Farm Underwriting Manager

LOCATION: Altona or Winnipeg, MB
SCHEDULE: Full Time
REPORTS TO: VP of Underwriting
DIRECT REPORTS: Farm Underwriters, Farm Underwriting Specialist

COMPANY PROFILE:
Red River Mutual is considered one of Insurance Business Canada’s Top Insurance Workplaces of 2020!
We are a progressive property & casualty insurance company with a focus on our customers and employees. We believe everyone has a right to feel safe and protected, and to know that someone is looking out for them. So we treat our employees like family members – we’ll be honest with them, support them, offer a listening ear, admit when we’re wrong and be a positive force in their lives and in our communities.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Farm Lines Manager is responsible for the development, growth and profitability of the farms line of business.

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS:
Underwriting:
+ Manage the farm line as a portfolio, balancing growth and profit, working closely with Loss Prevention manager and other stakeholders on risk selection.
+ Influence the development and deployment of new products or enhancement of existing products.
+ Continuous learning and sharing of current market trends, industry developments and competitive environment.
+ Support and resource for project plans for farm team.
+ Cultivate relationships between underwriters and brokers.
+ Create operational efficiencies while maintaining high quality underwriting standards.
+ Determine and manage farm lines budget.
+ Support development of training, tools, guides and other resources and information for brokers and staff.
+ Analyze, evaluate and report on all farm lines activity and results.
+ Build and maintain relationships with external partners such as reinsurance providers and other vendors.
+ Work cross-functionally within Red River Mutual departments (marketing, human resources, business development, claims etc.).
+ Attend industry, broker and corporate events.

Leadership:
+ Lead the farm underwriting teams.
+ To motivate, coach and hold accountable staff under your direction in the business.
+ Administer timely performance reviews, assessing needs for education, rewards and setting direction.
+ Embody and influence the organization to have the following leadership competencies: Team Player/Collaboration, Strong Communication/Interpersonal skills, Emotional Intelligence, Respect Diversity, Nurtures growth, Decision Making/Problem Solving/Critical Thinking, Motivate and Inspire People.

QUALIFICATION AND SKILLS:
+ Proven leadership, team work and collaboration skills
+ Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills
+ High level of organization and attention to detail
+ Planning, analysis and problem solving skills
+ Ability to adapt and innovate
+ Effective negotiating, judgement and decision making skills
+ Ability to work productively in a high stress environment
+ Excellent customer service skills
+ Degree in business, or relevant field
+ CIP designation or currently working towards and/or equivalent qualification
+ Experience in all aspects of farm and/or commercial underwriting
+ Minimum of 2 years of people leadership experience
+ Minimum of 5 years of experience in technical underwriting
+ Previous experience in the agricultural sector considered an asset
+ Product and industry knowledge
+ Some travel will be required (less than 25%)

Applications will be accepted until May 3, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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