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Commercial Lines Underwriter

Optimum Insurance Company Inc. - Winnipeg / Winnipeg / Permanent / Full time

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The Winipeg Branch of Optimum Insurance Company is currently seeking a Commercial Lines Underwriter. Reporting to the Regional Vice-President, the Underwriter works within established authority and service levels dealing with commercial property and casualty policies in order to contribute to a profitable portfolio of business. The Underwriter is also a knowledge resource for the Commercial Department and is required to play a role in the development of other staff members in the team.

Specific responsibilities

  • To assess and evaluate more complex risks and apply effective pricing, underwriting, and risk retention standards.
  • To quote, negotiate, and authorize the acceptance of new businesses, renewals, and endorsements.
  • To consistently maintain and follow the company’s underwriting guidelines.
  • To contribute to the Commercial Lines Branch Objectives for new business, retention and profit, ensuring that all service standards are being adequately monitored and that the department meets or exceeds all specific targets.
  • To meet the New Business targets.
  • To answer questions of brokers, by phone, e-mail or in person.
  • To meet the company’s requirements regarding individual broker visits.
  • To act as a resource for brokers and underwriters for resolving complex underwriting issues.
  • To provide technical advice and coaching to underwriters.
  • All other related tasks.

Education and Aptitudes

The successful candidate must have Commercial Underwriting experience and a preference toward being enrolled or have completed the CIP designation. They must have a good knowledge of Commercial Lines underwriting techniques, guidelines, forms, coverages and rates as well as a proven ability to make sound underwriting judgements. Finally, the candidate should have good analytical skills, the ability to operate related computer applications and an excellent communication, customer service, and organizational skills.

Optimum Insurance Company Inc. - Winnipeg

As a stable, preferred property & casualty insurance company in Canada that is fully committed to independent brokers, we provide specialized and innovative solutions to our valued broker partners and policyholders. Our adaptive products are exclusively available through an extensive distribution network of selected independent brokers across Canada.

Committed to and driven by long-term relationships, we provide personalized service and customized products to meet the emerging needs of individuals and businesses. Commercial property and liability, personal property and automobile insurance are at the core of our business lines. Our client-oriented and knowledgeable experts underwrite a variety of risks, including niche and non-commodity segments.

Since 1976, our team provides insurance to Canadians from our offices located in Québec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. Optimum General Inc. is a Canadian company operating through its three subsidiaries: Optimum Insurance Company Inc., Optimum West Insurance Company Inc. and Optimum Farm Insurance Inc.

191 Lombard Av., 15th floor
Winnipeg (Manitoba) R3B 0X1

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