P&C Senior or Executive Technology and Life Sciences Underwriter ~ San Francisco

The Hartford



Do you have a passion for identifying risks?

Are you a practical thinker who’s driven to help others?

This is your opportunity to give those passions and talents new purpose by applying them to meaningful work at The Hartford.




The primary responsibilities for the position will include the following:

•Risk Selection/Technical Underwriting: Takes lead role in risk selection, pricing, and Technology account management.

•Has extensive knowledge of Hartford Programs, forms and services for the Technology & Life Science Practice and within The Enterprise, with emphasis on Middle Market, and Hartford Financial Products.

•Is creative in use of underwriting tools and techniques to write profitable business. Uses pricing models for appropriate risk selection/pricing and is able to communicate rationale for underwriting decisions.

•Exhibits a commitment to finding ways to write business without sacrifice of quality, including appropriate leverage of all lines and account underwriting.  Successful individual will be responsible for both IT and Life Science risks.

Additional Responsibilities include:


Agency Management-


•Creates, drives and executes on strategies for  new and/or renewal accounts (prospective book management, executes on the mix strategy, low strategy, territorial and agency sales plans, etc.)

•Consults and provides solutions

•Effectively provides excellent account management service of assigned Division through strategic planning and operational excellence. Ensures the consistent delivery and execution of the Circle of Service process; tailoring a service plan for each client based on needs.  Positively impacts and influences final account pricing and terms.

•Successfully sells the proposal

•Responsible for, or influences, retention

•Takes lead in communicating strategy to the agency; coordinates communications across the Enterprise; educates others on the strategy

•Coaches and mentors others on Agency Management

•Trusted advisor to agency; manages the book of business



•Establishes and maintains pipeline

•Manages cross-sell and up-sell opportunities across team; generates cross-sell opportunities

•Manages the sales process including planning, operating routines, and monitoring

•Sources opportunities for other team members

•Coaches and mentors others on sales practices

•Is well versed about every aspect of The Hartford's Value proposition to best position us for success.

•Is professionally demanding and holds internal and external customers accountable.



•Consulting with the agents to answer questions regarding coverage, explaining processes, directing the agents to appropriate resources within the Hartford based on their unique needs

•Directs and coordinates identified service issues

•Is highly familiar with how service operates

•Makes recommendations to service; provides feedback to Service leaders



- 8+ years of P&C Technology or Multi-line underwriting experience required for Executive Underwriter level; 5+ years for Senior Underwriter level. Technology E&O preferred.
- BA/BS degree strongly preferred, or equivalent in experience
- Ability to collaborate and build relationships  
- CPCU, IIA or CIC coursework preferred
- Ability to travel within territory and meet with agents; valid driver's license required
- A consistent, proven, high level of performance and achievement
- Aptitude for numerical and/or financial evaluation of business performance
- Demonstrated creative problem solving and critical thinking decision making skills
- Keen influencing and negotiation skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to interact effectively with all levels in the organization
- Self-driven and highly motivated for success

At The Hartford, our compensation philosophy is simple: we pay competitive base salaries and reward performance. In addition, you’ll be eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits program including Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance, a 401K Plan, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan and more. Position tier and level will be commensurate with experience.


Why Join The Hartford?
Visit our website to learn about The Hartford’s recognition. Information about the company and its product offerings is available at www.thehartford.com.



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Job Function

Middle Market UW

Primary Location

United States-California-San Francisco



Job Level

Individual Contributor

Education Level

Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Job Type



Day Job

Employee Status


Overtime Status



Yes, 20 % of the Time

Job Posting

May 24, 2018, 9:11:43 PM No

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