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Life Underwriting Consultant (Remote opportunity)

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

At Northwestern Mutual every position supports our purpose to be at the center of our clients' financial lives. After more than 150 years we've never had a more diverse and agile team. Through community involvement and dedication to career development, we make a difference in our employee's and client's lives every day. Analytical Results Oriented Motivated. Customer Service Focused. Does this describe you? If so, we have an exciting opportunity at Northwestern Mutual as an Underwriter. Join our team today!

Here's how this role contributes:

  • Responsible for the analysis and appraisal of a broad range of insurance applications, may approve, classify or decline applications for various ages and policy amounts.

  • Determines underwriting requirements and considers all factors which may impact insurability including but not limited to financial and medical information.

  • Communicates frequently by telephone and written correspondence with internal and external customers to clarify and resolve underwriting information.

  • Independently partners with internal customers regarding underwriting questions and case management.

  • Actively supports continuously learning and improvement while meeting departmental quality, service and production goals.

  • Leads departmental and divisional projects and initiatives.

  • Provides mentoring to Underwriting Specialist with complicated cases and customer escalations.

  • Provides assistance to Lead Underwriting Consultants.

Think you have what it takes? Here's what this role needs:

  • A bachelor's degree preferred or demonstrated consistent success in prior Underwriting role as evidence by satisfactory case management and quality review.

  • Generally, 5 - 7 years of professional experience in underwriting

  • Analytical skills with an established record to make independent decisions on complex cases and apply sound judgement in the application of guidelines and rules.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to handle confidential information, exercise tact, diplomacy and resourcefulness.

  • Proficient in computer skills and using various software packages.

  • Ability to work accurately while maintaining speed and flexibility in a team and independent production environment while mentoring.

  • A high level of organization and the ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.

  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills and a high degree of self-motivation and initiative to lead projects or committees.

  • Ability to adjust in a continuously changing work environment.

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This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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We’re excited about the potential people bring to Northwestern Mutual. You can grow your career here while enjoying first-class perks, benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.