• Commercial Underwriter - P&C (Intermediate to Senior) Ottawa
  • Wawanesa Insurance in Ottawa, , Canada
  • jobs
  • 1 week ago

jobs description

Job ID: 7844

Working Business Language: English

Salary: At Wawanesa, salary is only one component of a holistic, comprehensive and competitive offering that we provide to our employees. In addition to salary, full-time and part-time permanent employees are eligible for an annual bonus plan, leave of absence top-up programs and provided with generous vacation time, personal days, premium free benefits and pension plan.

The salary offered for this role is determined with consideration to various factors, including but not limited to: your work location, local labour market conditions, external market salary data, internal pay equity and the knowledge, skills, experience and anticipated proficiency in the role. The salary offered is estimated to be within the following range: $60,000- $80,000 (intermediate) and $75,000 - $95,000 (senior). Candidates with salary expectations outside of the range are still encouraged to apply.

About Us
At Wawanesa, we're proud to offer a hybrid work... environment that offers flexibility to our employees in balancing in-office (2 days per week OR 15 hours per week in a Wawanesa office) and remote work. You may work from any of the following locations: Toronto, ON; Kitchener, ON; Ottawa, ON.

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company ("Wawanesa Mutual"), founded in 1896, is one of Canada's largest mutual insurers, with over $3.5 billion in annual revenue and assets of $10 billion (CAD). Wawanesa Mutual, with its National Headquarters in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa Life, which provides life insurance products and services throughout Canada, and Western Financial Group, which distributes personal and business insurance across Canada. Wawanesa proudly serves more than 1.7 million members in Canada, and we are home to more than 3,600 employees distributed across the Canadian regions and communities where we operate. We give back to organizations that strengthen communities, donating more than $3.5 million annually to charitable organizations, including over $2 million annually in support of people on the front lines of climate change. To learn more visit wawanesa.com.

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

Wawanesa is growing and is currently looking for Intermediate to Senior Underwriters for current needs. We invite you to join us by applying in our pool of candidates.

Working under general supervision, an Underwriter - Commercial Lines is responsible for analyzing the acceptability of low complexity business with low to moderate premium volume according to company guidelines by working collaboratively with our sales force and providing value added expertise and service to both potential and existing policyholders.

Job Responsibilities
• Perform risk analysis using technology as well as external data sources for the purposes of quoting, negotiating and authorizing the acceptance of risk.
• Maintain accurate records of decisions made and maintain completeness of policy data.
• Communicate decisions, and respond to requests in a prompt and professional manner.
• Learn to understand rating procedures, wordings, underwriting policies and regulations.
• Handle work assignments, including calls, efficiently.
• Work effectively towards the goals of the team.
• Build positive working relationships with internal and external parties, including networking at industry events.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Post-secondary education or related business experience.
• Minimum 4 years' experience in Underwriting Commercial Insurance.
• Willingness to enroll in, or actively pursuing a Property and Casualty Industry Designation (CIP).
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
• Strong attention to detail, analytical, problem solving and communication skills.
• Strong decision-making skills with the ability to provide justification.
• Strong customer service skills.
• Demonstrated planning and organizing skills with the ability to prioritize daily tasks.

Additional Information
• Underwriting Levels: Intermediate and Senior
• Business: Commercial Lines
• Field of expertise: Property & Casualty (P&C)
• Status: Full-time
• Number of hours a week: 37.5
• Schedule: Monday to Friday during core business hours (Eastern Time Zone)
• Locations: North York or Kitchener office

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Wawanesa is proud to be one of Manitoba's Top Employers, a Kincentric Best Employer in Canada and a Forbes Best Employer in Canada recognizing an exceptional place to work!

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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. Disability or medical-related accommodations are available upon request throughout all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. Candidates requiring reasonable accommodations may contact, in confidence, [email protected].

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

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