Senior Portfolio Underwriter – Commercial Property and Casualty

April 10, 2014 by  
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Senior Portfolio Underwriter – Commercial Property and Casualty

 

Comma Recruitment are looking for a talented Senior Commercial Property and Casualty Underwriter to work alongside a wonderful team of Production Underwriters to meet and exceed growth and profit goals for a group of assigned brokers.

As an experienced and talented Property and Casualty Commercial Underwriter you will also be a dynamic individual with leadership potential for the future.

 

  • Work as a team with the Sr. Production Underwriter to manage your assigned brokers and ensure that excellent broker relationships are maintained.
  • Work as a team with the Sr. Production Underwriter and manage your assigned brokers to underwrite and service the renewal portfolio, endorsements, cancellations, certificates etc. to ensure they are completed within service standards in accordance with company guidelines and within assigned authority.
  •  Assist the Sr. Production Underwriter with new business inputting, rating, issuing and documentation to ensure the correct procedures are followed and service standards are met.
  • Develop and maintain strong broker relationships and market our insurance products and services.
  •  Analyze and evaluate results for your portfolio and use individual or collaborative judgment to ensure that profit and growth goals are met.
  • Communicate results, outstanding issues, opportunities to Director of Commercial Insurance.
  • Record underwriting information for the purpose of evaluation, assessment, audit and profitability.
  • Assist with training and coaching of other staff as required. Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Commercial Insurance.

Comma Recruitment Required Experience, Qualifications, and Expectations:

6+ years of experience in commercial Property/Casualty underwriting including senior-level experience in this area, CIP designation, strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

 

Strong property and casualty product knowledge, and the ability to make sound underwriting decisions for mid-market and larger complicated accounts.

 

Possess excellent oral and written communication skills and superb time management and organizational skills.

 

Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team.

 

Accountability, customer-centric thinking, teamwork and a commitment to excellence.

 

Possess strong team building, coaching and leadership skills.

 

Please forward resume to info@commarecruitment.ca

Manager – Sales and Service Centre – Ottawa

April 8, 2014 by  
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Manager, Sales & Service   - Ottawa

 

Comma Recruitment require a leader with 3 years experience leading a sales and service team, reporting to the Vice-President of Sales, you will have the following accountabilities:

 

Enhance Customer Experience.  This would involve responsibilities such as:

 

  • Leading the sales and customer service activities for the Ottawa Call Centre by planning, organizing and ensuring optimal use of human, financial and material resources to meet the service level objectives expected;
  • Implementing and executing targeted initiatives that will enhance the customer experience;
  • Working with the Workforce department to ensure optimal staffing to run the Call Centre at the efficiency target.

 

Optimize Employee Experience within the Call Centre.  This would include activities such as:

 

  • Proactive involvement in development and succession plans for the sales workforce through performance management activities and key talent identification;
  • Participating in the identification of training needs and the coordination of training initiatives for the entire sales force in collaboration with the training team;
  • Planning for and supervising the hiring process of agents and team leaders and participating in promotional activities such as career days or open houses;
  • Managing performance, including coaching, motivating and retaining staff, as well as addressing performance issues promptly.

 

Set & Meet Sales Operational and Growth Targets, including:

 

  • Establishing, communicating and monitoring the performance targets for sales, efficiency and quality and developing and implementing strategies for achieving those targets;
  • Improving performance of the Call Centre by increasing efficiency and providing new ideas/recommendations that will support growth;
  • Preparing Call Centre performance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends;
  • Managing the annual Call Centre budget;
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of industry developments and involvement in networks.

 

Your Skills 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field  or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in managing large teams
  • Experience in a call centre an asset
  • Very good proficiency English, French is an asset
  • Focus on growth and development
  • Highly customer-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent leadership and coaching skills
  • Decision-making
  • Planning and organization
  • Adaptability
  • Insurance agent licence an asset

 

Please forward resume to info@commarecruitment.ca

Property Field Claims – Ottawa – $60k + Car

April 3, 2014 by  
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Property Field Claims – Ottawa

Comma Recruitment are looking for a Property Field adjuster with experience handling residential and commercial property claims. You will be responsible for handling moderate to complex property damage claims in the field, utilizing your excellent communication skills, and meeting service standards when settling claims and investigating losses.

Investigate relatively complex property claims in a timely and respectful manner through communication with customers, appraisers, adjusters and any other related parties

Collect reports and statements to determine liability and coverage

Develop an action plan for conducting investigations

Negotiate with customers, claimants, lawyers, and insurance clients to settle claims

Attends court proceedings, hearings or alternative dispute resolutions, as required, to provide information on claims

Maintain current knowledge of insurance products, as well as appraisal or investigation techniques and services

Identify process improvement needs and recommend changes to policies or procedures to maintain quality service and competitiveness

Comma Recruitment require:

A college diploma or a university degree preferred (or equivalent business experience)

Completed or are working toward a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation

3 +  years of claims handling experience

Strong customer service and written communication skills

Technical expertise at least partly acquired through direct field experience, in the investigation, assessment and settlement of property casualty claims

Expertise in personal lines and commercial lines products

Expertise in the principles of contracts and contract law

Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record

French language in oral & written communication considered an asset

Please forward resume to info@commarecruitment.ca

Property Field Claims – GTA, Windsor and Niagara

March 27, 2014 by  
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Property Field Claims – GTA, Windsor and Niagara (Residential)

Field Claims Representative opportunities with Comma Recruitment, you will be responsible for handling moderate to complex residential property damage claims in the field, utilizing your excellent communication skills, and meeting service standards when settling claims and investigating losses.

Investigate property claims in a timely and respectful manner through communication with customers, appraisers, adjusters and any other related parties.

Collect reports and statements to determine liability and coverage, develop an action plan for conducting investigations.

Negotiate with customers, claimants, lawyers, and insurance clients to settle claims

Attends court proceedings, hearings or alternative dispute resolutions, as required, to provide information on claims

Maintain current knowledge of insurance products, as well as appraisal or investigation techniques and services, Identify process improvement needs and recommend changes to policies or procedures to maintain quality service and competitiveness.

Comma Recruitment require 3+ years experience handling property claims

A college diploma or a university degree preferred (or equivalent business experience)

Completed or are working toward a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation

Strong customer service and written communication skills

Technical expertise at least partly acquired through direct field experience a great asset

Expertise in personal lines, also roles available for experience with commercial lines claims

Expertise in the principles of contracts and contract law

Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record

 

Please forward resume to info@commarecruitment.ca

Casualty Claims Unit Manager – Toronto

March 27, 2014 by  
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Casualty Claims Manager – Toronto

Comma Recruitment are looking for a Senior Casualty adjuster with 3 years management experience, you will be responsible for managing and controlling the operations of a casualty claims unit to meet corporate objectives.

Provides technical expertise and leadership to ensure efficient and effective work processes, quality service, and continuous improvement.  Directs resources within budget allocation and ensures adherence to corporate policies and standards.

 

Manages the operations of the unit to achieve key business goals.  Monitors and participates in unit activities and reports on progress.

Assumes responsibility for the selection process and hiring of employees within the claims units. Provides leadership to the Unit.  Identifies and coordinates assignments within the Unit.

Provides guidance and feedback regarding performance.

 

Facilitates continuous learning and development. Prepares and discusses performance management with unit staff members. Participates in salary administration process for employees in the unit. Acts in a consultative and advisory capacity on claims matters and technical issues such as: liability determination, investigation, policy interpretation, settlement negotiation, and reserve establishment for claims.

Resolves complex claims related issues and/or escalates problems according to company policies.  Ensures that corporate policies, claims standards, and procedures are followed.

 

Maintains effective communication channels with other departments.  Liaises with other claims experts or management on technical and administrative issues. Attends and participates in legislative/judicial hearings and ADR meetings when appropriate and necessary.  Authorizes settlements of claims in accordance with authority limits.

Establishes and maintains productive business relationships with vendors, service providers, and legal firms.  Attends to their concerns and issues.  Monitors performance to ensure compliance with professional and corporate standards. Remains current with industry trends, technical developments, services, and products.

Identifies improvement needs and recommends changes to policies and/or processes to improve business results and maintain competitiveness. Performs review of staff files and provides feedback and/or training as determined by this exercise.  Where required, establishes controls based on review findings.

 

Comma Recruitment require a Senior Adjuster with:

3 Year’s experience at a supervisory level

Completed or are working toward a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with all levels of staff

Experience in coaching and developing staff

Proficiency in a variety of PC software

Proven leadership skills

Excellent customer service skills

 

Please forward resume to info@commarecruitment.ca

Commercial Claims Adjusters – Auto

March 24, 2014 by  
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Commercial Auto Claims Adjusters

As a Commercial Claims Adjuster you will be responsible for the investigation and settlement of moderately complex commercial auto claims. You will:

  • Investigate moderately complex Commercial Auto losses
  • Ensure prompt and equitable settlements, consistent with corporate policies and standards
  • Evaluate claims and establish claim reserves
  • Document claims files by collecting and securing appropriate reports and statements from third-party adjusters, claimants, witnesses and any other pertinent experts to determine damage and/or liability
  • Negotiate with insurance clients, claimants, lawyers and insurers to settle claims
  • Provide quality customer service to external and internal customers, and answer queries relating to the claims process
  • Keep up to date on our products, appraisal and investigation techniques, and services

Qualifications

  • University degree or college diploma and/or equivalent business experience
  • Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation or working towards
  • Commercial auto claims handling experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong time management skills

 

Please forward resume to info@commarecruitment.ca

Team Leader – Personal Lines Sales Brokers

March 20, 2014 by  
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Team Leader – Personal Lines Sales Brokers 

Comma Recruitment require a talented and experienced Team Leader to manage a sales and service team.

Leading, coaching and mentoring sales staff, managing administration team and creating a thriving sales culture.

Ideally from a brokerage background with experience in management, leading a team or managing a sales project.  Must have a strong sales background in Insurance related products.

A strong communicator, excellent IT skills with experience with TAM a benefit.

Working with a national broker, base salary of $60,000 – $65,000 with excellent opportunity for development, a full time role with excellent bonuses and commissions, benefits and vacation package.

Located GTA / East Toronto.

 

Please forward resume to info@commarecruitment.ca

Service Centre Manager – Ottawa $85 – $95,000 + Excellent Performance Bonus

February 27, 2014 by  
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Comma Recruitment are looking for a Service Centre Manager with a natural flair for mentoring and motivating a team  of service staff and adjusters, including managers and team leaders.

You must be able to maintain a strong customer focused approach while advising on solutions for internal and external sources.

As a Claims Manager in the Claims Service Centre, you will manage the day-to-day operations of the Auto Physical Damage Claims Units to meet business goals and customer service expectations.

You will:

Proactively manage workflow and resources of the Ottawa Claims Service Centre to achieve regional goals and exceed customer expectations.

Handle escalated client and broker calls when necessary.

Participate in the development and implementation of business plans and manage day-to-day operations to achieve key business goals

Assist the Director to develop policies, strategies, budgets, and long term and short term plans to facilitate ongoing work, process improvement, customer relations and other functions.

Monitor financial performance and productivity and report monthly to appropriate stakeholders on progress towards specific goals and objectives

Develop, recommend, and implement strategies for loss containment and increased salvage and subrogation returns to improve region’s loss ratios.

Provide effective leadership by motivating staff, coaching and mentoring subordinates, performance management, continuous learning and career development for managers and other staff.  Also responsible for hiring and terminations.

Develop, recommend, and implement management and/or organizational initiatives to support company strategies including changes to organizational structure and process/technology improvements.

Act in a consultative and advisory capacity on claims matters such as: policy interpretation and settlement negotiation to help resolve claims related issues.

Maintain a respectful and productive business relationship with vendors, service providers, and internal client groups.

 

Comma Recruitment require an experienced leader with:

College diploma or university degree

Completed or are working toward a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation

A minimum of two years in a management function

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with all levels of staff, internal and external customers.

Experience in coaching and developing staff

Proficiency in a variety of PC software

Proven leadership skills

Excellent customer service skills

Demonstrated knowledge of Auto Physical Damage line of business / Auto Claims

 

Please forward resume to info@commarecruitment.ca

Commercial Auto Underwriter – GTA

February 18, 2014 by  
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Commercial Auto Underwriter

Comma Recruitment are looking for a talented Commercial Auto Underwriter, ideally with 5+ years experience, the role is focused on maximizing broker satisfaction.

It requires demonstrated underwriting abilities in support of high, small and simple business exceptions, all within a broader authority level. Be accountable or production goals and targets and be expected to deliver an exceptional broker experience.

 

Some of the duties include:

·         Review, underwrite and enter Commercial Lines business including renewals, new business and  endorsements for low to medium complexity

·         Post claims underwrite (i.e. loss reports)

·         Quote and authorize business within corporate guidelines and individual authority levels

·         Respond to broker inquiries in regards to making modification to policies

·         Communicating and negotiation coverage and price with brokers within capping and deviation authority level limits

·         Be able to resolve technical and UW issues of medium complexity, including authority escalations

 

·         Comma Recruitment require a CIP designation or working towards

·         5 years progressive Commercial Auto insurance underwriting experience

·         Strong negotiation skills

·         Increased sales acumen

·         Sound underwriting judgment

·         Demonstrate leadership capabilities

·         Drive the Business – think strategically, make effective decisions

·         Know the Customer – build trust and strengthen operations relationship

·         Win with People – communicate with impact, lead and develop skills and knowledge of all those you come in contact with on a daily basis

·         Foster collaboration between teams and between underwriting and other business units

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills

·         Excellent decision making and analytical skills

·         Organized and strong time management skills

Please forward resume to info@commarecruitment.ca

Intermediate and Senior Property Field Claims Adjusters – Toronto and Niagara

February 18, 2014 by  
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Intermediate and Senior Property Field Claims Adjusters – Toronto and Niagara

Comma Recruitment are looking for experienced residential property claims adjusters to investigate, negotiate and settle relatively complex property claims through communication with customers, appraisers, adjusters and any other related parties

Ideally 3-5 years claims experience with knowledge of Property Claims.

Collect reports and statements to determine liability and coverage

Develop an action plan for conducting investigations

Negotiate with customers, claimants, lawyers, and insurance clients to settle claims

Attends court proceedings, hearings or alternative dispute resolutions, as required, to provide information on claims

Maintain current knowledge of insurance products, as well as appraisal or investigation techniques and services

Identify process improvement needs and recommend changes to policies or procedures to maintain quality service and competitiveness

Comma Recruitment are looking for candidates with college diploma or a university degree preferred (or equivalent business experience)

Completed or are working toward a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation

3 -5  years of claims handling experience, Senior positions available for adjusters with more experience handling complex claims

Strong customer service and written communication skills

Technical expertise at least partly acquired through direct field experience, in the investigation, assessment and settlement of property casualty claims

Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record, positions available throughout GTA and Niagara region

Please forward resume to info@commarecruitment.ca

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