Senior Business Analyst

Administration / Administration Vancouver, British Columbia

Position at Northbridge Financial Corporation

“The Power of Together”

Join Northbridge, a growing dynamic company that has a long and rich Canadian history in providing innovative insurance solutions to customers nationwide.

Northbridge Financial Corporation is a leading commercial property and casualty insurance company that’s been helping protect Canadian businesses for more than 90 years. We’re 100% Canadian! 

We offer a wide range of creative solutions to our customers through our Northbridge Insurance, TruShield Insurance and Federated Insurance brands where we strive to create a fair and friendly culture, upheld by the foundation of our five corporate values: respect, passion, connectedness, creativity, and excellence. 

By continually striving to challenge the status quo, and by focusing on helping the customers we have the privilege of insuring achieve the possibilities of their business, we’ve been able to build our reputation as one of Canada’s largest commercial insurance providers. 

To help us continue to build on this success, we’re committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people.

Be part of a team that’s passionate about making a difference every day, fueled by our entrepreneurial spirit and where everyone owns a part of our success. Our company has had an amazing journey so far, and our future is full of new possibilities!

Position Summary:

Looking for a passionate, talented, self starter to join the Western region.  Under general direction, the Senior Business Analyst is responsible for executing business analysis using tools and techniques of planning and strategic analysis to support regional needs

What You Will Be Doing:
  • Lead and provide analytical, tactical and operational support to the region
    • Develop and analyse monthly/quarterly financial reports and key performance indicators for distribution to regional Management team
    • Proactively identify trends and solutions to drive business growth, profitability and efficiencies
    • Work closely with the Management team to lead and build the strategic annual business plan.
    • Support regional Underwriting and Sales & Distribution leaders to execute departmental strategic goals and operational initiatives
    • Work with Corporate Finance, Business Intelligence & Analytics, IT and Actuarial teams to analyse and implement new initiatives within the region
    • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to ensure plans are clearly communicated to all internal stakeholders.
    • Provide training, development and technical guidance to users on enhancements and processes business intelligence and analytics tools
  • Communications/Administrative Support
    • Develop and execute on strong knowledge of Broker distribution and underwriting operations
    • Support underwriting service plan achievement; proactively identify and escalate service gaps and work with stakeholders to ensure that service standards exceed expectations
    • Support senior leadership with building regional and board presentations, and ad-hoc reports 
    • Support Director, Operational Management with day to day needs of running department including scheduling meetings, budget management, monitoring and tracking activity
    • Assist with underwriting and process workflow improvement initiatives
    • Provide technical and administrative support to the Operations team
  • Develop and maintain a knowledge and understanding of company operations and procedures and apply best business practices.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry & technology trends and developments, and regulatory changes through the participation in industry associations and training opportunities.
  • Participate in projects or working groups to support region
  • Other duties as assigned.

What We Are Looking For:
  • Post-secondary school education and/or equivalent on the job experience.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in the Property and Casualty industry.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of underwriting discipline and pricing models.
  • Proficiency in operational procedures, workflow, and processing functions.
  • Working knowledge of company underwriting philosophy, policy contracts, rating programs, risk information sources, underwriting/technical manual information, statuary constraints, and computer workflow procedures.
  • Ability to work within and adapt to PC oriented environments, including familiarity with e-mail and Internet skills. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Working towards CIP/FCIP designation
What Sets You Apart:
  • Strong analytical, research, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated strong proficiency in identifying and analyzing relevant data and defining critical issues and alternatives
  • Strong time management skills; ability to work with focus, while handling multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to handle confidential information, and effectively work with and present to Senior Leaders
  • Ability to foster and build good working relationships with regional Leaders, Underwriters, Sales & Distribution and key stakeholders within and outside the region 
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven commitment to high standards of performance and goals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional and technical development.
What We Have To Offer:
  • Northbridge Cares program – volunteer day and donation matching
  • Generous paid time off, including personal days. Flexible work hours as well as early departure opportunities
  • Flexible Group Benefits Plan – medical, dental, insurances
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan + Optional Group RRSP
  • Northbridge Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Employee Assistance plan
  • Staff Insurance - discount on home, automobile and pet insurance
  • Plus, the opportunity to contribute to the success of Northbridge through sharing your knowledge and experience while learning from others!
Application Process:

Northbridge welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

All offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory background and reference checks, including a criminal record check, credit check, and employment and educational verification.