Regional Underwriting Lead


Job Position: Regional Underwriting Lead

Company: Benefact Group

Expected salary:

Location: Dartmouth, NS

Regional Underwriting Lead Job Details:


Working hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to FridayDuration: Permanent / FTC / TemporaryLocation: Darthmouth NSAbout the roleEcclesiastical Insurance Canada, who are proudly part of Benefact Group, are looking for a Regional Underwriting Lead to join our Darthmouth office.Joining our rapidly expanding and innovative Group presents a fantastic opportunity to develop your career and become an integral part of an inclusive, purpose-led organisation.This role offers the challenge and reward of managing a portfolio of intricate risks and underwriting strategies within our range of insurance products.Key responsibilities

  • Maintain and build relationships with underwriting teams, brokers, and customers, providing exceptional customer service.
  • Work with the Corporate Underwriting team to ensure compliance with underwriting guidelines and risk appetite through completion of the monthly Regional self-audit process.
  • Implement Ecclesiastical Canada’s underwriting strategy and philosophy including communication of and compliance with Corporate Underwriting guidelines together with the effective implementation, management and monitoring of the underwriting referral process within the Region.
  • Ensure that underwriting objectives are met for the portfolio of business, following Branch and Corporate policies, measures and standards for underwriting, customer service, profitability, productivity and financial management.
  • Provide technical guidance, mentoring and performance feedback to the RVP, technical training and other learning and development opportunities to Senior Underwriters, Underwriters and Underwriting Associates and other applicable staff.
  • Evaluate the skill levels of all Underwriters within the Region for each line of coverage on an annual basis as part of the overarching competency assessment framework to determine the competency based underwriting authority levels and to inform the performance management process.
  • Direct and monitor the effective underwriting and negotiating of key accounts and programs in the Region as well as, negotiate and underwrite key regional new and existing business in alignment with Ecclesiastical’s strategic goals.
  • Plan, prioritize, and manage individual tasks to meet agreed objectives and Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) of key accounts and programs within the region.
  • Act on individual audit results and agreed action plans within agreed deadlines to improve own performance.
  • Continuously expand personal technical knowledge and niche expertise through networking and industry resources.
  • Operate within the regulatory framework, identifying potential issues or inconsistencies, and escalating any business risks and address any identified complaints in accordance with company policy.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • University degree, college diploma or equivalent insurance experience
  • Insurance-related certifications, such as CIP or FCIP.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in commercial property and casualty underwriting, with a proven record of success in a senior-level role.
  • Expertise in analyzing complex risks, creating underwriting strategies, and making informed decisions.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with a track record of exceptional customer service.
  • Proficiency in risk assessment and to determine appropriate coverage and pricing.
  • Comprehensive understanding of underwriting guidelines, policy wordings, pricing tools, and the regional insurance market.
  • Advanced problem-solving and decision-making abilities in complex underwriting scenarios.
  • Effective time management skills, ability to handle multiple underwriting files simultaneously, and adaptability to changing market conditions.
  • Adherence to high ethical standards, industry regulations and guidelines, with an ability to handle sensitive information discreetly.

What we offer

  • A market competitive salary
  • Flexible working program
  • Annual transportation subsidy to assist with commuting costs
  • Defined contribution pension plan – up to 8% with no employee matching required and voluntary RRSP and TFSA programs
  • Generous annual bonus program for all permanent full-time staff
  • Minimum of 3 weeks vacation plus paid wellness, personal, volunteer and sick days
  • Comprehensive employee group benefits, including health and dental coverage, income protection plans, life insurance, ADD insurance and an annual Health Care Spending Account
  • Up to $200 for an annual personal grant to a charity of your choice
  • Family and Employee Assistance Program , a discount and perks program as well as an annual fitness reimbursement
  • Family friendly benefits including maternity/parental top-up payments
  • Support towards professional designations
  • Personal development subsidy covering courses of personal interests or hobbies
  • Wellness perks such as daily fresh fruit, snacks and ice-cream days in the summer
  • Engagement activities including regular lunch and learns, after-work get togethers and Lunch with Leaders program to name a few.

About usWe believe it’s essential to attract, empower, grow and reward talented people, offering fantastic opportunities for career and personal development. Our giving ethos, 135-year history and the diversity of what we do, has enabled us to build a culture of kindness, great ambition, and of passionate people driven to do better and be better.At Benefact Group, we are committed to creating an inclusive culture and building an environment where each and every one of us feels valued and respected. We are a community made up of people with a range of different backgrounds, abilities, perspectives, beliefs and interests and we value the strength this brings to us as a Group. We welcome applications from everyone.If you need any additional support during the recruitment process, then please let us know.

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