Director, Business Development – Ontario

September 8, 2017 by  
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Director, Business Development. Ontario      150K + 25-50% Bonus, Car Allowance.

Comma Recruitment are looking for a Regional Director to manage and develop the personal lines business development strategies for the Ontario region. You will be accountable for the broker distribution channel within their region to sell and underwrite our insurance products.

This includes developing, implementing and maintaining a 1 – 2 year business plan for the Region and an optimal organization design to deliver the highest level business plan results and performance metrics.

The successful candidate will accomplish this by:

  • Continually assessing the competition and market opportunities within the region on a regular basis to identify strengths, opportunities, weaknesses and threats, and developing and implementing appropriate action plans.
  • Selecting, developing and managing a capable team.
  • Ensuring high levels of Employee Engagement by developing employee engagement strategies & employee development plans.
  • Providing input to the brand strategic and tactical plans and directions and ensuring understanding of our business plan and directions within the regional team.
  • Ensuring a clear understanding of all employees on our underwriting approach & philosophy.
  • Ensuring the delivery of optimal regional results within appropriate performance metrics including quality, quantity, timeliness, productivity, customer satisfaction and financial performance.
  • Ensuring the development and maintenance of appropriate policies, practices, selling techniques and continuous development initiatives to provide stability, growth and competitive advantage within the region.
  • Developing and maintaining effective strategic partnerships with brokers in the region.
  • Establishing and enhancing our profile in the industry and in the community by participating in worthwhile business and community events.
  • Supporting retention and growth goals through the development, implementation and monitoring of function specific strategies to enhance policyholder and broker satisfaction levels.
  • Develop & maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with all departments, leveraging the relationships.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Comma Recruitment are looking for CIP/FCIP, or working towards along with University degree/College diploma.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive business experience includes sales, marketing, underwriting operations and general management.
  • Extensive experience with personal lines both sales and underwriting.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in leadership and staff development, including proven success in leading a team.
  • Extensive knowledge of the personal lines market and the brokers within the market.
  • Excellent influencing, collaboration and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to identify, analyze and provide business-case solutions to complex problems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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