Position Description

Underwriting Specialist, National Risk Consulting Services
Location(s) *Flexible
Employment Category Permanent Full-Time
Close Date 31/01/20
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Position Overview

Number of Positions: 1

Language: Bilingualism in English and French is an asset.

Additional Information:

As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Cooperators General Insurance company, Sovereign Insurance believes your experience matters. This is our promise to not only our clients but to our employees as well, because we know the strength of our company starts with our people.  The smart, curious and collaborative people who bring their whole heart and passion to work each day. But you can’t pour from an empty cup; we take care of the well-being of our people so that they are inspired to protect Canadian businesses and the lives, families and communities we impact. Join us and begin shaping your experience at Sovereign.

Our National Risk Consulting Services team is looking for an ambitious Underwriting Specialist who will utilize their strong portfolio management skills and underwriting experience to provide technical guidance to Sovereign’s underwriting practices. Take your career to the next level by developing your natural ability to see the big picture, think creatively, and challenge the status quo, while working with some of the industry’s leading professionals.  The successful candidate will. will lead and motivate others to embrace accountability to deliver our exceptional client experience and achieve results.


What you’re responsible for:

  • Leading or participating in the analysis of the underwriting portfolio to drive and maintain profitability.

  • Supporting the formulation, preparation, maintenance of policy wordings, guidelines, on-line underwriting manuals and resource tools.

  • Participating in the development and formulation of corporate underwriting standards, appetite, and philosophy as well as the development of new Property and Casualty products.

  • Leading or participating in the underwriting audit process including follow up support to ensure action plans to address issues identified in the audit occur in a timely manner.

  • Maintaining forms, files, records as well as preparing reports, information and presentations as required.


What to expect:

  • You will handle sensitive information where a high degree of confidentiality and discretion is required. 

  • Detail oriented work that requires a high degree of mental concentration for extended periods of time. 


To be successful:

  • You thrive on leading and motivating others to embrace accountability to deliver our exceptional client experience and achieve results.

  • You ensure you and your team’s day to day actions are in harmony with the company’s purpose, vision, and values even when challenged.

  • You take responsibility for guiding others through changing conditions and creating a supportive culture that encourages the exploration of new opportunities or innovations.

  • You value and encourage others to have cooperative and collaborative dialogue because diverse perspectives offer more creative and productive solutions.


To join our team:

  • 10+ years of experience in commercial underwriting, with at least 5 at the senior or specialist level. 

  • Strong analytical skills and an understanding of portfolio analysis metrics

  • Experience in multi-line and/or property/inland marine underwriting an asset.

  • Experience training, coaching, and mentoring individuals of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

  • Proven project and change management skills with the ability to deliver on deadlines and adapt to changing priorities.


What we offer:

  • The opportunity to take on challenging work and contribute your expertise, creativity, and passion in meaningful ways.

  • A comprehensive total rewards package, including competitive salary, bonus, paid time off, pension and benefits.

  • A holistic approach to your well-being, with physical and mental health programs and flexible work options.

  • The opportunity to work on an inclusive team who inspire each other to explore and achieve what’s possible.

  • An organizational commitment to sustainability and charitable giving; positively impacting the social, environmental and economic well-being of Canadian businesses, families and communities.

Interested in applying?

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The Co-operators values a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment, and we're committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities during the recruitment process. If you are contacted for an interview and require an accommodation, please contact the hiring manager.

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