This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Commercial Account Handler or Broker to further their career undertaking a hybrid Account Handler / Desk Top Account Executive position.
This role provides a challenging new take on the traditional Account Handler / Broker position, and provides natural progression for those who have ambitions to become an Account Executive in the medium to longer term.
Our client is an established local broker that has been trading in the Midlands for many years. It has a fine reputation in the local business community, and is particularly well known for its commitment for delivering the highest level of client service.
In this position you will be allocated a varied portfolio of commercial accounts. This broker’s clientele range in premium spend from several thousand, to half a million pounds, and span a wide range of industry sectors.
Depending on the size and complexity of these accounts, you will either assume total responsibility for the risk, managing the account from a ‘desk top’ perspective, or provide a high level of broking support to an Account Director. The exact break down of your portfolio will depend on both the business’ needs and your skills, experiences and ambitions.
Your duties will include dealing with mid-term amendments, preparing renewals, policy administration (such as updating the MID) and answering general enquires. You will be expected to negotiate terms with insurers in relation to existing accounts and, on occasion, help with the placement of new business cases won by your colleagues. For those candidates with desires of moving into a client-facing role, it is worth noting that you will occasionally get the opportunity to attend site visits with colleagues. As part of a small team, you will be expected to assist with other ad-hoc tasks as and when required.
It is essential that you have a reasonable level of commercial insurance knowledge spanning all common commercial covers. Ideally, this will have been gained in a broking environment (as opposed to underwriting or adjusting etc). Whilst not a prerequisite, it is envisioned that you will have made some progress towards professional qualifications under the CII.
In return, alongside fantastic opportunities for progression, you can expect to receive a basic salary (completely negotiable, but likely to be £20K-30K) plus regular company bonus. You will also benefit from a range of company benefits including pension, DIS, company healthcare package and on-site parking. As one would expect, you will be also be supported towards professional qualifications.
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