Direct Underwriter

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Job Title:
Direct Underwriter
Position ID:
J1119-0058
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
Division:
Personal Insurance
Region:
Ontario
Posting Language:
E
Job Category:
Personal Insurance
Number of Positions:
1
Closing Date:
15/11/2019

Keeping You Moving

RSA is one of the world’s leading multinational insurance groups with over 300 years of experience and over 20 million customers worldwide.

Our people are committed to building a dynamic internal culture where our people love what they do and feel motivated to keep things moving – for customers, for their colleagues and as part of their own growth and development.

In RSA, employing positive people is how we achieve success. You will be working in an environment that encourages you to do great work and you constantly will be faced with fresh challenges that have a direct impact on our business. We believe your personality and passion will keep RSA and our business moving forward.

At RSA we have a culture that supports and rewards high performance with a competitive reward policy for top performers. Our rewards package includes competitive compensation, work / life balance, opportunities to learn and the chance to make a difference working for a worldwide industry leader.

At RSA Canada, our purpose is to Make Life Better Together and we do that every day through our commitments to our people, our customers and our partners. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, fair, and accessible environment where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential and where everyone feels comfortable being their true selves. We hire on the basis of merit and we are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, as well as equal access to training and promotion opportunities.

Position Overview:

Within Unifund Assurance, we are looking for a highly motivated individual to assume the role of Underwriter. The successful candidate will be a team oriented individual with a positive attitude, who will contribute to a profitable book of business by making sound underwriting decisions, and by actively working to improve processes and procedures.

As an Underwriter, you will review and examine Home & Auto transactions for acceptability and provide instructions to our Policy Servicing staff. You will also maintain expert knowledge of the Personal Lines Insurance Industry as well as Unifund's Underwriting / Rating, and system Guidelines and Procedures.

You are a high performer who delivers more than what is expected, who provides excellent service by understanding customers' needs, who enthusiastically embraces change, who shares your expertise, who takes responsibility for your development, and who actively seeks new challenges.

Who you are

Your enthusiasm is infectious. You challenge the status quo. You find solutions to problems. You go the extra mile to exceed customers’ expectations. You get things done the right way. You represent our brand with passion and pride. You are a team player. You have fun and you make work fun for those working around you.

What you will achieve in this role

• Underwrite new business, renewals and endorsements by assessing the acceptability of the risk, and factors affecting the potential for loss. Alberta and Atlantic Auto experience would be considered an asset but is not mandatory.
• Help facilitate successful integration of policies during acquisition.
• Maintain service levels, achieve your performance targets, and have the ability to comprehensively discuss and plan with your leader for optimal performance.
• Focus on sustainable profitable growth.
• Contribute to continuous improvement of work processes and procedures.
• Develop strong relationships to assist in the procurement and retention of quality business.
• Coach and guide Policy Servicing staff on guidelines, risk appetite and underwriting philosophy.
• Provide exceptional service and expertise to both internal and external customers.

What you bring to this role

• Solid property and casualty underwriting knowledge, with a minimum of 3 years of property/casualty underwriting experience
• National underwriting experience an asset
• Good working knowledge of Personal Lines underwriting techniques, guidelines, forms and coverage
• Post-secondary education and/or previous experience in the insurance industry
• Completed or working towards completing CIP
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Superior customer service skills
• Excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task
• Excellent consultation, influencing and negotiation skills
• Proven ability to make sound underwriting judgments
• Good computer and keyboarding skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office software
• Flexible working hours required – between 7am and 7pm EST

Other Information

Applicants agree that by providing personal information in response to this ad, and otherwise in any recruitment process with RSA or its affiliated companies (the “Company”) such personal information may be retained and used for a period of one (1) year from the date of this application, for the purpose of consideration for employment opportunities which may arise during that time period, unless an applicant notifies the Company to the contrary.

We thank all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We invite you to learn more about us at our Career Site, www.rsagroup.ca, where you can apply on line.

RSA group of Companies is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities, members of the LGBT community, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

RSA group of Companies will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.

If you have difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email AODA@RSAGROUP.CA or call us at toll free 1 (800)-855-0511. Please note this email is only for accommodation requests. Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.

Applicants agree that by providing personal information in response to this ad, and otherwise in any recruitment process with RSA or its affiliated companies (the “Company”) such personal information may be retained and used for a period of one (1) year from the date of this application, for the purpose of consideration for employment opportunities which may arise during that time period, unless an applicant notifies the Company to the contrary.

Johnson is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.