Are you a dynamic personality who likes working in a challenging and growing business environment?   Are you curious about forecasting profitability and like analyzing numbers to achieve winning financial results?  Are you a strong communicator?   If so, then consider joining our Group Insurance team in a rewarding career as a Group Underwriter at Desjardins!

Role description:

The person in this position will manage various tasks related to group insurance underwriting, in particular assessing risk and pricing of Group Life, Short term/Long term disability, Health, Dental and other ancillary benefits. You will apply insurance underwriting standards for applications with a high level of complexity and provide high quality of service to the sale and maintenance of clients with various funding arrangements.

Key Responsibilities:

o    Proactive in managing client requests and develop a clear understanding of the clients’ needs

o    Ability to achieve well analyzed and supported Underwriting recommendations for balancing profitability and business growth

o    Proactively share results and recommendations to senior management executives in concise manner

o    Oversees risk selection and pricing decisions for large size groups while establish risk selection and pricing on VIP clients in collaboration with Team Lead and Manager

o    Work with Junior Underwriters to prepare renewal/quotes for large or complex cases

o    Oversees and review financial reporting for large VIP clients

o    Establish strong working relationship with our Sales team and work in collaboration to acquire new business and sale renewals to existing clients

o    Process all assigned work in accordance with departmental service standards

o    Propose innovation ideas and process changes to optimize client services delivery

What we offer:

o    Job training from the start of employment and ongoing team support from Senior Underwriters, Team Leads and Manager to develop into Senior Underwriter in a structured timeframe.

o    Promotion and career development opportunities for growth in the Actuarial/Underwriting Group insurance practice.

o    An interactive team environment that empowers employees to make client-focused decisions

o    Comprehensive benefits and competitive bonus program

o    A supportive management team with progress feedback through frequent one-on-one meetings



o    Comfortable making decisive and informed decisions/recommendations through value added analysis

o    Active critical thinking and solutions oriented

o    Skilled negotiator

o    Experienced in prioritize tasks in a multi-tasking and fast paced business environment

o    Detailed oriented and highly organized

o    Strong desire to work with numbers and data in conducting various analysis

o    Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills

o    Ability to work independently and as part of a team

o    Proven knowledge of MS Office tools, specifically MS Excel

o    Bachelor’s degree related to accounting, business, finance, computer science, actuarial science or mathematics is considered

o    Strong understanding of Group insurance concepts, products and contract provisions with over 5 years of group underwriting experience

o    Industry courses taken and/or designations achieved would be an asset (i,e; LOMA or CEBS)


How to apply: R1812738 Senior Group Underwriter, visit www.desjardins.com/careers.


About Desjardins

Desjardins Group is not only North America’s strongest financial institution, it has also been recognized as a Best Employer in Canada for several years now. Its 47,000 employees and 5,000 officers contribute to maintaining its leading position in online and mobile banking services. Desjardins Group is a corporate citizen that puts people first!

For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required.

Desjardins values diversity and equity in the workforce and is committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities by adapting the recruitment process, as needed.