Director of Underwriting

  • 37701
  • Non-Life - Underwriting
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  • British Columbia, Canada
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  • Jul 9, 2020
  • Effectively lead and implement underwriting, pricing and risk management strategies to achieve profitable growth objectives;
  • Effectively manage and develop the broker distribution network;
  • Experience in developing and using policy wordings and compiling actuarial data;
  • Accountable for financial results including sales growth, loss ratio and underwriting profit;
  • Lead the evaluation of market conditions, diversification and oversee evaluation criteria and management initiatives to ensure profitable growth;
  • Oversee the development and deployment of enterprise and operational Risk Management programs including the framework, tools and practices used to effectively analyze, re
  • port and manage risk;
  • Ensure policies and procedures are in compliance with applicable regulations and corporate governance standards;
  • Promote an effective team culture built upon the company’s values, mission and purpose.
  • Work closely with team members providing support and mentorship with a focus on developing future leaders and striving to improve individual and team performance.
  • Have a strong understanding of insurance technologies.
  • 10+ years of relevant insurance underwriting experience, including at least 5 years in a leadership role;
  • University degree in a related field. Insurance and/or risk management accreditation (FCIP, CIP, CAIB, CRM or ARM) is desired. General Insurance Level 3 Licence would be an asset;
  • Strong track record of successfully managing profit and loss in personal or commercial lines insurance;
  • Extensive knowledge of the regulations needed to make decisions regarding key issues and identify opportunities.
  • Demonstrate and foster accountability, a results driven mentality, and a strong commitment to objectives, while making sound business decisions;
  • Solutions-oriented individual, with ability to think strategically and initiate change;
  • Focus on providing exceptional customer service and creating an environment that supports new ideas;
  • Articulate, inspire, and gain team commitment to a plan of action aligned with organizational goals;
  • Strong leader who knows how to identify and evaluate talent in the organization and can provide appropriate coaching to develop talent;
  • Strong verbal and written skills communication skills.