This thriving, entrepreneurial brokerage seeks an Account Handler to join its highly successful Commercial Division.
This broker transacts business of all size, with clients’ premiums spends ranging from several thousand pounds to in excess of half a million pounds. You will be allocated a portfolio in line with your experience and comfort levels; as your technical skills increase you will assume control of more challenging and complex accounts. As such, it is quite feasible for a relatively new entrant to the industry to be handling six figure GWP clients in the not too distant future. Experienced candidates can expect to be dealing with complex accounts from day one.
This broker doesn’t tend to split the portfolios into industries, so you will be building an understanding of the requirements of candidates from all sectors. Working with Account Executives, you will build an understanding of your clients’ exposures to risks and negotiate with Underwriters to obtain them the most comprehensive cover at competitive premiums. You will then help administrate clients’ insurance programmes throughout the policy lifecycle, including making mid-term amendments, dealing with renewals and answering general enquiries.
It is essential that you have a good understanding of commercial insurance and, given then diverse nature of risks handled, ideally exposure to a range of commercial covers such as Property, Liability, Package and Combined. Whilst this is a servicing orientated position with no sales targets attached, a “trader’s mentality”, or entrepreneurial mind-set, would be advantageous as our client is keen to hear from candidates who are keen to cross / up sell ancillary covers and suggest ways in which the brokerage can develop in new areas.
Our client is well-known in the local market for encouraging internal promotion and boasts of many success stories of employees who started in similar positions, and have progressed to become Account Executives, Senior Brokers, or assumed managerial positions with 12-24 months. This role will therefore suit any ambitious Account Handlers seeking progression opportunities that are simply unavailable at many competing firms.
Our client has free, onsite parking, and due to the proximity of the motorway network and main arterial roads, is a feasible commute to candidates from across Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield and Wakefield.
In addition, you will benefit from a competitive basic salary and support towards professional qualifications (both paid exams and study leave).
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