Commercial Agent (Southern Cape - Garden Route)
Recruiter : OUTsurance
REF: OUTS/BUDE/MC/Commercial Agent (Eastern Cape - East London)/Eastern Cape/211119
Start Date: 2020-02-25 End Date: 2020-06-30
AA/EE: Not Applicable Contract Permanent
Location: Eastern Cape Available: Immediately
Category: Insurance Offer: Commission
The Commercial Agent department is a high performing and fast paced team - and we're currently looking for high performers within the company to join our ranks. If you are such an individual and you want to get out what you put in, this could be your opportunity to do just that!
Completed Matric or National Senior Certificate
60 FAIS credits/Full Isurance Qualifications (depending on Dofa)
For applicants that have been working in a financial services industry prior to December 2010, preference will be given to applicants with their Financial Services Board Regulatory Exams (RE1) completed. Applicants without prior financial services sales experience will not be prejudiced by this requirement.
If you worked in the financial services industry prior to December 2011, selling and providing financial advice to clients. You would need to have completed the 30 FAIS credits necessary for personal lines or 60 FAIS credits for commercial insurance
Must have your own reliable transport
Valid code B driver’s license
2 years insurance external sales experience
Our business product offering has grown significantly over the years which has led to the development of the face to face distribution channel. To facilitate this model the positions of Commercial Agents (Face to Face) have emerged.
The incumbent of this newly created position will be responsible for growing and developing the business insurance portfolio.
The key outputs for this role are as follows:
New Business sales
Client service and management
High level performance
The Commercial Agent: Face to Face Distribution must align themselves with the OUTsurance culture and values of Awesome Service, Passionate, Honest, Human, Dynamic and Recognition.
Build your own insurance portfolio by:
Being able to prospect for new clients through networking, Cold calling and door – door canvasing for new business
Effective communication with both internal stakeholders and clients.
Conduct a comprehensive risk evaluation for the client.
Providing solutions to clients by selling OUTsurance short term products aligned to the needs of the client.
Drafting, tracking and measurement of your personal business plan.
Providing on-going service and support to your individual client base (amendments, renewals, claims etc.).
Retention of existing business including renewal discussion in line with FAIS
Developing internal/external relationships with clients.
Continuous building of your client base hence securing future income.
Keeping abreast with the commercial insurance market changes and developments.
Achieving/Exceeding targets consistently
Providing feedback to line management when requested.
Attending all weekly and adhoc team meetings.
Working closely with internal stakeholders that is, underwriting/actuarial, claims as well as surveying.
Adhering to all quality standards and measures in place.
Communication (verbal and written) in English
Numerical & mathematical skills
Team supervisory skills
Confident and enthusiastic self-starter who can take initiative
Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team - balances team and individual responsibility, provides and accepts feedback
Relationship management skills
Presentation and facilitation skills
Resilience - Ability to work well under pressure in dynamic environment
Flexible and adaptable
Influential, concise, rational and practical communicator
Creative flair and innovative thinker
Discretion, judgment and high levels of trust
The Commercial Agent: Face to Face Distribution will report directly to the Regional Manager and will work closely with the wider Face to Face Distribution
In accordance with OUTsurance Insurance Company Ltd Employment Equity goals, preference will be given to individuals who meet the job requirements and are from the various designated groups.