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Supervisor, Commercial Underwriting (Farm / P&C)

Date: Aug 12, 2022

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6J-4Y3 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E-6A8 Calgary, AB, CA, T2R-0E4 Remote - Canada, CA

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 can decide whether your preference is to work from home (remote), work from the office or a hybrid of time spent at both. You may live in and work in any of the following locations: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador and/or the Yukon.  

 

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1896, is Canada’s largest mutual insurer, with $3.9 billion in annual revenue and assets of $10.5 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon; Wawanesa Life, which provides life insurance products and services throughout Canada; and Western Financial Group, which distributes personal and business insurance across Western Canada. With more than 5,700 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves more than two million policyholders in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa is thrilled to be named one of Canada’s Best Employers by Forbes for 2022. This certification recognizes us as a leading employer and reinforces that we’re a company that values our people for who they are and the work they do to support our customers, communities, and brokers. Wawanesa is also a Manitoba Top Employer for 2022 recognizing that we are an exceptional place to work. 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 – Commercial Lines is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the underwriting team while ensuring profitable risk selection.

 

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.
  • Monitor the performance and workload of the team’s portfolio using computer software to ensure company benchmarks are met and lead periodic reviews for quality assurance purposes.
  • Ensure adherence to policies, procedures and underwriting guidelines.
  • Identify and recommend policy and process changes to support product development, increase efficiency and provide superior service.
  • Perform employee performance reviews and interview potential new employees.
  • Communicate decisions, and respond to requests in a prompt and professional manner.
  • Support the development and implementation of business change for both short and long term direction.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for insurance policies, processes, regulations and audits.
  • Analyze risk and recommend an informed course of action.
  • Consult with Management on underwriting and staffing issues.
  • Foster positive working relationships with internal and external parties, including networking at industry events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

 

  • Five years Farm or Property and Casualty (P&C) 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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