SALES ASSOCIATE I

Pekin Insurance - Pekin, IL3.6

30+ days agoFull-time
Although the word “insurance” isn’t beyond exciting, we know you’ll find Pekin Insurance is truly “Beyond the expected®” when it comes to your next career move. If you’re ready to work with a team of professionals who actually live a core set of values—and go home each night knowing you’ve made a difference, you’ve landed at the right place.

Position Objective

The Sales Associate will participate in a training program for 6-12 months to learn the job responsibilities of a fully trained Territory Manager and the duties they need to perform before being placed in a territory within one of 6 Property & Casualty states of business. Must be open to possibility of relocation at the end of the training program.

Responsibilities
  • Travel with top performing Territory Managers in order to job shadow and learn real life experiences for this role
  • Train in the Commercial Lines Underwriting, Personal Lines Underwriting, Life Underwriting, P&C Claim, Marketing, Sales, and Employee Benefits departments, learning about their products and processes with our independent agency network
  • Obtain P&C and Life Insurance licenses and designations
  • Attend quarterly field meetings at the Pekin Home Office, annual award banquets, and agents meetings
  • Assist in conducting periodic sales and educational meetings to the agency force
  • Maintain a positive image and build strong relationships with the agency force and Home Office employees
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
  • Excellent listening, written, and communication skills with the ability to speak in a public setting
  • Strong problem solving/analytical skills and competitive spirit
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Willingness to relocate when a territory becomes available
  • Excellent computer skills and a good technological background preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a business or insurance related field
  • Insurance related background preferred with an emphasis in Commercial Lines and/or Life Insurance
  • Willingness to attain P&C and Life & Health Insurance licenses
  • Must have valid Driver’s License and good driving record