Commercial Insurance Underwriter

  • Kent & Essex Mutual Insurance Company
  • 10 Creek Road, Chatham-Kent, ON, Canada
  • Nov 21, 2019
Any Insurance

Job Description



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Commercial Underwriter (Junior or Intermediate)


Kent & Essex Mutual Insurance is a well-established, local, mutual insurance company that prides itself on professional, friendly customer service provided by employees who understand our policyholder needs and put our customers first.  Our office is proudly located in Chatham, Ontario.

We currently have an opening for an enthusiastic Commercial Underwriter (Property) to join our team. In this role, you would be accountable for high quality underwriting of commercial property/liability accounts in accordance with company underwriting guidelines and your level of underwriting authority as assigned.

Reporting to the Commercial Underwriting Manager, you will provide superior service contributing to the goals of the department by assessing, accepting and declining new business and renewals while building relationships with our broker partners.  

While our ideal candidate will have previous experience within the insurance industry, such as working as a broker or another role, with a solid understanding of Commercial or Personal Lines, we would be willing to train a candidate with less experience who possess a willingness and aptitude to learn who may not have experience.

What You Will Achieve in This Role
  • Deliver exceptional customer service to our broker partners
  • Negotiate mutually acceptable solutions to underwriting proposals with Brokers
  • Develop strong Broker relationships
  • Ensure quality underwriting standards are met
What You Bring to This Role
  • Proven decision-making and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of policy wordings and rating guidelines - preferred
  • Completed or willing to obtain CIP designation
  • Superior customer service and negotiation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill
  • You are professional, friendly and courteous in all interactions, whether with policyholders, brokers or co-workers
  • You perform well in a busy operation and remain calm under pressure
  • You are a team player who makes work fun for those working around you.

What Do We Offer?

  • An incredible team of smart, diverse and supportive people
  • Great benefits, ongoing education and competitive compensation
  • A culture of spirit, fun and enthusiasm
  • A company that values the community, wellness and work-life balance.
Apply Today
Qualified candidates are invited to forward their resumes in confidence to the attention of Human Resources hr@kemutual.com .  For more information about Kent & Essex Mutual Insurance and to learn about our rich history in our community please visit our website www.kemutual.com.  

We thank all applicants for their interest and wish to advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the hiring process as required under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).