Small Business
Westfield Insurance
23000012 Requisition #

Small Business Underwriter
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Hybrid from Westfield Center, OH or remote


About Us:
You’re ready to make your mark where people care about each other. Where your work is meaningful. And where your unique perspectives are welcome. Think about joining Westfield, a company focused on what’s most important – the people behind our policies.

Westfield was founded in 1848 by a small group of hard-working farmers who believed in the promise of the future and the power of the individual. Today, as one of the nation’s leading property and casualty (P&C) companies, we remain true to their vision and are dedicated to making a positive difference in our customers lives.


  • The SB Underwriter represents Westfield Insurance among a defined zone of agencies, producers and other distribution partners. 

  • Responsible for underwriting profitability growth and retention of new and renewal business consistent with SB underwriting strategies.

  • Analyzes new business & renewal accounts recommending submissions/renewals for acceptance or declination within established SB appetite. 

  • Develops relationships with agencies, producers and other distribution partners.

  • Works to understands their needs.  Assists Territory Leaders/Managers with evaluating the portfolio of submissions.



  • Minimum of 3 years underwriting of Commercial and/or Small Business P&C insurance experience.

  • Industry and marketplace experience and knowledge that drives positive impacts for the zone and organization.

  • Delivers messages in a clear, compelling, and concise manner; articulates messages in a way that is broadly understandable; adjusts communication content and style to meet need of diverse audience; actively listens and checks for understanding.

  • Experience tactfully and persuasively handling conflict.

  • Experience maintaining a high degree of customer service focus and professionalism.

  • Experience analyzing problems and developing strategies for resolution.


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.

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.


Learn more about current opportunities at www.westfieldinsurance.com/careers.


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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