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Junior or Intermediate Underwriter, Personal Lines

Optimum West Insurance Company Inc. / Burnaby / Permanent / Full time

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Avoid the congestion of downtown Vancouver and come be part of the BC Optimum West Team which is located in our branch office based out of Burnaby! This is a permanent full time Personal Lines Underwriter position and the successful candidate will be responsible for providing excellent client service to our broker partners with a focus on growing a profitable portfolio of personal property business.

Specific responsibilities

  • Review, analyze and underwrite risk submissions to determine acceptability
  • Contributes to the development of excellent relationships with our brokers by providing advice and guidance
  • Achieving individual broker office visit targets to promote Optimum West and provide product training
  • Network and attend industry functions as needed
  • Solid understanding of the broker distribution channel and the various tools/systems utilized by the broker
  • Improve and maintain a profitable book of business by applying sound underwriting judgement in selecting new risks
  • Efficiency in the use of policy administration systems for all policy transactions
  • All other related tasks.

Education, Work Experience and Aptitudes

  • Two years’ experience in a similar role
  • Sound knowledge of policy wordings, coverage and underwriting procedures
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and negotiating skills
  • Excellent client service and time management skills
  • Completion or commitment to complete CIP/CRM designation
  • Post-secondary education

Working at Optimum West

  • Optimum Group which is a wholly owned Canadian Company with international operations
  • Ability to set your own work schedule while maintaining company core hours
  • Option to work from home- hybrid model
  • Optimum has a new modern office that is centrally located close to transit in Burnaby
  • Benefits including medical, dental and pension plans
  • Good work-life balance, emphasis on creating staff engagement with monthly staff activities in person/remotely

Optimum West Insurance Company Inc.

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.

3777 Kingsway St., Suite 1700
Burnaby (British Columbia)  V5H 3Z7

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