Regional Vice President - IW-8779

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Job number: IW-8779


Job title: Regional Vice President

Location: Abbotsford, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, New Westminster, Surrey, Vancouver


Our client is looking to for the senior leadership position of Regional Vice-President for BC Region. This position will represent the organisation to the market and drive growth within the BC Region and will bring together expert business acumen and strong technical skills, constantly balancing risk and opportunity to achieve the goals of the company, their broker partners, insurers, their insureds and employees.

The role is accountable for growth and profitability, enhancing employee engagement, talent management and business plan execution. Responsibilities include driving underwriting results and revenue growth with relentless persistence to achieve or exceed targets.  A critical component of the role is developing people and enhancing long-term partner relationships, coaching managers to improve leadership and to develop the brand within the BC market.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Talent Management within the region; ensuring team is executing upon attraction, recruitment, retention and engagement strategies. 
  • Takes an active role in ensuring the ongoing development of employees; ensures team and individual goals are set, coaching and feedback is being provided consistently and leaders are identifying career development opportunities based on interests and strengths.
  • Participates and contributes as a member of the Senior Leadership team to provide input into and then executing upon the strategic plan. Leads the development of the Region’s annual business plan(s) complete with growth and profitability targets and tactics that will meet or exceed the budget for both personal and commercial lines.
  • Brand promotion – Participates in territorial industry events as well as working with marketing to arrange broker events, promotional initiatives to drive brand awareness and growth
  • Reviews and monitors key performance metrics on a regular basis, working with Regional Managers to implement actions to address deficiencies and enhance successes. 
  • Promotes the achievement of a strong, proactive sales, underwriting and service culture through motivational leadership and coaching.
  • Accountable for profitability within the Region by ensuring growth and profitability targets are met, teams are effectively managing salary budgets and forecasting of resourcing requirements.
  • Identifies and develops strategies related to competitive, environmental and industry trends that may impact organisation's market position; sets direction; focuses resources and executes plans to develop and grow the business.
  • Fosters and maintains strong relationships with our key business partners, primarily, our key brokers and the Insurance companies through which the company writes business.
  • Maintains a high level of current industry knowledge and actively participates in professional associations related to insurance such as Insurance Brokers Association of BC, staying at the forefront of the profession.
  • Leverages relationship skills and mentoring to manage groups and motivate teams to work together to deliver results.
  • Travel as required

Key Relationships

Reports to:  President

Direct Reports:  Regional Managers

Other Relationships: VP Operations, SVP Underwriting, Peers, Senior Leadership Team, Insurance Company Representatives, Broker Partners, Industry Associations & Regulatory Bodies (IBABC & Insurance Council of BC, Insurance Corporation of BC)

Experience and Qualifications

  • University degree or equivalent
  • 10 yrs management experience within the insurance industry
  • Experience within an Insurer or MGA
  • Experience building a successful brand and team
  • Strong underwriting background essential – Personal and Commercial Insurance
  • Strong communications skills – verbal and written
  • Presentation 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 Kanak at 778-383-9790, Ext. 101 or forward your resume in confidence to If you are working with another DGA recruiter, feel free to ask them about this position.


  • City: Vancouver
  • Market segment: Commercial Insurance
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Education: CAIB, CIP, FCIP, University Degree
  • Expertise: Underwriting , Risk Management , Underwriting - Management
  • Minimum experience required: 11 or more Years