Business Development Agent – Personal Lines, Durham Region $40,000 – $45,000

September 8, 2017 by  
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Business Development Agent – Personal Lines – Durham Region

Comma Recruitment are looking for talented sales and business development agents to grow and service a book of business. Renewing and retaining clients, creating referrals and recommendations, cross selling and up-selling to new and existing customers.

Utilizing data bases to cold call and reach out to new and previous customers, closing sales of home and auto insurance policies.

Base Salary with superb commissions/bonuses and full training and professional development provided, looking for RIBO and OTL licensed sales professionals with 1+ years experience selling home and auto insurance.

Benefits of this position include:

  • Competitive annual income made up of guaranteed base salary plus bonuses/commissions
  • Paid training and licensing
  • Monthly and quarterly bonus programs
  • Great work environment and flexible hours
  • Supplemental education programs
  • Full benefit package (dental, medical and many more)
  • Retirement and Savings plan options
  • Individualized coaching from our top-notch sales leaders

Responsibilities of the Business Development Agent include:

  • Actively prospecting to generate new business for personal home and auto insurance
  • Achieving monthly sales targets
  • Educating and advising consumers about our products and insurance services
  • Participating in valuable business and community events

Please forward resume to [email protected]

Property Claims Director – GTA

September 8, 2017 by  
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Property Claims Director

Comma recruitment are looking for a Property Claims Director to lead a highly engaged team of claim professionals that investigate and settle property and related losses, providing best in class service to our customers while controlling costs and expenses.

  • Reporting to the VP Claims you will provide strategic leadership, direction, coaching and mentoring to a team of dynamic Claims professionals
  • Develop strategy and tactics that deliver business results and implementation of processes and procedures to enhance the service experience
  • Manage complex claims, fraud investigations, catastrophe events and litigation files
  • Provide strategic leadership, direction, coaching and mentoring to a dynamic Claims Team
  • Establish best practices and procedures that drive and support the organization’s ability to meet operational, financial and service requirements
  • Provide data analysis that supports the proactive recognition of adverse trends and development of programs, processes and tactics to address those trends in order to meet targets
  • As part of the Claims Leadership Team, consult, influence and strategize on Claims initiatives
  • Drive positive customer satisfaction by delivering the value proposition defined by the brands through the management of claims handling

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Comma Recruitment are looking for A Property Claims Specialist / Manager with CIP/FCIP designation.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in relevant roles with a minimum of  4+ years of leadership/management roles in a fast paced, collaborative claims environment
  • Post-secondary education in a related field
  • Previous experience in claim adjudication and adjustment as well as experience managing catastrophe events
  • Strong knowledge of personal lines insurance policy contracts
  • Technical experience in both home and automotive physical damage assessment an asset
  • Solid understanding of provincial and federal regulations
  • Proven ability to analyze data and recommend solutions
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to present information in an organized, logical and effective manner to a wide variety of audiences
  • Excellent leadership skills to develop and manage a team of direct and indirect reports
  • Ability to travel for business and work outside of regular business hours is required due to the management of catastrophe events

Please forward resume to [email protected]

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.

Please forward resume to [email protected]


Special Risks Underwriter – Toronto $90k +

September 7, 2017 by  
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P&C Underwriter– Special Risks – Downtown Toronto


The Special Risks Underwriter Specialist is responsible for the evaluation and servicing complex and unique accounts within the Property and Casualty segment of Specialty Risk


1 Responsible for the successful management and pricing of designated portfolio of Property and Casualty accounts.

  • Maintain the long term profitability of a P&C portfolio. Grow and develop new P&C business.
  • Execute risk selection decisions within the assigned authority and in accordance to corporate guidelines for correct pricing techniques.
  • Refer and redirect requests for risk selection for unique or unusual risks beyond personal authority, along with recommendations.
  1. Develop contract wording for new product proposals and business plans.
  • Review and manage existing contracts.
  • Develop new contract wordings.
  • To ensure products and service are delivered in the most effective manner to achieve profit and growth objectives.
  1. Collaborate with and support other areas of the Specialty Risk team in the development of new business, products and pricing strategies to achieve profitable growth.
  2. Understand and apply best business practices towards compliance, internal control and operational risk controls in accordance to national standards and regulatory standards and policies.
  3. Develop and maintain a knowledge and understanding of company operations and procedures, including demographic, economic, and social characteristics to increase market share.
  • Participate in the development of new business, renewals and contribute to corporate objectives and assist in the presentation of proposals as required.
  1. Work collaboratively with Supervisors and/or Managers on special projects and assignments requiring advanced technical skills and knowledge when required.
  2. Other duties as assigned.


  • Proficient in creating and understanding contract wordings; proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word.
  • 3 + years of commercial underwriting with experience in special risks and the hard to place market
  • MGA or Brokerage experience is preferred
  • Accurate and detail oriented.
  • Commitment to high standards of performance and goals.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated presentation skills.
  • Ability to foster and build good working relationships with brokers, customers and business areas inside and outside the work unit.
  • Ability to influence decisions and gain agreement and/or support on sensitive issues.
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Existing relationships within the industry are valued.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of underwriting discipline.
  • Ability to work within and adapt to PC oriented environments, including familiarity with e-mail and Internet skills. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Completion of the CIP/FCIP designation an asset.

Please forward resume to [email protected]