Underwriter, Inland Marine and Transportation

April 13, 2023 by  
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Comma Recruitment is looking for a driven, results-oriented, team player with 2+ years MGA Underwriting experience. This is a great opportunity to work alongside industry experts, develop client relationships, work as part of a dynamic and successful team and grow a book of business to support our ambitious growth goals.

This role works with our Inland Marine team in Toronto.

  • You are a go-getter and results-oriented. You set ambitious goals and track your performance metrics.
  • You are passionate about learning. You have a unique opportunity to work alongside our national experts to gain a wide exposure to insurance trends.
  • You are passionate about growing something that is bigger than yourself. This is an opportunity to be part of creating the largest Managing General Agent in Canada!
  • You are adaptable and a master multi-tasker. Our industry is fast-paced and ever-changing.
  • You are a mentor. Our office has a collaborative atmosphere where learning from others and teaching others is important.
  • You are professional and client-oriented. We service clients across the globe and take pride in our corporate work environment and reputation.

Job Responsibilities:

Develop broker clientele by networking to identify new clients and generate lists of prospective focus brokers

Conduct marketing visits to build broker relationships and advertise our offerings

Maintain existing broker relationships to solicit renewals and generate new business

Build and develop markets/relationships, develop marketing strategies to compete with other companies

Utilize all our offices via referrals to place business, ensure prompt and courteous client service is provided to all brokers

Underwriting: Analyzing Risk and Placing Business

Maintain knowledge of carriers’ underwriting guidelines and/or brokerage markets.

Obtain adequate underwriting information for quoting, binding, and issuing

Review coverage requirements, prices, and conditions

Negotiate prices, terms, and conditions

Submit quality submissions to markets

Provide consultation to retailers regarding differences between quotes and coverages

Promptly review inspections to verify quality of risk

Ensure all renewal business is reviewed and quoted appropriately

Maintain carrier relationships and stay abreast of underwriting practices and maintain licenses and certifications

Mentorship: Supportive, Train, develop, and nurture assistant/associate underwriters – skill, process knowledge, competency

Help manage priorities and workload of assistant/associate underwriters on your team Cultivate trust, lead by example, and maintain an open door for team


Qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 2 years of full time underwriting experience, MGA experience preferred
  • Strong sales and marketing skills a must, business acumen, interest in continued education and professional development
  • CIP, CRM, FCIP or comparable designations preferred
  • Working towards RIBO license or provincial equivalent


  • We offer a very competitive base compensation & lucrative sales incentive bonus plan
  • Competitive group benefit plan and company matched RRSP
  • Employer-paid continuing education, courses, and designations
  • Extensive internal training and development opportunities
  • Many exciting opportunities for career advancement
  • Opportunity to work and mentor with industry leaders and experts.

Please forward resume to [email protected]