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The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company

Underwriting Supervisor - Personal Lines

Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver

Kitsilano Posted Jan 051554790

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

Position Summary

Reporting to the Underwriting Manager, the Udwerwriting Supervisor - Personal Lines plays a vital role in helping the company to meet its Strategic Plan by leading a team and making sound underwriting decisions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership, mentorship and development to personal lines team
  • Supports underwriters with complex policies
  • Provides guidance and authority on policy approvals
  • Provides aid on rate changes
  • Evaluates individual and group performance, develop competencies, and inspire team members to achieve results
  • Monitors and shares information regarding competitors
  • Supports internal and external audits
  • Completes month end reporting
  • Reviews Accommodation files with underwriters
  • Consults with Management on underwriting and staffing issues


  • Degree/Diploma/Certificate at an accredited post secondary institute (an asset)
  • Actively working towards or has obtained, CIP/FCIP Designation
  • Progressive underwriting experience within the insurance industry
  • Demonstrated leadership skills to motivate, coach and develop team members
  • Excellent computer literacy and keyboarding skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Adapts to change and performs effectively under pressure
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Thoroughly considers all relevant information to make sound decisions
  • Attention to detail
  • Is a dynamic individual who exhibits a high degree of professionalism when representing Wawanesa

Contact Information

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
Leah Peric