VP, Underwriting, Remote Position, Highland Capital Brokerage

Head of Underwriting opportunity in Financial Services

VP of Underwriting, Remote Position, Highland Capital Brokerage


Location(s):      ALL LOCATIONS & REMOTE

Role Type:        Full Time

Summary:

This position is responsible for all things “Underwriting” and its impact within Highland Capital Brokerage. The position reports to Senior Management and serves Highland Capital’s internal and external BGA (Brokerage General Agencies) customer. This role includes expertise in all aspects of Underwriting, with an eye to Financial UW along with development and execution of effective marketing and strategic planning designed to improve Highland's reputation and standing in the BGA marketplace.

                       

                                               

Why Advisor Group?  

  • Competitive salary and annual bonus paid based on performance
  • Generous time off package, including paid time off, paid holidays, and paid time to volunteer in the community
  • Immediate access to extensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, basic life insurance, long and short-term disability coverage and much more
  • 401(k) match from day one of employment
  • Referral bonuses if we hire your referred applicants to our open positions
  • An enriching and engaging career in financial services – our employees overwhelmingly report that they find meaning and purpose in their day-to-day work
  • Executive leader access and interaction in all our locations due to flat structure, open office environments, town halls and speed mentoring events

Responsibilities:

  • Candidate will exhibit leadership, understanding of the BGA distribution, technical underwriting knowledge, advocate for the art of underwriting, underwriting for what you need to know, not for what you want to know, and field underwriting, and strong relationships with the carriers.  Candidate will be a marketer underwriting leader
  • Develop and execute Strategic Planning including oversight and leadership of strategic direction for Underwriting
  • Develop and execute Marketing strategies: identifying key areas for growth, elevating the knowledge, exposure and effectiveness of all levels of Sales, Operations and Underwriting within HCB (High Capital Brokerage)
  • Increase visibility and liaison role with carrier partners and industry players  
  • Expand current relationships with both partner carriers and other industry entities (including but not limited to Chief Underwriters, Medical Directors, etc.)
  •  Keep abreast of change in the insurance environment affecting sales, risk analysis, processing and underwriting of products
  • Represent face of Highland’s Underwriting both outward and inward with goal of improving strength, efficacy and positive results
  • Attend Underwriting focused group meetings providing educational and networking opportunities
  • Ability to prove strong technical and medical underwriting expertise and practical knowledge
  • Exhibit proficiency with Financial UW expertise as needed and required
  • Coordinate with leadership of New Business and Sales Support providing seamless exchange of information improving the process in its entirety 
  • Provide oversight of service standards and key performance indicators along with general oversight of the team of underwriters (currently 4 people).  Perform HR Functions, communication with team on developing issues, carrier changes, industry information, etc.
  • Responsible for overall underwriting training within the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred, H.S. Diploma or GED certificate + Significant Practical Experience will be considered

Basic Requirements:

  • 5 to 10 years of Financial Services Industry experience
  • 5 to 8 years of experience in a  BGA Underwriting Leadership Role, with focus on financial underwriting, strategic planning, marketing and compelling case advocacy
  • FALU (Fellow Advanced Life Underwriting)

                                                       

Preferred Requirements:

  • Life and Health state licenses are preferred
  • Experience and adaptability working with Data Base systems – Agency Integrator, CRM (Client Relationship Manager) and Paper Clip

Be A Part Of The Team Behind Our Success!

At Advisor Group, we support financial professionals across the nation, the people who help everyday Americans achieve their dreams. We’re a billion-dollar business with the mentality and drive of a startup. Join us in building something special.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Advisor Group is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace and we hire the most qualified candidates without regard for age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, language differences, nationality or national origin, family or marital status, physical, mental, and developmental abilities (or the perception of a disability), genetic information, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, skin color, social or economic class, education, work and behavioral styles, political affiliation, military service, caste, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Eligibility

Applicants for employment in the US must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the US by Advisor Group.

Unqualified Applications

Advisor Group does not consider applications from candidates who do not meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job posting.

Recruiting Agencies

Advisor Group only accepts candidates from contracted recruiting firms and only for searches approved prior to submissions. Fees will not be paid for unsolicited submissions.