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Personal Lines Underwriting Supervisor

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6J-4Y3

Company: Wawanesa Insurance

 

We’re proud to give our employees the flexibility to choose how and where they want to work. In this role, you will decide whether your preference is to work from home, work from the office or a hybrid of time spent at both. You may live and work anywhere that Wawanesa operates in Canada. 
 

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 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 and advancement on a growing team.

 

Job Overview

Working under minimal supervision, the Underwriting Supervisor - Personal Lines is responsible for providing leadership to a personal lines underwriting team while overseeing the daily operations.  

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and mentorship through coaching and feedback to communicate expectations for employee performance and facilitate sessions for the sharing of knowledge and best practices.
  • Identify opportunities for employee development, providing support and mentorship to employees
  • Work in collaboration with Underwriting Excellence to ensure adherence to policies, procedures and underwriting guidelines.
  • Perform employee performance reviews and interview potential new employees.
  • Communicate decisions and respond to requests in a prompt and professional manner.
  • Influence team members in a positive manner and support the development and implementation of business change for both short- and long-term direction effectively working towards team goals
  • Consult with Management on underwriting and staffing issues.
  • Actively participate in department strategic planning including goal setting 
  • Participate in Large Loss Reviews, providing feedback and recommendations on underwriting decisions
  • Foster positive working relationships with internal and external parties, including networking at industry events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Five years Property and Casualty industry experience
  • Post-secondary education or related business experience.
  • Completed a Property and Casualty Industry Designation.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong leadership skills to positively influence team members and provide direction.
  • Prior leadership experience is a strong asset
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to review information carefully and comprehensively.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving with the ability to select and implement best solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present information in a convincing manner.
  • Excellent decision-making skills with the ability to provide justification.
  • Adapts to change and performs effectively under pressure. 
  • Ability to multi-task and monitor progress to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong ability to multi-task and monitor progress to meet deadlines.
  • Adapts to change and performs effectively under pressure.
     

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 full-time permanent employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, annual bonus plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets. 


Wawanesa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is equitable and inclusive for all. Wawanesa provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, colour, religion, creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family or marital status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected status. Accommodations are available upon request throughout all aspects of the selection process. Candidates requiring accommodations may contact, in confidence, jobs@wawanesa.com.


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