National Placement Leader - 8754 - IW-8754

Date of modification: September 12, 2022

Job number: IW-8754


Job title: National Placement Leader - 8754

Location: Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Mississauga, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver


Our client is a leading national brokerage seeking a technical superstar who is a savant with contracts!  Going through gareesive growth, this is a newly created stratelic level position for someone to be the right hand person of the President of the department.  This is a great opportunity to join a well respected organisation and being the face of one of their most successful divisions. 


Ideally this position is based in Vancouver, but with 25+ offices, our Client will consider any location nationally for the right candidate!  There may be some periodic travel required to Vancouver.  


Responsibilities will include:

  • Actively negotiate with insurers to ensure terms are in line with market conditions
  • Ensure existing are kept operationally healthy and all obligations are being met.
  • In tandem with the Operations and Underwriting Teams, ensure compliance with Uwg and reporting guidelines.
  • Constantly pursue new property support from domestic and international markets
  • Create new delegated underwriting agreements for the various realty insurance programs
  • Engage with intermediaries (wholesale brokers, reinsurance brokers and other niche distributors) to access new and unique capacity
  • Develop new capacity for new and innovative products so the sales teams become stronger and more capable.
  • Establish new trading relationships. Meet and negotiate preferred relationships for BFL
  • Promote a strong regional understanding of insurance marketplace conditions to support sales strategy. 
  • Assist with developing an innovative marketing strategy for challenging placements.
  • Establish appropriate internal underwriting procedures and criteria to control risk.


The ideal person will have:

  • MGA/underwriting/broking experience.
  • Possess and demonstrate strong relationships with Insurers.
  • Demonstrable track record of profitable underwriting and generating business growth;
  • Demonstrable experience in writing and executing business plans;
  • Strong analytic skills and numerical aptitude will be essential;
  • Broad operational skills and experience in an underwriting environment, including budgetary management, financial management, claims, resource allocation;
  • Ability to travel for business needs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, together with the ability to work well in a team environment.


Interested candidates please contact Affia at 778-383-9790 ext 104 or forward your resume in confidence to  If you are working with another DGA Recruiter, feel free to ask them about this position.


Founded in 1986, DGA Careers specializes in providing insurance recruiting services to major insurers, insurance brokerage firms and independent adjusting firms. DGA Careers assists qualified professionals in claims, underwriting, sales, customer service, and more, connect with the Canadian insurance industry at all levels. We endeavour to respond to each applicant in a timely manner.


  • City: Vancouver
  • Market segment: Commercial Insurance
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Education: Agents License, CAIB, Insurance Diploma, Insurance License Level II
  • Expertise: Broker Management , Broker-Commercial , Broker - Marketer , Operations
  • Minimum experience required: 11 or more Years