Vice President, Acera Insurance Broker Network

Jul 13, 2024
Location: 

Calgary, AB, CA Calgary, AB, CA

 

We put our people first. As an employer of choice, Acera Insurance, formerly Rogers Insurance, offers an outstanding workplace and employee culture that creates valuable opportunities for all employees. 

  

Our people are:

  • Encouraged to challenge the status quo and never stop learning in their commitment to excellence.
  • Empowered with a sense of accountability and autonomy to take ownership of their work.
  • Treated with respect and act with integrity by putting clients, colleagues, and community first.
  • Recognized for their achievements and celebrate festivities, big and small, to make work fun.

  

We also proudly offer most employees the opportunity to become owners. With over 550 employee owners, Acera Insurance is the only Canadian brokerage that is widely owned by its employees. Our employee owners have a vested interest and get to share in Acera Insurance’s success — which they make possible.

  

Join our award-winning network of over 1,000 professionals across Canada and change the way people feel about insurance.

 

VICE PRESIDENT, ACERA INSURANCE BROKER NETWORK 

 

Your knowledge and experience in leading and managing the growth of a healthy business and ability to develop strong partnerships with key stakeholders are core to your success in the role of Vice President, Acera Insurance Broker Network. In this role, you are responsible for the overall health and business growth of the Acera Insurance Broker Network (“AIBN”). Successfully achieving AIBN’s growth goals will require your effective management of existing branch partner relationships, developing relationships with prospective branch partners, planning and executing strategic initiatives to support business growth, and providing leadership to the corporate AIBN team. You will collaborate with fellow leaders and stakeholders across Acera Insurance in developing and executing on strategies to support and grow the Acera Insurance Broker Network.  

 

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  

  • Leading the development of AIBN’s strategic growth plan; forecasting, budgeting and reporting on its financial performance; and overseeing and supporting its business operations 

  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with existing branch partners and supporting their growth initiatives 

  • Developing and consummating new business relationships with prospective branch partners to grow and expand the network 

  • Overseeing the AIBN corporate staff and fostering a well-engaged, collaborative, and inspired team environment 

  • Resolving escalated business issues arising from AIBN operations 

  • Acting as liaison and advocating for AIBN and its branch partners in collaboration with stakeholders across the Acera group of companies 

  • Traveling as required to visit existing or prospective branch partners, insurers, or attend industry events  

  • Tracking and communicating Branch Partner results and performance 

  • Enabling collaboration and sharing of best practices amongst the Branch Partners and across AIBN 

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned and required 

 

LOCATION AND STATUS 

  • Calgary, AB preferred 

  • Full-time, permanent 

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in leading, growing, and managing all aspects of a business, including people management and team leadership (within a matrix structure preferred) 

  • Minimum five years of experience in prospecting and developing new business relationships with a demonstrated ability to meet or exceed goals 

  • University degree, with major in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field required or a combination of education and relevant experience  

 

VALUES & COMPETENCIES 

  • High degree of professionalism and integrity 

  • Committed to excellence in customer service and building strong relationships with branch partners and staff 

  • Results driven, business growth focused strategic planner with strong planning and financial analysis skills 

  • Demonstrated accountability and reliability in delivering quality and timely results 

  • Flexible and adaptable with proven problem-solving skills 

  • Strong communication skills- both verbal and written 

  • Works well within a team environment or independently and able to adjust to tight and changing deadlines 

  • Critical thinker with strong attention to detail 

  • Ability to make quick, confident decisions 

  • Comfortable managing multiple priorities successfully 

  • Proven strong interpersonal and collaborative skills

 

Acera Insurance is one of the largest independent, employee-controlled brokerages in Canada. With over 60 locations across Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and the Yukon, and $1 billion in gross written premium, our team provides individuals, families and businesses unbiased insurance and risk management solutions that have a distinct Canadian perspective. Our collaborative work structure combines our people’s strength and expertise to offer greater value, knowledge, and resources to our personal and commercial clients nationwide, including comprehensive group benefits.

  

Acera Insurance is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to all forms of diversity in the workplace. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.