Position Description

Underwriting Specialist
Location(s) MB - Winnipeg
Employment Category Permanent Full-Time
Close Date 23/06/21
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Position Overview

Number of Positions: 1

Language: This role operates in English.

Work Model: Temporarily Remote (due to COVID 19)

Additional Information:

As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Cooperators General Insurance company, Sovereign Insurance believes your experience matters. This is our promise to not only our clients but to our employees as well, because we know the strength of our company starts with our people.  The smart, curious, and collaborative people who bring their whole heart and passion to work each day. But you cannot pour from an empty cup; we take care of the well-being of our people so that they are inspired to protect Canadian businesses and the lives, families, and communities we impact. Join us and begin shaping your experience at Sovereign.

Sovereign is looking for an ambitious Underwriting Specialist who will be adept at underwriting commercial property and casualty policies and sharing this expertise with their Risk Specialist partners.  Take your career to the next level by developing your natural ability to see the big picture, think creatively, and challenge the status quo, while working with some of the industry’s leading professionals. 


What you are responsible for:

  • The underwriting of submissions, renewals, and endorsements.

  • Providing feedback and leading our underwriting approach in collaboration with our national underwriting team and other underwriting specialists.  This includes developing and reviewing of corporate underwriting standards, appetite, and philosophy.

  • Formulating, preparing, and maintaining of policy wordings, on-line underwriting manuals, resource tools and underwriting systems.

  • Co-ordinating the underwriting audit process including follow up support to ensure action plans to address issues identified in the audit occur in a timely manner.

  • Coaching, training, and developing team members and providing timely feedback to achieve department objectives.

What to expect:

  • Detail oriented work that requires a high degree of mental concentration for extended periods of time. 

  • You will provide support to clients who are experiencing a personal or financial loss. A high degree of confidentiality and discretion is required.

  • As a leader, strict confidentiality is required with respect to sensitive matters and employees’ personal information.


To be successful:

  • You thrive on leading and motivating others to embrace accountability to deliver our exceptional client experience and achieve results. 

  • You ensure you and your team’s day to day actions are in harmony with the company’s purpose, vision, and values even when challenged.

  • You take responsibility for guiding others through changing conditions and creating a supportive culture that encourages the exploration of new opportunities or innovations.

  • You value and encourage others to have cooperative and collaborative dialogue because diverse perspectives offer more creative and productive solutions. 


To join our team:

  • 10-15 years of experience in commercial property & casualty underwriting, with at least 5 at the senior or specialist level.

  • Multi-line underwriting experience considered an asset.

  • Experience in cross-border and international placements considered an asset.


What we offer:

  • The opportunity to take on challenging work and contribute your expertise, creativity, and passion in meaningful ways.

  • A comprehensive total rewards package, including competitive salary, bonus, paid time off, pension and benefits.

  • A holistic approach to your well-being, with physical and mental health programs and flexible work options.

  • The opportunity to work on an inclusive team who inspire each other to explore and achieve what is possible.

  • A company that is committed to support the social, environmental, and financial well-being of the lives, families, and communities we impact.

Interested in applying?

Click 'apply now' to submit your current resume and cover letter. Tell us a bit about yourself, your professional experience and how you think you can make a difference at The Co-operators. We look forward to learning more about you and we welcome you to follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. #BETTERCAREER

The Co-operators values a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment, and we're committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities during the recruitment process. If you are contacted for an interview and require an accommodation, please contact the hiring manager.

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