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28 Sep 2021

Full-Time Portfolio Manager/Underwriter, SME

Insurance Career Network – Posted by Monica Anywhere

Job Description

This role is 100% work-from-home so strong independent work ethic and team communication are essential

Our client is a multi-class, international MGA underwriting group, which delivers niche, specialist (re)insurance products that are developed by experienced underwriting teams across an expansive distribution network, under the oversight of a leading management team.  They have employees across Europe, Canada and the US, operating across multiple classes of (re)insurance.

Our client is the revolutionary MGA with a model to steer the MGA ecosystem in a new direction. They predicate their business on alignment, resilience, and underwriting integrity.

The Values

• We achieve change by nurturing the fundamentals

• We cultivate a creative and diverse environment by empowering out people

• We are consciously committed to stakeholder alignment

The Culture

• We are purposeful and resilient

• We are humble and respectful

• We are aligned and transparent

Principal Responsibilities:

·       Develop and execute Canada’s SME strategy

·       Systems development and oversight, including pricing models and wordings

·       Underwrite new and renewal SME business within designated underwriting authority

·       Conducting negotiations with brokers

·       Representing the Company in Canada as a key market and thought leader within the Canadian industry

·       Coordinating and collaborating with other Global business units

·       Ensure all underwriting guidelines, compliance, governance, and regulatory requirements are adhered while conducting business

·       Work to enhance Company’s Canadian pricing capability by working with the actuarial team to improve existing pricing tools as well as promoting new/different pricing methodologies

·       Work closely with the claims team in assisting the claims process where needed

·       Portfolio analysis and creating, interpreting management reports

·       Work with the Managing Director(s) of Canada in the development and implementation of business strategy

·       Train junior staff in the team and provide appropriate guidance and leadership

·       Remain up to date with legal/market developments concerning the lines of business

·       Represent the Canadian team at internal/external meetings and on internal/external committees.

·       Contribute to an inspiring team environment that enables the Company’s Canadian team to achieve its mid and long-term goals

·       Promote innovation in the team by challenging status quo and encouraging creative new ways to service  clients

·       Contribute to the development of the overall insurance industry in our chosen markets through innovation, differentiated service and technology

·       Requirement to travel

Leadership expectations:

·       This role requires established leadership capabilities, working independently to manage a segment P&L with a high level of autonomy

·       A strong vision of how the SME portfolio of business should be managed is required along with the ability to execute the vision using internal and external resources

·       Over time, this individual will build a team to support this book of business

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:


·       Professional insurance experience, focusing on SME Property and Casualty lines of business

·       SME platform systems development

·       In-depth knowledge of SME risk assessment and pricing methodology as well as proficiency in policy wording analysis

·       Strong negotiation skills and experience in negotiating terms and conditions with clients and brokers

·       Sales orientation with the ability to build sustainable relationships with clients and brokers

·       Team spirit and high level of commitment

·       Self-starter, able to operate with high level of autonomy in a fast-paced start-up environment

·       Problem solving approach with a focused, proactive, and efficient work style


·       Technical underwriting expertise in SME property, liability segments

·       Understanding of current leading-edge insuretech technology

·       Knowledge of actuarial pricing methodologies

·       Understanding of insurance policy wordings

·       Ability to use IT systems such as policy administration and pricing systems

·       Advanced data analytics skills

·       RIBO or equivalent license required (or to be obtained)


·       5-10+ years of experience in the commercial insurance industry

·       Prior experience in the SME space

·       Post-Secondary education experience or equivalent

·       Auto underwriting experience preferred but optional

How to Apply

Insurance Career Network is a recruitment firm focused exclusively on the insurance industry.  Our relationships, knowledge and leading experience enable us to connect leading insurers, brokerage firm and independent adjusting firms with the most talented candidates for each role. Since 1991, we have been building and nurturing relationships and with over 13,000 registered candidates, we can tap into our highly technical experience for our clients.  Our recruiters come directly from insurance related positions and bring a wealth of knowledge to each recruitment assignment. TO APPLY:  Register and submit your resume to or call Monica  for more information 416 703-5120 ext 201

Job Categories: Commercial. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 6 days.

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