Commercial Underwriter – Property & Casualty (100% remote)



About the OrganizationSouth Western Insurance Group Ltd is the largest wholly and privately owned Managing General Agent / Wholesale Insurance Intermediary (in Canada) offering a broad range of insurance solutions for specialty, niche, program and insurance needs that require innovative solutions.Since 1961, we have proudly provided underwriting expertise to independent insurance brokers across Canada, with a presence throughout the country. We have earned a reputation for excellence in underwriting, risk management and customer service. We are continuously perfecting the way we do business and are satisfied with nothing less than the absolute highest level of service. Our vision is to be the preferred Canadian Managing General Agent/ Wholesaler based on superior service and underwriting excellence delivered by knowledgeable staff. We are looking for Commercial Underwriters to join our team, in a 100% remote capacity from anywhere across Canada! About the OpportunitiesWorking closely with internal teams, you will be accountable for assessing, evaluating and making decisions about risks for both new and existing customers. This position is responsible for supporting the development and maintenance of a profitable portfolio of desirable business through marketing, analysis, sales, service and underwriting.Responsibilities & what you’ll be doing: * Produce and underwrite new and renewal business for an assigned portfolio to consistently achieve budgeted financial results through execution of market segment strategies;* Manage book of business and demonstrate operational excellence by complying with best practices and meeting customer expectations for response time and knowledge of products and business;* Collaborate and partner with a team of market segment peers to leverage multi-line opportunities;* Overall administration of assigned accounts from submission to expiration. Accountable for accurate underwriting documentation/ information in account management systems and adherence to documentation standards;* Perform quality control of rating, coding, and issuance output to ensure accuracy of work (e.g. exposure bases, limits, coverage extensions, modifications, data entry, etc.);* Mentor / train junior underwriter(s) and technical assistant(s);* Work strategically and tactically with brokers to ensure appropriate level of understanding of company goals and objectives;* Identify, analyze and develop sources of new business; assist in developing marketing strategies for new or improved products;* Establish and maintain superior business and service oriented partnerships with SWG’s broker partners and other external contacts* Maintain market intelligence, business insurance trends and industry knowledge;* Participate in special projects and other underwriting duties as required.What we look for:The Underwriter will be a highly self-motivated individual and collaborator who is client focused, proactive in dealing with situations and uses critical judgment to make decisions to offer solutions. The person will also possess the following qualifications:* Bachelor’s degree preferred and/or; CIP or FCIP designation or equivalent;* 3-5+ years of commercial property, casualty and/or liability underwriting experience;* Expertise and in-depth knowledge in policy wordings, forms and applicable coverages;* Service oriented with superior relationship management skills proven through established broker and partner relationships;* Demonstrated track record of generating new business premium;* Proficiency in underwriting basic to moderately complex books of commercial property and casualty products;* Highly detail oriented and organized;* Excellent presentation skills. Comfortable speaking in front of small and large groups. Excellent written and verbal communication skills;* Effective problem solver with initiative to be innovative and creative with developing new ideas and concepts;* Ability to work independently and as a contributing team member;* Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite;* Proven mathematical and analytical skills;* Excellent time management skills with proven ability to prioritize, handle multiple tasks and move between projects continuously. Ability to deliver results even when working to meet tight deadlines;* Proven ability to handle confidential material with the highest level of discretion;* Demonstrated ability to flourish in environments of significant change;* Strong business acumen and capable of representing the organization externally.Why South Western Insurance Group Ltd.?* Opportunity to be a part of an exciting vision for growth and to have accountability for a book of business* Flexible work hours with work-from-home opportunity (100% remote)* Support of continuing education training and programs* Comprehensive Health Benefits* Commitment to Open DoorsSWG is an inclusive and accessible employer committed to Diversity & InclusionCommitment to open doorsSouth Western Insurance Group 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 workforce. Challenging management is a component at South Western Insurance Group — some of our best ideas start from a conversation between a manager and a team member.Diversity and inclusionSouth Western Insurance Group is an inclusive and accessible employer, committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. We believe that diversity makes us better business partners and that embracing people’s differences can bring amazing results and fuel innovation. We will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.Interested in being a part of the SWG team?  Does this sound like you?  If so, we look forward to your application!  SWG embraces diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.Please inform us if you require any accommodations during the hiring process. Please not that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
South Western Insurance Group Ltd.

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