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Supervisor, Underwriting - Personal Lines

Date: Jun 4, 2019

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

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

Working under minimal supervision, the Underwriting Supervisor – Personal 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 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.
  • 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 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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