Property Underwriting Team Leader

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 13-11-2018
Property Underwriting Team Leader
Who We Are
Family Insurance provides personal property and auto insurance protection for British Columbians and is a managing general agent for Economical Insurance. Founded in 1871, Economical Insurance is one of the largest insurance companies in Canada and is 100% Canadian owned. 

Our mission is to be the insurance partner Canadians choose to protect what they value most. As one of BC’s Top Employers for 2018, we strive to be a provider of choice for auto and home insurance and an employer of choice in our industry.
Why You’ll Like It Here
  • An incredible team of smart, collaborative, and supportive people to work with
  • Great benefits, including tuition reimbursement, RRSP matching and fitness subsidies
  • We are a company that values community, wellness and work-life balance.We offer personal leave, paid volunteer days and additional paid time off throughout the year
Who You Are
  • You have an in-depth understanding of property and auto insurance wordings and their application to manage risk. Ideally, you will have gained this experience in the BC market.
  • You are at your best while providing leadership, direction and mentorship to your reports, ensuring objectives are met
  • You are prepared to “get your hands dirty” so that you can gain perspective and insight from your team and our partners
  • You thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, and enjoy the challenge of effectively managing daily operations as well as varied projects
  • You are adaptable to a changing environment and successfully lead others through change
  • You are an excellent communicator who is able to break down the “big picture” to your team and obtain buy-in to meet objectives
  • You promote and contribute to a positive work environment by encompassing Family’s values
Some of Your Responsibilities*
  • Coordinate the team daily to ensure service level agreements are maintained
  • Assist in the development of internal procedures and documentation related to the HomeCover product to ensure consistent practices within the department.
  • Coach team members regularly to provide direction, encourage development and assist with career progression
  • Proactively manage individual team member performance and productivity
  • Ensure that the team members understand the underwriting and business objectives to ensure everyone is working towards the same goal
  • Assist underwriters to complete referrals when necessary, due to volume or complexity
  • Manage relationships with all brokers to develop stable and profitable books of business
  • Keep abreast of changes in the market place (new products, rates, laws or regulations) and recommend changes as required
* A detailed job description will be provided to qualifying candidates.
Your Skills & Experience
  • 10 or more years’ experience as a personal insurance underwriter
  • CIP or FCIP designation or post-secondary degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must have a General Insurance Agent Level 2 License, or be willing and eligible to obtain the license within the first 30 days of employment
  • Detailed knowledge of personal property and casualty insurance including risk analysis of home products; Knowledge of personal auto products is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively problem solve and make recommendations
  • Ability to interpret and effectively communicate complex information
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), analytical, time management, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Results driven and customer focused
  • Prior leadership experience is considered an asset
Qualified candidates are asked to please submit a cover letter outlining your suitability for this opportunity and a copy of your resume.

Family’s office is located in the picturesque Coal Harbour area of downtown Vancouver, close to the seawall, Stanley Park, and public transit. The company offers a supportive and collaborative work culture with great employee perks.

We would like to thank all candidates for showing interest in this role and our company; however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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