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The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company

Manager, Commercial Auto Products



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

Manager, Commercial Auto Products

Job Summary

The Manager, Commercial Auto Products is responsible for developing and maintaining products and underwriting policies that support and promote corporate strategies for the Commercial Auto lines of business offered by our broker distribution regional offices.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Monitors Wawanesa’s experience in the Commercial Auto lines of business 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 Commercial Auto 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
  • Builds and enhances productive business relationships by liaising with internal and external stakeholders
  • Develops and maintains underwriting guidelines, procedures and contractual agreements with outside service
  • 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
  • Superior 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
  • High level 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 Insurance is a policyholder-owned company that offers great stability for employees and plenty of opportunity for growth. Most importantly, we provide an environment that is respectful, challenging and rewarding, where employees can maximize their potential. We offer a highly competitive compensation package (salaries, profit sharing, benefits and a defined benefit pension plan) that is comprehensive and far ranging. We have grown to be one of the largest property and casualty insurers in the industry, and we are looking to expand our talent.

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, please apply online by  May 23, 2017

Contact Information

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