H.W. Kaufman Group

Underwriting Manager, Commercial Lines

Location US-TX-Houston
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Burns & Wilcox



  • Oversee the evaluation, classification, and rating of risk to determine acceptability, coverage, and pricing
  • Implement underwriting policies under the direction of the Branch Manager and ensure compliance with these policies
  • Be accountable for producing business in the assigned territories 
  • Underwrite new and renewal business
  • Be technologically savvy and data driven and develop those capabilities in their team
  • Monitor critical areas, such as loss ratio, costs, retention ratio and new business hit ratio, formulating corrective action where necessary
  • Work to become expert in classes of business written within the Burns & Wilcox office 
  • Mentor and train underwriters and assistants
  • Participate in national and local advertising, telemarketing and agency visits 
  • Assist with the development of strategic plans


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum five years of multi-line underwriting experience
  • Demonstrated experience of being a team player in a highly driven sales environment   
  • Excess and surplus lines underwriting experience preferred
  • CPCU, ASLI, CIC or comparable designations preferred


  • Competitive base compensation & sales incentive bonus plan
  • Flexible, hybrid, and remote work options
  • Health benefits & 401K with employer match
  • Paid vacation, sick time, and holidays
  • Employer paid professional development, including continuing education courses, designations, certification, and licenses
  • Opportunities for career advancement

About Our Company

Burns & Wilcox is the nation’s largest independent wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager. In 1969, the late Herbert W. Kaufman recognized an opportunity to fill a void in the industry by establishing Burns & Wilcox as a wholesale brokerage and underwriting organization that would provide brokers and agents with unique access to a variety of insurance markets and help place their specialty risks. Today under the leadership of Mr. Kaufman’s son, Alan Jay Kaufman, that entrepreneurial spirit is thriving as Burns & Wilcox offers comprehensive solutions for retail insurance agents of all sizes, from the large alphabet houses to the more than 30,000 brokers and agent partners worldwide. 


Equal Opportunity Employer

The H.W. Kaufman Group of companies is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status or condition protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.


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