Underwriting Director, Commercial Mid-Market

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Vancouver
  • 125 - 150

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Underwriting Director, Commercial Mid-Market



Vancouver, BC, CAN

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You have a clear vision of where your career can go. And we have the leadership to help you get there.

At CNA, we strive to create a culture in which people know they matter and are part of something important, ensuring the abilities of all employees are used to their fullest potential.
Leads and directs an underwriting team and is accountable for business results through overall management, profitability, and business development of a book of business. In conjunction with senior management, works within the highest assigned limits of authority. Has regional and/or industry segment scope of responsibility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Performs a combination of duties in accordance with departmental guidelines:

Directs the work activities and has full management responsibility for the performance and development of subordinate staff in accordance with corporate strategic direction.

Coaches, leads and develops underwriters and directs the development of underwriting training.

Participates with senior management in the development and implementation of underwriting policy, marketing and business strategy.

Develops and implements operating plans for enhancing the business and meeting strategic objectives.

Reviews and directs the application of underwriting policy and pricing for all risks within an assigned book of business.

Market products and services to drive business through the brokerage community.

Develops and maintains broker relationships to ensure positive and profitable outcomes.

Reports business progress to senior management.

Keeps current on provincial/federal issues and regulations, industry activity and trends.

Represents the company in industry trade groups.

May perform additional duties as assigned
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
Ability to effectively lead, coach and develop an underwriting group.

Excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills.

Ability to effectively interact with all levels of CNA’s internal and external business partners.

Senior level technical underwriting and people management skills.

Strong knowledge of insurance and underwriting principles, practices and procedures.

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to manage key strategic initiatives and deliver results

Ability to deal with ambiguous situations and issues.

Creativity in resolving unique, complex and challenging business problems.

Provides input for setting long-term goals and objectives of assigned business sub-function.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other business-related software.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in experience. Professional designations preferred.
Typically a minimum of eight – ten years of senior technical underwriting and management experience with a proven track record of results.
At CNA, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job. If you require an accommodation during the hiring process or upon hire, please inform Human Resources. If a selected applicant requests accommodation during the recruitment process, CNA will consult with the applicant in order to provide suitable accommodation that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs.

About Us

At CNA, we are focused on success, individually and collectively. We pride ourselves on promoting a culture that challenges and engages people. We strive to connect people, departments and business areas, to function as a team, and to serve our customers and communities with professionalism and respect.
Our dedication to employee engagement, continuous learning and the open exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our business. These ideals, combined with our focus on the customer, enable us to explore new market opportunities and build on our success.
Our values, culture and financial strength are what differentiates us from other employers and make CNA the place you want to work.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

CNA is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture grounded in equity that supports our organization, clients, and communities by prioritizing talent and programs that represent our current environment and empower all employees and partners to be active allies and advocates for equality. Globally, our Employee Resource Groups — Advocacy for Visible & Invisible Disabilities (AVID), Asian Professionals for Excellence (APEX), Empowering Black Professionals (EBP), Generational Perspectives (GP), Organization of Hispanics and Latine Americanos (¡OHLA!), Pride, Women Impacting Leadership (WIL) and Veterans — make CNA, and our communities, even stronger.
Corporate Social Responsibility

At CNA, we have a long standing commitment to the diverse communities in which we live and work. We actively make a difference for the greater good through partnerships, sustainability, initiatives, and working together for a better tomorrow. Corporate Social Responsibility is not one person, or one department, it’s the entire enterprise coming together to make the world a better place.



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