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Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 service offices in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.

We are currently looking for dedicated , driven , and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience, advancement on a growing team.

Job Overview

Working under minimal supervision, the Director, Business Development contributes to Wawanesa's success by directing, planning, and implementing sales strategies and initiatives. This job develops and executes sales programs over both short and long term timeframes.

Job Responsibilities

Act as a key contributor in all business development related activities in support of the distribution of our products and services to expand the business and achieve the company's strategic growth objectives.

Establish business targets and promote the vision around them.

Prospect for new distribution partnerships, develop and strengthen current relationships through ongoing contact and support.

Build, lead and develop a high-performing team to support and maintain Wawanesa's distribution channel sales responsibilities.

Create and enable a work environment that is respectful, challenging and rewarding and employees are maximized to their full potential while contributing to the achievement of Wawanesa's goals.

Contribute to and support the development and evolution of Wawanesa's policies and practices.

Champion initiatives and be receptive to both employee resistance and acceptance, so that genuine understanding and commitment can occur.

Stay abreast of industry, regulatory and company changes or trends as they relate to the insurance industry Performs other responsibilities as required


Minimum ten years' Business Development experience with three years in a leadership role, preferably within the Life Insurance Industry

LLQP designation desirable in combination with an undergraduate degree in business administration, commerce, sales, or marketing.

Strong established broker network Strong MS Office skills

Excellent leadership skills with the ability to influence and gain respect, credibility and confidence from others

Ability to make excellent and well justified decisions in complex and high pressure situations.

Ability to develop and implement comprehensive sales strategies and plans that bridge complex issues that span across time.

Strong business acumen with excellent analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to recognize and identify critical issues.

Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills with the ability to effectively convey ideas in a persuasive and eloquent manner

Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful , challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company's goals. Our employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, goal achievement plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today's challenging markets.

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.

Accommodations are available as needed for all