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The Hartford Home Office Underwriting Manager- Contract Surety in United States

You are a driven and motivated problem solver ready to pursue meaningful work. You strive to make an impact every day & not only at work, but in your personal life and community too. If that sounds like you, then you've landed in the right place.

A new role can expand your knowledge and your network, and help you learn more about our business. If you think this opportunity is a fit for your career you should apply. If you are not sure you can have a conversation with your manager.

The Home Office Underwriting Manager position will report to the Southeast Contract Managing Director. You will be responsible for assisting with the overall integrity of that division’s contract surety portfolio, along with the improvement of their surety underwriting processes. You will be responsible for assisting the Managing Director with all home office matters surrounding underwriting analysis and reviews, portfolio management and reporting. As one of the lead Home Office personnel in Contract Surety, you will also have a channeled interest in assisting the regional field teams with marketing our underwriting abilities to our partners across the country.

Should possess the following attributes:

  • Deep technical knowledge of Surety products and those processes, laws, regulations, terminology and principles related to surety underwriting.

  • The interest and the capabilities to serve as a resource on complex underwriting issues for the greater Contract Surety team.

  • An appreciation and desire to lead special projects and other duties as needed to improve the overall Contract Surety product at Hartford.

  • A shown ability to balance the needs of multiple stakeholders when making underwriting decisions- including claims, operations, compliance, and finance.

  • A team spirit and desire to work collaboratively.

  • A financial mindset to help make the best decisions.

  • Ability to own your work and following through on commitments.


  • Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred

  • 10+ years of Surety underwriting experience preferred. (This is a specialist and technical position, though other professionals with similar credit related insurance experience may be considered.)

  • Demonstrated success in developing and maintaining solid relationships with all internal and external business partners

  • Excellent communication, written, interpersonal and presentation skills

  • An ability to think analytically about business problems, make recommendations and propose solutions

  • High energy self-starter who is resilient

  • Demonstration of solid time, organizational, and desk management skills

  • Goal-oriented and delivers outcomes

  • Ability to challenge the status quo and compete to win

  • Superior technical knowledge and sound decision-making and analytical skills opportunities to improve and enhance results

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/Age

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