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7 May 2016

Full-Time Underwriting Manager (Commercial)

Insurance Career Network – Posted by Insurance Career Network Inc. Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Our client is looking to hire an Underwriting Manager to oversee a team of specialized underwriters and team leaders.

Underwriting Manager (Commercial)

The successful candidate will be responsible for the analysis and risk assessment services according to complex program criteria and policies and guidelines. This position reports to the Senior Manager and will provide overall direction to underwriting staff. In this role you will:

  • Develop processes to measure performance compared to the desired benchmarks according to the corporate vision, ensure these are achieved
  • Ensure continuous improvement in underwriting and risk assessment of program applications
  • Lead the investigation, adjustment and review of the underwriting processes for the programs offered by their organization
  • Provide expert advice and program leadership by maintaining current awareness of emerging issues, trends and developments within the industry
  • Embed quality control in all processes and monitor the results to provide feedback to the team to facilitate better adherence to standards
  • Ensure effective planning and allocation of human, financial, technical and physical resources to achieve planned objectives
  • Provide leadership and technical direction to the underwriting team
  • Acquire, develop and manage talent in line with to corporate human resources policies and core qualities
  • Monitor the department budget; co-ordinate with the Senior Manager, Customer Commitment; and prepare required reports
  • Ensure program integrity by ensuring that program standards are monitored and enforced


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in economics, finance, commerce, or a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in underwriting
  • Proven experience in coaching, mentoring or leading others
  • Experience with operations supervision, including resource management, work scheduling and goal setting, responsibilities
  • Solid experience in managing budgets
  • Proven track record in a high-volume client environment with strong focus on customer service


How to Apply

Please forward resumes to marianne at Insurance Career Network or call/text 905-630-5558

Job Categories: Manager Commercial Lines. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: farm, insurance, management, and underwriting. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.


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