H.W. Kaufman Group

  • Commercial Lines Underwriter

    Location US-FL-Tampa
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Burns & Wilcox
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    • Build, maintain, and grow a book of business
    • Manage agency relationships and serve as lead client contact
    • Create and execute marketing plan to increase new and renewal business
    • Rate, quote and bind each risk to determine acceptability, coverage, and pricing for large or complex renewals as well as new business
    • Develop and submit underwriting referrals to company brokerage facilities and Burns & Wilcox management  
    • Monitor key metrics to formulate corrective action impacting new business hit, renewal retention, premium growth, and loss ratio
    • Lead, train, and develop Assistant and Associate Underwriters


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience  
    • Minimum 3 years of commercial lines underwriting experience required, excess & surplus experience preferred
    • Demonstrated proficiency in sales and marketing
    • Proven organization skills and ability with a strong attention to detail
    • Interest in continued education and professional development 
    • Insurance license, CPCU, CIC or comparable designations preferred



    • Competitive base compensation & highly lucrative sales incentive bonus plan
    • Health benefits & 401K with employer match
    • Employer paid continuing education courses and designations
    • Many opportunities for career advancement

    About Our Company

    Burns & Wilcox, the flagship organization of H.W. Kaufman Group, is North America’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager. Burns & Wilcox offers wide ranging and comprehensive solutions to serve retail insurance brokers and agents of all sizes, from the large houses to the more than 30,000 independent brokers and agents worldwide. Fueled by its freedom from Wall Street and private equity, Burns & Wilcox is a privately owned company whose standards of service, depth of market relationships and outstanding talent are unsurpassed in the specialty insurance sector.


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