Ohio Farmers Insurance Co
2000005X Requisition #

If you see the future of insurance where transformational change is opportunity, where you don’t just break down data, you break through it, where technology inspires products and services to enrich the lives of customers, where failing fast is fast learning and the only way to view the competition is in the rear-view mirror – Westfield Small Business is your future.

SBA Underwriter 2 Job Summary


The SBA Underwriter 2 represents Westfield Insurance among a defined territory of agencies, with responsibility for the production, retention and profit of commercial lines business. Maintains communication between the agencies and company and advises their Region Leader of agency situations and market trends that may need attention. Makes responsible decisions regarding risk acceptability and pricing. Provides agency service and maintains intra-company communications. 


Essential Functions (primary functions and/or reasons the job exists in order of importance)

1. Represents the company among a defined territory of agencies, with responsibility for the production, retention and profit of commercial lines business.

2. Reviews and underwrites individual applications (new and renewal business) for commercial lines accounts (written premium primarily $0- 25,000). Determines acceptability of risk in accordance with company guidelines and standards by reviewing the application and risk for exposure identification.

3. Maintains an assigned book of business, including endorsements and renewals, and is responsible for the overall profit (e.g. predictive underwriting compliance, pricing discipline) and growth (e.g. new revenue, retention activities) of the book.

4. Establishes and maintains effective communication and alignment with agents and with internal stakeholders in the company regarding underwriting procedures and practices, growth/profit goals and objectives, and agency relations.

5. Notifies agencies of adverse underwriting decisions, underwriting requirements, status and declinations. Answers questions from agencies, policyholders or other external contacts and escalates issues to management as necessary. Negotiates with agents to reach positive and profitable outcomes.


Desired Qualifications/Experience/Certification/Education (in order of importance)

1. Minimum of 2 years of property and casualty underwriting experience.

2. Must have a proven track record of underwriting acumen, profitable results, territory management skills, and pricing acumen.

3. Experience providing excellent customer service with an emphasis on professionalism, timeliness and accuracy.

4. Demonstrated strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple work streams and prioritize work appropriately.

5. Demonstrated excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

6. Proven negotiation and sales management skills.

7. Demonstrated experience in commercial lines insurance.

8. Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience.

9. Valid driver’s license and a driving record that conforms to company standards.


Physical Requirements (specific to the role) 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

• Ability to work effectively in an office environment for 40+ hours per week (including sitting, standing and working on a computer for extended periods of time).

• Ability to communicate effectively in a collaborative work environment utilizing various technologies such as:  telephone, computer, web, voice, teleconferencing, e-mail, etc.

• Ability to travel as required.


This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed in this role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, responsibilities, knowledge, etc. These may be subject to change and additional functions may be assigned as needed by management.

Westfield offers a Total Rewards program that focuses on compensation, benefits and wellness, and includes perks like 401(k), pension plan, annual incentive, education reimbursement, flex-time, onsite fitness center and casual dress. Work-life balance, recognition, and learning and career development are all part of a rewarding career with Westfield.

To learn more about Westfield and the opportunities available, please visit us at westfieldinsurance.com.  

We are an equal opportunity employer/minority/female/disability/protected veteran.

Applications for positions posted on Westfield Careers must be filed on-line through the Westfield Careers portal.  If you are a disabled person who requires a reasonable accommodation to complete an online application, please contact HR Assist by email at hrassist@westfieldgrp.com.

We are an equal opportunity employer/minority/female/disability/protected veteran.

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