Professional Lines Underwriter

September 16, 2020 by  
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Professional Lines Underwriter

Comma Recruitment are looking for a Professional Lines Underwriter who is driven, results-oriented, and a team player. This is a great opportunity to work alongside industry experts, develop client relationships, and grow a career and a book of business to support our ambitious goals.

Job Responsibilities

  • Underwrite new and renewal professional lines business for company partners based on underwriting authority and contract guidelines and produce business in assigned territories
  • Strong aptitude for professional liability, miscellaneous E&O, technology E&O and Cyber liability; experience in other professional liability lines (A&E, Lawyers, D&O etc.) an asset
  • Maintain the long-term profitability of a significant portfolio of accounts; the ability to successfully negotiate terms, conditions and pricing to achieve new business, renewal and profitability targets
  • Develop and execute marketing plans with target brokers to drive new business and achieve retention goals
  • Understand and leverage the breadth of products and markets, develop and submit underwriting referrals, where required.
  • Develop and maintain a professional relationship with brokers and/or clients to enhance understanding of the target market and to contribute to quality service, problem solving, and risk selection
  • Support in the development of new professional liability products by leveraging strong market and product knowledge
  • Develop and execute marketing plan to drive new business
  • Monitor key metrics, such as, new business hit ratio, renewal retention ratio, premium growth, and loss ratio, formulating corrective action where necessary
  • Mentor and train junior underwriters, as needed
  • Enter computer data of quotations, binders and related support documents
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • 2 years or more of professional lines underwriting experience
  • Provincial License or eligibility for obtaining, CIP, FCIP or comparable designations an asset
  • Proven underwriting experience and the ability to make informed underwriting decisions in-house
  • Demonstrated proficiency in sales and marketing
  • Proven organization skills and ability with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong broker relationships
  • Ability to work independently, but also be a team player

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