H.W. Kaufman Group

  • Senior Cargo Underwriter

    Location US-NY-New York | US-NJ-Parsippany
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    RB Jones
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    • Build, maintain, and grow a book of cargo business as part of the RB Jones Marine team
    • Provide strategic contributions for product development and underwriting guidelines
    • Develop distribution strategy with Kaufman Group agency partners, develop agency relationships and serve as lead agent contact across the United States
    • Prequalify accounts and utilize underwriting acumen to select sound marine risks
    • Underwrite, rate, quote and bind, profitable new and renewal marine cargo business to meet goals in agreement with underwriting guidelines and underwriting authority
    • Monitor key metrics in respect to new business hit ratio, renewal retention, premium growth, and loss ratio
    • Lead, train, and develop Assistant and Associate Underwriters
    • Monitor aggregation of exposures, both Nat Cat and Non-Cat
    • Work with modelling team to model static exposures


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience  
    • Minimum 5 years of marine cargo underwriting experience required, wholesale or carrier 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, AMIM or comparable designations preferred


    Compensation Package:

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

    About Our Company

    Founded in 1905, R.B. Jones is a leader in providing specialty risk coverage solutions to brokers, agents and wholesalers, including: Commercial Marine, Excess Energy, Commercial Property, Professional Liability, Specialty General Liability, Commercial Umbrella/Excess Liability and other unique products. RB Jones Marine is a distinct business unit exclusively focused on Commercial Marine and Excess Energy. The team of specialty insurance experts delivers comprehensive solutions, including: Marine Liability, Cargo, Hull and Machinery, and Energy Liability.


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