We are growing!

We are seeking a highly dependable and personable person to work in the new role of Senior Commercial Account Manager & Team Leader in our firm’s fast-paced commercial lines department.  This is a newly created, permanent, full-time position that is available immediately.

We are seeking a self-motivated insurance professional who takes initiative.  Diligence and organizational skills are imperative.  Applicants should consider themselves to be team-oriented with exceptional interpersonal skills.  We are looking for a client-focused individual with the ability to foster and build positive professional relationships with colleagues and clients.  A successful candidate is adaptable to a fast-paced and dynamic office environment.

The Senior Commercial Account Manager role requires both individual and team work.  The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a broad portfolio of medium to large commercial insurance accounts under the leadership of Donald.  In addition, this individual will be the Team Leader of the three-person account management team, with responsibilities including, but not limited to, mentorship, coaching and professional development of team members.

What makes this position so unique and rewarding?

  • The successful candidate will be working directly with many of our region’s most prominent and esteemed companies,  operating across a variety of  industries
  • We do not operate in silos nor do we centralize or outsource our activities or services – this means our Commercial Account Managers are empowered to be hands-on with our clients, providing exceptional service for all facets of their insurance and risk management needs
  • The members of our commercial team are trusted and enabled to go above and beyond for our clients – we don’t micromanage or use highly metrics-driven performance management
  • At Stanhope Simpson, you are not just an employee number; you are part of an extended family whose culture is as tight-knit as it gets – simply put, every member of our team has each other’s back

What do current members of our team say about us compared to other companies in the industry?

  • “Morale is higher”
  • “More rewarding”
  • “Doesn’t feel huge although we do big business”
  • “Staff feel like they matter…opinions are heard”
  • “If you needed to, you feel like you can really effect change”
  • “Head office is in the next room”
  • “More personal”

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Working hand in hand with our VIP/complex commercial clients including the provision of professional and practical insurance advice
  • Leading and mentoring staff members on Donald’s commercial team, by fostering long-term knowledge and professional growth for the team
  • Diligently and carefully reviewing insurance policies and surety bonding related documentation for accuracy and preparing same for clients
  • The preparation of insurance and related documentation to be provided to clients, underwriters and other professionals
  • Negotiating renewal and new business accounts with insurance companies
  • Accounting assistance, billing/invoicing
  • Other tasks related to the daily administration of a broad portfolio of commercial insurance accounts
  • General human resource management for a team of two – four employees

Education/Experience Requirements for this Role:

  • Minimum eight (8) years insurance industry experience
  • Experience working on large, complex commercial accounts
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is required
  • Insurance-related education and/or professional designations are considered very important assets (and other post-secondary education is viewed as a benefit but not a requirement)
  • Experience mentoring, coaching and/or managing staff is considered an asset

Why Join Our Company?

  • Recently awarded Top Insurance Workplace 2020 by Insurance Business Canada
  • Competitive compensation including bonuses paid twice per year
  • Optional work from home flexibility
  • Generous vacation and personal days program
  • RRSP contributions provided to all staff
  • We have a terrific employee perks program which includes gym membership, Costco membership, employee anniversary gifts and various other employee benefits
  • We offer a fantastic corporate culture with great comradery and company spirit
  • A comprehensive group health and benefits plan
  • We financially support educational endeavors for our staff (subject to management approval)
  • strong reputation in the business community and an exciting future
  • We do not use hoteling nor hot desking; all members of our staff have a dedicated, individual workspace for their own use

How to Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to Donald McDermaid at dkmcdermaid@stanhopesimpson.com.  We thank all applicants.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Closing Date: August 31, 2021