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Underwriting Senior Specialist

Date: Nov 19, 2018

Location: Franklin, WI, 53132

At Northwestern Mutual, we believe relationships are built on trust. That our lives and our work matter. These beliefs launched our company nearly 160 years ago. Today, they're just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual.

We're strong and growing. In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative and growing.

We invest in our people. We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career and in turn, our business.

We care.  We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefitted from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they're passionate about.

 

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

What's the role?

To be the center of our clients’ financial lives
 
At Northwestern Mutual every position supports our purpose – to be at the center of our clients’ financial lives.  After more than 150 years we’ve never had a more diverse and agile team.  Through community involvement and dedication to career development, we make a difference in our employee’s and client’s lives every day. 
Analytical…. Results Oriented…. Motivated…. Customer Service Focused….
Does this describe you?  If so, we have an exciting opportunity at Northwestern Mutual as an Underwriter.
Join our team today!
                           
Responsibilities:
Responsible for the independent analysis and appraisal of insurance applications, may approve, classify or decline applications for various ages and face amounts.  Also, Provides technical guidance and mentoring to Specialist Underwriters and underwriter trainees.  Would be willing to consider remote workers.

Qualifications:
• A bachelor's degree preferred or demonstrated success in prior underwriting role. 
• Analytical skills with the ability to make independent decisions and apply sound judgement in the application of rules.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to handle confidential information, exercise tact, diplomacy and resourcefulness.
• Proficient in computer skills and using various software packages.
• Ability to work accurately while maintaining speed and flexibility in a team and independent production environment.
• A high level of organization and the ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines. 
• Ability to adjust in a continuously changing work environment.

 

 

Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

 

  •  A bachelor's degree preferred or demonstrated consistent success in prior Underwriting role as evidence by satisfactory case management and quality review.
  •  Generally, 2 – 3 years if experience
  •  Analytical skills with the ability to make independent decisions and apply sound judgement in the application of guidelines and rules.
  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to handle confidential information, exercise tact, diplomacy and resourcefulness.
  •  Proficient in computer skills and using various software packages.
  •  Ability to work accurately while maintaining speed and flexibility in a team and independent production environment while mentoring.
  •  A high level of organization and the ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines. 
  •  Ability to adjust in a continuously changing work environment.

 

Req ID: 24293
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Desired
Employment Experience: 3-5 years
Licenses/Certifications: Not Applicable
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 11/19/2018