Director of Operations 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 Director, Operations will provide leadership in promoting the Relation value proposition and Core Operating Principles for the Western Region Commercial Lines Service Teams, as well as work with Sales and Marketing to ensure that the groups described are working to drive client satisfaction, retention and growth.


A GLIMPSE INTO THE ROLE:

  • Provides leadership to the assigned western region’s Commercial lines practice group and ensures the unit operates efficiently and profitably, while delivering legendary service to clients and fostering an environment that employees are inspired to thrive
  • Works with Sales and Marketing leadership and teams to ensure resources are aligned with our value proposition
  • Leads Analytics in developing and delivering business intelligence so that executive leadership can measure, monitor, and make informed decisions to execute strategies for account/program management, and business operations
  • Along with other executive leadership, fosters the development and maintenance of business relationships with carriers, vendors and other external partners
  • Provides guiding authority to team members reporting up through the Director, Operations (either directly or indirectly)
  • Participates in and leads strategic initiatives as identified
  • Coordinates/directs general day to day account management activities
  • Steadily drives the improvement in product and service offerings to make Relation more desirable to clients and prospects while creating reliable delivery of our services
  • Consistently hires, monitors, trains and develops exceptional account management and client service team members to secure retention of current clients to include annual renewals and high client satisfaction
  • Partners and collaborates with operational teams and account management leadership across the company to achieve initiatives as determined by the company’s National Service Organization, ensuring account services processes are seamless regardless of location or support team.
  • Provides guidance, mentorship, and performance reviews for direct reports
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

Requirements

SKILLS

  • In-depth understanding of all aspects of commercial lines of coverage
  • Excellent analytical and mathematical skills
  • Excellent PowerPoint and presentation skills for both in-person and teleconference/webinar sessions
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills are required to maintain effective relationships with clients, co-workers, carriers, vendors and others
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (primarily Excel, PowerPoint and Word). Must be computer literate with the ability to learn new software applications and password administration on carrier sites
  • Exceptional knowledge of insurance markets, products, services, insurance ratings and underwriting procedures
  • Demonstrated experience of in team leadership and the ability to successfully accomplish departmental goals

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • College degree preferred or comparable work experience.
  • 10+ years’ experience in sales/client service industry.
  • Demonstrated management experience or leadership in a client service environment
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, the ability to travel to client sites and a reliable source of transportation

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES

  • A Property and Casualty License from state of domicile is required must be maintained
  • Advanced professional designation highly desirable (e.g. CEBS, CIC, CBP, etc.)