Argo Group, through its operating subsidiaries, offers high-quality Commercial Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance products and services tailored to the needs of businesses and public entities. Our experienced underwriting team is dedicated to providing effective solutions for all types of companies.  We hire the best people, so we can deliver the best solutions.

We are looking for a VP, Head of Contract P&C to join our team and work from any of our US offices or remotely. 

The primary duties and responsibilities of the role are:

  • Identify and support profitable E & S segment new business and product opportunities.
  • Identify strategic agencies and facilitate effective partnerships with underwriting and marketing.
  • Assist with process implementation and underwriting strategies, including R & D and coordination of shared services.
  • Identify growth opportunities and coordinate underwriting resources to accomplish.
  • Contribute to product and platform expansion.
  • Establish and communicate production and profit related goals.
  • Manage the distribution platform, including proprietary RQBI technology and distribution partners.
  • Work with Group underwriting to develop and manage CAT property strategy
  • Provide leadership, mentoring and advice to division staff.
  • Assist as requested to proactively develop strategies and actions to resolve adverse trends or deviations from established underwriting standards identified through producer and account review audits.
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection process to ensure the organization has the necessary “A” talent to accomplish business goals.
  • Analyze profit and loss statements to make appropriate business decisions.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships within and outside Argo Group to develop and drive new business opportunities.
  • Take a lead role in promoting other Colony Specialty and Argo Group products.
  • Promote an environment that encourages self-motivation, teamwork and collaboration.
  • As necessary, work with reinsurers and reinsurance intermediaries.
  • Act as a role model demonstrating belief in, and commitment to, the aspiration values of the Argo Group continuing to build and lead a value based organization committed to long-term success.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and minimum of 15 years underwriting experience.
  • Minimum 10 years management experience.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the E&S external market, producer community, competitive environment and contributes to the development of business strategy.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence decisions.
  • Ability to influence, motivate, and promote a team atmosphere to achieve desired results.
  • Recognized as a leader within the organization who provides advice and guidance to others.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret company financial and statistical reports to achieve business goals.
  • Strong ability to partner with all internal functional resources.
  • Independent decision maker – takes full responsibility for making decisions and consequences associated with decisions.
  • Demonstrates significant contribution to underwriting profit.
  • Continually seeks opportunities for niche products and potential agent opportunities.
  • Experience in delivering presentations to internal and external audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing an annual department business plan.
  • Proven employee development, mentoring, coaching and performance management skills.
  • Recognized as a leader within the organization that provides advice and guidance to others.
  • Ability to travel as needed, and with short notice.
  • Proficient in the use of computer programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook and Cognos.

About Argo Group

  • We have a very flat organizational structure, enabling our employees have more interaction with our senior management team, especially when it relates to reviewing large losses. 
  • We believe in building an inclusive and diverse team, and we strive to make our office a welcoming space for everyone. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds to apply.

How We Work

Employees at Argo thrive together as a responsible, profitable specialty insurer where all stakeholders share in our success. 
We are committed to:

  • The entrepreneurial spirit
  • Doing the right thing
  • Collaborating
  • Respecting each other

Our Benefits

Developing our employees professionally and personally strengthens our organization. Argo Group offers:

  • An attractive Total Rewards package that includes:
    • Base pay and profit sharing.
    • Comprehensive benefits designed to protect and enhance your life and your dependents’ lives by way of health and wellness plans, life insurance, retirement savings including matching 401K, generous PTO, Paid Caregiver Leave, Paid Parental Leave, and an opportunity to become a shareholder at a 15% discount.
    • Argo Academy, a digital and instructor-led platform that helps us focus on continuous learning – which is why Training magazine named us as one of the Training Top 125 Companies.
    • Opportunities to support your local community though various outreach programs or by matching your gift to charitable causes by 150%.
    • A generous Employee Referral program that resulted in 25% of all new hires this year.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements that include Compressed Hours, Flextime, Job-Sharing, Part-Time and Remote Work, Sabbatical Leave, and Summer Hours. 

About Argo Group

  • We have a very flat organizational structure, enabling our employees have more interaction with our senior management team.
  • View the latest Investor Presentation to learn more about Argo.   
  • We believe in building an inclusive and diverse team, and we strive to make our office a welcoming space for everyone. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds to apply.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin or citizenship (including language use restrictions), denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical) , including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. 

PLEASE NOTE:  At this time, Argo Group will not sponsor an applicant for employment authorization for this position.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Argo Group, please contact our Benefits Department.

To all recruitment agencies:  Unless you have been requested to work on this position, or other positions with Argo Group, please do not forward any resumes to Argo Group employees.   Argo Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

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