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The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company

Sr. Product Specialist - Personal Lines



Company Information

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company was established in 1896, in the small village of Wawanesa Manitoba. The venture began small, but quickly picked up speed as more policies were written. By 1960, The Wawanesa Life Insurance Company was established, and operations expanded to various provinces across Canada. Today, we conduct business all across Canada, California, and Oregon, and offer an assortment of property, auto, commercial, and life products. Our combined assets total more than 5 billion, and our annual premiums exceed 2 billion. As a policyholder owned company we offer great stability, lots of opportunity for growth, and most importantly a work environment that is respectful, challenging and rewarding. We provide our employees with fully competitive compensation packages that include competitive salaries, profit sharing plan, education assistance, and extended health benefits. We are always looking for new talent, and are looking forward to hearing from you!

Job Description

Wawanesa is growing! Do you want to help shape our future and further your career in the Insurance Industry?
In this role you will leverage your expert knowledge and expand it further while being empowered to mentor and lead others.  Working under minimal supervision you will lead the development and maintenance of insurance offerings and underwriting principles that support and promote corporate strategies for Personal Lines business. You will work collaboratively with our regional offices across Canada  that utlize our Broker network as our product distribution system.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the analysis and implementation of product and rate reviews to ensure that our rates are competitive and that appropriate premiums are charged
  • Participate in research and development initiatives to provide innovative and competitive products to meet our customer needs
  • Develop and present product training programs to a variety of audiences
  • Mentor and develop team members through the sharing of knowledge and best practices
  • Develop and maintain underwriting guidelines and procedures
    Provide risk acceptance approvals to regional underwriters while sharing
  • knowledge and best practices
  • Develop and enhance productive business relationships by liaising with internal and external stakeholders
  • Leads regional underwriting audits and reviews to ensure consistency and find areas for improvement
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of ten years Property and Casualty industry experience
  • Completion of post-secondary education
  • Completed CIP or equivalent Property and Casualty industry designation
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Bilingual in French would be considered an asset
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to conduct detailed analysis of information, and to select and implement best solutions in a timely manner
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate at the right level for the audience and present information or arguments in a convincing manner
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills, with the ability to develop and prioritize effective plans that define activities, resources, timelines, and cost estimates
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to develop quality standards and mentor other teams members in adhering to them
  • Ability to facilitate high team moral
  • Ability and willingness to travel

Wawanesa provides its employees with an environment conducive to achieving their goals for personal performance and career development. Our employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, profit sharing, benefits and a defined benefit pension plan). The benefit package is comprehensive and far ranging. Wawanesa provides an exciting and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets.

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, please apply online by May 19, 2017.

Contact Information

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
Posting Date: 09-May-2017Insurance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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