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Transportation Underwriter

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Location: New York, NY, United States
Date Posted: Sep 11, 2019

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Job Description

Marketing Statement

About Tokio Marine:

Tokio Marine has been conducting business in the U.S. market for over a century and we are licensed to write all lines in 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. We provide unique insurance and risk management tools from our experienced staff of account executives, underwriters and loss prevention engineers and fair and timely claim settlement from a skilled team of claim professionals.   We work with major brokers and leading independent insurance agents throughout the United States to serve the world's largest and most distinguished organizations. 

We are committed to creating value for our customers by providing ANSHIN (safety, security and peace of mind).  We strive to be creative and passionate as we work towards our long-term success. 

Tokio Marine Holdings is Japan's oldest, and one of the largest property and casualty insurers. Founded in 1879, TMNF operates worldwide in 38 countries. With annual revenues of approximately $18 billion and an A.M. Best rating of A++, one of the highest in the industry, we are one of the top 20 insurance providers worldwide. 


Job Summary:

Responsible for the planned profitability, growth and retention of commercial inland marine business primarily Transportation lines with retail brokers, wholesale brokers and managing general agents throughout the United States. 

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Produce new business and renew existing portfolio in accordance with plan.  Achieve loss ratio plan by determining acceptability of accounts based on underwriting guidelines and sound risk taking judgment.
  2. Apply leadership skills with co-workers, fostering a teaming approach. Work within established work-flows to meet region time service goals.
  3. Establish and maintain positive, professional relationships with producers, key clients and any other external distribution channels.  Utilize effective sales and negotiation skills to obtain and retain accounts on the most profitable terms possible for TMA.
  4. Work closely with other internal departments such as operations, loss control, claims, marketing, audit and accounting to meet client service goals and increase knowledge and profitability on your accounts.
  5. Follow TMA and divisional underwriting guidelines to ensure the profitability and efficiency of your book of business.
  6. Identify, qualify and appoint new key production broker and wholesaler operations for specialty marine appointments – especially in territories with minimal current writings.
  7. Make use of current TMA technology to process your work.  Update skills as necessary, including but not limited to Excel programs, Word and PowerPoint.
  8. Responsible for complying with proper internal controls as necessary to conduct job functions and/or carry out responsibilities and/or administrative activities at Company.     

Other Functions:

  1. Ability to work as part of a team and interface daily with team members.
  2. Performing other duties as may be assigned.
  3. Regular and reliable attendance, including periodic key producer travel visits.


  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of commercial underwriting experience or equivalent, including heavy Inland Marine  experience.
  • Organized.
  • Familiarity with MS Office Suite
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

EEO Statement

Tokio Marine Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In order to remain competitive we must attract, develop, motivate, and retain the most qualified employees regardless of age, color, race, religion, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, family circumstances, life experiences, marital status, military status, or sexual orientation.

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