Senior Product Specialist

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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 Senior Product Specialist leads the development and maintenance of insurance products and underwriting policies that support and promote corporate strategies for Auto or Habitation/Personal lines of business offered by our broker distribution regional offices. 

Our ideal candidate has experience in data analysis and data mining, in addition to P+C industry experience, as we continue to elevate our product development processes and initiatives.

Job Responsibilities

•    Lead the analysis and implementation of product and rate reviews to ensure that our rates are competitive and that appropriate premiums are charged
•    Lead research and development initiatives to provide innovative and competitive products to meet our customer needs
•    Develop and present product training programs to a variety of audiences
•    Mentor and develop team members through the sharing of knowledge and best practices
•    Develop and maintain underwriting guidelines and procedures
•    Provide risk acceptance approvals to regional underwriters while sharing knowledge and best practices
•    Develop and enhance productive business relationships by liaising with internal and external stakeholders
•    Leads regional underwriting audits and reviews to ensure consistency and find areas for improvement
•    Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

•    Minimum of seven years Property and Casualty industry experience and/or experience in a business solution analyst or project manager role (Finance/Insurance industry) 
•    Completion of post-secondary education 
•    Completed CIP or equivalent Property and Casualty industry designation 
•    Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Intermediate/Advanced Knowledge of Excel
•    Bilingual in French and English would be considered an asset
•    Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to conduct detailed analysis of information, and to select and implement best solutions in a timely manner
•    Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate at the right level for the audience and present information or arguments in a convincing manner
•    Excellent planning and organizing skills, with the ability to develop and prioritize effective plans that define activities, resources, timelines, and cost estimates
•    Excellent attention to detail with the ability to develop quality standards and mentor other teams members in adhering to them
•    Data mining ability  would be considered an asset
•    Ability to facilitate high team moral
•    Ability and willingness to travel
 

Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectfulchallenging 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.