We are growing!  As such, we are seeking a highly dependable and personable individual to work closely with our President, Victoria Stanhope, and her team in the new role of Commercial Account Manager & Surety Assistant in our firm’s fast-paced commercial lines department.  This is a 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 Commercial Account Manager & Surety Assistant role requires both individual and team work.  The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a broad portfolio of large and complex commercial insurance accounts under the leadership of Victoria and her team.  In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the administration of surety bonds.

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, many of which operate in the exciting construction and development industry
  • 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 commercial clients including the provision of professional and practical insurance advice
  • 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
  • Accounting assistance, billing/invoicing
  • Other tasks related to the daily administration of a broad portfolio of large and complex commercial insurance & surety bonding accounts
  • Attending meetings with clients

Education/Experience Requirements for this Role:

  • Insurance broker experience is an absolute requirement
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe, Microsoft 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)

Why Join Our Company?

  • Competitive compensation including bonuses paid twice per year
  • 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)
  • A 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 Heather Peach at hpeach@stanhopesimpson.com.  We thank all applicants.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.