Unit Manager - Commercial Lines (QC)

Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Montreal, QC, CA, H3A 3J6

Company: CAA Club Group

About Us

Echelon Insurance provides Personal and Commercial Specialty Insurance solutions to protect Canadian families and businesses across Canada, through our trusted network of Broker partners. Echelon is a member of the CAA Club Group of Companies, and is an equal opportunity employer who offers a professional environment that champions collaboration, trust, and growth to drive success. We cultivate a great working dynamic to help us deliver what is best for our associates, Brokers, and Customers.

Who we are

Get ready to drive your career forward. Life at Echelon is fast paced, performance-driven and rewarding. We value our Associates' career growth and ongoing professional development – and we regularly recognize their achievements and outstanding results.

Position Details

What You Will Do 
•    Manage the daily underwriting operations of a team of commercial lines underwriters in the region
•    Manage and underwrite complex new and existing individually underwritten Commercial Property policies
•    Develop underwriting processes and procedures
•    Review new and renewal underwriting referrals and provide timely approval or modifications
•    Participate in developing projections and forecasts for planning
•    Analyze claims history, loss trends and expenses
•    Build and maintain collaborative internal and external relationships
•    Train and coach  direct reports
•    Support the implementation of strategic initiatives
•    Review statistical analysis of data to evaluate the success of current strategies
•    Maintain comprehensive competitive and industry information
•    Prepare and analyze product based financial and variance reports on a monthly and quarterly basis
•    Participate in the development of analytic tools to improve ability to identify issues and trends


Who You Are 
•    University degree or  college diploma with an CIP/FCIP designation 
•    8+ years of commercial property and casualty underwriting experience with 2+ year of leadership experience
•    CIP certification preferred
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills
•    Strong product knowledge and thorough understanding of insurance policy wordings
•    Ability to make sound business decisions
•    Product management experience with profit & loss responsibility 
•    Understanding of financial management methods, the nature of insurance risk and reinsurance
•    Strategic problem solving skills
•    Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
•    Solid knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
•   Must be bilingual; both French and English is required because the incumbent will be communicating with colleagues and clients from other provinces.


What’s In It For You
•    Competitive total compensation and benefits package  
•    Annual shared success program based on performance 
•    Annual merit increases based on performance 
•    Registered Retirement Savings Plan with a matching contribution component 
•    Complimentary CAA Membership 


Please note: Internal applicants are asked to formally express their interest by applying online no later than 10 business days of position being posted.

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