Nationwide Tech Consultant, CL Staff Und - Umbrella in Columbus, Ohio

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JOB SUMMARY: Provides technical leadership and management for a commercial line of business or product. Responsible for developing, recommending, publishing, and upholding the underwriting guidelines and standards for the company. Ensures coordination between home office and field operations and has assigned leadership responsibilities for specified regional operations including financial analysis. Influences the strategies and projects that support multiple product related growth and profitability objectives.

Job Description

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to: Technical Director PC Staff.


  • Leads the development and execution of activities for the assigned line of business, which support the company’s strategy, growth, and profitability objectives.

  • Leads research, analysis, coordination, development, and implementation of company-wide underwriting philosophies, procedures and guidelines of the most complex technical nature for specific line of business.

  • Recommends and administers levels of authority and guidelines for company on assigned line of business.

  • Conducts national analysis regarding performance, financial results, profitability, business mix, and competition and proactively identifies market trends, publishing insights, and understanding the market dynamics for the assigned line of business.

  • Provides technical leadership and support to regional underwriting operations including financial analysis for specifically assigned operations and line of business. Reviews, prepares, and presents a variety of reports detailing the status of revenue, losses, and expenses. Identities trends, highlights variances and recommends adjustments as they relate to financial targets.

  • Participated in training material development and performs audits of individual risks and for compliance with company guidelines, state regulations, and reinsurance for assigned line of business.

  • Synchronizes all related functional areas related to underwriting, training, loss control, claims, sales, product design, pricing, and management to enable consistent execution.

  • Investigates and assists in sponsoring new tools and technology to enhance product. Reviews and analyzes highly technical information, benchmarks competitors, and identifies ways to keep products competitive.

  • Serves on various committees, project teams and industry boards as assigned.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor's degree or post-graduate studies preferred.

Knowledge: Requires proven knowledge of property/casualty products, insurance company operations, field and staff functions, industry trends, and project management.

Certification/Designation: Relevant professional designation such as CPCU highly desirable.

Experience: Typically ten years property casualty lines underwriting, including at least five years of management experience. Exposure to both field and staff office operations preferred.

Skills: Demonstrated decision-making, strategic ability, communication will all levels of the organization, and leadership of projects. Excellent verbal and written communications necessary to effectively influence, present information, and communicate with management. Ability to drive for results, deal with ambiguity, solve problems, learn on the fly, make decisions, and also identify macro trends and patterns.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors.

Staffing Exceptions: Staffing exceptions to the above minimum job requirements must be approved by the Vice President and Human Resources.


Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Occasional field travel may be required.

Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible (Exempt).

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to the principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some associates assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.

Job Evaluation Activity: Evaluated May 2013 JDC/KMP.

Additional Job Description


The information between the asterisks contains specific information about this position while the information after the asterisks contains general information about jobs in this job family at Nationwide.

Commercial Umbrella Underwriting Consultant

This position is preferred to reside in Des Moines, IA or Columbus, OH. This role will be responsible for and accountable for managing and executing the underwriting process for complex umbrella in standard commercial. Noted below are key responsibilities as well as a list of skills that are desired for this position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manages, builds, and executes the strategic underwriting processes for complex umbrella in standard commercial

  • Responsible and accountable for management of umbrella limits, reinsurance concepts, and hazard profile

  • Coordinates all related functional areas related to underwriting, product, and systems resources as needed

  • Manages communication effort with stakeholders on the umbrella underwriting process

  • Investigates and assists in sponsoring new technology to enhance our umbrella position

  • Participates in enterprise thought leadership forums for umbrella

Skills Desired

  • Umbrella Underwriting Expertise

  • Continuous Improvement

  • Adaptability

  • Project Management

  • Strong Communication and Command

  • Ability to Influence and Lead

Smoke-Free Iowa Statement: Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, its affiliates and subsidiaries comply with the Iowa Smokefree Air Act. Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas on or around company premises as well as company issued vehicles. The company offers designated smoking areas in which smoking is permitted at each individual location. The Act prohibits retaliation for reporting complaints or violations. For more information on the Iowa Smokefree Air Act, individuals may contact the Smokefree Air Act Helpline at 888-944-2247.

Job ID: 50420