[AQP680] AVP, Personal Lines – Ontario

[AQP680] AVP, Personal Lines – Ontario

08 Oct
Economical Insurance

08 Oct

Economical Insurance


AVP, Personal Lines - Ontario


Work is a big part of our lives, so it makes sense to choose a company that offers truly rewarding work. At Economical Insurance®, your contributions, creativity, and energy won’t go to waste. Our passionate culture and pioneering mentality infuse everything we do, which is why our one-million-plus policyholders know we’ll protect their homes, businesses, farms, cars, and pets like they’re our own.

We’re not afraid to see how far we can push the envelope to make insurance better. Our family of companies includes Sonnet, the only Canadian home and auto insurer offering a fully online buying experience, and Petline, the largest Canadian pet insurance company.

We’re also preparing to become a publicly traded company, a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity for everyone who joins our team.

If you’re looking for a company that takes care of its people - and its customers - and has a track record of doing big things, get ready to love it here.

Who We’re Looking for:

- You are personable, productive and professional in all of your interactions, whether you’re dealing with a co-worker or customer

- You adapt well in a team environment - contributing to, supporting and enforcing new ideas

- You’re at your best when things get busy and you’ve mastered the art of staying calm and thinking fast on your feet; you’re definitely not afraid of change!

- You can juggle multiple projects without missing a beat or a single detail

- Your overall business approach includes customer service, teamwork, ownership and flexibility and you possess excellent written and verbal skills

In this newly created role, reporting to the EVP, Personal Insurance with a matrix reporting relationship to the Regional Vice President, Commercial Insurance, you will be responsible for oversight of personal insurance in your designated region by providing insight and recommending business strategies to produce profitable growth.  This role is fully accountable for attaining the Personal Insurance business plan targets within their designated region, through work in the following areas:

Broker Management

- Execute action plans, monitor results, and taking corrective action, where necessary.

- Manage the referral of complex underwriting accounts, including the application of personal authority and accountability for underwriting results and work closely with Personal Lines Underwriting to resolve issues

Relationship Management

- Work closely with Business Development, Commercial Operations and Regional Vice President responsible for the region.

- Stay abreast of changes in the Personal lines insurance, new products, rates, laws and regulations for their designation region.

- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with applicable and appropriate government and industry regulatory bodies, where applicable

Operational Planning & Business Plan Execution

- Contribute Personal Insurance perspective in the development of the regional strategies.

- Support development and monitoring of the annual operating plan.

- Develop the applicable action plans and supporting budget for designated region

- Prepare required business reporting - monthly profit & loss, new business, retention, loss ratio and expense ratio, quality of business, risk distribution and aggregation

Portfolio Analysis

- Represent your designated region and participate in product and pricing rate indication and rate taking cycle

- Conduct rate reviews and analysis

- Analyze the financial results of the channel and recommend corrective action as required

Broker Liaison

- Accountable for providing customer service related feedback to the Broker Call Centrebased on Broker experience  

- Collaborate and provide regional perspective in decisions about our Personal Insurance underwriting practices, policies, and procedure.

Your Skills & Experience: 

- University degree in a related field of study (e.g. Business, Commerce, Actuarial Studies, Math, Economics, etc).

- CIP designation.

- 10+ years of Canadian Property & Casualty Insurance

- Creative problem-solving abilities

- Ability to use data to help form decisions from an execution perspective

- Excellent communication and organizational skills

- Effective Communication and Relationship Management skills.

- Team player adaptable to a rapidly changing environment.

We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.

Go ahead and expect a lot - you deserve it.

We offer:  

- Competitive salaries, with potential for an annual raise and bonus

- Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions

- Generous time away, including vacation and personal needs days

- Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations

- Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams

- Two annual wellness campaigns - participants earn up to $300 each year to spend on almost anything supporting health and work-life balance (think things like spa days, daycare, pet grooming)

- An unlimited employee referral bonus program

- Flexible work schedule

- Discounts on products and services


To complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume and cover letter in one document. The posting will close at midnight on the deadline date; in order to successfully apply, please ensure your application is submitted by 11:59 p.m. the day before the deadline.

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: [email protected]

Visit economical.com to learn more about us and what we’re up to





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