Regional Commercial Underwriter, Farm

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Job ID : 7232
Category : Commercial Insurance
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Waterloo, Canada
Posting Range : $48,700 - $89,800

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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 Director, Commercial Underwriting (Farm), the incumbent is accountable for underwriting their designated broker’s farm property portfolio. This position is national in scope (outside of Quebec) and the incumbent is responsible for driving business results, as part of a team, to achieve our strategic goals. The role is renewal or new business focused and the incumbent’s skill set, and experience will factor into the decision regarding the best fit for the individual and the organization. This is an excellent opportunity for those who may have a background in either commercial or personal lines, as this will allow you to expand your knowledge base to a new and exciting line of business. 

What can you expect in this role? 

  • You’ll assess, accept, and decline new business submissions
  • You’ll re-underwrite and negotiate 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 relationships
  • You’ll participate in production calls on brokerage offices, as required
  • You’ll provide technical support to brokers
  • You’ll build a pipeline for new and renewal business
  • You’ll leverage tools, resources and reports to appropriately evaluate risks and make effective Underwriting decisions
  • Participate in industry events, broker meetings and site visits/inspections

What do you bring to the role?

  • You hold a University degree in any discipline or a 2-year diploma from a publicly recognized and funded college or a completed CIP designation
  • You have a minimum  of 2 years of experience in Commercial Lines/Farm Underwriting
  • You’re professional, friendly and courteous in all interactions, with both customers and co-workers
  • You perform well in a busy environment and remains calm under pressure
  • You’re a team player that is adaptable to a changing environment
  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills  
  • You have strong problem solving abilities
  • You have well developed analytical skills.
  • You can weigh many complex factors to ultimately make sound decisions, and explain your rationale
  • Your work ethic drives you to take on challenges and see them through to completion
  • You collaborate well will others, sharing your ideas, and listening to and integrating those of others
  • You possess the ability to successfully maneuver difficult conversations with ease while exercising empathy, patience, professionalism, and the use of positive language.

Salary range is $48,700 - $89,800

Interested in this role, but don't meet every requirement? We encourage you to apply! We know from experience that a candidate doesn't need 100% of the qualifications listed to bring incredible value to our team. We're actively seeking diverse backgrounds and perspectives to help us make insurance better. At Definity, inclusion, diversity, and equity aren't just "nice to have" — they're essential to our success.

What's in it for you?

  • 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

Actual salary for the role may vary depending on work location of the successful candidate and other factors including but not limited to, skills, education, experience, working conditions and the local labour market.  In addition to base pay, eligible employees may participate in various incentive plans which are paid out at the discretion of the company and subject to individual and company performance.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it.
It's better here — but don't take our word for it. Definity was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the Best Workplaces™ in Canada for women, for youth, and for inclusion.

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 background checks (including criminal checks and leadership references).

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