Manager, Product Innovation # 8308 - IW-8308

Date of modification: October 11, 2021

Job number: IW-8308


Job title: Manager, Product Innovation # 8308

Location: Toronto


Manager, Product Innovation

based in Toronto 


Technical Underwriting, Strategy,  Operations 


Manager, Product Innovation, Underwriting Excellence

As the Manager, Product Innovation, Underwriting Excellence this role will be significant in contributing towards the organization strategy. This role will align with the Underwriting Excellence, Technical Underwriting and Strategy & Operations teams to ensure the company maintains and provides relevant and competitive Commercial Lines products and solutions.

This role is accountable for the design, implementation, monitoring and updating of new and existing products to deliver Commercial Lines growth and financial targets. The manager must have a strong understanding of Commercial Lines policy language and structure. They would also effectively manage market knowledge, balancing broker and customer expectations with organizational needs and strategy, product simplicity and regulatory compliance.   

What will you do?

•    Monitor existing commercial lines Property/Casualty products and pricing to ensure overall alignment with business strategy.  

•    Recommend coverage changes, product enhancements or restrictions, pricing changes and other strategies to increase overall performance of the portfolio or effective growth of the company's market share.  

•    Develop and maintain the overall Property/Casualty product and pricing strategy. 

•    Create and implement product enhancements and/or restrictions to ensure our commercial lines product offerings align with industry standards and best practices.

•    Prepare and communicate rate and product recommendations to senior leadership within the organization to influence and support the strategic direction of the organization. 

•    Act as the subject matter expert from a product and pricing perspective.  Focus on both the product, underwriting and pricing decisions for the organization.  


What will you need to succeed? 

•    Minimum 5 years of Commercial Lines Underwriting experience required

•    Experience with product development and performance analysis 

•    CIP designation or working towards completion

•    Excellent communication, leadership, and critical thinking skills


DGA Careers has been proudly serving the Canadian insurance industry for over 30 years, specializing in providing insurance recruiting services to major insurers, insurance brokerage firms and independent adjusting firms. With offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Edmonton, and Calgary, DGA Careers is well positioned to conduct searches with a national scope. Our unrivalled professional network across Canada provides us with the ability to reach vital key influencers and passive candidates nationally.

Interested candidates please contact Antonella Leone at 647-624-9609 or forward your resume in confidence to If you are working with another DGA recruiter, feel free to ask them about this position.


  • City: Toronto
  • Market segment: Insurance
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Education: CIP, CIP Partial Completion
  • Expertise: Underwriting
  • Minimum experience required: 5 to 6 Years