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27 May 2022

Full-Time Vice President, Construction Practice

NAVACORD – Posted by Jones DesLauriers IMI Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description


-Great learning and growth opportunities

-Making a difference in our communities by partnering with charitable organizations

-Hybrid remote work flexibility

-Competitive compensation package

-Full Benefits Package

-RRSP Matching Program

-Professional Development Courses & Designations


Navacord Corp. is seeking a Vice President to build and support the strategic direction of our National Construction Practice in collaboration with the Construction practice leaders in our local Broker Partners. We are seeking a technical expert in Construction Insurance and Surety to further enhance the Navacord Construction value proposition and help shape national business development strategy of Navacord’s Construction practice, foster strong relationships with our carriers, and lead our Construction Committee. The successful candidate will be collaborative, able to travel, enjoy problem solving in an entrepreneurial environment, and have previous experience implementing value-oriented initiatives within a group.


-Build a construction community across Navacord by leading regular monthly meetings with construction practice leaders across Canada and function as the Chairman of our Construction Committee

-Collaborate with our Marketing Team to generate valuable thought leadership material for our Broker Partners through a variety of communication methods including social media, targeted marketing material, etc.

-Support business development efforts across all our National Broker Partners, which could involve meeting with key clients, joining various associations, and participating in conferences

-Be an ambassador for change: apply and promote best practices in terms of change management (lead by example, get involved, mobilize)

-Provide leadership, mentorship and support to our Broker Partners to support the growth and development of their individual construction and surety segments

-Coordinate a continuous review of performance indicators related to the operations of the entire construction practice

-Establish and maintain excellent relationships with the underwriting community, and participate in market negotiations, with a focus on Construction specialty markets

-Increase the number of white papers/ thought leadership pieces generated across Navacord

-Maintain strong relationships with all insurance markets and prioritize efficiency and growth in these interactions

-Educate junior individuals in the business on technical Construction and Surety knowledge through facilitating learning and development sessions

-Leverage our client management system to build a database of construction clients across Canada and use this list to proactively institutionalize our client relationships

-Explore the business case behind the creation of a Surety MGA for Navacord and develop new product lines within our construction practice

-Collaborate with our National Broker Partners to develop and implement a successful sales strategy within our Construction Segment to meet our annual growth targets

-All other tasks as assigned


•Undergraduate university degree in a relevant field (Administration, Finance, etc.)

•RIBO license is an asset

• CAIB, CRM and CIP / FCIP designation an asset

•10+ years of insurance experience with Construction & Surety

•Ability for interpersonal communication, strong leadership required

•Ability to manage change

•Ability to establish strategic direction, make decisions, transmit and communicate information, manage and coach

•Oral and written bilingualism an asset (English/French). English required

Navacord is actively committed to support diversity, equity, and inclusion. We serve and recognize and respect human differences and similarities. We value the diversity of people and actively encourage women, indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ2+) persons to apply.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their resume to:

Job Categories: Senior Management / Executive. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: #Construction Insurance, #Construction Insurance Broker, and Leadership.

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