Client Executive, Commercial Lines

New Haven, Connecticut, United States | Commercial Lines | Full-time

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Position:              Account Executive, Commercial Lines

Location:             New Haven, CT

 

Summary:

Acquired by Fred C. Church in 2017, our Duble & O’Hearn division has over 50 years supporting organizations and individuals in the NYC metro area and beyond.  This is a great opportunity for an experienced commercial insurance producer who wants to take the lead on growth! 

 

Essential Leadership Behaviors:

  • Entrepreneurial in building a commercial lines book of business
    • Network and connect with relevant buyers
    • Close sales, win business and exceed expectations, with a competitive and ambitious nature
    • Meet all business targets
    • Maintain energy and stamina for prospecting and follow up despite long sales cycles and rejections
    • Prioritize prospecting without compromising service by collaborating appropriately with account teams
  • Ambassador for the Fred C. Church brand
    • Consistently demonstrate high integrity and have a clear ethical and moral compass to guide actions
    • Possess a strong service orientation, delivering high-quality and timely service
    • Communicate in a clear and articulate way; break down complex, intangible concepts into understandable terms
    • Learn clients’ businesses and needs to help them solve problems related to exposures and losses
    • Establish credibility as a risk management advisor through knowledge and a style that balances confidence with humility and authenticity
  • Good team player
    • Genuinely nice, personable, engaging and likeable; engender trust and loyalty
    • Build long-term professional relationships with colleagues (e.g. account managers, marketing, quality control, claims, insurance carriers, etc.)
    • Empathetic and a good listener; seek to understand others’ perspectives and resolve conflicts that arise
    • Put the agency’s interests ahead of personal gain; comply with all Fred C. Church policies and procedures
    • Support leadership and colleagues; help ensure Fred C. Church remains a great place to work
  • Self-motivated and resourceful
    • Curious and learning oriented; current with client needs and trends affecting buyers
    • Find creative ways to win new business (e.g. leveraging insights into a vertical or establishing relationships with centers of influence)
    • Take ownership for initial orientation and ongoing learning and development
    • Reach out for support from leadership and colleagues when needed
    • Connect with other Fred C. Church produces for referrals, joint sales calls, mentorship, etc.

 

Other Qualifications and Experience:

  • Required and appropriate Producer’s licensure
  • A successful sales record, preferably in commercial insurance
  • Ability and desire to travel regularly to prospects, clients, company meetings, etc.
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, both oral and written
  • Strategic and critical thinking capacities
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize one’s own workload
  • Acceptance and adoption of constructive feedback from internal and external constituents
  • Neat and professional appearance
  • Proficient user of Excel who can analyze sets of data and draw conclusions from them
  • Familiar with Applied Epic or similar agency management system
  • BS/BA degree in Business, Finance, Marketing or another relevant discipline preferred

 

To Apply:

Please include your resume and a cover letter when applying.  No phone calls and direct candidates only, please.

 

Fred C. Church is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity, community, continuous learning and teamwork.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.  We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  Come join us!