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Underwriting Manager

Columbus, OH

At Root, we don't solely think of Underwriting as a means for risk management: we utilize it as a tool for growth. Through a deep understanding of both our customers and product coverages, our team balances the risks of our books with their ability to meet key profitability goals without sacrificing the experience of our customers.

We're looking for an Underwriting Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of our current team and shape the future of it. Through an intimate understanding of our underwritering processes and guidelines, you'll identify areas of opportunity to continue to improve ouroperations, whether it's through automation of tedious workflows, development of new tools for data validation, or creation of new manuals and rules to structure our decisionmaking. However, you won't only be focused on our operations and processes; you'll also be focused on our developing our underwriters, identifying developmental areas to take our underwriters to the next level, as well as new talent needs.

What you'll be doing:

  • Oversee a small team of underwriters in daily operations
  • Oversee review of policies that are queried base on our underwriting guidelines
  • Engage with partnered functions to collaborate on project initiatives and department goals
  • Navigate difficult situations that need further review or action on a later date
  • Build underwriting documentation, manuals, and training

What we're looking for:

  • 10+ years general personal lines insurance experience - background in underwriting or state management a plus
  • Extensive personal auto insurance knowledge desired
  • Previous experience managing small teams
  • Impeccable verbal, written and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; adept in relationship building.
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities and align activities to meet goals in ever-changing environments and market conditions.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and time management qualities.

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Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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At Root, we judge people based on the merit of their work, not who they are. If you are passionate about what this role entails and solving real problems, we encourage you to apply. We want to learn about you and what you can add to our team.

Who we are

We’re harnessing the power of technology to revolutionize insurance. Using machine learning and mobile telematic platforms, we’ve built one of the most innovative FinTech companies in the world. And we’re just getting started.

What draws people to Root

Our success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our products are only as good as the people building and promoting them. We want individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and an analytical lens. Ask anyone who works here and you’ll hear similar reasons for why they joined:

Autonomy—for assertive self-starters, the opportunities to contribute are limitless. Impact—by challenging the way it’s always been done, we solve problems that have a big impact on our business. Collaboration—we encourage rich discussion and civil debate at every turn. People—we are inspired by the collection of crazy-smart people around us.

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Columbus, OH 43215

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