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Director, Property Underwriting, #6378

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This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted January 29, 2018.

Director, Property Underwriting, #6378 – IW-6378

Date of modification: December 20, 2017

Job number: IW-6378


Job title: Director, Property Underwriting, #6378

Location: Toronto

Description Our client, a company dedicated to its employees based downtown Toronto is currently looking for a seasoned Director, CL Property Underwriting with managment experience.       If you are driven and want to take your career to the next level this opportunity may be for you.  


Job Summary 

To manage an underwriting unit, usually comprised of two or more market-facing sub-units, to aid in making appropriate underwriting decisions.

High Level Influencer Externally Focused – The job’s core deliverables rely on influencing or negotiating with external contacts on strategic impact matters. Relationships typically involve persuading or countering opposition, often with vendor representatives or senior management level customers. 


 Job Qualifications 

• Bachelors Degree

• CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter)
• Advanced knowledge of product lines and insurance industry
• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent skills in relationship building
• Strong presentation skills
• Results oriented


 Job Accountabilities 

 • Manage market facing underwriters who proactively seek renewal and new account opportunities.
• Identifies new growth opportunities with key distributors for areas of responsibility.
• Ensure that accounts are qualified, and meet with the organization’s appetite, balanced with sound business opportunity.
• Along with underwriters in areas supervised, make agents/broker/customer and on-sight calls with a planned and well-prepared purpose.
• Oversee negotiations of Terms & Conditions and closes deals.
• Ensure cross-sell within areas of responsibility to increase product density with the account.
• Provide continuous coaching on sales best practices.
• Mentor staff to develop strong broker and client networks as related to industries underwritten by Business Unit.
• Monitor Sales Funnel and Production Metrics of team.
• Calculate Target Price accurately by utilizing underwriting tools appropriately.
• Identify market trends and coverage’s exposures that may impact business results. Work with actuarial to insure a proper rate / price structure.
• Manage relationships with producers by conducting line of business, book of business, class and segment analysis to ensure profitability and growth.
• Market company products and services through agency plant and brokerage community.
• Support development and maintenance of agent/broker relationships to achieve profitable growth, market share, product mix, new business and account retention.
• Improve customer relations, profitability and productivity by continually analyzing branch office´s new business, loss ratio, expense ratio, loss frequency, agency distribution, product mix to determine it´s impact on other business units.
• Review agency books of business as well as profit/growth results and trends to recommend and implement action plans.
• Business Travel, as required


Interested candidates please contact Antonella Leone at 416.868.6711 x.226 or forward your resume in confidence to .  If you are working with another DGA recruiter, feel free to ask them about this position.

Founded in 1986, DGA Careers specializes in providing insurance recruiting services to major insurers, insurance brokerage firms and independent adjusting firms. DGA Careers assists qualified professionals in claims, underwriting, sales, customer service, and more, connect with the Canadian insurance industry at all levels. We endeavour to respond to each applicant in a timely manner.


  • City: Toronto
  • Market segment: Insurance
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Education: CIP
  • Expertise: Underwriting – Management , Underwriting – Property/Casualty
  • Minimum experience required: 7 to 10 Years

Skills Required

  • Education level: None
  • Work experience (years): None


Salary: N/D

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