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Director of Underwriting

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Zensurance is focused on building a market leading insurance platform that helps small and medium sized businesses manage their business risks. This task requires us to engineer from scratch a customer-centric organization and product. We are boldly going where no insurance broker has gone before!

The role:
We are looking for a Director of Underwriting to join the leadership team and grow the underwriting function at Zensurance. This leader would oversee the management and strategy for all aspects of insurance products, ensuring competitive market positioning, product offerings and pricing. 

* Must continue to learn and inspire others to continue to learn as well
* Should build up others and inspire their colleagues to do things that are more challenging than what they might think they are capable of
* Will be accountable for managing and driving performance to exceed company targets, by conducting team meetings and impactful performance plans to elevate results
* Must perform one-on-one meetings with each direct report and work to discover action items to help them improve
* Assist in the onboarding and training of new talent to set them up for success Drive overall growth and improve online offerings for customers

* Define our underwriting strategy based on an in-depth understanding of customer demand
* Set rates to balance growth and profitibility
* Define coverages, limits and wordings, within the identified markets and support negotiations with insurers
* Advocate for improved offerings by working with brokers to codify rules, pricing, and watching bind ratios by industry to identify the needs for new products
* Ensure fulfillment of obligations to markets and manage relationships with insurers to improve offerings
* Conducts competitive analysis of products and pricing to ensure the competitive positioning of Zensurance in the marketplace

Your ideal qualifications:
* 7-10 years experience within an underwriting role (including commercial lines)
* 3-5 years in a leadership position 
* Experience defining underwriting strategy 
* Strong analytical skills
* Ability to drive process improvements and deliver growth and KPI’s inline with the business goals
* Attention for detail and demonstrated flexibility in managing multiple projects and deadlines at a time

Perks we offer at Zensurance:

·     Opportunity to work for Canada’s fastest growing insurtech start up
·     Contemporary office downtown TO, 1 minute from Osgoode Station and 7 minutes from Union Station 
·     Flexible work environment / work from home arrangements available to everyone 
·     Modern technology - laptops provided to all staff 
·     Comprehensive, flexible health and dental plans to suit all lifestyles 
·     Weekly Friday company-wide meetings in our comfortable #zenden with beverages and great snacks
·     Build next level relationships with your peers through scheduled companywide team building events
·     Be a part of something special,  we are confident you won’t find any other insurance company like us :)

Who we are. What we're building.

Business is hard work, insurance doesn’t have to be!

At Zensurance we believe that teamwork makes the dream work.

We are passionate about providing business owners with the best insurance solutions at great rates through an online and easy to use platform.  

Our secret sauce is all about our culture.  Here at Zensurance our culture is built on three core values that we live and breathe everyday, they are:

INSPIRE: We put people first and empower them to be the best they can be.

INVENT: We take an innovative approach to creating straightforward solutions for our customers.

DELIVER: We set ambitious goals and hold ourselves accountable to achieving them.

If reading all that piqued your interest, drop us a line and let us know why you would be a great fit for us. Whether it be through a resume - or something else you think is better -  send us what you believe will impress us. Show us your creative process - how you think and solve problems!

True to its Canadian values, Zensurance celebrates diversity in its workforce structure and encourages applications from all backgrounds.