Underwriter, Casualty and Hospitality,  Etobicoke

February 13, 2020 by  
Filed under Jobs

Working closely with internal teams, you will be accountable for assessing, evaluating and making decisions about risks for both new and existing customers.

 Responsibilities & what you’ll be doing:

  • Quote new business by assessing the risk, pricing, choosing the appropriate company, preparing final quote and sending it to the broker;
  • Work with Hospitality team members with an eye toward writing and retaining profitable business, Net Income/Profitability above Gross Written Premium
  • Write new business by following up on quotes, sending binders, obtaining all required original documents and signatures and issuing the policy;
  • Issue renewals by re-underwriting with up-dated information obtained from Broker and then pricing, offering and issuing the policy;
  • Produce policy changes and endorsement by underwriting, pricing and issuing policies;
  • Establish and maintain professional working relationships with companies and brokers through telephone conversations and one-to-one meetings;
  • Overall administration of assigned accounts from submission to expiration;
  • Corresponding directly with brokers and other external contacts;
  • Collaborating and corresponding verbally and in writing with internal support teams;
  • Performing quality control of rating, coding, and issuance output to ensure accuracy of work (e.g. exposure bases, limits, coverage extensions, modifications, data entry, etc.);
  • Assist in developing, training and mentoring junior underwriter(s) and technical assistant(s);


The ideal candidate will be a highly self-motivated individual and collaborator who is client focused, proactive in dealing with situations and uses critical judgment to make decisions and offer solutions.  The person will also demonstrate the following:

  • 3+ years of experience in Hospitality underwriting and 5+ years of commercial underwriting, Casualty;
  • CIP Certification or equivalent
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Proven analytical skills;
  • Considerable experience in a highly service-oriented role;
  • Effective problem solver with initiative to be innovative and creative with developing new ideas and concepts;
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships;
  • Excellent time management skills with proven ability to prioritize, handle multiple tasks and move between projects continuously;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and presentation skills;
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail;
  • Committed to team-based environments;
  • Proven ability to handle confidential material with the highest level of discretion;
  • Demonstrated ability to flourish in environments of significant change;
  • Autonomous (comfortable working with minimal supervision);

What we offer:

  • Full time salaried role
  • Work-life balance with flexible work hours;
  • Support of continuing education training and programs;
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits;

Please forward resume to [email protected] or [email protected]