Now Hiring – Manager, Commercial Underwriting

Agile Underwriting Solutions has an exciting opportunity for a new Manager, Commercial Underwriting at our Bedford, Nova Scotia office. If you have a passion for reviewing and analyzing the risk and profitability of new accounts and renewals, and want to lead a team of commercial underwriters, this is the opportunity for you!  

  • Competitive Base salary
  • Comprehensive medical and dental benefits
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Continued development and education program

The Manager, Commercial Underwriting will lead the daily operations of the commercial team and the underwriting process. You will utilize your extensive knowledge of department processes to ensure that projects, department milestones and goals are met. You will foster and maintain excellent business relationships with brokers to encourage increased submissions, binds and retention. You will review and analyze the degree of risk and profitability of new accounts and renewals in accordance with established guidelines and business objectives.

In this role you will:

  • Responsible for the successful evaluation, selection, negotiation and pricing for assigned policies, in order to insure a profitable book of business within an established underwriting authority
  • Develop and maintain strong professional relationships with brokers and insurer partners to enhance understanding of the target market and to contribute to high quality service, problem solving and risk selection
  • Actively engage with brokers and insurer partners by visiting offices and attending insurance industry events
  • Have an acumen for Business Development to identify new business opportunities and broker needs; achieve or exceed monthly sales goals
  • Gather and assess appropriate risk information from external brokers and accept or decline submissions, utilizing loss control and risk management practices, based on suitability of risk and market availability
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of company operations and procedures, claim trends, industry underwriting and wording standards
  • Foster a collaborative team environment throughout Agile, that is client focused and demonstrates commitment to excellence in the insurance industry
  • Direct, supervise, train, mentor and support all commercial underwriters; provide feedback and guidance as needed; set production targets; conduct annual and quarterly performance reviews for all direct reports
  • Track and produce timely production activity reports and ensure profitable growth which meets departmental and company goals
  • Educate brokers on product appetite, submission needs, and other business-related items
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience of commercial property and casualty underwriting
  • Completion of CIP, FCIP and CRM designation
  • University degree or post-secondary diploma
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of underwriting discipline and pricing models
  • Experience with small, midmarket and large commercial accounts as well as non- standard and complex accounts
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and guidance
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with desire to build a strong team; results oriented
  • Strong analytical, organizational, collaborative and communication skills
  • Previous management experience is an asset
  • Experience with Reinsurers and/or Lloyd’s markets is an asset
  • Experience working for an MGA an asset

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