among the best in the industry.

Our most valuable asset is our people: more than 2000 employees in locations throughout the United States. The company is increasingly winning recognition as a great place to work, earning several workplace and wellness awards, including the October 2023 Great Place to Work Award for our employee-first focus and our steadfast commitment to diversity, equity and Inclusion.

C&F is part of Fairfax Financial Holdings, a global, billion dollar organization. For more information about Crum & Forster, please visit our website:

Job Description

Senior Underwriter - Commercial Surety - Southeast (this can be a fully remote position in FL, GA, AL, SC)

A Senior Underwriter is accountable for Commercial Surety product underwriting that contributes to the achievement of the Commercial Surety business plan including new business, renewal retention, pricing and profitability. This role reports directly to the Vice President of Commercial Surety and will work closely with the Senior Vice President to foster agency/broker relationships and develop a profitable book of business.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

    Responsible for risk selection/rejection, pricing, retention, growth, and profitability within scope of authority and per divisional objectives.
  • Receives and analyzes submissions, assesses risk quality and determines terms in accordance with company guidelines.
  • Applies underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules, and insurance laws and regulations.
  • Makes recommendations on risks over authority.
  • Enters, maintains and monitors accounts using underwriting, analysis, and desktop systems
  • Uses independent judgment and initiative to support business goals.
  • Prepares effective internal and external communications on underwriting issues.
  • Develops a book of commercial surety business with select brokers/agents and maintains effective business relationships with external customers in order to attract and retain profitable business.
  • Visits producers and principals in order to retain existing accounts, survey exposures, build and maintain business relationships, and develop new opportunities in support of divisional objectives.

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of five years of commercial or contract surety experience is required.
  • Bachelor's degree is required in Business, Finance, Accounting or a related field.
  • Must have strong communication skills to build and leverage excellent customer relationships and to successfully market products.
  • Sales mindset for creating and following through on pipeline opportunities that contribute to new business goals and budget objectives.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • An ability to think analytically about business problems, make recommendations and propose solutions.
  • A high energy, self-starter, who is resilient and has an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Demonstrates solid time, organizational, and desk management skills.
  • Goal-oriented mind set and delivers on goals and objectives.
  • Microsoft Office experience and the ability to learn new applications a must.
  • Travel required.
What C&F will bring to you

At C&F you will BELONG

We value inclusivity and diversity. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and welcome everyone regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you require special accommodation, please let us know.

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  • Crum & Forster is committed to ensuring a workplace free from discriminatory pay disparities and complying with applicable pay equity laws. Salary ranges are available for all positions at this location, taking into account roles with a comparable level of responsibility and impact in the relevant labor market and these salary ranges are regularly reviewed and adjusted in accordance with prevailing market conditions. The annualized base pay for the advertised position, located in the specified area, ranges from a minimum of $91,400 to a maximum of $152,300. The actual compensation is determined by various factors, including but not limited to the market pay for the jobs at each level, the responsibilities and skills required for each job, and the employee's contribution (performance) in that role. To be considered within market range, a salary is at or above the minimum of the range. You may also have the opportunity to participate in discretionary equity (stock) based compensation and/or performance-based variable pay programs.

    • Flexible work arrangements.
    • Competitive compensation package.
    • Generous 401K employer match.
    • Employee Stock Purchase plan with employer matching.
    • Generous Paid Time Off.
    • Excellent benefits that go beyond health, dental & vision. Our Wellness programs focus on your family's complete wellness, including your physical and mental wellbeing
    • A core C&F principle is that you manage your career. To support your development, we have a wealth of ways for you to keep learning, including tuition reimbursement, industry related certifications and professional training available to you.
    • A dynamic, ambitious, fun and exciting work environment.
    • A spirit of social responsibility, matching donation program, volunteer opportunities, and an employee driven corporate giving.




Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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