Insurance Sales Agent Trainee in Tampa, FL at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 9/25/2018

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    Tampa, FL
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Job Description

Direct General is searching for enthusiastic, motivated, and dedicated Insurance Sales Agent Trainees to join our growing Retail Insurance division in the greater Tampa, FL market.  Our high performing sales agents earn an average of $50,000 to $65,000 per year with an hourly base pay and uncapped commissions. Top agents earn $65,000+!!! We offer a unique opportunity to work not only with local market (retail) insurance customers through in-store sales, but you also will be selling through our distributed call system where you receive inbound calls and over 95% of your customers are already interested in buying one or more of our insurance products.  NO COLD CALLING.

PRIOR SALES EXPERIENCE IS NOT NECESSARY…but the motivation and passion for being a successful salesperson is a must! We offer paid, in-depth training and provide you with all the tools you need to be successful in insurance sales.  Training covers the overall Property & Casualty insurance industry; Direct General and National General products and systems; and proven sales techniques to empower you for success. 

Don’t have your Property and Casualty License?  Not a problem…we’ll pay for you to get your P&C license!  Complete our Training program and receive up to $500 in first time license passing bonuses!

We’re hiring for a mid-October, or sooner, start date in our Tampa, FL training center.

Primary Purpose:

This role is responsible for the profitable growth and the attainment of business goals by marketing and servicing Direct General and National General products including Auto, Life, Auto Club, and Roadside Assistance to new and existing customers. Individuals in this role will assist walk-in customers, support office operations and market our products outside of the office via marketing calls and visits.

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.

  • Meet and exceed sale's goals through new product sales, cross selling and retention of current customers
  • Implement marketing programs and initiatives which further the Direct General brand in the local market (car dealerships, local events, etc.)
  • Build and maintain relationships with community organizations and local business
  • Develop and manage customer relationships and serve as a resource to customers and potential customers on all Direct General's products and services
  • Responsible for monitoring key competitors in the local market area and making suggestions on initiatives that could improve Direct General's position in the marketplace
  • Receive customer payments, issue receipts and verify balance/daily reports of receipts for cash drawers
  • Understand, promote and remain current on company underwriting guidelines, announcements, and memos related to changes in company policies and procedures
  • Responsible for sales administration and reporting activities

Job Requirements

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.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Complete New Hire Technical Training Program
  • Active and valid Property/Casualty and Life/Health Insurance License or ability to acquire as part of our training program within 60 days of hire
  • Ability to be qualified by Department of Insurance to be appointed as a licensed sales agent by multiple insurance carriers – which may include additional criminal background and credit checks as required by the Department of Insurance
  • 1+ years of successful business-to-consumer sales experience
  • Strong demonstrated ability to market and sell in multi-product environment where cross selling and customer retention is essential to sales budget attainment
  • Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish working relationships with internal and external clients at varying levels within the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain customer relationships and provide excellent customer service
  • Experience or strong willingness to develop key relationships and market our products within community organizations and the local business community
  • Valid U.S. State-issued driver’s license
  • Strong computer skills and working knowledge of MS Office applications

Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of insurance laws, regulations and processes, ability to analyze and interpret insurance policies and insurance coverage and/or experience in working in a compliance and regulatory environment

All candidates offered employment must successfully complete pre-employment process including a background check and drug screen.