Willis Marine Cargo & Liability Client Advocate in Canada

Job Title: Marine Cargo & Liability Client Advocate Location: Toronto

The Company Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW ) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 39,000 employees in more than 120 territories. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas — the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Unlock your potential at Willis Towers Watson.

The Role The Senior Marine Broker is responsible for the advice and placement of Marine Cargo, Hull and P&I; risks. The incumbent will provide practice specific technical knowledge and expertise to clients, engage in servicing and advise clients with regards to placements made and delivered on their behalf. The incumbent will negotiate with insurers to obtain best terms, conditions, coverage and pricing for clients. The incumbent will assist in the development of a strategic roadmap inclusive of marketing and business plans, initiatives, programs, products, and services specific to the Marine industry. The incumbent will be required to establish and maintain relationships and agreements with insureds, insurers, outside service vendors and intermediaries. In addition, the incumbent will provide leadership to support the greater sales goals and objectives of the firm. Responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Support and build on local and national relationships with Marine Insurers
  • Attend client meetings as required
  • Remain current on changing risk and insurance market conditions
  • Identify and analyze Marine Cargo risks and exposures for clients
  • Gather information to assess and evaluate client risks in order to support the placement of client risks into the market
  • Lead and engage in the broking process on client renewals
  • Develop innovative approaches and solutions to address client needs
  • Review clients’ loss exposures & loss experience and provide advice accordingly
  • Identifying need for new products and suggesting innovative solutions to clients and team members
  • Contribute to the firm’s body of knowledge within the Marine product line through active internal communication
  • Utilize Willis Towers Watson Global Marine Practice and Network to best serve client needs
  • Develop strong working relations with insurers and/or underwriters
  • Strong knowledge of insurer financial strength and risk appetite
  • Responsible for advice, negotiations and transaction management on behalf of clients
  • Other miscellaneous administrative and clerical functions as well as other assignments as required

Qualifications:

  • Degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience
  • 15+ years’ experience in marketing or servicing of major accounts
  • Strong degree of competence in:
  • Blue / Brown water Hull & P&I;
  • Cargo/ Specie Liability
  • Marine builders Risk
  • Ship Repairers Liability
  • Other specialty Marine and War risk
  • Strong Leadership and Management skills preferred
  • Ability to manage client relationships
  • Core competencies with traditional Property and Casualty lines of insurance is preferred
  • Solid market relationships with both Domestic and Global Underwriters
  • Build and foster partnerships across Willis Towers Watson Canada and our Global Marine practice
  • Licensed broker
  • Strong presentation skills, comfortable presenting in front of groups
  • Technical knowledge ofproduct area and client segment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Ability to build and maintain trusted business relationships in a balanced matrix organization
  • Attention to detail
  • Personal computer skills – MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook Willis Towers Watson is publicly traded on the NASDAQ (WLTW). Additional information on Willis may be found on its web site: www.willistowerswatson.com.

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We have an obligation to our organization, ourselves and our clients to hire and develop the best people we can find. We will continually review our policies and practices to ensure that all areas of the employment process (including recruiting, hiring, work assignments, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, company-sponsored development programs and overall workplace experience) are free from discriminatory practices.

We are committed to equal employment opportunities at Willis Towers Watson.

Job Title: Marine Cargo & Liability Client Advocate

Job Function: Client Services/Client Facing

Date Posted: 11/30/2016

Location: Toronto

Employment Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Number: JO-1611-18389