Senior Transportation Underwriter - Commercial Auto

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Job ID : 6455
Category : Commercial Insurance
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Kitchener, Canada
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Economical is part of Definity, which includes some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative property and casualty insurers. We can’t do that without our people, so we embrace and encourage a culture that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

We offer a flexible, hybrid work experience where employees work from the office and virtually depending on the type of work they are doing and who they are working with. Bring your true self and be a part of our journey. It’s better here.

Reporting to the Manager, Commercial Insurance, the Sr. Underwriter, Transportation will contribute to the Regional Underwriting Operations team by assessing, accepting, and declining new business submissions

What can you expect in this role?

  • You’ll assess, accept, and decline new business submissions
  • You’ll be responsible for re-underwriting and negotiating renewals, and policy endorsements
  • You’ll negotiate the terms and conditions of risk acceptance with brokers in writing, by telephone, electronic mail or in person
  • You’ll develop and maintain positive broker relations
  • You’ll participate in production calls on brokerage offices, as required
  • You’ll accompany brokers on field underwriting of accounts, as required
  • You’ll provide technical support to brokers

What do you bring to the role?

  • University degree or diploma in any discipline or a completed CIP designation.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Commercial Lines underwriting.
  • Prior experience is establishing and maintain excellent relationships brokers.
  • Strong analytical skills; able to quickly interpret data, information, reports.
  • Proven ability to influence and effectively negotiate with stakeholders.
  • You are professional, friendly, and courteous in all interactions, with both customers and co-workers.
  • Have strong problem-solving abilities and analytical skills.
  • You collaborate well will others, sharing your ideas, and listening to and integrating those of others.

We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it, and we’ve got it: 

  • Hybrid work schedule for most roles
  • Company share ownership program
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Focus on inclusion with employee groups, support for gender affirmation surgery, access to BIPOC counsellors, access to programs for working parents
  • Wellness and recognition programs
  • Discounts on products and services

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: [email protected]

Background checks
This role requires successful clearance of a background check (including criminal checks and leadership references).

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