INSURANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Perkins Professional Search (PPS) is an industry leader in providing career and job seeking assistance to all levels of insurance professionals. With our focus in Western Canada we have years of experience performing searches at all levels of property & casualty insurance and group benefits.

Because we are specialists in Insurance this has allowed us to become experts in our area of practice. This has resulted in building hundreds of long-lasting, professional relationships with both clients and candidates.

With our extensive client network, we can assist you in
identifying your next career choice in insurance:

OUR EXPERTISE

  • Executive (Presidents, Vice-Presidents, AVPs, CFOs, Controllers, Directors)
  • Risk Management
  • Management (Branch Management, Managers, Supervisors and Team Leaders)
  • Underwriting (Personal and Commercial Lines)
  • Claims (Insurers and Independent Adjusting Firms)
  • Broker (Sales, Service and Marketing for Personal and Commercial Lines)
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Group Benefits
  • Administrative Support

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Claims Adviser - EDMONTON

Do you have claims experience and are looking for a unique role that will allow you to utilize your skill set and expertise in a fast-paced environment? Then look no further!

 

Do you have claims experience and are looking for a unique role that will allow you to utilize your skill set and expertise in a fast-paced environment? Then look no further!

Our client, a globally recognized organization, is currently searching for a Multi-Line Claims Adjuster to join their Edmonton team of insurance professionals. The successful candidate will have exceptional attention to detail, great investigative and analytical skills along with a strong background in insurance.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide exceptional levels of customer service to all clients
  • Liaise with insurers, claimants, and independent adjusters
  • Set up claims files, track claims process, and maintain accurate records
  • Prepare reports by collecting and summarizing information required by the client and obtained through investigation.
  • Self-starter, capable of working alone or with others.
  • Establish and maintain performance metrics for the claims department
  • Ability to multi–task in a time sensitive environment and handle job responsibilities with a sense of urgency
  • Comply with all reporting standards and provide regular status updates to senior management

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong ability to work in a team environment.
  • Minimum 5 years of multiline claims experience
  • Focus on property claims would be an asset
  • Secondary degree or professional designation would be an asset
  • Proven track record of handling claim settlements in a timely manner
  • Excellent analytical and organization skills

 

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send your resume to barb@perkinsprosearch.com

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Claims Branch Manager - EDMONTON

Do you feel that your numerous years of claims adjusting experience as well as your coaching and mentoring skills make you a strong potential candidate for a Branch Manager role? If so, this may be the position you’ve been looking for to expand your insurance career!

Our client is a nationally renowned leader in claims handling that provides its employees with a positive and supportive team environment with all of the tools needed for success. They are seeking a highly experienced and self-motivated adjusting professional to join their team as a Branch Manager.

The successful candidate will lead a team of Independent Adjusters while also acting in a senior adjuster capacity. The Branch Manager is responsible for operating the branch in the most effective and profitable way while providing leadership and encouragement to all employees within the office.

Relocation assistance is available for the right candidate.

The Role You Will Perform:

  • Hire and supervise adjusting staff and provide training and development whenever necessary
  • Manage daily operations of claims department to achieve goals.
  • Report on progress and daily activity.
  • Ensure that all work completed meets company standards
  • Complete performance reviews and meetings with all branch staff on a regular basis
  • Provide technical expertise and support for all files and provide direction when needed
  • Perform financial management duties including monitoring billings, account receivables, and   branch budget
  • Perform administrative duties as needed

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education would be considered an asset.
  • CIP or FCIP is highly desired
  • Proven track record in a management capacity
  • Minimum 8+ years of progressive adjusting experience
  • Must have current or previous independent adjusting experience
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Effective supervisory, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Exceptional prioritization skills when working with a diverse set of priorities
  • Commitment to providing proactive customer service

If you are interested in this position and would like to learn more, please send your resume to barb@perkinsprosearch.com

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Commercial Insurance Account Executive
the career step you’ve been looking for!
- EDMONTON

Are you ready to take the next step in your career with one of the leading commercial insurance brokerages in Western Canada? This opportunity can give you tremendous career growth potential!

Our client is an extremely established and professional brokerage that can provide you with the tools you need to succeed in today’s marketplace. They offer a fast-paced office environment and pride themselves on cultivating the best talent in the insurance industry. Be a part of an organization that promotes education and career development so you can be at the top of your game as an insurance professional.

This brokerage not only cares about your professional life, they also care about you as a person and offer flexible working arrangements for a work/life balance, as well as health/wellness initiatives to keep you feeling your best.

 

The Role You Will Perform:

  • Working as a part of a team in order to provide exceptional, well-rounded service
  • Build long-term professional relationships with clients and other insurance professionals
  • Use various sales techniques to grow a book of commercial lines business
  • Participate in and lead client presentations
  • Research each client’s business and marketplace in order to give knowledgeable advice and recommendations based on their unique needs.

 

 Background Profile:

  • Proven track record in commercial lines insurance
  • A focus on professionalism and customer service
  • Strong desire to succeed in a team-focused office
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment

 

If you are interested in more details please email your resume to barb@perkinsprosearch.com and we will give you a call!

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Commercial Insurance Account Manager
independence in a fast-paced brokerage!
- EDMONTON

Do you feel like you are stagnating in your current role? Why not kick start your career with a brokerage that prides itself on an employee-first culture with lots of development opportunities!

Our client is a fast-growing and dynamic brokerage that promotes innovative and creative insurance solutions. If you are an out of the box thinker and brimming with great ideas, this is the place for you! They offer their clients with specialized programs so that you are able to focus on delivering excellent customer service and building strong professional relationships.

They offer a corporate culture with an emphasis on team work, development, and work tirelessly at being leaders in the marketplace. You will receive an extremely competitive compensation with a generous incentive package.

 

The Role You Will Perform:

  • Provide outstanding service to the existing book of business.
  • Negotiating terms and conditions with insurance providers and making presentations to clients
  • Keeping in touch with policyholders
  • Informing clients about new products
  • Checking and processing of policy documents, renewals, endorsements and cancellations
  • Liaise with key decision-makers and act as the main point of contact for clients.

 

Background Profile:

  • Experience in  transportation insurance would be an asset
  • A creative problem solver who thrives in a collaborative environment
  • Exceptional follow-up and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and driven to succeed

 

If you are interested in more details please email your resume to barb@perkinsprosearch.com and we will give you a call!

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Senior Claims Adjuster - EDMONTON

Are you feeling under-utilized in your current adjusting role? Do you feel like you do not have the opportunity to advance your career if you stay where you are? This position can offer career development and a team-focused work environment.

Our client, a leading and innovative insurance company that prides itself on providing exceptional customer service, is looking for an experienced and personable Claims Adjuster to join their Edmonton team

The successful candidate will be responsible for the negotiation, evaluation, and settlement of large complex claims with a focus on commercial and auto claims.

Responsibilities:

  • Asses coverage, examine and provide professional direction.
  • Make contact with client on all new claims.
  • Set reserves and authorize payment.
  • Coordinate and perform timely investigations.
  • Document all communications.
  • Ensure all negotiations on claims are done with integrity and accuracy.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in property claims
  • Strong commercial claims and auto claims experience, including BI and AB
  • Currently working towards a CIP Designation would be considered an asset.
  • Must have exemplary communication, customer service and analytical skills.

 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume to barb@perkinsprosearch.com

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Commercial Insurance Assistant - EDMONTON

Searching for a learning opportunity that will take your existing knowledge of the insurance industry and prepare you for an exciting career in commercial lines insurance? This is the perfect opportunity for you to propel your commercial lines insurance career forward into a development focused role.

Our client is an extremely established and professional brokerage that can provide you with the tools you need to succeed in today’s marketplace. They offer a fast-paced office environment and pride themselves on cultivating the best talent in the insurance industry. Be a part of an organization that promotes education and career development so you can be at the top of your game as an insurance professional.

You will learn essential skills that will help you succeed in more senior commercial lines roles. Our client focuses on providing its employees with a professional and positive environment and they are seeking energetic junior insurance professionals to join their team!

The Role You Will Perform:

  • Provide assistance to Commercial Lines team.
  • Perform account transactions including ID cards, proposals, endorsements, certificates, binders, billing, cancellations, renewals,
  • Respond to client inquiries on a timely basis.
  • Assist with the collecting of renewal data on assigned accounts.
  • Review new business, renewals, and endorsements to insure items were received as ordered.
  • Maintain client files on computer system and use computer system for processing all transactions.

 

Background Profile:

  • Strong administrative and computer skills
  • General 1 Insurance License would be an asset
  • Previous insurance experience in either personal or commercial lines
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

 

If you are interested in more details please email your resume to barb@perkinsprosearch.com and we will give you a call!

 

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Senior Insurance Consultant - EDMONTON

If you are looking to utilize your extensive commercial insurance knowledge in a rewarding career opportunity that offers flexibility, a work/life balance, and exceptional benefits. read on…

Our client is an ever expanding and evolving organization that prides themselves on providing a positive and supportive office environment. In this role you will apply your analytical, investigative, problem-solving, and communication skills to provide expert advice to their commercial clients.

This organization is offering an exceptional compensation package including exceptional health care benefits and a defined pension plan.

The Role You Will Perform

  • Advise a diverse group of clients on a variety of matters, primarily comprised of property, liability, and auto
  • Perform front-line underwriting for any gaps in coverage that may occur as a client’s needs change.
  • Prepare new business quotes
  • Determine risk exposure and advise clients on what type of coverage is needed to mitigate liability
  • Perform renewals on an annual cycle
  • Process any new changes or requests from clients
  • Act as a resource for the team as needed
  • A proven track record of 7+ years with both Property and Liability insurance policies
  • CIP designation is necessary
  • Exceptional negotiation, communication, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • The ability to build professional relationships.
  • Proficiency when working with various commercial insurance products
  • A desire for continuous learning

Background Profile

If this sounds like you or you have any questions, please email your resume to barb@perkinsprosearch.com and we will be happy to give you a call!

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Benefits Consultant - EDMONTON

Are you ready to take your background in Sales and Benefits to the next level? This exciting role will utilize all of your benefits expertise and will allow you to work for a dynamic and growing organization.

Our client is a globally recognized insurance brokerage who is seeking an experienced Benefits Consultant to expand their Edmonton market. They are actively seeking an individual with a proven track record in sales for benefits and life insurance.

If you are self-motivated, a team player, and a natural relationship builder, this is the role for you! You will be fully supported by a structured management team that will provide you with all of the tools you need for success.

Responsibilities

  • Produce new business through networking and various other means of prospecting;
  • Negotiate competitive terms with insurers and service providers
  • Ensure outstanding customer service is being provided at all times with a focus on client retention
  • Participate in industry functions and create strong relationships with prospective clients and industry professionals
  • Prepare presentations for clients based on their unique needs

 

Position Requirements

  • A related university degree would be an asset
  • At least 3 years of benefits experience
  • Life License in good standing;
  • A strong technical knowledgebase of all related products and markets
  • Exceptional communication skills and a strong priority on customer service.
  • The ability to flourish in a collaborative environment.
  • A passion for creative and innovative problem solving
  • Detail-oriented and organized.

 

If you are interested in this opportunity, or would like to learn more, please send your resume to barb@perkinsprosearch.com

 

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Branch Manager - Central AB

Do you have a proven track record as a high-energy, motivational leader? Of do you feel ready to take that next step into a leadership role? If so, this brokerage may hold the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

Our client is a brokerage that is truly dedicated to its clients and maintaining high levels of customer service.  They are seeking to hire an experienced Insurance Branch Manager to join and lead a team of 3 staff in a satellite community in central Alberta. The successful individual will have proven leadership capabilities and a sound technical insurance background in either Commercial or Personal Lines.

Relocation assistance would be provided to individuals relocating from within Canada.

Responsibilities

  1. Communicate and execute sales and service processes within the branch.
  2. Ensure branch is operating efficiently and effectively.
  3. Manage the day-to-day operations of the branch.
  4. Coach, mentor, and support all staff members while ensuring they are fully engaged.
  5. Motivating employees to reach the organization’s goals as a team.
  6. Act as the face of the organization in the community by getting involved with local networking associations
  7. Managing and reviewing work flow processes to ensure a high level of efficiency
  8. Work closely with both the commercial and personal lines departments and monitoring performance statistics
  9. Participate in human resources functions such as interviewing, hiring, and performing annual reviews

Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to candidates with CIP, FCIP, or other post-secondary education
  • Strong commercial lines or personal lines experience
  • Extremely strong communication skills with the ability to motivate others.
  • Strong knowledge of the insurance industry as a whole, and a passion for keeping up to date on trends and changes.
  • The ability to get a Level 3 License or currently hold it
  • Ability to lead by example in a fast paced environment.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and a strong desire to grow
  • A community-minded mentality and the ability to get involved in local events and groups

If you feel you are a good fit for this position, please send your resume to barb@perkinsprosearch.com

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Claims Advisor - CALGARY

Do you have claims experience and are looking for a unique role that will allow you to utilize your skill set and expertise in a fast-paced environment? Then look no further!

Our client, a globally recognized organization, is currently searching for a Multi-Line Claims Adjuster to join their Calgary team of insurance professionals. The successful candidate will have exceptional attention to detail, great investigative and analytical skills along with a strong background in insurance.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide exceptional levels of customer service to all clients
  • Liaise with insurers, claimants, and independent adjusters
  • Set up claims files, track claims process, and maintain accurate records
  • Prepare reports by collecting and summarizing information required by the client and obtained through investigation.
  • Self-starter, capable of working alone or with others.
  • Establish and maintain performance metrics for the claims department
  • Ability to multi–task in a time sensitive environment and handle job responsibilities with a sense of urgency
  • Comply with all reporting standards and provide regular status updates to senior management

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong ability to work in a team environment.
  • Minimum 5 years of multiline claims experience
  • Focus on property claims would be an asset
  • Secondary degree or professional designation would be an asset
  • Proven track record of handling claim settlements in a timely manner
  • Excellent analytical and organization skills

 

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send your resume to barb@perkinsprosearch.com

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Personal Lines Broker - RED DEER

Ready to take your personal lines career to the next level? Do you feel your years of experience and skill set enables you to be successful as an Account Manager? If so, this may be the change you’ve been looking for!

Our client, a thriving brokerage in Red Deer, is seeking a Personal Lines Account Manager to join their team. This brokerage provides a welcoming work environment with a great work/life balance. The successful candidate will have great communication skills as well as experience working in personal lines and handling a book of business.

They also offer a competitive compensation package, and plenty of opportunities to take on more complex tasks. You can also receive financial and professional support in obtaining your CIP, FCIP, or CAIB designation to improve your knowledgebase and value.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of client accounts.
  • Provide service to clients.
  • Prepare quotes and sell new policies to maintain new business goals.
  • Develop and manage relationships with underwriters.
  • Collect receivables and handle payment transactions.
  • Process changes and issue insurance documents.

 

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of Personal Lines experience.
  • Level 1 Insurance License minimum
  • CAIB or CIP Designation or working towards it would be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office.
  • Must be client focused with outstanding customer service skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

 

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to barb@perkinsprosearch.com

 

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Claims Manager - VANCOUVER

Do you feel that your numerous years of claims adjusting experience as well as your coaching and mentoring skills make you a strong potential candidate for a Claims Manager role? If so, this may be the position you’ve been looking for to expand your insurance career!

Our client, a leading and innovative insurance company that prides itself on providing exceptional customer service, is looking for an experienced and personable Claims Manager to join their Vancouver team in the claims department.

The successful candidate will manage and oversee the property and casualty claims department and will provide a large amount of leadership which will in turn create effective and efficient work processes.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage daily operations of claims department to achieve organizational goals
  • Report on progress and daily activity
  • Ensure that company policies and procedures are being followed
  • Liaise with various stakeholders and other insurance professionals in the industry
  • Act as claims authority and provide direction on insurance issues
  • Conduct regular audits to ensure quality of service is maintained at all times
  • Responsible for the hiring, mentoring and performance management of employees

Qualifications:

  • University Degree or Diploma related to business is preferred.
  • CIP designation or FCIP designation
  • Minimum of 10 years of complex claims handling experience
  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Focus on provide exceptional levels of customer service
  • A passion for mentoring and training other staff members
  • A strong technical skillset in auto, property, and liability

 

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to barb@perkinsprosearch.com

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Insurance Broker - Central AB

Do you enjoy building rapport with new clients and educating them on what products and services that are available to them? Do you strive to provide excellent customer service? Then read on for more details about this unique opportunity!

Our client, a well-established brokerage in a Central Alberta community, is seeking an Insurance Broker to join their team. This would be an ideal role for individuals that are looking to transition from a Direct Writer environment into a Brokerage environment, or someone who is already in a Brokerage and is looking for a more challenging role. You will have the opportunity to work with both commercial and personal lines in a positive, and team-oriented environment.

This opportunity offers an extremely competitive compensation package with a generous vacation package.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide service to clients.
  • Prepare quotes and sell new policies though cross selling and upselling.
  • Develop and maintain long lasting business relationships with new and prospective clients.
  • Process changes and issue insurance documents to current clients.
  • Provide support to clients during the claims process.
  • Process renewals to maintain high levels of client retention.

Qualifications:

  • Level 1 Insurance License.
  • Knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office.
  • Must be client focused with outstanding customer service skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

If you are interested in this role, please send your resume to barb@perkinsprosearch.com

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IBU Account Executive - Grande Prairie

Want to propel your Commercial Lines career forward with a new role? If so, then this may be the new, exciting opportunity you’ve been looking for!

Our client focuses on making a difference in its clients’ lives through exceptional customer service and relationship building. They are looking for an experienced and qualified Account Executive to join their Small Business Division in Grande Prairie. The qualified individual will have exceptional organizational, customer service and communication skills, as well as a positive attitude to fit in with their office environment.

This is a developmental role that will allow you to grow your commercial lines skills in a supportive and challenging environment. You will have the opportunity to take over a small book of commercial lines business while working as a part of a team to add to your existing skillset.

 Responsibilities:

  • Multi-task and effectively prioritize work load on a daily basis.
  • Service a book of commercial business
  • Write new policies as necessary
  • Build relationships with underwriters and clients
  • Attend networking events to generate new business leads
  • Call existing clients to suggest additional coverages that may suit their needs
  • Handle general inquiries, manage policy changes, review policy documents, and follow up on claims
  • Educate clients as to what products and services that would be beneficial to them.

 

Qualifications:

  • CIP Designation or currently working towards it would be an asset
  • Must have a Level 2 Insurance license.
  • 2+ years of Commercial Lines experience.
  • Experience using Outlook and Microsoft word.
  • Comfortable dealing with clients and underwriters.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work in a team environment.
  • Strong communications and comfortable working in a sales environment.

 

If you are interested in this position, and feel you meet the qualifications, please send your resume to barb@perkinsprosearch.com

 

 

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Commercial Lines Account Manager - Red Deer

This role is perfect for a proven insurance professional that is motivated to move their career forward! Join a brokerage who looks out for its employees

Our client is a fast paced and thriving insurance brokerage who is seeking an experienced Commercial Lines Account Manager in their Red Deer office. This role comes with an excellent opportunity to advance with one of the most established brokerages in Alberta.

This brokerage focuses on providing an excellent client experience and gives its employees all of the tools they need to succeed. They are offering a competitive compensation plan, an extremely strong benefits package, and a collaborative team environment.

 

The Role You Will Perform:

  • Quote and sell New Business: primarily Commercial and Farm
  • Service and retain existing business
  • Front line underwrite to maintain a profitable book of business
  • Manage accounts receivables
  • Develop strong relationships with clients, staff, and underwriters
  • Market development responsibilities to expand existing client base, both geographically and market-based

 

Background Profile:

  • Proven track record in sales and service for commercial lines insurance
  • Strong relationship building skills with clients and underwriters
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Desire to provide an excellent customer experience

 

If you are interested in the role or would like to learn more about it, please send your resume to barb@perkinsprosearch.com and we will give you a call!