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The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company

Manager, 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


Executive Office- Manager, Personal Lines

Position 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 leading, empowering and mentoring your team!
The Manager, Personal Lines is responsible for developing and maintaining products and underwriting policies that support and promote corporate strategies for the Personal line of business offered by our broker distribution regional offices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitors Wawanesa’s experience in the Personal Lines by analyzing regional loss experience, loss ratio and loss frequency together with policy count, average premium and change in mix of business
  • Monitors competition, regulatory actions and decisions, and changes in the insurance industry to assess the impact on personal lines of business
  • Creates the schedule and manages the analysis and implementation of product and rate reviews to ensure that our rates are competitive in the marketplace and customers are charged premiums which are representative of their claims risk
  • Manages research and development initiatives to provide innovative and competitive products to meet our customer needs
  • Mentors and develops team members through the sharing of knowledge and best practices
  • Ensures the effective operation of the department by coordinating and enhancing workflow and operational procedures
  • Develops and enhances productive business relationships by liaising with internal and external stakeholders
  • Develops and maintains underwriting guidelines and procedures
  • Develops and maintains contractual agreements with outside service providers
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of ten years Property and Casualty industry experience
  • Completed post-secondary education, and/or completed CIP or equivalent Property and Casualty industry designation
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to motivate and engage team members
  • Strong  communication and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate at the right level for the audience
  • Strong negotiation skills with the ability to present information or arguments in a convincing manner
  • Strong 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
  • Strong planning and organizing skills, with the ability to develop and prioritize effective plans that define activities, resources, timelines, and cost estimates
  • 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 a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets. Join a Canadian success story!  Consider this Winnipeg based opportunity!

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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