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Specialty Brokerage Services Commercial Lines Producer

Company: Westfield Group, Insurance
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

You're ready to make your mark where people care about each other. Where your work is meaningful. And where your unique perspectives are welcome. Think about joining Westfield, a company focused on what's most important - the people behind our policies.

Position Title: Specialty Brokerage Services Commercial Lines Producer

About The Job:

The Commercial Lines Producer is responsible for generating their own book of business through established agents and recruiting new agents on a consistent basis. This includes responsibility for reviewing, submitting and placing new and renewal business. This role is also responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies in their specific territories/ programs.

Essential Functions (primary functions and/or reasons the job exists in order of importance):

* Works independently to generate new books of business for our carriers.

* Prepares sales proposals and develops quotes for new business prospects.

* Reviews, submits, and places new and renewal business.

* Provides quality customer service to producing agents in the day-to-day servicing of new business.

* Maintains an operating knowledge of specific carrier coverage forms, eligibility requirements and program details.

* Works with carriers and agents to develop new programs and grow the existing programs currently in place.

* Works with Specialty Brokerage leadership analyzing and recommending new carriers.

* Independently develops marketing strategies including creating, refining, and executing marketing plans.

* Stays current on industry trends and assist in developing new agency and carrier relationships.

* Cold calls agents to solicit business.

* Handles incoming and outgoing correspondence including applications, quotes, policies, endorsements and brokerage agreements.

* Maintains a current knowledge of billing systems and can assist agents with any questions that they may have including assisting with troubleshooting problems.

* Maintains PC agent license and completes required continuing education.

* Utilizes Applied Management system to manage accounts.

* Travels as needed in order to perform other essential functions.

Desired Qualifications/Experience/Certification/Education (in order of importance):

* 3+ years of insurance experience.

* Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Property-Casualty Insurance License within 90 days of employment.

* Strong communication skills resulting in the ability to interact with agents, employees, and all levels of management including the following:

* Delivers messages in a clear, compelling, and concise manner.

* Adjusts communication content and style to meet need of diverse audience.

* Actively listens and checks for understanding.

* Experience with and understanding of general business flows, procedures, and systems required.

* Experience with Microsoft Windows and Office (Excel, Word) or other transferable software packages.

* Experience handling confidential and sensitive information/situations with ability to maintain professionalism and diplomacy.

* Insurance P&C brokerage experience.

* High School Diploma, GED, OR commensurate work experience.

* Valid driver's license and a driving record that confirms to company standards.

Physical Requirements (specific to the role):

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

* Ability to work effectively in an office environment for 40+ hours per week (including sitting, standing and working on a computer for extended periods of time).

* Ability to communicate effectively in a collaborative work environment utilizing various technologies such as: telephone, computer, web, voice, teleconferencing, e-mail, etc.

* Ability to physically and accurately file.

* Ability to read standard typed documents.

* Ability to travel as required.

* Ability to operate an automobile within the parameters of the driving policy.

This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed in this role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, responsibilities, knowledge, etc. These may be subject to change and additional functions may be assigned as needed by management.

Westfield cares about relationships. We pay attention to the details, and embrace what each employee brings to the mix. If you are talented in your profession but also care about people - whether you're just starting out or have decades of experience - we want to talk with you. Learn more about current opportunities at www.westfieldinsurance.com/careers.

We are an equal opportunity employer/minority/female/disability/protected veteran.



Keywords: Westfield Group, Insurance, Elgin , Specialty Brokerage Services Commercial Lines Producer, Other , Saint Charles, Illinois

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