Manager, Underwriting - Commercial Lines Job in Vancouver for Wawanesa Insurance | Jobs.ca
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Manager, Underwriting - Commercial Lines

October 8 2020
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Bank, Insurance, Financial Services
Vancouver, BC

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 service offices in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience, advancement on a growing team.

Job Overview

Working under minimal supervision, the Underwriting Manager – Commercial Lines is responsible for managing and supporting the direction of the underwriting department (and loss control). The role acts as a leader and mentor within the organization to achieve targeted business results with an emphasis on high quality customer service.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage the performance of the portfolio and workflow to meet targeted benchmarks for both short and long term goals.
  • Evaluate economic and industry environment for potential or current impacts to business and recommend changes working collaboratively with Executive Office.
  • Manage team performance through proactive coaching, employee development and performance appraisals.
  • Ensure adherence to policies, procedures and underwriting guidelines.
  • Influence the underwriting culture while supporting the company’s risk appetite (and loss control program).
  • Champion the development and implementation of business change.
  • Participate and/or lead in the interview process on the hiring of new employees.
  • Analyze risk and recommend an informed course of action.
  • Participate and contribute to the development of regional strategies, target benchmarks and business plans.
  • Participate, contribute and manage the annual budget including staff forecasting.
  • Participate and contribute to the succession planning process.
  • Foster positive working relationships with internal and external parties, including other regional offices and networking at industry events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Eight years Property and Casualty industry experience.
  • Post-secondary education and/or completion of a Property and Casualty Industry Designation
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Expert leadership skills with the ability to motivate and engage high performing teams while managing change.
  • Excellent negotiation skills with the ability to present information or arguments in a convincing manner.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to select and implement best solutions.
  • Excellent decision making skills with the ability to provide justification.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present information in a convincing manner.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent ability to multi-task and monitor progress to meet deadlines.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.

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Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, goal achievement plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets.


If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.


Accommodations are available as needed for all applicants.

Apply now!