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Manager, Personal Insurance

Date: Jun 22, 2019

Location: Montreal, Quebec, CA, H4P-2J4

Company: Wawanesa Insurance

 

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

 

The Manager, Personal Insurance is responsible for the financial results of the personal lines product portfolio in Quebec.  Responsibilities include product management, product development, liaising with analytics, reporting, underwriting guidelines and policy language, liaising with reserving actuaries, as well as overall portfolio analysis and premium leakage reviews.  The role provides guidance to the Director, Personal Insurance and the VP, Personal Insurance on product strategy, risk appetite and risk management based on product, market and analytics.  

 

Note: please submit your resume in both English and French

 

RESPONSIBILITIES


•    Manages the financial results of the product portfolio in Quebec 
•    Supports the ongoing business transformation 
•    Maintains an in-depth knowledge of market and product trends, the competitive environment, regulatory actions and decisions  
•    Develops and enhances productive business relationships by liaising with internal and external stakeholders
•    Develops and maintains underwriting guidelines and procedures 
•    Collaborates with reserving actuaries and claims to ensure accurate reserve setting
•    Manages the rate and product change schedule
•    Manages the analysis and implementation of product and rate reviews 
•    Develops, coaches/mentors and manages the performance of direct reports, including identification of areas for improvement, and the development of performance improvement plans to ensure achievement of business, functional and individual goals
•    Provides leadership to attract/retain high quality talent, including appropriate employee communication, sound structure/processes, etc.
•    Creates an environment that encourages productivity, collaboration, teamwork, a high level of professionalism, learning and development and a culture of profitable growth across the products business unit
•    Promotes the Company's Code of Conduct and values, and models behaviours that align to these principles
•    Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications


•    Seven years of business experience; Property and Casualty Industry knowledge required.
•    Post-secondary education, and/or completion of a Property and Casualty Industry Designation.
•    Strong analytical, quantitative and critical thinking skills with the ability to conduct detailed analysis of information and to propose best solutions in a timely manner.
•    Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate at the right level for the audience
•    Strong negotiation skills with the ability to present information or arguments in a convincing manner.
•    Strong planning and organizing skills, with the ability to develop and prioritize effective plans that define activities, resources, timelines and cost estimates
•    Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
•    Oral and written skills in French and in English are required. 
•    Ability and willingness to travel.
 

 

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.

 

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