Account Manager - Commercial Lines

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Description

Relation is among the fastest-growing insurance brokers in the U.S. We work together to bring new products, capabilities and ideas to our clients, while preserving the local relationships and expertise that our clients have come to expect. Our employees and our clients are our top priorities…our success is built upon both and we take that seriously. We offer a competitive compensation package (including benefits), a collaborative team environment and growth opportunities. 

We are looking for brilliant minds to come join us in a fast-paced, exciting work environment where having fun while working hard is part of our core values. Our culture encourages personal growth, and success. Are you a team player who enjoys challenging work? Do you believe the client always comes first? Come claim your future with a growing company that can help you be your best. Build a lasting connection with Relation!


POSITION SUMMARY

The Account Manager manages the client relationships and strategically assists with technical and complex insurance needs to ensure a high level of client retention. They have full binding authority with various insurance companies and remain knowledgeable of advances in the insurance business as well as keeping abreast of the types of insurance products available. 


A GLIMPSE INTO THE POSITION

  • Serves as main point of contact for the client. Addresses client questions, provides guidance on appropriate coverage changes and/or contractual requirements, educates client on exclusions and exposures.
  • Assists with the strategic design of insurance plans for clients with little to no supervision.
  • Acts as field underwriter and authorized representative of the insurance carriers in order to determine whether or not coverage should be bound. Binds coverage as appropriate.
  • Strategically assists in the remarketing of specifically identified renewals to ensure a high level of account retention.
  • Prepares proposals for the client. Determines and communicates various options for billing and invoicing.
  • Supports client needs by accurately producing, certificates, policies, endorsements and other related items. 
  • Assures policies are accurate and renewed in a timely manner.
  • Reviews policy audits and verifies their accuracy. 
  • Stays abreast of industry information, new products, legislation, coverage and technology to continuously improve knowledge, performance and services to clients.
  • Recommends process improvements as needed.
  • Quickly identifies and resolves complex client service issues.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Requirements

SKILLS

  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills.
  • In-depth understanding of advanced commercial lines of coverage with the ability to advise clients concerning their complex insurance needs. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required to maintain effective relationships with clients, co-workers, carriers, vendors and others.
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office (primarily Excel and Word). Must be computer literate with the ability to learn new software applications.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of insurance markets, products, services, insurance ratings and underwriting procedures.

COMPETENCIES

  • Enthusiastic, dependable, highly motivated and detail oriented.
  • Hands-on, open minded, proactive team player.
  • Self-managed and responsible for project and time management.
  • Customer focused, high integrity, excellent work ethic.
  • Excellent customer service skills are a must.
  • Willingness to adhere to all principles of confidentiality.
  • Must value operating in a collaborative work environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • College degree preferred. 
  • 3-5 years account management experience in the insurance industry with a focus on commercial lines of coverage is required.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus or a must in some locations.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES

  • A Property and Casualty License from state of domicile is required and must be maintained with preference given to individuals that have insurance designations (e.g. CISR, CIC, CPCU).

Relation Insurance Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Relation, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is presented within this posting. 


You may also be eligible to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.