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Junior Underwriter, Commercial lines

Optimum Insurance Company Inc. - North Bay / North Bay / Permanent / Full time

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Specific responsibilities

Reporting to the Commercial Lines Manager – Ontario, the Junior Underwriter is responsible for the development and successful execution of broker and territory level business plans for an assigned group of brokers in accordance with the regional commercial business plan for profitability growth, retention and service standards. The Junior Underwriter will be required to visit brokers who represent Optimum Insurance Company in order to promote and present the Company’s commercial products, promote profitable growth and retention. They will be required to make risk selection decisions within assigned level of authority and develop productive and successful working relationships with assigned brokers. The successful candidate will be required to maintain an awareness of market trends, price levels, legal requirements and case law applicable to commercial underwriting along with negotiate optimally to develop and maintain a profitable book of business.

Education and Work Experience

In order to meet the requirements of this position, the candidate must have post secondary education or comparable previous office experience.

Qualities and Aptitudes

The candidate should be recognized for their good communication skills (verbal and written) and efficient keyboarding and attention to detail. They must be a team player with a positive attitude.


Adaptive measures for candidates with disabilities are available upon request during the recruitment, assessment and selection process.

Optimum Insurance Company Inc. - North Bay

Optimum Insurance Company Inc. is a subsidiary of Optimum Group, a private Canadian financial group with international operations. The North Bay branch has been in operation since 1979 and we are committed to providing a high level of service to our contracted independent insurance brokers and policy holders, while fostering a fulfilling work environment for our employees with career growth opportunities.

Our dedicated and experienced employees work within a team environment. We offer flexible hours, group medical and dental benefits to fit your needs, a pension plan and other perks such as reimbursement for Insurance Institute educational courses and a fitness membership contribution. We also have social activities throughout the year, where you can develop camaraderie among your colleagues allowing you to enjoy coming to work every day knowing you are an integral part of a team where everyone knows your name.

Located in the downtown area of North Bay, our office has ample parking nearby while located on a bus route. It is also only a short walk to shopping, restaurants, and the magnificent Lake Nipissing waterfront.

147 McIntyre Street West
P.O.Box 1288 North Bay, Ontario
P1B 8K5 CANADA

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