Senior Underwriter MPL/E&O (remote Western US) at Argo Group

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Argo Group is a leader in specialty insurance with a vibrant culture built on respect, equality, wellness and opportunity. We’re an innovative organization that’s small enough to be agile and big enough to make a difference in our industry.  

Our hybrid workplace is continuously evolving to ensure all employees feel: 

  • Comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. 
  • Confident that they will be treated respectfully. 
  • Recognized for their performance and provided with equal opportunities to succeed. 

At Argo, skill meets opportunity. If you’re wired to raise your hand and ask, “Where can I help?”, you’ll thrive with us. 

JOB PURPOSE: To underwrite new and renewal business according to authority level and established guidelines, establish and maintain broker relationships, participate in special projects, and provide mentoring for less experienced staff.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage assigned underwriting brokers by managing a book of renewal business as well as writing new business primarily focused on Architects & Engineers (A&E), Contractors Professional, Real Estate Developers Professional and Miscellaneous Professional Liability (MPL), that is consistent with Argo’s focus on profitable growth.
  • Build and manage strong, productive, and profitable relationships with agency partners, and participate in the appointment of agents.
  • Contribute to our marketing initiatives and provide consistent communication of our A&E, Contractors, Real Estate Developers and MPL products and services to appointed brokers.
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection process to ensure the organization has the necessary talent to accomplish business goals.
  • Collaborate with other departments to resolve issues and generate business efficiencies.
  • Liaise with internal/external auditors.
  • Plan strategic initiatives to develop A&E, Contractors, Real Estate Developers and MPL policies, guidelines, product development, and data quality.
  • Travel to meet with brokers and engage in marketing as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or five plus years related insurance experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Five years underwriting experience with authority, preferably in excess and surplus lines.
  • Clear understanding of the Professional Lines/E&O marketplace.
  • Proven track record of driving profitable growth.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent working rapport with brokerage community.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Advanced working knowledge of computer programs, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

PLEASE NOTE:  At this time, Argo Group will not sponsor an applicant for employment authorization for this position.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Argo Group, please contact our Benefits Department at 210-321-8400. 

To all recruitment agencies:  Unless you have been requested to work on this position, or other positions with Argo Group, please do not forward any resumes to Argo Group employees.   Argo Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 


PLEASE NOTE:  At this time, Argo Group will not sponsor an applicant for employment authorization for this position.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Argo Group, please contact our Benefits Department at 210-321-8400. 

To all recruitment agencies:  Unless you have been requested to work on this position, or other positions with Argo Group, please do not forward any resumes to Argo Group employees.   Argo Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) is a global multiline underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. We help power the businesses that drive the world economy, offering a comprehensive line of high-quality products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of our clients. We foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity and design thinking, relies on innovation and agility, promotes collaborative service delivery, offers frequent, integrated communication and values authentic recognition of excellence. View our 2022 Environmental, Social & Governance Report to learn more about Argo.  

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin or citizenship (including language use restrictions), denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical) , including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. 

Our Benefits

Developing our employees professionally and personally strengthens our organization.
Argo Group offers an attractive Total Rewards package that includes:

  • A culture that recognizes performance and empowers employees to excel, offering competitive compensation and merit driven profit sharing.
  • Flexible workplace policies that support employee well-being include compressed hours, flex-time, job-sharing, remote work, sabbatical leave, holiday and summer hours.
  • Comprehensive health, wellness, and financial planning options that employees can tailor to meet their personal and family needs.   In addition to traditional health and wellness plans, benefits include retirement savings, matching 401K (US-based employees), generous paid time off (PTO), paid caregiver and parental leave, employee assistance program (EAP), an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) offering a 15% discount, and an array of voluntary benefits.  
  • Argo Academy, a digital and instructor-led platform that offers continuous learning and professional development – Training magazine lists Argo among the Training "Top 125" Companies.   Argo encourages career mobility and continuing education to pursue and maintain professional and industry designations, in addition to traditional university and higher education programs.
  • An inclusive culture that develops and sponsors diverse teams, encourages cross-functional engagement and collaboration, builds community through employee resource groups (ERGs), and provides an environment that welcomes ongoing dialogue, creative innovation, professional and personal development.
  • Active community outreach and volunteer programs in addition to matching charitable gifts by 100%.
  • A generous Employee Referral program that results in approximately 25% of all new hires annually.
More Information on Argo Group
Argo Group operates in the Insurance industry. Argo Group was founded in 1948. It has 1296 total employees. To see all 48 open jobs at Argo Group, click here.
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