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Job ID: 33833
Job Openings by Title Chief Underwriting Office
Location Ontario, Canada
Description:
Position:	Chief Underwriting Office

Company:	Reinsurance Organization

Location:	Ontario

Job ID:		33833 


Responsibilities:

- Ensures the org structure is adequate to serve the team’s various objectives.
- Monitor work-related production and performance for all underwriter levels to ensure the Facultative Underwriting team maintains corporate goals and client expectations.
- Serve as a mentor to all Facultative staff members during their interactions/negotiations with client companies.
- Formulate performance plans, complete reviews, and initiate salary actions for underwriting staff.  Provide guidance regarding the resolution of underwriting problems generated by the day-to-day caseload.
- Recruits and hires the company Underwriting Staff.
- Leads financial/budget development and management.
- Builds, nurtures and strengthens client relationships at the Senior management level.
- Develops the company’s visibility and presence in the industry as a knowledge expert.
- Interact with client companies to develop customized programs revise underwriting requirements and help provide solutions to highly sensitive underwriting-related issues.
- Underwriting lead for new pricing opportunities.
- Ongoing participation in developing and monitoring underwriting guidelines.  Compiling procedures and guidelines to aid in the development of the underwriting intranet and company client database.
- Leads the company in defining and implementing underwriting philosophy for the Americas.
- Leads the company in developing and monitoring the underwriting guidelines, policies, and procedures for the Americas.
- Reports on any arising risk or control breach to Chief Agent and Underwriting Management, without delay.
- Prepare Regular Activity Reports to determine the effectiveness of the facultative UW team and recommend any remedial action to senior management.
- Lead participant in strategic planning initiatives and projects for the Americas 
- May perform other duties as required

Qualifications:

- Ten or more years of insurance/reinsurance underwriting experience.
- Three of management experience within a life underwriting department.
- Fellow, Life Management Institute and Fellow of the Academy of Life Underwriting designations or equivalent.
- In-depth knowledge of life and living benefit insurance industry products and services.
- Strong decision making ability and leadership skills.
- Self-motivated and autonomous.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in addition to real capacities to listen to clients.
- Bilingual - French & English capacities are a plus.
- Demonstrated successful track record working with sales and actuarial professionals, and other company underwriters.
- Detailed understanding of Markets and Customers.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all levels & disciplines of internal and external organization.
- Demonstrated commitment to exceptional service & ability to use internal experts to achieve goals.
- Ability to develop and maintain access to influential contacts within client companies and manage external client relationships.
- Experience in improving productivity, quality, and reducing expenses.
- Ability to identify problems, recommend viable solutions and assist in implementation of same.
- Lead and manage ongoing business improvement processes.
- Proactive communication to underwriting management regarding any pertinent issues.
- Regular attendance required.


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