This independent, award-winning and highly respected insurance broking organisation is gearing up for the future, and part of that plan includes the strengthening of its Commercial Insurance operation. Aston Charles has been engaged in the search for a Trading Manager to complement the existing management team and to bring their own verve, energy and ideas to the organisation.
Initially reporting into the long-standing Commercial Director, your brief will be to ‘take the business to the next level’ whilst ensuring the retention of longstanding staff and loyal clients. You’ll take a holistic view of the commercial department, identifying areas for improvements in business processing, agency management and client relationship management. Additionally, you will bring creative ideas for introducing new business opportunities and will be able to actively identify and onboard new commercial clientele too.
To aid you, you will spend a great deal of time with the current Commercial Director in the coming years, getting to know the business ‘from the inside out’ and being introduced to their network. This includes key clients and business introducers, many of whom have been close allies for many years. You’ll also have access to the wide range of carriers and agencies that have built strong levels of trust with this broker over many years of successful trading.
It is essential that you have a strong track record within commercial broking, and a detailed knowledge of all common commercial covers. You will have well-honed managerial skills and a demonstrable track record of success within development-orientated positions. Whilst you will be shown the nuances of the business and its financial operations, you must have a great deal of commercial acumen and a flair for enterprise.
As you will be assuming the role of company ambassador moving forward, you must be professional, presentable, well-spoken and articulate. It is anticipated that you have a host of your own professional contacts, as well as a considerable amount of influence in the insurer market.
This is an outstanding opportunity to develop your career within an insurance broker that retains control of its own destiny, which itself is very rare in these times of significant M&A activity. Tangible progression into directorship is in place, alongside an outstanding remuneration package.
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