Sr. Underwriter, Commercial/Farm

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<p>Bilingualism in English and French is required.</p> <p>This is a 12 month contract position.</p> <p>Our Home &amp; Auto Insurance team provides financial security to Canadians by offering superior products and services. Our professional, high performing team strives to deliver effective services and evolves product offerings, to address emerging insurance trends and meet the needs of our clients.&nbsp;The Sr Underwriter, Commercial/Farm supports the organizations goals in achieving competitiveness, client engagement and the co-op experience by providing professional underwriting expertise and support to all of our departments. The role acts as a resource for complex underwriting inquiries and application of coverage. They have the highest level of underwriting authority and exercise sound underwriting judgment, and creativity in response to questions on policy interpretation, risk selection, rating and exceptions. The incumbent coaches and mentors others within the department as well as associated business partners. They are responsible to communicate with various internal business partners to clarify underwriting direction, escalate underwriting issues and recommend change to underwriting practices or rate manual wordings.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>What you&rsquo;re responsible for:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Analyze, evaluate and negotiate terms and conditions for renewals, new business and policy changes within their assigned authority.</p> </li> <li> <p>Provide technical underwriting support and coverage information for complex risks to Advisors and Claims in a fast paced highly responsive client centric environment.</p> </li> <li> <p>Confirm analyze and monitor claims and policy client loss ratios.</p> </li> <li> <p>Recommend holistic underwriting solutions involving collaboration across product lines and across the group of companies for a seamless client experience.</p> </li> <li> <p>Provide development to internal/external partners through coaching, mentoring and guidance in risk assessment and audits as required.</p> </li> <li> <p>Resource and coach internal/external partners on application and interpretation of policy wording and underwriting guidelines.</p> </li> <li> <p>Support Management in the assessment of risks escalated for exceptions.</p> </li> <li> <p>Accountable for conducting advisor, portfolio and random audits and compliance programs.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p>What to expect:</p> <ul> <li> <p>You will travel occasionally.</p> </li> <li> <p>Strict confidentiality with respect to client&rsquo;s medical history, financial status and other personal information. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p>To be successful:</p> <ul> <li> <p>You have an innovative mindset to improve operational efficiencies and ability to influence change, with a primary focus on client needs.  &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>You use critical thinking skills to recognize assumptions, evaluate arguments, draw conclusions and proactively propose solutions.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>You have strong communication skills to clearly convey messages and explore diverse points of view. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>You build trusting relationships and provide guidance to support the development of colleagues.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p>To join our team:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) Designation completed or actively pursuing.</p> </li> <li> <p>University degree.</p> </li> <li> <p>5 years of successful related insurance experience or related work experience.</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>What we offer:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Training and development opportunities to grow your career with one of Canada&rsquo;s Best Employers.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Flexible work options to support personal and family needs.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>A holistic approach to your well-being, with physical and mental health programs and a supportive workplace culture.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Volunteer opportunities to give back to your community.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul>