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Contract Bond Underwriter - West Des Moines 

Known for our disciplined but common sense approach to underwriting while maintaining exceptional loss ratios, Merchants Bonding has achieved the ranking of the 14th largest surety bond company nationwide. We evaluate the merits of each case independently rather than adhering to a strict set of rules that could be limiting for our agent community. We can fulfill a range of bonding needs from commercial and fidelity bonds to a variety of contract bonds. 


Our continued success has created the need for a Contract Bond Underwriter. Our Underwriters are primarily responsible to determine the acceptability of surety risks based on our guidelines and marketing strategy, build premium and business opportunities with key agents and accounts by maintaining positive agency relationships, prospect for and develop new business opportunities and contribute to a profitable surety operation. Our staff also has the opportunity to work with some of the most knowledgeable and experienced senior underwriters in the Surety Industry. 


This position is located in our corporate headquarters in West Des Moines, IA and would travel about 20% of the time.  

If you would like to be part of one of the largest and most well-respected surety writers in the United States, submit your resume to Merchants Bonding at Preferred candidates will have a Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting or Business plus 2-4 years of experience in banking, leasing, commercial lending, commercial real estate or public accounting. Candidates should have equal abilities in analysis and relationship building. Knowledge of the construction industry would be a plus.