Working under minimal supervision, the Underwriting Supervisor Commercial Lines is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the underwriting team while ensuring profitable risk selection.
Provide leadership and mentorship through coaching and feedback to communicate expectations for employee performance and facilitate sessions for the sharing of knowledge and best practices.
Monitor the performance and workload of the team’s portfolio to ensure company benchmarks are met and lead periodic reviews for quality assurance purposes.
Ensure adherence to policies, procedures and underwriting guidelines.
Help in the development of underwriters to ensure we are working towards sustainable profitable growth.
Identify and recommend policy and process changes to support product development, increase efficiency and provide superior service.
Play a key role in HR programs such as employee performance reviews and talent acquisition.
Participate in escalations by working with different stakeholders and through the communications of decisions.
Support the development and implementation of business change for both short and long term direction.
Act as a subject matter expert for insurance policies, processes, regulations and audits.
Analyze risk and recommend an informed course of action.
Consult with Management on underwriting and staffing issues.
Foster positive working relationships with internal and external parties, including networking at industry events.
Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum 8 years of Commercial Property and Casualty industry experience with a focus on mid-market.
Minimum 5 years of people leadership experience, managing an underwriting team of no less than 8 employees.
Ability to travel across the GTA (including London, Waterloo, Hamilton and Barrie) up to 30%.
Valid driver’s license.
Post-secondary education or related business experience.
Completed a Property and Casualty Industry Designation.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Strong leadership skills to positively influence team members and provide direction.
Proven change management experience.
Excellent attention to detail with the ability to review information carefully and comprehensively.
Excellent analytical and problem solving with the ability to select and implement best solutions
Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful , challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals.
Our employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, goal achievement plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan).
Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets.