New Job Corporate Underwriting Specialist (Personal Property) In Saskatchewan

Corporate Underwriting Specialist (Personal Property)

Company : Saskatchewan Government Insurance
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Saskatchewan

Full Description

Do you value integrity and innovation? How about passion and caring? Great! Us too, and that's why you'll fit right in. Our intentional culture promotes trust and participation, encouraging you to bring your heart and mind to work every day.


Multiple Locations

Are you an experienced Senior Personal Property & Casualty Underwriter looking for the next step in your career? SGI CANADA is currently searching for a

Corporate Underwriting Specialist

(Personal Property).

In this role, you will provide strategy support through research, analysis and recommendations to deliver improvement initiatives (i.e., quality control frameworks, automation) that have a clear, positive and direct impact on portfolio and segment performance in alignment with the Personal Lines Underwriting strategy. As a Corporate Underwriting Specialist, you will provide referral expertise through technical guidance and an understanding of market conditions and emerging trends. You will contribute to the development of new products and corporate guidelines that benefit the quality of regional underwriting performance. At SGI CANADA, we have a strong culture of innovation and collaboration and encourage employees to challenge the status quo!

Key Accountabilities

Note: This section is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities – other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

Business Strategy & Insights

Contributes to the development of strategies through research, analysis, recommendations and drives the development of corporate underwriting guidelines (i.e. eligibility rules/criteria) to effectively control insurance risks, support product compliance and positively impact profitability.

Performs research and analysis of the industry and company data to contribute towards assigned initiatives.

Contributes to the development of a continuous improvement model.

Drives the development and implementation of innovative tools/products and product enhancements across all Canadian jurisdictions.

Participates in strategy/management meetings; presents recommendations and champions the development and implementation of business change.

Conducts business and UW due diligence including regulatory and compliance research.

Conducts growth and profitability analysis.

Fosters productive relationships with the regions and other key business partners.

Compliance & Audit

Provides objective, independent, risk based underwriting quality and control evaluation of the commercial/personal portfolio.

Manages & monitors the design and execution of underwriting guidelines and controls to ensure compliance and alignment with corporate underwriting standards.

Reviews and enhances audit programs and collaborates with Operations and Corporate Audit and leads the development of new quality assurance program for underwriting.

Handles referral request that are made on accounts beyond the authorities of regional underwriting management.

Contributes to development and maintenance of QC strategy and framework. Supports the development and monitoring of Quality Assurance practice.

Develops key quality indicators for UW processes and the monitoring processes; QC/consistency review of audits -- ensures consistency in interpretation of expectations by reviewers (i.e. ensures Underwriters conducting audits are doing so consistently).

Identifies areas for improving efficiencies ie. automation, in the QC program.

Provides support to UW Ops with internal and external audit inquiries.

Audits use of underwriting tools and recommends changes to tools and/or procedures.

Underwriting Profitability Analysis

Participates in the management of the profitability of the portfolio by regular monitoring of KPIs, analyzing the data and developing action plans to remedy existing trends or as they emerge.

Works in collaboration with Loss Control to align objectives to underwriting strategy, driving the importance of loss control within the underwriting community and providing input to loss control methodology.

Works closely with Pricing and IT for system enhancements and development of all underwriting tools and strategies, including signing off on system requirements and functional specifications to ensure they reflect business needs.


Actively contributes to and supports a culture of a high performing workforce.

Participates in divisional succession plans, ensuring ongoing professional and career development and supports development in others.

Supports a culture of leadership and accountability to effectively deliver on strategic and corporate strategies.

Is actively committed to leadership development across the company, supporting team and workforce readiness through mentoring, training and developmental opportunities.

Corporate Management

Enables the success of programs and policies that are in alignment with corporate, strategic and divisional strategies.

Manages risk within area of authority.

Ensures that the Health, Safety and Emergency Management Policy is applied in area of responsibility.

Education and Experience

A four-year degree from an accredited post-secondary education institution in a relevant field of study such as Business.

6 years Personal Property and Casualty underwriting experience at a senior level.

A Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation would be considered an asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Skill in risk-based underwriting quality and control evaluation.

Knowledge of pricing and individualized rating models.

Knowledge of the applicable policy wordings, endorsements, products, philosophies,

risk information sources

along with underwriting guidelines, and procedures


Knowledge of the applicable regulatory environment.

Ability to interpret and apply jurisdictional laws and regulations.

Ability to analyze and interpret relevant data to identify trends or issues and recommend solutions.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, underwriting systems and other related systems.

Strong attention to detail.

Strong interpersonal, presentation and communications skills.

Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities and deliver results.

Posting Close Date:
October 19, 2021

As you prepare to submit your application, and cover letter if applicable, please highlight the achievements that demonstrate why you're a great candidate for this role.