Our client, an international insurer with over $11 billion gross premium written worldwide, is seeking an Executive Underwriter for its Marine unit. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned underwriter with a proven ability to generate a profitable book of Inland and Ocean Marine business in the Canadian market.



  • Underwrite new and renewal Inland and Ocean Marine business, meeting both growth and profitability targets, all in accordance with underwriting guidelines and within stated underwriting authority
  • Negotiate price, terms, and conditions
  • Take ownership of key accounts
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with producers and clients in partnership with the executive team
  • Coach and mentor underwriters
  • Work effectively within the company’s global management matrix



Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the company’s underwriting strategy
  • Underwrite profitable business
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with all stakeholders
  • Ensure accurate policy documentation
  • Proactively support the acquisition of new business and the retention of existing business
  • Support the company’s key business initiatives



Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • University degree – preferably in Economics, Finance, or other business studiess
  • Chartered Insurance Professional designation (either CIP or FCIP)
  • Minimum of ten years’ experience underwriting Ocean Cargo, Motor Truck Cargo and related products to the Transportation, Logistics and Cargo segments of the Canadian property and casualty insurance marketplace
  • In depth understanding of regional insurance markets and the competitive landscape
  • Well-established, strong relationships with large national and regional brokerages
  • Advanced communication and presentation skills