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Insurance Account Specialist (Cyber & E&O Retail)

Company: Markel Corporation
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Company Information:

What we look for

Our exceptional and motivated employees are our greatest strength. Our employees provide the highest level of

customer service and help maintain our position as a leader in the global marketplace.

Markel Style

The Markel Style is what makes us stand out from our competitors. It's our core value which should underpin how we do business, while influencing our behavior and performance. We are looking for people who have potential and share our passion to live the Markel Style, which is described in more detail below.

If you think you have these core attributes we want to hear from you.

Job Summary:

The position encompasses Miscellaneous E&O and Cyber underwriting for the Markel Specialty West Region. Specific focus for this role will to be to establish and grow the Miscellaneous E&O book of business in the retail distribution space in the West territory. The primary purpose of this position is to underwrite new business and renewals in a profitable manner and according to authority level and established guidelines. The appropriate candidate will utilize underwriting tools to determine accurate classifications, rates, and premium charges. In addition, they should understand state laws within assigned territory to properly transact business within each state. Extensive knowledgeable in coverage forms and policy language, appropriate utilization of forms and exclusions, is critical. In addition to underwriting acumen, the ideal candidate will also be able to provide coaching and mentorship to others on the team. Along with day to day underwriting responsibilities, they will market our products to producers by coordinating marketing plan with regional and national marketing associates as well as participate underwriting meetings as required.

  • Review, analyze, accept, and decline Misc E&O and Cyber risks to ensure profitability for Markel.
  • Underwrite and select new business that will produce an underwriting profit.
  • Manage the existing renewal book and implement corrective measures, as needed, to meet profitability expectations.
  • Communicate with regional managers and national product line leaders on individual accounts, current and proposed producers, and make recommendations concerning operations, systems and procedures when appropriate.
  • Participate in audits and/or underwriting meetings as required.
  • Build and maintain quality relationships with key producers while simultaneously monitoring the entire appointed producer base for profitability and production.
  • Review forms and pricing of competitors and be able to effectively market the Markel product within the competitive landscape
  • Provide training or technical assistance to department underwriting staff.


  • 5+ years of complex Misc. E&O and Cyber underwriting expertise in retail with surplus lines experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and skills reflective of progression of positions of increasing responsibility.
  • Demonstrated marketing and relationship building skills.
  • Four-year college degree and/or CPCU or similar designation preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Microsoft Office skills to include MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Must be a team player that enjoys a flexible and spontaneous business environment with a desire to succeed.
  • Up to 25% travel (when appropriate)

"Why work for us?"

Diversity and inclusion

Markel is truly a global and diverse company. We believe that diversity makes us better business partners and that embracing people's differences can bring amazing results and fuel innovation. We have a portfolio of businesses and product lines that operate around the world.

Community involvement

Markel has a rich heritage of supporting communities across the world where our customers and employees live and work. Giving back is part of our history and our future. Our employees share in this philosophy through volunteering, mentoring and fundraising.

Commitment to open doors

Markel is committed to creating the best work environment. Our open-door policy is essential in recognizing business issues as they rise and to address the changing needs of our diverse and global workforce. Challenging management is a component of the Markel Style-some of our best ideas start from a conversation between a manager and an employee.

Entrepreneurial spirit

As the Markel Style states, we pursue excellence, strive for a better way, and share the success of others. Markel associates proactively seek new business opportunities, bringing further success to Markel.

Keywords: Markel Corporation, Scottsdale , Insurance Account Specialist (Cyber & E&O Retail), Other , Scottsdale, Arizona

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