Job Description

My client is one of Canada’s largest insurance companies, looking for a strong Business Leader who is capable of running a multimillion dollar operation with multiple product lines.  Will be responsible for profitability and growth of personal insurance products. Must has a strong business mindset that focusses on the end to end functions and performance of the business

Title: AVP, Personal Insurance, Specialty Lines

Location: Toronto (North end)


  • As business owner, drive profitable growth and competitiveness of the business across the country
  • Develop a strong business strategy focussing on profitability, growth with a focus on data and insights
  • Develop plans, objectives and strategies for the business while driving all functional areas of the organization achieve best outcomes
  • Build strong relationships of trust and mutual respect with colleagues. Foster an environment of continuous engagement with pricing, underwriting, business insights, operations, sales/distribution, marketing, communications, claims, IT, finance and analytical and actuarial functions
  • Develop keen insight on the competitive environment and use this information to fuel actions within the business
  • Collaborate with the Broker Distribution network for specific relationships, broker bids and deals
  • Craft go-to-market strategies and messaging with sales/distribution and marketing, when changes in pricing and/or products are likely to affect brokers or customers
  • Monitor and evaluate the financial performance of the business, reporting monthly in Performance Management Meetings
  • Identify the root cause of results and execute initiatives to drive positive performance
  • Monitor industry, economic and legislative developments and recommend changes in strategies or procedures


  • 10+ years of experience in the1 P&C insurance Industry
  • Post-secondary education specializing in Business
  • Advance degree and/or professional qualification preferred
  • Established credibility in the industry and/or marketplace.
  • Considerable experience delivering profitable growth
  • Experience managing leaders in a matrix structure
  • Excellent relationship capabilities and high degree of influencing skill
  • Excellent understanding of the personal insurance business and market
  • Excellent quantitative and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent technical understanding of pricing, underwriting and actuarial techniques
  • Strong financial discipline and an understanding of financial issues related to insurance companies and reinsurance processes and products
  • Skilled communicator, manager and motivator
  • Excellent strategic analytical skills

Compensation: Competitive salary, benefits, pension plan and bonus and more

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 Maurice Reichberg at 416-868-6711 x.232 or forward your resume in confidence to If you are working with another DGA recruiter, feel free to ask them about this position.

Job Posting Details

Job Type


Market Segment

Property Casualty Insurance

Company Type

Recruiting Consultants

Languages Required


Education Required

Post Secondary Education

Minimum Experience Required

11 or more Years