Business Development Manager - SalesGrove in Cleveland, OH at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 4/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Responsible for managing all aspects of our relationship with current and prospective companies, including: new business development, new agency and existing employee product underwriting and software training and product positioning.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Maintain and build the relationship between the Company and the agency force in an assigned territory
  • Serve as the primary liaison to the agency force and train agents on Company products, systems, and processes
  • Accountable for growth and profitability of assigned territory
  • Promote new products and programs to existing agency force
  • Attend trade association functions
  • Provide market-based competitor insights for product and pricing enhancements

Minimum Skills and Competencies:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or in-lieu of degree equivalent education, training and work-related experience
  • 3+ years of experience with marketing/sales and or underwriting in the property & casualty insurance industry
  • Proven track record executing a sales plan resulting in an expansion of products and services sold and significant financial gains
  • Track record of gaining commitments from prospective customers and effective use of sale closing techniques
  • Ability to persuade and influence behavior through proper sales planning and execution of sales calls
  • Maintain  high level of commitment to personally getting things done, assuming personal responsibility for achieving expected results
  • Maintain a positive attitude even when faced with frustration, pressure or change
  • Recover quickly when faced with obstacles or setbacks
  • Must be able to utilize creative problem solving skills to effectively resolve customer issues
  • Effective organization and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish working relationships with individuals at varying levels within the organization
  • Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks promptly and professionally
  • Works independently with little supervision
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Windows
  • Must be able and willing to travel 25+ % of the time
  • Valid U.S. State-issued driver’s license and acceptable driving record

Desired Skills:

  • Prior experience in a similar position with current knowledge and established relationships with independent agency owners and trade association organizations in the state

Job Requirements

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About National General Holdings:

National General Holdings Corp. is headquartered in New York City. National General traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A– (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. We are a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through our subsidiaries, we provide a variety of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche insurance products.

National General is a fast paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial organization. Our team members live by and exemplify what we call the 4Es. At National General, we are Energized, Engaged, Empowered, and we Execute every day in order to provide an exceptional experience for our customers! We are passionate about our organization and the value that we add every day. A successful candidate with National General will embody the 4Es. Our team is poised to outperform the competition. We are National General Insurance and with us you can be extraordinary! Come join our team!

Companies and Partners

Direct General Auto & Life, Personal Express Insurance, Century-National Insurance, ABC Insurance Agencies, NatGen Preferred, NatGen Premier, Seattle Specialty, National General Lender Services, ARS, RAC Insurance Partners, Mountain Valley Indemnity, New Jersey Skylands, Adirondack Insurance Exchange, VelaPoint, Quotit, HealthCompare, AHCP, NHIC, Healthcare Solutions Team, North Star Marketing, Euro Accident.

In addition to a phenomenal career opportunity, National General Insurance offers an excellent benefits package including:

• Paid Training
• Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
• Wellness Programs
• Life and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
• 401k w/ Company Match
• Company Paid Holidays & Generous Time-off policy
• Employee Discount Program
• Career Advancement and Development Opportunities
• On-site Healthcare Clinic (Winston-Salem and Cleveland offices)
• On-site Fitness Center (Cleveland and Dallas offices)
• Subsidized parking (Cleveland office)

National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.

In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at (336) 435-2000.

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