Underwriter
Markel International
Montreal Quebec, CAN
10h ago

Company Information :

What we look for

Our exceptional and motivated employees are our greatest strength. Our employees provide the highest level of

customer service and help maintain our position as a leader in the global marketplace.

Markel Style

The Markel Style is what makes us stand out from our competitors. It's our core value which should underpin how we do business, while influencing our behavior and performance.

We are looking for people who have potential and share our passion to live the Markel Style, which is described in more detail below.

If you think you have these core attributes we want to hear from you.

Job Summary :

To underwrite the relevant line of business within agreed business plan parameters, in line with underwriting authority, in order to achieve agreed combined ratio targets.

Duties and accountabilities

The successful candidate will :

  • Underwrite and service a growing book of business, including risk selection, coverage negotiation and pricing adequacy on new and renewable business, all in accordance with designated underwriting authorities and company guidelines.
  • Identify, analyze and develop sources of new business.
  • Partner with peers in other product lines to leverage multi-line opportunities.
  • Establish and maintain strong business relationships with Markel's broker clients by providing the highest level of customer service.
  • Maintain awareness of market intelligence, business insurance trends and industry knowledge.
  • Skills, knowledge and experience

    The successful candidate will have the following qualifications :

  • Professional liability underwriting experience preferably 2+ years.
  • University or college degree; CIP or FCIP or RPLU designation(s) preferred.
  • Relationship management skills proven through established broker relationships.
  • Strong administrative skills and highly detail oriented.
  • Good presentation skills comfortable speaking in front of small and large groups.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a contributing team member.
  • Ability to deliver results even when working to meet tight deadlines.
  • Business acumen and capable of representing the organization externally.
  • Bilingualism (French / English).
  • How to Apply

    Markel celebrates the value of a diverse workforce that brings experience and expertise from a wide variety of backgrounds and life circumstances.

    Whatever your background, if you feel you meet the requirements of this role then we want to hear from you.

    For application information please visit

    Markel Canada is committed to a barrier free work environment and to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities.

    The Company will work with all potential candidates during the screening and interview process to meet any specific needs.

    Why work for us?

    Diversity and inclusion

    Markel is truly a global and diverse company. We believe that diversity makes us better business partners and that embracing people’s differences can bring amazing results and fuel innovation.

    We have a portfolio of businesses and product lines that operate around the world.

    Community involvement

    Markel has a rich heritage of supporting communities across the world where our customers and employees live and work. Giving back is part of our history and our future.

    Our employees share in this philosophy through volunteering, mentoring and fundraising.

    Commitment to open doors

    Markel is committed to creating the best work environment. Our open-door policy is essential in recognizing business issues as they rise and to address the changing needs of our diverse and global workforce.

    Challenging management is a component of the Markel Style some of our best ideas start from a conversation between a manager and an employee.

    Entrepreneurial spirit

    As the Markel Style states, we pursue excellence, strive for a better way, and share the success of others. Markel associates proactively seek new business opportunities, bringing further success to Markel.

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