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Executive Underwriter, Life Sciences

Liberty Mutual

Liberty Mutual

Marketing & Communications
Boston, MA, USA · Philadelphia, PA, USA · Chicago, IL, USA · Charlotte, NC, USA · Hartford County, CT, USA · Atlanta, GA, USA · Dallas, TX, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA · Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Executive Underwriter, Life Sciences

Job Locations US-MA-Boston | US-PA-Philadelphia | US-IL-Chicago | US-NC-Charlotte | US-CT-Weatogue | US-GA-Atlanta | US-TX-Dallas | US-CA-San Francisco | US-CA-Los Angeles
Position Type
Minimum Salary
USD $80,000.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary
USD $268,800.00/Yr.
Typical Starting Salary
$127,600 - $206,000
Flexible Time Off Annual Accrual - days

Pay Philosophy

The typical starting salary range for this role is determined by a number of factors including skills, experience, education, certifications and location. The full salary range for this role reflects the competitive labor market value for all employees in these positions across the national market and provides an opportunity to progress as employees grow and develop within the role. Some roles at Liberty Mutual have a corresponding compensation plan which may include commission and/or bonus earnings at rates that vary based on multiple factors set forth in the compensation plan for the role.


Executive Underwriting position in the Liberty Mutual/Ironshore Life Sciences group. Works on Products Liability/Professional Liability for Life Sciences customers. Works independently and autonomously on all but the most complex accounts/cases (subject to required process oversight). Underwrites policies within underwriting authority. Makes decisions on whether to accept business by making analytical, data-driven decisions based on data and information provided, including pricing the risk. In parts of North America more likely to underwrite complex/unusual policies - or those of high individual line size - policies assessed will focus on those of high complexity and/or larger size.


  • Manages portfolio of brokers/agents & clients. Leverages market presence and expertise to develop and underwrite profitable business, acting as a representative for Liberty.
  • Has relationships with senior/market-leading brokers and/or key agents. Maintains a strong market presence, including established relationships with agents and brokers.
  • Looks to strengthen these relationships and develop new ones. Articulates key coverage differences with a high degree of detail.
  • Provides significant input into the business and marketing planning process, including advanced data-driven insights from portfolio analysis.
  • Participates in projects across departments designed to drive underwriting and process excellence (e.g., member of a working team).
  • Models effective collaboration across teams, stakeholders and partners (e.g., UW Support, Claims, Actuarial, Directors of Underwriting in North America).
  • Has strong knowledge of key legal cases, legislation and regulation impacting area(s) of underwriting expertise.
  • Shares knowledge based on technical expertise, including providing external thought-leadership.
  • Mentors, coaches, and trains other underwriters and internal partners.


  • Degree in Business or equivalent typically required
  • A minimum of 7 years expected, typically 10 years or more, of progressive underwriting experience and/or other related business experience
  • CPCU or professional insurance designation preferred
  • Proven analytical ability to evaluate and judge underwriting risks within scope of responsibility
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex analyses and information in understandable written and/or oral directives to other persons in the organization for underwriting or training purposes
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills in dealing with internal and external stakeholders
  • Must demonstrate comprehension of most complex technical underwriting issues and be capable of defining and implementing necessary underwriting and administrative processes/workflows to properly manage or administer those issues
  • Proven track record of developing and underwriting profitable business

About Us

At Liberty Mutual, our purpose is to help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. That's why we provide an environment focused on openness, inclusion, trust and respect. Here, you'll discover our expansive range of roles, and a workplace where we aim to help turn your passion into a rewarding profession.

Liberty Mutual has proudly been recognized as a "Great Place to Work" by Great Place to Work® US for the past several years. We were also selected as one of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT" on IDG's Insider Pro and Computerworld's 2020 list. For many years running, we have been named by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers for Women and one of America's Best Employers for New Graduates as well as one of America's Best Employers for Diversity. To learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion please visit: https://jobs.libertymutualgroup.com/diversity-inclusion

We value your hard work, integrity and commitment to make things better, and we put people first by offering you benefits that support your life and well-being. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit: https://LMI.co/Benefits

Liberty Mutual is an equal opportunity employer. We will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information or on any basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.


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